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“Traditional dishes, cosy restaurant & reasonable prices” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Pantry

The Pantry
Ranked #64 of 3,561 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Dutch, European, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Traditional dishes, cosy restaurant & reasonable prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

If you're looking for an authentic, cosy restaurant serving traditional Dutch dishes at reasonable prices then look no further! We were recommended The Pantry by a friend and are so glad we went. We ordered from the set menu and at 22.5 Euros for 3 courses this price was great value for money (relative to central Amsterdam where main dishes alone average between 15-20 Euros) The food was delicious, hearty and served by a very friendly waiter.The restaurant is small which really adds to it's atmosphere and we would therefore recommend making a reservation, particularly if visiting in high season.

  • Visited March 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A little gem!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

So nice, really good hearty food and friendly helpful staff. Get there early or book Nice atmosphere

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England
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181 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Really lovely meal in atmospheric restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

Try authentic Dutch dishes in this small restaurant. Good service,good food and good wine!I I had cheese fondue very very tasty!

  • Visited March 2014
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Battle, East Sussex
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Friendly people tasty, traditional food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

This a welcoming restaurant seating 12 of us without a booking with no fuss at all. The menu is traditional Dutch food, I chose one of the set menus which consisted of a pea soup starter, a dish with three types of mashed potato, mixed with curly kale, carrot and sauerkraut served with either a large sausage or a big meatball and gravy. There was also a slightly strange yogurt and custard dessert, I wasn't sure about that. Overall I felt I'd had experienced Dutch cuisine and enjoyed it.

Visited February 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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“Amazing Dutch Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

Highly recommend this restaurant! Great food at reasonable price - very Dutch! Service was great and the waiter who spoke 5 languages - very impressive!! He was very welcoming and I felt right at home there!!
I had the combination meal - so nice to try Dutch food.
We also both had Dutch mini pancakes for dessert and they were lovely! :)

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