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French, Seafood, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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HMB stands for hummingbird, and in keeping with its name, the interior of this restaurant is elegantly playful. The large windows also provide a stunni...
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Reviewed 7 December 2022 via mobile

The restaurant was half full, we asked for a table for two and the lady said something to her colleague and then look at us and said the restaurant is closed. it was 1 PM and people were still waiting for their food and the...restaurant was open. We asked again, and the only two words the lady said were that the the restaurant is closed.No other explanation or anything Not the way to treat your guests even if the restaurant was closed.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 9 October 2022 via mobile

The four of us were in for a treat. The HMB menues are attractive combinations and worth to be discovered. The service is professional and friendly. Sure, we 'll hear more from HMB in the future

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 2 October 2022 via mobile

Good tastes specially fish and wine. Meat was an avarage experience. Staf ok but still something to improve how to serve customers

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 20 September 2022

While the food is good (not great), the staff is unhelpful. We were not provided with any information related to the menu, which you would hope so for a 160 EUR 6 course menu. We ordered a bottle of wine and asked the sommelier for...some guidance and the answer was "everything is good" no pairing recommendations, no nothing. We then ordered the Dutch cheese table for dessert and the waiter arrived with about 40 different cheeses and again did not provided any guidance on chesses. Dutch guests seemed to be provided with much more guidance. I would recommend more openess for international visitors.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2022 via mobile

The food was good, but the service was very bad. The staff was not helpful. We asked for options and recommendations and the answer was "everything is good" with no additional details. Dutch guests seemed to have much more details and we're greeted with much...more enthusiasm.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 13 March 2022

Amazing food, amazing wines, great service and attentive staff. I am gluten and dairy-free and was able to eat 95% of the same food as my colleagues (each dish was modified where necessary). It's the first time I didn't feel like my dietary needs were...a burden. Being able to eat 95% of the same food is a testament to the exceĺlent quality and variety of ingredients in their food and the skills if their chefs. Be at atmosphere and decor. Best meal I've had in years and I am a seasoned business traveller.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 1 September 2020

Full course dinner, five dishes, very good food...but service way too slow...we complained but got no improvement... In the mean time they kept pouring the wine...speaking of which, the white wines are served way too warm though we were told 8°, it was not, and...we had four bottles... I don't know if the confinement had anything to do with it, but the the staff (students...!?) doesn't seem to be very qualified, notably for the wine...(sorry but I am a wine producer). Finally, in a place aiming to attract international customers, the staff should show more empathy and warmth...nobody noticed when we left...especially given the amount charged...we don't expect to be kissed and hugged but still...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 1 July 2020 via mobile

I wanted to order takeaway from HMB for a friend living in Rotterdam to celebrate his birthday. Instead of trying to help, the HMB staff were passive, slow and brief in their responses to my enquiries. It took them almost a week to respond to...my first email and never replied to my second email. I had to call from abroad to ask for the details of arranging takeaway. Then I switched to contacting them via Whatsapp, as recommended by the staff on the phone. Yet the staff were slow and brief in their replies. The only time I got an immediate response from them was after I'd placed an order. But it was because the chef thought I was ordering for 4 people, while I was actually ordering a 4-course meal for one person. When I wanted to clarify the payment method, they simply stopped replying. How rude. I had a very unpleasant experience with HMB. A note for them is: If your restaurant does not want to offer takeaway service, then do not even offer in the first place. And if overseas order is not possible, then simply reply to explain.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 26 June 2020

Was passing by, looking for lunch spot. Managed to get the last table. Food is excellent quality, Asian fusion; well presented, good quality, good service. Not cheap, but very good. Will return!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 26 December 2019 via mobile

Walking in rather late and without reservation , you sometimes get less availability from the staff. Absolutely not our experience at this restaurant. Welcomed and full attention was given. The food was well prepared, nicely presented and very tasty and all accompanied with some good...wine .Definitely a place to return.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 10 December 2019 via mobile

The quality of the food is superb and we had a great dinner. The sweetbread is really to die for! Also we had a great selection of wines. A small portion of fries for €6 is too much, should just be included in the price....That was a bit of a disappointment.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 8 December 2019 via mobile

We dined here during a visit to Rotterdam, looking for somewhere special for our last night in the city. This restaurant with attractive decor and river views fulfilled our criteria. We were nicely greeted and seated in a quiet corner table. Food commenced with amuse...bouche tasters, all good and a nice greeting. The parmesan cream filled choux especially good. Shared starters of oysters with ginger, Dutch shrimp croquettes and beef spring rolls were all tasty and beautifully presented. For mains we chose a fillet of sole with beurre blanc sauce and sweetbreads. Again, both dishes were lovely and fresh and well executed. Another pre dessert amuse of small ice cream comes with sorbet and apple were refreshing. Desserts of banana tiramisu and mandarin sorbet with chocolate were a nice finish to the meal. Coffee and madeleines were served after. We chose a good 2016 Mercurey from the large wine list, the 2015 vintage noted on the list wasn't available. Service was generally good although a little slow and inattentive towards the end of the meal. We would return again however and recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 17 November 2019 via mobile

Excellent food and a nice ambiance. The place has a fancy look. The food is very tasty, and the accompanying wines that we had were truly excellent! The service was a bit slow after we were just seated, but improved later on.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 19 September 2019 via mobile

We visited here this evening as we were in town for a conference. There were 8 in our party. The menu was chosen for us by our host (6 course). All of the food was beautifully presented and tasted amazing. I follow a low carb...diet and the staff were really attentive to this and even provided me with an ice cream... made out of cheese! If you like fine dining this is definitely recommended. I thought we were well looked after by the staff.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 19 June 2019 via mobile

Ate there with my husband but we vowed never again. Beautiful decor, very classy and the menu while being expensive had tasty food. I wouldn’t mind paying for it but the dreadful service simply was too much, by the owner no less!!! The entire time...the owner, ignored all of the “regular” customers but tripped over herself to shower attention on the “special” customers (3 different tables). It became comical to watch the rest of us in the restaurant to get her attention to fill up with water or another glass of wine. It became infuriating when more than 20 minutes went by and having to stand up and walk over to catch her attention. At the end of the meal, I expressed my disappointment with the experience and the clear preferential treatment to the special tables. Rather than acknowledging it and trying to make amends; she stated that yes, this did happen but these people were more regular customers so she would treat them better!!! I could not believe what was being said. Not only admitting it but feeling that the poor treatment of the other customers was okay because this “two tiered” system of special vs regular guests. As much as I liked the decor and food, NEVER will I pay money to a place that intentionally treats me less than another paying customer. Ridiculous! Anyone who goes there and is not one of the special group- be warned you will not be treated particularly well and still walk out with a bill of more than 230 euros for two people!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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If it's not on a weekend and you call in advance, I think it should be possible, but it could be quite packed as I'm not sure if it can fit 100 people
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5