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The Pantry

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Stadsdeel Zuid
Dutch, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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21 Leidsekruisstraat, 1017 RE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 0922
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Pantry is a small and cosy restaurant that serves usual Dutch meals. Food is good and hearty. Service is lovely and attentive and this is a great place to stop for a lunch. Enjoyed it.

Thank Tom R
Kenner, Louisiana
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265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were looking for a traditional dutch dinner and the online reviews said to try the Pantry so we went there for dinner. Tip: make a reservation as the restaurant is small and they fill up quickly We had made a reservation for 8p and when we arrived were seated immediately. The restaurant is small and compact. The service was... More 

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Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Totally brilliant! Great food - including traditional Dutch meals - really well prepared and presented. Good range of wine at reasonable prices. Great service and a cosy atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Thank MauriceIH
Wallingford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was in Europe for a month and this meal stuck out because of how flavorful and authentic the food was and the experience we received from our awesome waiter. The sausage was terrific and everything we ate was unique. Highly recommend!

Thank jbeale41
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Boyfriend and I found this little place on our last night unfortunately other wise I think we would have went there for every meal! Staff were more than lovely! Really friendly and accommodating and the food was delicious! So full of flavour and fresh! I personally would recommend the satay chicken! Was amazing! Great price for quality also! Recommendation; try... More 

Thank Clamcam
Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was recommended to us and is well worth a visit. Lovely cosy restaurant with friendly staff. My husband had the salted Pork chops and I had Chicken Satay with Peanut sauce, both excellent.

Thank Brian K
Chicago, Illinois
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with a group of seven after seeing such positive reviews on trip advisor. We reserved a table ahead of time, and we were wonderfully accommodated. The pantry is very small, but warm and friendly. From the moment we arrived until we left there was always a queue of people waiting for a table. Quite popular! The fixed price... More 

Thank cas287
Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend had a sea bass and though the fish had no flavour but that the mashed potato was good. I had a traditional Dutch dish , the one with potato and sauerkraut with meatball. The meatball was not something special but I really enjoyed the mashed potato. We had little crepes for dessert and we both enjoyed it.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a restaurant that served local fare and this was a home run! We ended up eating here a couple nights in a row and it did not disappoint. Reservations are a must, but they do try and sneak you in if possible. The waiters are the nicest guys!!!

Thank anthonyshay
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an off the beaten path authentic Dutch restaurant that is well worth a visit. We had the prix fixe deal which was very good value. The restaurant is small and cozy, the service is excellent. I had the cauliflower "Shepherd's pie" which was excellent. My friend had the fish which was also excellent. What really gives this place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Leidsekruisstraat, 1017 RE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Neighbourhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Phone Number: +31 20 620 0922
The Pantry Imagine a restaurant version of the successful TV show I Love Holland, and that is what The Pantry is like. This cosy restaurant near the Leidseplein distinguishes itself with its typically Dutch atmosphere and traditional old-Dutch dishes. Hospitality is important. The staff understands the dining and hospitality business and have worked here for years, during which the recognition of this restaurant has been ever increasing. The Dutch living room atmosphere is enhanced by the use of lampshades, Delftware and old paintings on the wall, complemented by the background music. The Pantry works exclusively with fresh, homemade products. Its location in the Leidseplein neighbourhood makes this an ideal restaurant to eat before catching a theatre show or movie. The doors open from eleven in the morning, so it's also a great place to go for lunch

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