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“Distinctly average”
Review of Humphrey's

Humphrey's
Ranked #165 of 3,955 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $36
Cuisines: French, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centrum
Oxford
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Distinctly average”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Visited Humphrey's during a short city break to Amsterdam as we walked past the restaurant on a daily basis walking from our hotel and it looked interesting from the outside and reasonably priced so thought we would give it a try.
Humphrey's offers a standard 24.95 euro 3-course set menu, with lots of choices of dishes, although you can simply choose a main course from the menu if you don't fancy the full 3 courses (my girlfriend and I didn't bother with dessert so the waitress knocked a bit off the bill for us).
Although the menu looks enticing, unfortunately the food didn't quite live up to expectations. For a 3-course set menu for under 25 euros per head, you probably should have high expectations but the food was distinctly average at best. In British terms, it was probably the equivalent of standard pub-chain food. It will certainly fill you up but there's not any particular flair or finesse to the cooking. Quantity definitely rules over quality at Humphrey's. Although our main courses were meals in themselves (my girlfriend had steak and I had tiger prawns), both dishes were accompanied by a large bowl of salad, large bowl of chips (fries) and a mysterious dish of mushy pears (mixed with some unknown food stuff). We hardly touched all these accompaniments and were stuffed to the extent that we had to forego dessert.

If you're looking for a reasonably cheap meal out (24.95 per head plus drinks on top) with plenty of food, then Humphrey's is certainly a good bet. But in a city like Amsterdam where there are so many great restaurants, if you're looking for something a bit more special, then I'd advise to look elsewhere.

  • Visited January 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Amazing Amazing Amazing!”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

My boyfriend and I ate here last week for our anniversary. Usually we look into reviews of where we're going to go out for dinner but we decided on this place simply on the 3 course menu posted outside - it did not disappoint! I had the lobster soup with prawns for starter, my boyfriend had the duck pate, we both had the mixed grill for mains, and I had a chocolate fondant for dessert while he had sorbet. We were both astounded by the quality, flavour and portion sizes of every course and could not believe the value for money. We would both definitely eat here again when we return to Amsterdam - high quality dining at an affordable price. It definitely does not taste like chain-restaurant food! Superb :)

  • Visited January 2013
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The Hague
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Appalling microwave food”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

No service no quality. They have multiple branches but never go there a waste of money. I have been there a couple of times cozz the menu looks good but disappointing every time

Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Excellent”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Highly recommend it - we had a wonderful dinner here. The entrance is small and you would never guess how the inside looks like judging by the entrance. We were pleasantly surprised to find large rooms and very cosy atmosphere. The food is delicious, large variety of wines, we have chosen the house wine and never regreted the choice we have made. It is reasonably priced, but as this is subjective I would just add that for 25 euros you can have a really nice 3 course meal. Enjoy!

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Norway
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“Good meat”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Had the mixed grilled meat. Excellent! Nice fries and bread. Staff a bit busy, so we had to wait for a while.

Visited January 2013
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