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“Excellent kitchen”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Zuid Zeeland - CLOSED

Zuid Zeeland
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
IJsselstein, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent kitchen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

If you need a place to dine near the centre of Amsterdam: choose restaurant Zuid Zeeland!
The food is outstanding! BIG compliments to the chef!
The restaurant is in walking distance from the central station and the Dam.

As we arrived we requested a good pace of serving the dishes, because we were a little tired. This was no problem, and we instantly got bread with mustard-mayonnaise and cashew nuts. The butter that accompanied the bread was at room temperature and therefore spreadable.
The drinks and water were served quickly after ordered.

We treated ourselves with a 5-course surprise menu: recommended!
As appetisers we got an fresh oyster (messmate got roast beef with tomato tapenade.
The entree was salmon with beetroot sauce, beetrote cubessalat, beetroot parts: a surprisingly good combination! My messmate got croquettes with veal ragout on a mushroom flan. The croquettes were delicious, but the flan was tasted faintly.
Then we were served a soup of pumpkin with a touch of cumin: the best cream soup I ever had! Perfectly balanced taste and the cumin was delicately supporting the pumpkin.
Our main course was Guinea fowl with jus of laurel: the sauce was lovely, so I immediately asked for more!
We got a dessert amuse: homemade coconut macarone and a vacuum cooked cube of pineapple (this tastes like it’s marinated). Delicious again!
As dessert we received almond-mandarins-financier (it’s like cake) with mandarin icecream and parts of mandarin.
We skipped the course of crème brûlée of goat cheese, as we both don’t like goat cheese, but never expected this, so we did not tell them.
The tea we were served was very good of taste as it were tealeaves in a bag. They excused for not having friandises anymore; this was the only remark we had.
We were able to head back to our hotel a little over two hours: compliments again for the pace!

As a summary: service is good, kitchen is heaven! We definitely will come back!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank mimaro10
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English first
Westerville, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Real Amsterdam Revealed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We side towards atmosphere and, hopefully, good food. We got both at Zuid Zeeland.

Intimate. Tasty food. A great waiter that made the night even better.

It was our last dinner in Amsterdam. We definitely saved the best for last. If you want have a meal that is not a tourist trap, this is the place.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank wmrobert
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Seattle, WA
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Extremely imaginative food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

We had lunch at this restaurant and were so impressed we went back to have dessert that evening. The staff had excellent wine recommendations, were very solicitous of our food allergies- we are allergic to onions and garlic- and presented several amuse bouches that really intrigued us- a blended gazpacho and even a small savory and a sweet before our dessert. The also had white prot which we love and find difficult to find in the US.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank HeidiS10
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Wonderful location. Average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

This is a small restaurant located on the Herengracht canal. We had booked a table through our tour operator. superb location, welcome fine, menu very limited - in fact, we both struggled to find something we really wanted to eat. It was our first meal in Amsterdam. First shock was the price of a very small glass of house wine (less than 125 ml) was over 6 euros. Starter was skin-fried salmon - the skin was certainly fried, the salmon was raw. One main was lamb - tough, gristly and most of it inedible, the other was pork which was so undercooked it was still bleeding. We didn't bother with dessert! Food is probably OK if you don't mind it raw. Expensive - 2 courses, one beer and one small glass of wine well over 80 euros.Although it was in a convenient location, we didn't go back.

Visited June 2013
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Thank ccb24
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London UK
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fine food, fine wine and an excellent location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

Zuid Zeeland is a small restaurant at Herengracht 413 and away from the crowds and traffic The food and service are excellent and there is a good list of fine wines. If it sunny, try to book a table outside facing the canal

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Formax
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