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“loved this restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Zwetheul

Zwetheul
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in De Zweth
Price range: $103 - $158
Cuisines: European, French, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Heemstede, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“loved this restaurant”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

We arrived early on a very rainy night (it was easier to find than we expected using GPS) and were welcomed at the bar with drinks and amuses. The 6-course menu was terrific: I especially liked the "Caviar 2013", a nice creative twist on the usual way of serving caviar. I have to follow a strict gluten free diet and all the dishes were creatively adapted. Service was friendly, attentive and not too formal. We will definitely be back - the location is perfect for outdoor dining.

  • Visited November 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
zeist
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176 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“The Zwetheul on the North Sea Jazz festival”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

An oasis of rest and culinary highlight on the North Sea Jazz Festival. However, we thought that the Nouvelle Cuisine (emphasis on sight and lack of substance) was already years behind us, but that is still the case at the Zwetheul.
A very decent service, very small portions, (I was glad there was outside the food court!) and a very high pricing.
I realize that MIchelin stars say something, but this was really making the stars ridiculous!

  • Visited July 2013
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Expected better from a 2* restaurant”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

We went there for an evening with friends. While the food was excellent it wasn't breathtaking - something one should expect from Michelin star restaurants.

The service lacked. Towards the end of the meal, the box of candies was forgotten for most of us at the table. However, the worst part was the incredible amount of time it took to get any service. We arrived at 7pm and left at 12.30. Of that time, around 3 hours of it was waiting between dishes. Even the bill took 45 minutes to arrive after asking.

Won't be going back.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Damiaan v
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Holland
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Third visit”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Zwetheul

This was our third visit to Zwetheul. Because the restaurant is about 10 minutes drive from our home it’s easy to reach. Parking is in front of the restaurant .The restaurant changed the main dining space and it look really very nice. The entrance was already quite classy but now the whole restaurant has nice ambiance. We where there during dinning week, this means you get a 3 or 4 course dinner for a special price. In Holland eating in this kind of 2 star restaurants can be pretty expensive. So for a price of 65 exclusive drinks you get a 3 course meal. With a course extra and drinks it will be for two people at least 200 euro. But for this price you have a very good meal and the service is good. Mistakes happen but get solved in a professional way. Normally you spend double this amount of money so we enjoyed it very much and for us a reasonable price. In the summer you can sit outside near the waterside and you can enjoy a good lunch on beautiful location. We like Zwetheul very much.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank C1
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“sophisticated chique”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

This restaurant is very idyllicly located at a riverbank. a bit difficult to find.
The reception was as it should be, we were welcomed at a very friendly way, this is as all restaurantmanagers should know, very important, it is the first impression, which brings the guests in a good mood and a little mistake later in evening is more easily forgiven.
About the quality of the meal ( 4 or 5 courses) nothing negative could be said, especially fish is well cooked, not overcooked, as so many times happens. In general there is a cascade of flavours, some times one thinks in the michelin- stars restaurants a little less could be more!
You could not and you would not dine every day this way and don't forget: quality has to be paid!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Gert J. E
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