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“Do yourself a favour and go to l'Atelier”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Atelier

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Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Gulpen
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Dutch, Seafood, European
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“Do yourself a favour and go to l'Atelier”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

Restaurant l`Atelier has rapidly become our favorite in the region. The Michelen quality food from Hans and his team is consistenly outstanding and Ellen´s recommended wine choices pair with the food beautifully. All this matched with great, yet unfussy service from the friendly front of house team with staff like Nicole makes for a great experience - we salute what they achieve nightly with the eptiome of quiet profesisonalism for a fraction of the cost if this was located in Maastricht (let alone London, where we orginate from!) Our only challenge is that as we will remain in the area for just another 18 months of our 3 years here, there will never be enough times we can visit!

  • Visited September 2013
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Tielt Winge, Belgium
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132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

Had dinner with a friend/business partner back in '12 and can't but confirm previous comments: friendly, excellent service & outstanding food !
Craftmanship pur sang ! Top !

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Gert J
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Coromandel, New Zealand
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Gem of a place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Cannot believe we waited so long to discover this gem of a place. Honest, friendly and top service with outstanding food that was presented as a paradise waiting to be explored. Very creative balance of flavours, and so pretty on the eye. The owners obviously have their full heart and oomph behind this top business. A wonderful discovery so close by. Thanks for a special evening. Wish you all the very best, but seems you have everything perfectly in control, so just enjoy the ride. Xx

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank gansjes
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Aachen, Germany
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fantastic Lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

We have been to l’Altelier before for lunch and dinner and we were always very happy with the service and the high quality food. This time we went there for lunch. Because of the nice weather we had our aperitif and delicious accompanying appetizers outside while choosing our menu.
Front of house was very helpful and nothing seemed too much trouble. So we could relax and enjoy what was to come.
We opted for the 4 course surprise menu with the wine arrangement. The sommelier made a very helpful suggestion regarding the drink & drive problem. They offered a “half -wine arrangement”, which means you still get the matching wine with each dish – only half of the normal measure. Great idea!
We had two wonderful amuse bouche – creative and very tasty followed by 4 fantastic courses. Taste, composition quality and presentation of all dishes were fabulous.
The scallops with Livar belly pork and veal stew was a great tasting dish. For the main course we were served venison which was so tender it seemed to melt in the mouth. We loved the little bacon polenta cakes served with this dish.
After 3 fantastic courses the pre-dessert set the mark for two lovely desserts. The light vanilla flavoured mascarpone cream topped with pineapple ice-cream and a foam of basil was fabulous. The main dessert with chocolate mousse, a little chocolate ganache cake topped with a jelly of red berries was also a hit.
Surprisingly the chef hasn’t got a star, because his food is better than most of the Michelin one-stared restaurants we have eaten in.
We finished this lavish lunch with coffees which were served with little sweet treats.
An absolutely great lunch- not cheap, but well worth every penny.

  • Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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“Super lecker - great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

Just back from lunch at L'Atelier. We moved to Aachen from the UK 8 months ago and a friend in Aachen recommended we go here. We were not disappointed! This is the best we have eaten since moving here. Moreover, the service was timely (not a given in Germany, in our experience) and very friendly. The food was just delicious. Two different amuse bouches before starters were very well judged. The presentation and flavours of the starters and main courses were lovely and the seasoning very spot on. Lovely chocolates and pastries came with coffee (we had no room for dessert!). What is more, they catered effortlessly for a gluten free diet saying any dish could be adjusted and providing gluten free rolls.

As someone previously commented, this is Michelin class cooking. This is accompanied by a compact but interesting and good value wine list.

This was so good we booked a table whilst we were there to return in a few weeks time. Congratulations to the chef and his lovely wife who seved us on running such a fine restaurant.

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