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“Driven in by the cold we discovered "Het Wachtlokaal".”
Review of Het Wachtlokaal

Het Wachtlokaal
Ranked #70 of 344 Restaurants in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Dutch
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

We were in Haarlem with friends earlier this year arriving by train on a freezing cold day. After walking the short distance from the warm train, we headed for the nearest cafe. It looked very unpromising from outside, but needs must. However once inside we discovered a charming cafe with a massive collection of old metallic advertising signs and other memorabilia. Yesterday we were back in Haarlem after a cycle trip in the sunshine with the same friends. Having given back our rented bikes at the station, we looked around for a place to eat dinner. We recognised our old friend and went in to eat. This is not a gourmet restaurant with posh overtones, but the food yesterday was very good. The service was also speedy and friendly.

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Reviewed May 31, 2013

Our hotel recommended this restaurant as a close by location to get good food. While it has a modest bar and restaurant appearance and is across the street from the train station, we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. I had a baked goat cheese and bread salad that had pine nuts, bacon, tomato, cucumber and sugared walnuts. I had tried this salad elsewhere, but this was the best version I have ever had. I also tried the pork schnitzel with cheese and mushrooms that was the evening special and it was terrific too. The restaurant seemed to be very popular with the locals in Haarlem. The waitress was waiting on tables and helping to serve drinks at the bar, but she was very friendly and efficient.

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