Lab111

Address: Arie Biemondstraat 111, Amsterdam, 1054 PD, The Netherlands
Telephone: 020 616 9994

- Mid-range

4.2

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
4.2
90%
Service
3.5
90%
Food and drink
4.2
90%
Value for money
4.2
90%
Ambience
4.1
90%
Location
3.8
90%

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).

Recommended for

  • Foodies
  • Relaxation
  • Trendiness

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