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“Great staff, tasty food and prime spot for people watching”

St James's Gate Irish Pub
Ranked #677 of 4,706 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $29
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centrum
Description: St James's Gate is a large Irish Pub authentically and tastefully decorated and perfect for large groups of people. With its large bar and spacious seating area in the front, a very cosy, warm and intimate area in the back, St James's Gate appeals to many. Despite being relatively new St James's Gate has a good clientel mainly due to the amiable staff who are predominantly Irish. Drinking here you'll have a wide selection of Irish beers and whiskeys and with the resident Irish chef you'll get absolutely delicious food and before you know it you'll be a regular customer to St James's Gate.
Reviewed July 20, 2012

I visited St James Gate three days out of four on my recent trip to Amsterdam with my mother - I always make a point of never eating in the same place twice on a trip but the hospitality and the food was so spot on that I had to break my rule (had lamb curry twice - hot but lush!). Mother is a fussy eater so the hearty options on the menu suited her traditional British palate and went down a treat!
The staff were welcoming, efficient, polite and they had the right balance between attentive and unobtrusive. Thank you staff - you were lovely!
The outdoor seating area is well placed for people watching on Rembrandtplein and the bar/restaurant has a really nice ambience that draws people to it.
Lager was nice and didn't taste watered down unlike that in some other bars on the square!

Altogether a really pleasant place for a drink and a bite to eat.

Date of visit: July 2012
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1  Thank North_Tyne
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

OK - so it's not the most adventurous lunch destination, but the food and drink is good, and if it's raining the covered area out front gives adequate protection and still allows you to enjoy the buzz of Rembrandtpein. We visitied twice and the service was consistently good / very friendly.

Only let down by the cleanliness of the male toilets. At night I image this place gets busy and the toilet had a distinct smell of vomit about it during our first lunchtime visit. To be fair, on the second visit it was clean.

Date of visit: July 2012
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1  Thank Tim_DSWorthingUK
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

There is a very good selection of wine and women. Bring back the pool table !!!

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Reviewed June 26, 2012

It was the perfect place after a day of sightseeing and walking non-stop.The atmosphere was friendly and inviting,the staff helpful and polite,and what we ordered left us satisfied.If you ever visit Amsterdam,stop by and grab a beer with your friends!The food is delicious too.Extra advatange in my opinion,the fact that you can watch football matches.

Date of visit: July 2011
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1  Thank Katerina S
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

Very welcoming bar/restaurant, staff were friendly, food was excellent Irish home cooking, very reasonable

Date of visit: June 2012
1  Thank EnglandJakita
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