Restaurant Aan de Poel

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Handweg 1, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Restaurant Aan de Poel Amsterdam Reviews

tj1777 tj1777
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Great restaurant down at the small lake May 30, 2015
We have been walking around Amsterdam all day and for the evening we have booked a restaurant a bit outside the city at a small lake. Unfortunately we haven’t got the exact address which makes it a bit difficult to find this restaurant since it isn’t really at the main tourist drag - hence if you decide to go here you should make sure you have the correct address and possible take a taxi instead of trying to head here by public transport which isn’t so straight forward.

The restaurant has got a great location down at a small lake and it is a very sunny day - so we decide to sit outside and enjoy a glass of champagne and the snacks before the actual dinner. We are the only ones sitting outside since it is a bit windy and the other guest have given up due to the windy conditions. Fortunately we manage to spot a spot which is protected from the wind so we can actually sit outside and enjoy the warm early summer evening while sipping the champagne and taking in the view.

After finishing the champagne we head inside to order the menu - there is only two different six course set menus to choose from. The seasonal menu or the favorite menu - so it isn’t too difficult to decide what to eat and we go for the wine matching as well to have some good fermented grape juice to accompany the meal.

Before the first dish we get another snack and then the actual dinner starts. The staff is efficient when it comes to the serving and presenting of the wine and meal and there is a sufficient distance to the next tables so we can enjoy a dinner without being disturbed by the other guest. Unfortunately our table is a bit away from the windows so we can’t continue enjoying the view we had while drinking the champagne on the terrace in front of the restaurant.

We start out with a great little Asian style dish of shrimps, tuna and oysters with a bit of cucumber and coconut to finish out the taste combination. It was followed with a great dish of langoustine with mango and foie gras accompanied with a sake sauce to give it another Japanese inspiration to the taste.

We went on to enjoy a great dish of seabass with young figs which kind of made us leave Asia and get to the European taste universe. Next up was a pretty simple dish of poached egg - but it came with some delicious truffle making the seemingly simple dish surprisingly tasty.

Finally it was time for the main dish of roast lamb which was good and well tasting before we went on to the beautiful dessert which was the end of a great meal.
The restaurant
The outdoor terrace
The view from our table
The view
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gingerbatik says:
Posted on: Oct 23, 2015
vulindlela says:
Posted on: Oct 23, 2015
tj1777 says:
Yup is a bit high end
Posted on: Oct 22, 2015
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