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“Glad we made the effort!”
Review of Tales and Spirits

Tales and Spirits
Ranked #63 of 3,955 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $45
Cuisines: International, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Glad we made the effort!”
Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

After reading the reviews on trip adviser thought it worth a go and do glad we did. Made an advance booking and they didn't a text reminder. Last minute we had to cancel due to a delayed tour we were on. Much later that evening we came across it and after explaining our earlier cancellation they were do happy to fit us in. Lovely atmosphere inside and out. Great cocktails and good bar food. Pork buns were gorgeous. Highly recommend.

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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Top”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

Must visit if you like good service, great cocktails and lovely food. Even if there isn't anything on the menu you like, ask the bartenders for suggestions as they are very good at what they do!

  • Visited March 2014
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York
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An amazing place to eat and drink.”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

The staff in this place are astounding, the guy serving us was really friendly and helpful and never seemed to stop being happy to help and not in the fake way you expect waiters to be, it really was genuine. The food was beautiful and the drinks were fantastic, this place made our holiday.

Visited July 2014
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Cologne, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great!”
Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Friendly and professional staff. Great Cocktails and Food, always with a special twist. We topped off our vacation to Amsterdam with a visit to Tales & Spirits and werd nothing but satisfied.

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Montego Bay, Jamaica
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Better ambience than pictured and stellar cocktails!”
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
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