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“Lovely experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vessel 11

Vessel 11
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Ranked #45 of 991 Restaurants in Rotterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $21
Cuisines: European, British, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Vessel 11 is the Netherlands' one and only British gastropub. The restaurant, bar and live music venue has a magical location on board an old British lightship docked in the heart of Rotterdam. The ship's kitchen serves high quality British food based on traditional pub recipes but with a twist of the unexpected. The menu focuses on local, seasonal and where possible organic produce. On weekends V11 offers what the Brits to best; a full English breakfast and a Sunday roast. In addition to Vessel 11's bar and restaurant, the ship also has a regular line up of great bands that play in its intimate venue in the belly of the ship. Furthermore, if you are up for a taste of the outrageously decadent you can book a ride in V11's HotTug - a boat and a hot tub in one. Soak in steaming water as you check out the sights of Rotterdam from one of it's historic canals. V11 has the welcoming feel of a friend's living room and is an enchanting mixture of comfort, quality and quirkiness.
Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

This restaurant was such a lovely place to go at the end of a long day! The idea of eating on a boat appealed to me, so we gave it a go. The staff are friendly and very helpful (especially with the menu which we struggled with!) and even gave me a blanket when it got a bit chilly outside!! The food was fantastic, with the meatballs and potatoes our favourites. They have local beers and and a great range of soft drinks too. It was so lovely, and would highly recommend to everyone.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rosie-Bu
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English first
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
“Fantastic Wedding!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

We had our wedding reception at the Tinto, and the experience was amazing. The owners are a warm, customer oriented, and professional pair. We received a unique and tailor made menu including a very affordable price to match.

The food is made with a lot of attention and care, and the flavours are unusual and memorable. My personal favorite are the ribs and the piri-piri chicken, which tastes unlike any chicken dish I've eaten so far, the meat falls right off the bone!

All In all, the unique atmosphere, setting and cuisine make this our favorite restaurant and a place we will be dining at for years.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Georg B
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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Friendly and pleasant place for a few drinks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

They had run out of all the tap beers after a big party the day before but recommended some bottled beers instead and they were great. Very friendly and helpful staff and the boat itself is beautifully maintained and clean. Huge dining room for parties downstairs; we didn't have time to eat but the kitchen looked in good shape. Also fun to see the floating hot tubs which operate in the canal starting at Tinto.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SimonLeMon
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Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Long wait!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

My friend wanted to order the standard mix of tapas, while I wanted to choose my own but when ordering we found out the standard mix is only made for a minimum of 2 people (which wasn't indicated on the menu) so I changed my order.
We got served some starters and after that we waited and waited and waited some more. The waitress told us several times that our order was coming. After about 30 minutes she admitted that something had gone wrong with our order, but that the kitchen was working on it right now.
After that we waited for about 40 more minutes before our order finally arrived. Most of the tapas were very tasty, though not the best I ever had.
Luckily we were offered drinks on the house to compensate our long wait.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marrijke
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Red Deer, Canada
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40 reviews
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“Great Views, Unique Restaurant, ACCESS TO HOT TUG!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

This restaurant is open only Thursday - Sunday. It is lovely to come to on a nice sunny day. You may choose to sit inside, outside, or down in the belly. It is truly a unique place to eat. The food is great. You can tell that whoever makes the food cares about what they serve. I had eaten here on many occasions, and the food is always top-notch.

A fun little hint. My hubby and I rented the Hot Tug for an evening. It sits docked right at the restaurant. Although it was a drizzly evening, it was perfect weather for it! We came, jumped in it with some wine, and away we went with Hot Tug. It was great to motor down the canals in Rotterdam, without the craziness of Amsterdam. We then came back, and enjoyed a nice dinner afterwards. One of the best things that I have done while traveling. Get a large group of you together, and the evening is yours!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rachel T
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