Ratings : F-D – 4/5| TripAdvisor – 3.5/5 | Facebook – 4.4/5 | Google – 4/5
We have visited the Seterse Hoeve more then once over the eight years it exists. A nice continues factor in de Oosterhoutse food scene!
Quality is always as to be expected and is better then average. We enjoyed the chicken salad, the salad with Asian and Italian tuna and the omelette with mushroom.
Service is very friendly and quick and staff consist of a mix of young and older experienced people. However, this is no guarantee for good communication. We ordered the salad tuna without rucola. Our waitress had checked with kitchen staff and this would not be a problem. It was clearly written on the order ticket, but the salad still had rucola in it. Our waitress and the a woman who we suspect of being the owner, both went into the kitchen to straighten this out. They came back with the well meant apologies from the chef.
Salads were nice and fresh. We were a little disappointed by the stripe of balsamico on both salads. Seems they start every salad like that. If so it’s pure decoration and has nothing to do with taste or flavor.
Desserts were nice and all in all we had a very relaxed and nice lunch.
The Seterse Hoeve also has te opportunity to rent private rooms -with terrace- for parties.
Gasterij de Seterse Hoeve | Vijf Eikenweg 56 | 4903 RK Oosterhout
Ratings : F-D – 4/5 | TripAdvisor – 4/5 | Facebook – 4.6/5 | Google – 4.5/5
Ever so often we visit Quartier Latin, a nice small restaurant in the center of Amsterdam. For over 40 years (since 1975) this restaurant is being owned by the same couple.
He runs the front of the house and she takes care of the kitchen, on busy nights they expand the staff with their sons and others. The communication between the two is very pleasant to witness, ‘just a blink of an eye’ is often enough. Since the kitchen is open the chef can see what’s happening and she manages a perfect stream of great dishes going into the restaurant.
The menu is traditional French and main dishes come with French fries, warm vegetables, a potato gratin and a salad. We enjoyed the tuna carpaccio, the game paté, the carpaccio from angus, the catch of the day and the ribeye. All cooked to perfection! For dessert we had the crêpe Quartier Latin and the homemade creme brûlée.
The owner has great connections with various suppliers so he gets first choice of the best and most fresh products they have. Except for the menu there are always some specialties and we can highly recommend the pan fried sole.
Restaurant Quartier Latin | Utrechtsestraat 49 | 1017 VH Amsterdam
Ratings : F-D – 4.0/5 | TripAdvisor – 4.5/5 | Facebook – 4.9/5 | Google – 5/5
Food-drinks.info visited Turkish Restaurant Mira in Almelo. A very cozy original family style place.
Surprisingly we were the only party there this Friday night. When you enter the restaurant the chef, from the open kitchen, immediately welcomes you. You can see him working with fresh ingredients.
The friendly staff brings you to you table in the small cozy restaurant. With the first drink -we had an original Raki- the meal starts of with a nice amuse. We had a very tasty salmon tartar.
Everybody enjoyed their meal. Food-drinks.info has never been to Turkey, but the people in our company that have, vouched for the originality of their dish in looks and taste! We had soup, shrimps, lamb, chicken and kebab and we all enjoyed it very much.
This place deserves more guests so food-drinks.info recommends you to visit this restaurant! Maybe relive some of your holidays in Turkey?
Turks restaurant Mira | Molenstraat 3 | 7607 AL Almelo
Ratings : F-D – 4.0/5 | TripAdvisor – 4.5/5 | Facebook – 4.8/5 | Google – 4.7/5
A popular spot for food-drinks.info to relax is G’vine (George’s Vineyard) in Almere. We frequent this place to enjoy some of the great wines, beers or gin tonics served by George.
George opened G’vine in Juni 2016 and managed to get a nice group of loyal customers. That combined with the occasional visitors and tourist makes it a nice mix.
Besides a drink you can also have a snack at G’vine. They serve the famous Dutch ‘bitterballen’ from De Bourgondier, make a mean set of pinchos or you order a cheese or meat platter. All combinations are possible. Another option is to get something from the surrounding restaurants of Belfort to be served at G’vine.
Inside you can sit at the bar, at the bar tables, the lounge chairs or in one of the cozy corners in the back. Outside there is a nice terrace on the Belfort.
Often on Fridays and Saturdays G’vine offers live music and throughout the year there are various events scheduled such as wine or beer tastings.
Maybe we see each other at G’vine!
G’vine Wijn – Bier – Lounge | Belfort 130 | 1315 VD Almere
Ratings : F-D – 4.0/5 | TripAdvisor – N/A| Facebook – 5/5 | Google – N/A
Earlier food-drinks.info informed you that Lou street food bar is opening on August 11 in Almere. We promised you to report back after our visit.
Lou has a great variety of street food and an extensive choice of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The interior has an industrial look and feel with plenty of seats. Outside you’ll find a big terrace where you can sit and relax under the big screens with heating and light.
When you visit Lou, for a drink, a snack or more, simply take a seat and a staff member will be with you soon to take your order.
Food-drinks.info visited with a company of three. We enjoyed a gin tonic, a Brugse Zot Dubbel (draft beer) and a Coca-Cola while making a choice from Lou’s food menu. We decided on the Taco’s Gamba’s, a Black Jack’s Hotdog (by Brandt & Levie) and the homemade fries with Beef Stew.
The food is very nice presented in real street food style, on cutting boards, grease proof paper and recycled (kraft) containers. Everything tasted great and fresh. We already decided to go back soon to have a go at one of their burgers made with Angus beef.
Lou is a welcome addition to the Almere eateries. Without any advertising they simply opened the door and started. The public of Almere is drawn to the place because of it’s location and the inviting look and feel. Of course the moderate prices are a big help too.
Food-drinks.info understands Lou will be open 7 days a week from 11.00 till 23.00 and in the near future on Fridays and Saturdays till 05.00.
Let us know what your thoughts on Lou are by leaving a comment below!
Lou street food bar | Grote Markt 84 | 1315 JJ Almere
Ratings : F-D – 4.0/5 | TripAdvisor – 3.5/5 | Facebook – 4.5/5 | Google – 4.3/5
Food-drinks.info visited Blusing in Blaricum. Blushing is wel known in The Netherlands mainly because it’s owned by Gordon Heuckeroth, a singer/presenter and TV-personality.
Gordon opened his first Blushing in July 2014 in Blaricum, the place he used to live. Blushing has expanded and can also be found in Amsterdam (since May 2015) and Rotterdam (since June 2017).
Blushing stands for ‘blushing and glowing with health’. They offer alternatives for the overly fat and sweet products usually served in these types of establishments.
Blushing serves breakfast and lunch and you can enjoy coffee, tea, superfood & shakes.
Bert enjoyed a lemon meringue pie (sweetened with stevia) and a latte macchiato with curcuma. Both very tasty.
I had a Pzalm 50 (smoked salmon, cream cheese light with chives, avocado, rocket salad, chopped red onions and capers) on a slice of very nice dark sourdough bread. The salmon was plenty, fresh, tasty and not to thin sliced.
Good food, in combination with a friendly staff, a nice location in Blaricum and a cozy terrace made for a nice lunch.
Blushing | Huizerweg 4 | 1261 AW Blaricum
Ratings : F-D – 4.0/5 | TripAdvisor – 4.5/5 | Facebook – 4.7/5 | Google – 4.4/5
During our second visit to Roast It in Borne the weather was nice and we were able to get a table outside. Friday night and nice weather so they were very busy this friday.
A bit understaffed with one friendly waiter being able to take orders with his handheld divice and one runner for the terrace.
We were able to order and had the spare ribs and hamburgers from the grill. It all took some time, more then necessary. The food was what you can expect. Nice meat, nothing more, nothing less.
We nagged a little about the lack of service staff and tried to explain it’s costing them money. They didn’t seem to realize.
When paying the bill, Olivier, our friendly waiter, had written on the ticket “Thanks for everything and your understanding!” – Olivier
Roast It | Doresetplein 4 | 7622 CH Borne