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“Delightful little place!”
Review of De Lunch

De Lunch
Ranked #2 of 37 Restaurants in Volendam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$17
Cuisines: Dutch
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Description: Eating and drinking at the harbour restaurant De Lunch is rarely a solitary experience. The tables always present a heady and fascinating mix of tourists hailing from all corners of the world, rubbing shoulders with formally attired business people, colleagues, students, young families, friends and even lovers.
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Delightful little place!”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

The tour guide suddenly stopped in front of this restaurant and said we should all take a break here! Someone's on commission I thought! But I needed a coffee urgently - a coach tour can do that to a person!! The staff were so nice and friendly; very helpful indeed. It was still early in the morning [for me!] and even though some of the rest of the tour people were tucking into fish soup and the like, I had a wonderful ice cream and that much needed coffee. It was a shame we were on the lightning tour because I would have liked to have gone back and tasted that very nice looking fish and chips!! Next time! Very reasonably priced too. Nice surprise given the tourist prices that normally are charged everywhere else!

  • Visited May 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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  • Hebrew first
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English first
Luzon, Philippines
Level 6 Contributor
400 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
“Good fish dishes”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

For a restaurant that's part of a tour stop, this was surprisingly good and the prices quite reasonable. Their specialty are fish dishes, with the fried kipperling and chips as the most often recommend dish. It is indeed delicious and fresh. There are also excellent fish sandwiches ranging from harring, mackarel, haddock, shrimp and eel. If you're picky about eating seafood, they also serve ribs, chicken, pancakes, among others.

There's a good deal of fish and chips with Heineken for 9.90 euros, considering it's a touristy place.

Service is quick and friendly, despite the number of guests coming in from tour groups.

Visited April 2014
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Nice and Enjoyable meal”
Reviewed 12 February 2014

We had lunch in this restaurant. Quite crowded, but all staffs are very friendly and sprightly. The foods are nice and enjoyable, especially the spare ribs. The price is okay.

  • Visited January 2014
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Cork, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Good for a quick bite”
Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

This place came recommended for their seafood by the tour guide. We found the fish and chips quite good and the service was extremely quick.

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Walsall, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“For a quick stop - great food”
Reviewed 15 December 2013

We went there on a tour day - recommended by the tour guide as we only had 45 minutes to stay so we were not expecting much. However we had a lovely seafood soup and bread for a reasonable price and my husband said that his pancake with rum and raisin sauce was one of the best he has had. Staff were very friendly. Great for a quick reasonably priced meal. We went in December and the Christmas trees along the sea front were lovely.

  • Visited December 2013
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