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“Real Dutch food”
Review of The Pantry

The Pantry
Ranked #63 of 3,900 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Dutch
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
Description: The Pantry Imagine a restaurant version of the successful TV show I Love Holland, and that is what The Pantry is like. This cosy restaurant near the Leidseplein distinguishes itself with its typically Dutch atmosphere and traditional old-Dutch dishes. Hospitality is important. The staff understands the dining and hospitality business and have worked here for years, during which the recognition of this restaurant has been ever increasing. The Dutch living room atmosphere is enhanced by the use of lampshades, Delftware and old paintings on the wall, complemented by the background music. The Pantry works exclusively with fresh, homemade products. Its location in the Leidseplein neighbourhood makes this an ideal restaurant to eat before catching a theatre show or movie. The doors open from eleven in the morning, so it's also a great place to go for lunch
Rome, Italy
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1,006 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
“Real Dutch food”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

Among the various types of restaurants around Leidseplein, this one is a very good place to go if you want to enjoy a real Dutch dinner. Good service but small. The food is not "nouvelle cuisine" and the portions are dec ent. The price is ok. A very attractive alternative the the usual burger, rib, fish & chips places around the corner. Try it!

  • Visited September 2012
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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

Looked up The Pantry on recommendation and was not disappointed. The 3 course set menu option (18 Euros) and the salt pork chop was generally agreed to be of the best meals we had whilst in the city, good service and staff happy to explain the dishes and give recommendations

  • Visited August 2012
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Staten Island, New York
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“Good traditional food”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

We asked the hotel to recommend a restaurant where we could experience traditional food from Amsterdam and they pointed us in the direction of the Pantry. DELICIOUS food, great staff and a great night out.

Visited August 2012
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Derby, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Loved it”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Stumbled across this place by accident, dozens of restaurants on this street and we kind of picked this one at random as we wanted to try dutch food, and it looked welcoming. Really glad we did now, really nice atmosphere in there, food was great - didn't particularly know what we were ordering but the waiter was friendly and explained the menus well thankfully. Definitely recommend.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Adam D
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Stockholm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

Very nice place with good traditional Dutch food and very friendly staff. Going to Amsterdam and not visiting The Pantry is plain stupid!

  • Visited August 2012
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