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“Best vegetarian restaurant I ever visited - out of one!”
Review of Betty's

Betty's
Ranked #521 of 3,860 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Naarden
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Best vegetarian restaurant I ever visited - out of one!”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

Went here for a business dinner with a vegatarian. Asked my secretary to find the best vegetarian restaurant in Amsterdam and she did a great job!

Really nice food, surprising flavours with special herbs by some frencg guy (forgot the name, sorry) which were tasteful and indeed -special.

The owner is a bit talkative, he keeps rattling on, but mostly with interesting details, but we were hungry and the food was getting cold...you get the picture...

Will forgive him though because it was so nice...

Wine ok, there is no list "i am the wine list he says" so that could be improved too.

All in all great experience.

And did not go to the big M afterwards, no need for that...

  • Visited September 2012
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Glasgow
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4 reviews
“the best veggie restaurant”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

We have visited many veggie restaurants/cafes throughout europe. This is by far the best. The host was very hospitable. A great enthusiast for vegetarian food. He could tell us where all the ingrediants had been sourced from and has made a real effort to get the best. We had a very enjoyable evening and wouldn't hestitate to go back on our next trip to Amsterdam. A bit pricey but worth it.

  • Visited September 2012
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great vegetarian food”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Betty's is a very exciting restaurant to visit. No menu, you get what has been prepared. As life long vegetarians, we were excited at the prospect of a "fine dining" vegetarian experience when we visited Amsterdam.

The host is superb, and so enthusiastic about the herbs and spices they use in preparing the dishes. Because of that personal attention, it can take a while for food to be served to the table, but if you are aware of that in advance, and don't expect it to be "fast food", then you'll be fine. I'd recommend booking earlier in the evening to mitigate any delays.

Our only comment is that for us, far too much food was served at each course. When each course was served, that dish that would have been plenty in itself, but at the same time a huge plate of salad or vegetables was served as an accompaniment..Now I know the Dutch like to eat large meals, but for us it was too much, and somewhat detracted from the "fine dining" experience. We had so much to eat, we had to skip desert, which was a real shame as they looked fantastic.

We would go back, but would not eat lunch on that day!!!!

  • Visited August 2012
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food, great fun!”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

As a meat-lover, I was a bit reluctant when this place was suggested as a venue for a final hen-trip meal. However, I had an absolutely fantastic time - the food was great and the host was good fun. We were half an hour late (having misjudged the tram times) but he was great and really got us into the spirit of it.

Food was really lovely and opened my eyes to the wealth of vegan food available. Comments about the host being a show-man are justified, but we felt that this just added to the whole experience. His love of food was so evident, and it enthused us to analyse and enjoy every part of every course.

We thought the bill would be horrendous, as we had also chosen a couple of good bottles of wine, but it worked out at less than £50 each! Amazing!

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank sadieinperu
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Savona, Italy
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365 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Vegetarian Paradise”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

This restaurant can change the carnivouros mentality to everybody.
All specilities are a food invention with a mix of favour that never can found in all vegetarian restaurant.
Really professional suggestion from the Owner with an high involving power in his menu.
Satisfactory price and excellent service.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank lucianoferro61
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