Lab111

Price guide: Mid-range

Arie Biemondstraat 111, Amsterdam, 1054 PD

Price guide: Mid-range

Lab111

By Fred Mawer, your Amsterdam expert

I write for The Daily Telegraph, The .... Read more
#18 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Amsterdam
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.2
4.2
Ambience:
4.1
4.1
Service:
3.5
3.5
Location:
3.8
3.8
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Foodies, Relaxation, Trendiness

Expert review of Lab111

Hip café/restaurant in an unusual arts centre.

Amsterdam is good at adapting buildings to new uses, and here is a case in point. Lab111, part of an avant-garde arts centre, is housed in a monumental brick building that was once a medical anatomy laboratory. The centre has exhibition spaces and shows films. Every Wednesday, it lays on a film with dinner, in a special screening room - see the website for more info. 

Food and drink: 

Interesting, creative, modern European dishes are on offer for dinner. I recently had a pleasing artichoke salad, followed by ravioli with celeriac and truffle shavings. Lunches are simpler: soup, sandwiches, uitsmijter - fried eggs on ham and bread.

Ambience: 

The dining room is a striking space, with black walls painted with multi-coloured beams and surgical operating lamps over tables. Arty locals make up the clientele - you're likely to be the only tourist here.

Service: 

Casual - my waitress was in dungarees - and when I visited on the slow side. 

Location: 

In a residential area north of the Vondelpark.

Price advice: 

Three-course dinners cost around 28-35 euros - good value for Amsterdam. For lunch, you're looking at 5-10 euros. Film/dinner combos cost 35 euros (reserve for these).

More information on Lab111:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Café, Restaurant
Food:
International
Address:
Arie Biemondstraat 111, Amsterdam, 1054 PD
Telephone:
020 616 9994
Website:
http://www.smartprojectspace.net/cafe
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Thu noon-1am, Fri-Sat noon-3am, Sun 2pm-1am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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