kermis (756) Amsterdam-ish, Netherlands | November 9, 2018
- AMBIANCE 3/5
- SERVICE 8/10
- SELECTION 11/15
- FOOD N/A
- VALUE 7/10
- OVERALL 13/20
A very fancy place, a bit posh and must have cost a fortune to put together. It’s basically one big space with the bar to the left as you walk in. The rest of the area is restaurant seating. All very open with nice decor and an open kitchen on the far side. There’s 20 taps with half being Two Chefs and half mostly local guests. There’s a selection of bottles on show behind the bar too though I didn’t consider those particularly given the last review. Nice place but personally I prefer something a little more down to earth. It appeared to be that everyone there was drinking wine apart from a few other guys sat at the bar. And to be honest that suits the place. Value score is for the tap list which was fairly priced. Not accounting for food/bottles which I didn’t explore.
adamnowek (114) Amsterdam, Netherlands | June 2, 2018
- AMBIANCE 5/5
- SERVICE 1/10
- SELECTION 11/15
- FOOD 1/10
- VALUE 1/10
- OVERALL 1/20
Nice design. Great beer selection (20 taps, 10 of which were from Two Chefs; bottle list was quite extensive and diverse stylistically).
Service was fairly good for Dutch standards until the end of the evening: staff absolutely refuse to split bills for any table (which can be difficult if your group is large and you end up spending hundreds of euros on outlandishly-priced 3 Fonteinen bottles) and force all tables to make a singular payment, which is incredibly bizarre for a country where the locals are used to splitting bills.
Food prices are laughably outrageous: 65 euros for a set menu and the very few dishes you could order outside of this were no less than 7 euros.
This place could be fantastic, but their approach to customer service and hysterical prices currently make this a truly unwelcome addition to Amsterdam's beer scene.