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Travellers' Choice2023
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PRICE RANGE
£84 - £101
CUISINES
French
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Red Light District (De Wallen)
0.2 miles from Red Light District

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In Bougainville, a top-class fine dining experience awaits you. Warm fabrics, luxurious design and bronze tones come together in a setting that is inti...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Brilliant experience
1. Brilliant experience
"Definitely a contender for 2 Michelin stars"
AliDaphne
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2. Real fine dining experience
2. Real fine dining experience
" The food almost defies description"
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3. Best service
3. Best service
"Service was superb from start to finish. Prompt, courteous, friendly,"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Forget the rest this is the best. The food is amazing lots of chefs extra dishes, wonderful little touches and unusual flavours all explained in great detail. We were celebrating our 20th anniversary and we were made To feel very very special and the extra...sweets and cakes with the coffee were simply superb even if we did feel like we were about to explode🥳 Had the wine flight which was fantastic really enhanced the flavour of the dishes. The wine waitress didn’t tell us what the wine was until we had finished the dish and then they gave us all the details and explanation of the vin yard and the wines history. The setting is wonderful but the stars of the show are the staff, they are very friendly, exceptionally attentive and we felt like we had made new best friends. Thank you for a magical night.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 September 2022

We went to Bougainville for the first time this past week and were overwhelmed by the quality of the meal and the equally wonderful service! We could not have been more pleased with everything. Add to this the beautiful atmosphere in the restaurant. We will...certainly return to this excellent restaurant. Amsterdam can be very proud !More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in Hotel 27, Bougainville is a beautiful restaurant, and a Michelin level dining experience. We had the five course tasting menu and split a cheese course to finish. We also had the most adventurous and creative wine pairings. Super fun!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an experience. We don’t usually go for these types of restaurants, but the reviews were so good that we decided to give it a try and wow was it incredible. The service over the top Ronald and the rest of the staff were engaging,...and very friendly. More importantly the food was incredible. I appreciated the fact that not only was there a multi course menu but we could order à la cart which we did. If you’re going to splurge on a dinner in Amsterdam, this is definitely the place to go. Definitely one of the best of the best.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 22 April 2024 via mobile

I had high expectations based on previous reviews and this place didn’t disappoint. The restaurant is small but beautifully decorated and yet spacious for the diners. From the moment we arrived until we left, the service was faultless. I struggle to think of anywhere as...good. The staff were all friendly, knowledgable and engaging. One of the chefs even came out halfway through the 7 courses to check the meal was up to our expectations. A lovely touch. We chose the signature tasting menu and the food was fantastic - each course full of flavours, with some beautiful sauces. It truly was a feast. I absolutely loved all the dishes. The wine choice was extensive and our waiter catered for our specific tastes brilliantly. I will often take pictures of food when in great restaurants but I was so engaged by the whole experience I didn’t ! Says it all.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 18 April 2024

We had dinner here.. ensuring every aspect of our dining experience was perfect. We would come back just for the service.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 31 March 2024 via mobile

Wonderful experience again. Third visit and didn’t disappoint. Great service, great food, lovely atmosphere. Wine pairing was great. Did the chefs signature with wife pairing and partner had the vegetarian 6 course.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 28 March 2024

Great location on Amsterdam’s dam square, beautifully decorated dining room, impeccable service, diverse wine list, are all only a mere after-thought after tasting chef Tim Golsteijn’s cuisine. The menu is eclectic, but it isn’t until you taste the particular nuances, and beautiful contrasts of each...dish that you can take the full measure of the chef’s talent. The execution is flawless, and the experience is of a very, very solid 1-Michelin-star restaurant. Keep your eyes peeled for news about this chef, as he is certainly well on his way to a second Michelin star. Special mention to the sommelier, whose daring choices open new worlds, and revisit past certainties. I you are reading this review, I have only one advice for you: go!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 23 March 2024

Stunning breakfast - food was exceptional and the service matched! Felt like royalty, such a great experience - would love to go again.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 22 March 2024

I find it hard to imagine that an individual rated this restaurant as average, let alone very good! Not sure where you have been dining, perhaps you are from a competing fine dining restaurant! Bougainville is simply exceptional in the world of Michelin accredited restaurants....Two of us were there for a five hour dining experience, never rushed, attended to by many staff members unobtrusively at all times. I recommend the chef's selection and pair it with the multi course wine option, you will not be disappointed! The sommelier is wonderful. The chef is an artist, creating flavour profiles with non-traditional elements such as caviar and ice cream. We both wanted to order additional ice cream "to go" simply amazing. Service, presentation, ambiance and wonderful course after course, you will not be disappointed if you are in search of gastronomical excellence.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 March 2024 via mobile

Dinner at this Michelin restaurant is like watching a culinary ballet! The staff were amazing and seemed to have an extra-sensory ability to read our minds. Our main server, Oliver, was always in the right place at the right time, from being our courses to...a trip to the washroom where he seemed to magically appear to grab the doors for me. And speaking of plating our courses, each part arrived from all directions with a carefully coordinated presentation from several servers. On top of it, we had booked this meal as a special anniversary experience after a previous booking had to be cancelled for health reasons, and at the end of the meal we got a chocolate brownie cake glazed with a chocolate Happy Anniversary! Incredible mixology as well with monogrammed ice cubes for their special Old Fashioned. Superior attention to detail and a wonderful Dutch deadpan sense of humour behind it all made this actually memorable dining experience and worth every Euro spent. M&TMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 6 March 2024

The food was excellent. The service was on point. The venue was very nice. I will go back for sure.. The decor is cozy and the restaurant is a bit tight but I kind of liked the vibe of it.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

This restaurant has a well-deserved Michelin star. The food was simply spectacular. Each plate looked like a work of art. Ronald, the sommelier, is exceptionally well-informed; his suggested wine parings exceeded all expectations. Service was perfect; the dinner was paced nicely. Truly a memorable dining...experience.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 27 February 2024

High quality food, exceptional service all set in a very relaxed atmosphere. We opted for the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairing and each course/wine was a wonderful experience. Our sommelier, Melody, was a delight and guided us through our gastronomic adventure with humour...and insight. This is a relaxed 5 star venue, not stuffy or quiet, as they played good music at reasonable volume levels that complimented the friendly and attentive nature of their service. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 February 2024

Absolutely deserve the rating, top, every dish excellent, perfectly presented, taste, balance. All service at top levels, attentive, discreet, punctual, just absolutely wonderful. Thank you

Date of visit: February 2024
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Restaurant Bougainville is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5