Fifteen Amsterdam

Price guide: Mid-range

Jollemanhof 9, Amsterdam, 1019 GW

Price guide: Mid-range

The kitchen

By Fred Mawer, your Amsterdam expert

I write for The Daily Telegraph, The .... Read more
#27 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Amsterdam
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
4.2
4.2
Location:
3.7
3.7
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Relaxation

Expert review of Fifteen Amsterdam

The Dutch version of Jamie Oliver's UK Fifteens, out in the Eastern Docklands.

"Jamie woz ere" was the spray-painted message on one of the walls of Fifteen Amsterdam when it opened back in 2004. He rarely is there, in fact - but the concept, of training up underprivileged youngsters to be chefs - is the same as in his other Fifteen restaurants.

Food and drink: 

Pukka modern Italian nosh, using fresh ingredients (Dutch where possible). The menu, which changes every few weeks, is shortish but interesting: perhaps marinated fillets of mackerel with beetroot, a mussels risotto, slow-roasted shoulder of pork, and an apple, cinnamon and raisin tart with butterscotch syrup. 

Ambience: 

Think open-plan kitchen, graffiti art on walls, and well-spaced tables over a big space. When it first opened, the place had a real buzz to it - it's much easier to get a table now. You can dine on an outdoor terrace overlooking the IJ waterway in good weather.

Service: 

Friendly, eager, efficient.

Location: 

In the Pakhuis Amsterdam, a warehouse near the cruise terminal. From the Centraal Station, it's just two stops on tram 26, or a 15-minute walk. 

Price advice: 

Three-course dinners, upwards of 35 euros a head, excluding drinks.

More information on Fifteen Amsterdam:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Italian, Modern
Address:
Jollemanhof 9, Amsterdam, 1019 GW
Telephone:
020 509 5015
Website:
http://www.fifteen.nl
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat noon-3pm, and every day 5.30pm-1am (last orders 10pm).
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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