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“Spacious restaurant, tasty tapas and more.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Abrikoos - CLOSED

Abrikoos
Price range: $6 - $10
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
351 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
“Spacious restaurant, tasty tapas and more.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The restaurant is located in historic Delfshaven just opposite the Pilgrims Church on the other side of the harbour. The interior was originally a storage space for the very tall ship masts, the ones you can still see on some of the ships in the harbour close to the restaurant. No wonder the restaurant is very long and spacious which is very rare in this old part of town.

There are a number of seating options like easy chairs or a table close to the window, tables close to a cosy open fire or regular seating’s.

The menu had a large variety of tapas, drinks and various side dishes. The tapas were very tasty and of good quality. With three tapas dishes you will have more than enough. Service was very friendly.

The Dutch word “Abrikoos” translates to “Apricot” which is not a name you would expect for a tapas restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank SeimenBurum
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Poor, too bad”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

I really wanted to like this place, but after eating their tapas we just wanted to go elsewhere for some tasty food. Service wasn't good either which started at trying to make our reservations. This might have been the "groupondeal-service" (you get what you pay for), but I would not eat here again or recommend it to anyone, dissapointed..

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Valeggua
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Poole, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Brilliant for an evening wedding reception!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The happy couple booked De Abrikoos for their evening reception.
Abrikoos is situated in Delfthaven -a romantic part of old Rotterdam.
The venue was the perfect size for, I guess, around 60-70 guests...
The long, narrow(ish) room is great for encouraging guests to mingle and mix as they 'squeeze' past each other to get to the facilities eg bar, buffet, toilet.
There was also space for dancing and a disco -and the atmosphere encouraged nearly everyone to their feet at some point!
Staff were friendly and efficient.
Finally, the buffet food was lovely -as were the wines and beers.
Our hosts really did us proud -we all had a lovely evening....So, a big thank you to Michael and Marja and to the Abrikoos staff who served us so well!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank JandJPoole
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Holland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

A nice restaurant in the historic part of Rotterdam.
Good tapas for a nice price.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
8 Thank Berky G
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Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
291 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Used to be grand, but it has faltered”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

When this first opened, we loved it. Sitting in the Delftshaven harbor eating great and creative tapas and drinking Spanish wine was fun. Not so much anymore. The tapas tasted like they'd been made yesterday and the house wine was thin and boring served by a slightly snotty waiter. Same great harbor though.

  • Visited December 2010
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Katherine B
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