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“Worth the trip......every time !”
Review of Ma Brown's

Ma Brown's
Ranked #188 of 355 Restaurants in Haarlem
Price range: $12 - $31
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 15, 2012

If you are ever in Holland & vaguely in the direction of Haarlem, don't waste any time wondering where to have dinner, head straight here.In fact it's worth the trip from the UK just to for this.......but book first.
Owner & chef, Michael, seeks out traditional & unusual recipes to create a British menu, imaginative & using the finest ingredients.Always something to please all tastes including vegetarians.He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of recipes & finds time to chat with diners.
You must leave space for dessert, chosen from a trolley laden with delights, including old favourites such as sherry trifle ~ made just like your favourite Auntie would!
Friendly & warm atmosphere, excellant food & quirky British touches, all in a charming Dutch town, what's not to love?

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Reviewed July 10, 2012

One of the highlights every time I visit Haarlem, I can honestly say I have been going there since 1990.
It is a small restaurant of about only 8 tables, so my advice is to book early to avoid disappointment.
Cozy, friendly atmosphere and Michael (owner & chef) always has time to come and have a chat with you.
The food is always superb, with a variety of dishes to suit all tastes, and yes there is a lovely desert trolley, but I prefer the cheese & biscuits myself.

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3  Thank Paul S
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

Finding a good English restaurant in The Netherlands is quite hard to do. We are talking more than just fish and chips. How lucky we were finding this little gem just off the center in Haarlem.

The owner is very friendly and really wants you to have a good time. The food is beautiful and like other said do leave room for a desert as there are the most wonderful cakes you have ever tasted. It all comes on a trolley and while the owner explains the different deserts it does not help you so much as there are too many of them and all of them are really good. In fact we came here back a second time just for the deserts :-).

It all comes with a price though (expect to pay around 30+ euros per person for a full course meal) but you definitely get what you pay for. Highly recommended!

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3  Thank Juledan
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Reviewed February 22, 2012

The restaurant isn't too big and it has a nice atmosphere. The British food is quite different to what most Dutch people are used to, but it's always tasty and there is enough of it.
As other reviews have said before: make sure to save space for dessert as they are the best I have seen anywhere.

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2  Thank Bas F
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Reviewed July 16, 2011

Great food and hospitallity. Always save space for the desserts.

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1  Thank Ian B
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