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“Better ambience than pictured and stellar cocktails!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tales and Spirits

Tales and Spirits
Ranked #46 of 3,332 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $45
Cuisines: Bar, European, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Centrum
Description: We love food, every second, every minute and every hour we think about food. Eating shouldn't be done only three times a day. We like to eat all day long. That is why our kitchen is open till late in the evening. In our kitchen we don't differentiate between starters and main courses. Just order what you like and if you want to eat more, you order another dish. Our kitchen combines the best of different international cuisines, using classic and avant-garde culinary techniques. Did we mention we love food? Hmmmm.... However we might love our drinks even more! The variety in drinks is so big, that nobody should stick to one drink in their life. At T&S we offer you a wide variety of spirits which all have their own story. We like to introduce you to new flavor combinations in our drinks and tell you the tale of the spirits which come together in your glass.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Better ambience than pictured and stellar cocktails!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Advice: make reservations before visiting restaurant/bar, as we barely made it in by just showing up.

At first we were thinking this would be a kitschy, creepy atmosphere but we went with an open mind: what we found was an upscale yet laid back environment with friendly staff and even better cocktails. I loved the selection of spirits displayed, especially the whiskey and rum selections. They make PROPER cocktails. I tried a few including one rum punch concoction that I give my stamp of approval for being a take on the traditional but with a twist.

The menu is one of the more interesting offerings I have seen in Amsterdam, but be sure to order from the dinner menu and not the food cocktail menu because you get more bang for your buck and its a greater selection.

Would recommend to a traveler who enjoys a fun yet classy environment.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Helsinki, Finland
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Coctails like adventures”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We searched this place after reading all good reviews in tripadvisor. It was definitely worth it. Decorated with pure awesomeness and drinks with tales. Price range between 8-15€. So much fun!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Fabulous drinks& fancy food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A mile long cocktail list (try "Oude hoeren" and the smoky one!) and very delicate tasting small dishes with wich you can compose your own dinner.

Visited July 2014
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Best cocktails ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

What a find this was. Located down a small street this was a delight.
Upon entering we were greeted by a really friendly host and given a lovely table by the window this first visit was a quick vista as we had a table booked at the butcher(review to come) but on our return visit the cocktails were to die for and the host cooking the cocktails made it look so easy the owner of the bar came over and sat chatting like old friends why can't the bars and restaurants in london take an example. If you want to experience great service great cocktails great company and an all over great evening go to tales and spirits.
Going back to Amasterdam tomorrow withs some mates and this is on our top 3 visits gonna try some food this time.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Fun!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We arrived late on however the bar manager and his team made us feel so welcome!we squeezed in to a corner before a table became available and proceeded to have the first of our 4 cocktails!the bar staff were excellent and we had a great evening-would highly recommend coming here!!

Visited June 2014
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