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Cafe Hooghoudt

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Grote Markt 42, 9711 LV Groningen, The Netherlands
+31 50 312 8258
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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Showing 25: English reviews
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149 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This cafe was a very pleasant surprise. They have a lot of outdoor seating, friendly staff, and serve very good food. We had a spare rib sandwich and the smoked salmon grilled cheese. Both were excellent and the grilled cheese was huge. If you use the English menu do know that you can order a side of fries that are... More 

Thank NewManDue
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a very nice dinner with the menu deal, 25 euros for a starter, main dish and dessert. It was excellent, great service, wine and amazing vibe and atmosphere.

Thank Rebin K
Chilliwack, Canada
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was wonderful. They have a really nice area to eat out in the square. The food seems to be very fresh, healthy, and tasty. The presentation is very nice as well. We went for lunch, and would recommend if you're in the area.

Thank Alice_the_Camel1982
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182 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Only stopped by for a light lunch (the croquettes and fries are excellent) but we ended up staying longer working our way through the beer menu. Very efficient staff and when the sun is out, the outside tables are very popular once the sun gets round. Not sure about it being a good dinner date venue as there are so... More 

Thank Ronnie90
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Very busy, friendly staff and good cosy atmosphere. Food fine - plenty of choice for lunchtime snack. More formal eating in upstairs restaurant.

Thank Lesley H
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

When you are in Groningen, you should really visit this small restaurant. It's cozy and small but it has the right ambience. The staff is wel dressed and has the right manners. The greet you friendly when you arrive and will bring you to your table when there is one free. After a few moments the menu was given to... More 

Thank Jasper T
Bellingham, Washington
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942 reviews
449 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

After quite a bit of soul-searching, we decided to have our one and only dinner here in this place - we probably should have kept on searching our souls. The ambience in the restaurant was just ok. The food started out quite good with the appetizers, we quite enjoyed the smoked salmon terrine; the poultry plate with quail leg, smoked... More 

Thank weberwest
Washington, Utah
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158 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Reasonable prices for the quality of food. The service is attentive even when crowded. The saté is amazing and the salads wonderful.

Thank 01dFo1ks
The Netherlands
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

You might not expect a romantic ambiance at a café, but we had the most delicious and romantic 4 course dinner overlooking the main square in Groningen. Fantastic from start to finish.

Thank Paola R
South Shields, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped off in Groningen for lunch bad weather made us jump in to the nearest restaurant, cafe hooghoudt .. Nice building cool lay out.. Service was a bit slow .. Becks was flat but they served the daddy of all cheese toasties so no complaints there.

Thank 4startatt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$28
Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grote Markt 42, 9711 LV Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Groningen Province  >  Groningen
  • Phone Number: +31 50 312 8258

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?