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“Best one in rotterdam hands down.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant Parkheuvel

Restaurant Parkheuvel
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Ranked #31 of 960 Restaurants in Rotterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $61 - $149
Cuisines: Dutch, French, European, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Nieuwe Werk
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best one in rotterdam hands down.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

Look, the price will be high. But in terms of food,service and prestige there is nothing that compares to it in rotterdam even in the netherlands it hard to beat this restaurant. I really recommend it for very special occasions i came here for my 20th birthday. Had the chef's 5 course menu was amazing.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Montreal, Canada
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75 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Very good.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

The reception was very friendly although we were 40 minutes late. It was a warm day and we had lunch on the terrace - overlooking the river 'Maas'. We chose the 3-course menu. The food was very good ant the portions generous.
If in the area again, we would come back.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MoniqueVG
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Utrecht
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“impecable, but missing the Wow factor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

A two-star Michelin restaurant needs to have a few qualities which set it apart from all others:
- Ingredients: 10/10 flawless quality and preperation
- presentation/creativity: 7/10 pretty safe, no surprises/innovation here
- atmosphere 7/10 large tables and lots of room inbetween tables. Decor is neutral and 'safe'. On the positive side this gives you good opportunity for quiet conversation with your table partner, on the other hand there is no contact whatsoever with the other diners, for example to share your enthousiasm about the dishes
- service 9/10 as with many of these restaurants, you have too many people at your table (one to seat you, one to welcome you, one for the water, one for the wines, one for the bread, one for the.... etc.) All where technically good, but it lacks the personal attention factor
- wine (list) 10/10 on this occasion: interesting choices, not all really expensive wines but selected on the fit with the dish. Another good thing was that my wife, who was driving, got a sip to taste of every wine served at no extra cost.

So now for the intangible part... for a two star Michelin restaurant, we did not walk out with the Wow-look on our faces. In fact, after the meal, we asked ourselves: would we rather return here, or at a nearby 1-star restaurant we ate a month earlier. We both chose the nearby 1-star for the creativity and the ' buzz'.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dibaco
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
“Expensive but good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Some time ago I had dinner here with 12 friends of me. We were put aside in a private room with our private personnel because as a group, we would probably be louder than the average guest. All in all this was very nice, because as a group we didn't have to care for our volume and we were able to have a great time together.

Our servant was great, adjusting to the level of his public! As main course we had deer which was excellent. Also the choices of wine were excellent.

The price is among the most expensive in the Netherlands, as we had to pay around 3000 in total for 13 people all eating the same dish.

Nevertheless, for a special night, this restaurant is a big recommendation!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SanderMonster
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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142 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Below par”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

This was our second visit to Parkheuvel, and I must say that if this had been our first guest experience of Parkheuvel (PH) I doubt we would have come back.
The location and the interior of PH is absolutely wonderful, it really is a beautiful, stylish and very pleasant and comfortable place to eat. Extra kudos to PH for having paid attention to the acoustics and for having put enough space between the tables, so you have a comfortable privacy for your conversations.
We had a four course meal and out these two were absolutely fine, however fifty percent success rate is not impressive for a two-star restaurant. Let me give a few examples: our second starter was a simple and small dish with asparagus and scallops. Unfortunately the chef must have forgotten the scallops (we honestly ended up dissecting the dish and there were absolutely no trace of scallops), so we got asparagus with two sauces and egg whites which definitely was not an enjoyable dish. For the main course my husband asked for advise regarding choice of wine. He was informed that his next course would be a poultry dish and was on this basis recommend a specific wine. The poultry dish turned out to be the very well know bird called eeehh lamb! The lamb was excellent, but restaurants at this level shouldn't really make mistakes like this. My main course was cod fish and green peas. It was slightly undercooked and awfully bland, I had to leave half of it. The dessert was fine (we were a bit divided on this, but that's more a question of personal taste) and the little cookies that came with the coffee were amongst some of the best I've had a this type of restaurants.
Conclusion: Considering the price and the level of the restaurant, this was not good. I have had much better food not only at other Michelin star restaurants, but also restaurant that are half the price. The restaurant was very busy, plus they had a big party in a separate room on the night we went, so I suspect they were so busy that we simply got unlucky. The setting was great, but the content (food) was below par.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Indiaphil
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