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“Beautiful food! Lovely atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of De Oude Smidse

De Oude Smidse
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $41
Cuisines: European, Dutch, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Leigh-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful food! Lovely atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lovely taster-menu style starter followed by gorgeous main course. We had a lovely family dinner made even better by the staff, the atmosphere and the surroundings.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Singingmaria111
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Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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645 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
“Charming by the water restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I like this traditional Dutch restaurant. It's informal, has a charming, nice and cozy environment, meaning exactly what the Dutch expression "gezellig" is about.

My sister-in-low and her family where visiting the Netherlands and we went there for dinner. The service was friendly and effective, although a bit slow (but that is the standard in NL). The dishes were good and we were all satisfied. I saw a change from last time we went there, which is a movement in doing more sophisticated dishes regarding the mix of flavours and presentation.

The view is wonderful if you are reserving a table that has view to the canal, with boats passing by and lights going on at night in the bridge right at the entrance of the restaurant.

Ouderkerk is this beautiful little town very cozy, specially at night. So a walk after dinner in the neighbourhood of the restaurant is a must. If it's not raining, of course!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank JuPereira
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“White44”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

A lovely restaurant, lovely welcoming staff, knew I spoke English and out came the English menu and they didn't hesitate to talk English. The setting in the restaurant was beautiful real old Dutch. The food was excellent, made my last meal in holland most enjoyable. Would recommend this restaurant. Also looking over the canal, and watch the canal boats go by, so beautiful.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Anna W
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent food, beautiful location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I had dinner with some business associates here this week. It was a gorgeous evening and we sat right by the water watching little boats go by, what a treat. Everyone loved their food, the seafood appetizer with a taste of king prawn, small Dutch shrimp, crab meat etc was great. Several of us had the sea wolf (even though we were not familiar with that fish), I can highly recommend it. They brought us various small plates of salad, something that tasted like marinated watermelon and fries. We all left the restaurant happy.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank rejsegal
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Frankfurt, Germany
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98 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Delightful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We came in for a birthday party, the place is very nice and warm, lovely view, the food was unbelievable! gourmet dishes with a twist and smiley service. we loved it!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank hhsol
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