Amsterdam

 I've been to Amsterdam a few times because my sister was living there for a year and then I went with friends recently.  Here are three favourite ones that I think are worth trying!  Balthazar Keuken  This was such a beautiful little restaurant with a set seasonal menu.  I recommend booking as it gets very busy and everything from the stylish interiors to the wonderful service is the best.  I absolutely loved the style which had a classic French bistro feel and I was lucky enough to meet the chef in his open-plan kitchen where he was working his magic.  I have included the menu here but it seriously changes all the time.  We had a lovely mixed starter plate with fig tapenade, eggs, carrot salad, sundried tomatoes and then followed by steak tartare with octopus, ravioli and finished with some espressos and chunky chocolate chunks. (See more photos below)  Elandsgracht 108, 1016 VA Amsterdam, Netherlands +31 20 420 2114   http://www.balthazarskeuken.nl

I've been to Amsterdam a few times because my sister was living there for a year and then I went with friends recently.  Here are three favourite ones that I think are worth trying!

Balthazar Keuken

This was such a beautiful little restaurant with a set seasonal menu.  I recommend booking as it gets very busy and everything from the stylish interiors to the wonderful service is the best.  I absolutely loved the style which had a classic French bistro feel and I was lucky enough to meet the chef in his open-plan kitchen where he was working his magic.  I have included the menu here but it seriously changes all the time.  We had a lovely mixed starter plate with fig tapenade, eggs, carrot salad, sundried tomatoes and then followed by steak tartare with octopus, ravioli and finished with some espressos and chunky chocolate chunks. (See more photos below)

Elandsgracht 108, 1016 VA Amsterdam, Netherlands
+31 20 420 2114

http://www.balthazarskeuken.nl

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Next up is George W. P. A.

 This place sorta took my breath away!  It was beautifully designed with a light grey marble everywhere and in a French bistro style.  Everything was quality and the food was also delicious.  They had thought of everything from the Blood Mary mix on the tables to the classic French jazz playing.  The food was a mixture of eggs, salads and pasta.  The service was a little slow but I really couldn't have cared less, there was an amazing atmosphere to wait in so it didn't matter!  I just wish that there was a place like this in London.  Maybe I will have to try and recreate it.  The photos speak for themselves!  Willemsparkweg 74 Amsterdam, Netherlands +31 20 470 2530   http://www.cafegeorge.nl/george-wpa

This place sorta took my breath away!  It was beautifully designed with a light grey marble everywhere and in a French bistro style.  Everything was quality and the food was also delicious.  They had thought of everything from the Blood Mary mix on the tables to the classic French jazz playing.  The food was a mixture of eggs, salads and pasta.  The service was a little slow but I really couldn't have cared less, there was an amazing atmosphere to wait in so it didn't matter!  I just wish that there was a place like this in London.  Maybe I will have to try and recreate it.  The photos speak for themselves!

Willemsparkweg 74
Amsterdam, Netherlands
+31 20 470 2530

http://www.cafegeorge.nl/george-wpa

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    Lastly, The Butcher

 

Lastly, The Butcher

 Great burgers and a secret bar with delicious cocktails.  Albert Cuypstraat 129, Amsterdam, Netherlands +31 20 470 7875   http://www.the-butcher.com

Great burgers and a secret bar with delicious cocktails.

Albert Cuypstraat 129, Amsterdam, Netherlands
+31 20 470 7875

http://www.the-butcher.com

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