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“EAT HERE IF NOWHERE ELSE”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of De Engel - CLOSED

De Engel
Price range: US$59 - US$147
Cuisines: French, Dutch, Mediterranean, European, Central European, Italian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Cool
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“EAT HERE IF NOWHERE ELSE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2013 via mobile

Utterly incredible food and service.
The bespoke 4 course menu prepared for us by the chef was innovative, delicious and extremely well presented. 10 out of 10!

The service and staff was also excellent. Very attaintive an informative with great personality.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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Thank Infinaneek
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44 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good food, excellent atmosphere.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

After an excellent evening with a group of 18 friends, enjoying good food and very attentive service, I am happy to recommend the De Engel to visitors.

However, there were a couple of slight issues, which luckily did not spoil our night. Our organisor had been in touch with the restaurant some significant time in advance, to agree the arrangements, inc table location etc, which was confirmed by email. When we arrived, we were told they had the booking for the following night.

The second issue involved the fire alarm going off, caused by a smoke machine in a part from an adjoining room. The fire brigade arrived and charged into the building. We carried on drinking (after receiving re-assurances !)

We all chose from a 'table d'hote' menu, whcih was 3 choices of 3 courses, for 28 Euros.

We would certainly consider returning if we happened to be in Rotterdam again.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank TonyLGY
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very good restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012 via mobile

One of the better dutch restaurants with belgian beers. Very good service and excellent for bigger groups. Well balanced menu fish and meat with flexibility to change. Not too heavy food

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Thank XavierDB
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Boblingen, Germany
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“BEST CLUB SANDWICH....EVER!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

I'm a pretty picky eater and do not venture out much but this place was fabulous and close to the main train station in Rotterdam. My husband is more adventurous and loved his meal as well.

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank CerissaB
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great restaurant for business dinner - very good quality food/patron”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2011

In our view definitely a good restaurant for a business dinner. You are ensure the staff will treat your guest to an entertaining yet formal dinner experience. A formal restaurant, not a restaurant to take the kids to.

Restaurant does not have a fixed menu. You can indicate what you would like to eat or you can let the chef treat you to the number of courses that you feel like (you can still indicate if you would like fish, meats, poultry, etc.). Wine can be served by the glass if you wish.

We ordered variety of fish and meat dishes. All very high quality although some of the dishes are over-complicated, there are just to many ingredients. With every course the waiter or patron comes to the table to give insight into the dish and the ingredients, entertaining in a formal way.

All in all, a very nice dinner experience, can recommend the restaurant for a formal dinner in the middle of Rotterdam..

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank JOHO_11
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