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“Sustained top quality and friendly service”
Review of L'Esperance

L'Esperance
Ranked #3 of 72 Restaurants in De Haan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$42 - US$55
Cuisines: French, Belgian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Zurich, Switzerland
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192 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Sustained top quality and friendly service”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We return to this cozy house every year since 10 years at least and we have never been disappointed. You need time as the service is on the slow side but the food is superb, and you must not expect a menu to choose from à la carte; you only get a choice of two dishes for each course. But the food is stellar, very nicely presented, friendly served, fine atmosphere. Nothing left to be desired.

  • Visited June 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
De Haan, Belgium
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent service and superb quality!”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Friendly, superb and fresh.. The taste is original, excellent food. If you try it, you will surely return!!

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank iele s
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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766 reviews
441 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
“I should have starved myself before coming here!”
Reviewed 28 March 2014

This is a small traditional restaurant in De Haan which has a special ambiance. The kitchen is in full view, allowing you to see how hard the chef and assistant are working to produce the meal.
The meals are a set menu, with a choice of fish or meat for starter and main. There was also an extra (substantial) appetiser and an extra fish between course dish. I had to call a halt after the main, as I was unable to eat any more, but the food quality and presentation was nothing short of excellent. The service is unhurried, so you need to allow a whole evening for the meal. This is well worth the visit, but be prepared with a good appetite!

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank crawfie
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De Haan, Belgium
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91 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“A view of the chef preparing our meal”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

An excellent meal with a choice depending on the season. The chef is preparing the meal in an open kitchen and his wife was serving us.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank mundus
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“My Experience”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Poor choice of food, chipped plates, and a "suprise" pudding, which as my wife has a dairy intolerance we could not have, the service was very slow. I am amazed (according to the sticker in the window) that the Michelan guide even visited, even more suprised that they have an entry in the guide! Not to be recommended, and I will not be back.

  • Visited February 2013
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