Café-Restaurant Amsterdam

Address: Watertorenplein 6, Amsterdam, 1051 PA, The Netherlands
Telephone: 020 682 2666

- Mid-range

4.3

A 19th-century water pumping station turned into stunning, informal brasserie.

It's worth coming just to gawp at the colossal hall that is the dining area, with its wrought-iron pillars, high ceiling, and original floodlights from the old Ajax stadium. The food plays second fiddle, but is still very decent.

Food and drink
4
90%
Service
3.9
90%
Food and drink
4
90%
Value for money
4.2
90%
Ambience
4.4
90%
Location
3.7
90%

Food and drink

Mostly classic French brasserie fare - snails, rillettes, steak and chips, coq au vin, crème brulée, profiteroles. Platters of fruits de mer are a speciality. Dishes are simply prepared, and reasonably priced.

Ambience

Buzzy. There's so much to look at (and choose from on the long menus), it's very family friendly - I've eaten here happily with my kids.

Service

Good, helpful, accommodating.

Location

A ten-minute tram ride from the city centre - take tram 10 to the final stop: the restaurant is 200 yards from there. The Westergasfabriek nightlife/cultural complex is a short walk away.

Price advice

Steer clear of seafood, and you can eat three courses for under 30 euros a head.

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Singles
  • Relaxation

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