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Pancake Bakery

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Prinsengracht 193a, 1015 DS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 625 1333
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

We went to this restaurant based on the high ranking and good reviews at trip advisor. The food was o.k but expensive and old fashioned European kitchen and the restaurant was full only with tourists. We ate at better restaurants during our vacation

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1 Thank DafnaShu
Frans1951, Owner at Pancake Bakery, responded to this review

Dear visitor from Tel Aviv, you're right: some days we have more tourists, like you yourself, in our restaurant than locals. For most of them that's no problem. I regret that you experienced that our prices are high. A lot of the other writers of reviews however underline our good quality - price relation. I see that you're a "junior... More 

Portland, Oregon
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122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012

We have hit some of the best (top rated on Trip Advisor) in our last 18 days in Europe and the best we have had is here. We started with the wonderful asparagus soup and the simple salad. The soup seems to be a broth base as it was not too heavy. The salad was a mix of a few... More 

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Frans1951, Owner at Pancake Bakery, responded to this review

Dear guest from Portland, thank you for this very kind review. I'm not sure if you left your emailaddress, so I can send you the recipe of the Sticky Toffee Pie. Otherwise you can contact me through our website. Best regards, Frans Vlaming More 

Espoo, Finland
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012 via mobile

Popular place and tables placed very close together, so not much privacy other than us being protected by the language barrier. Friendly service and very good food, overall very good. The only minus from the pepper connoisseurs in the party was that there was only white pepper on the table, black pepper had to be asked for.

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Frans1951, Owner at Pancake Bakery, responded to this review

Dear visitor from Espoo, thank you for taking time to write this friendly review. You're right, if you miss something on the table just ask the service and they will take care you'll get what you want. We indeed have limited space, but the advantage is that very often "neighbours" come in contact to eachother and have a pleasant night... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2012 via mobile

Visited during our first trip to amsterdam and boy was it worth it. Not a massive menu but that turned out to be a great thing as everything we sampled was outstanding! Service from staff was excellent very friendly, chef was amazing and helpful. So glad we went would visit again on next trip to dam.

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Thank ratteruk
Frans1951, Owner at Pancake Bakery, responded to this review

Dear guest, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Indeed we have a limited menu, but every day we have some specialties to complete the choice. Thank you for underlining the quality of our staff: we as owners also are happy to work with them. Best regards, Frans Vlaming More 

Iasi, Romania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

Fabulous meal, excellent location, along Prinsengracht, great staff and value for money. Strongly recommended!!!

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Iowa
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104 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

We were able to slip in without a reservation by going early on a weekday (silly tourists!) and loved the food and the happy vibe. The tuna was prepared perfectly for both my husband (well done) and me (rare) and was one of the silkiest, nicest pieces of tuna I have ever eaten with a delicious light ginger sause. The... More 

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Frans1951, Owner at Pancake Bakery, responded to this review

Dear visitor from Iowa, the tuna you mention is Albacore from the Pacific, MSC certified, sustainable and line caught. This dish is returning on every new menu we introduce: our regular guests wouldn't accept if we skip it!! Thank you for your kind comments and best regards, Frans Vlaming More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2012

We loved our experience at Brasserie Vlaming, the bites plate was amazing! We fab food, nice wine in a great atmosphere.

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1 Thank Suzy1383
Frans1951, Owner at Pancake Bakery, responded to this review

Dear guest from Aberdeen, the starter you refer to is our "Bites platter". A 3-layer stand with a selection of our starters plus some "fingerfood". A real "party" to start your dinner with!! Thank you for your friendly review and best regards, Frans Vlaming More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

We had a lovely meal at Brasserie Vlaming. The veal for our mains was so tender and well presented. Most enjoyable.

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Thank LizMc29
Frans1951, Owner at Pancake Bakery, responded to this review

Dear guest from Derbyshire, the veal you mention was a specialty of the day. We have a limited menu, but apart from that enough extra choice every day. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Best regards, Frans Vlaming More 

Dunstable, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2012

Brasserie Vlaming really deserves its high rating on TA - we were certainly not disappointed - the food is excellent - service is first rate - the whole place has a real fun atmosphere - we chatted to the couple on the next table next to us - as well as sharing some home made limencello with Frans the owner... More 

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Frans1951, Owner at Pancake Bakery, responded to this review

Dear guest from Dunstable, you wrote a very nice review: thank you. We really like it if "neighbour" tables have contact to eachother and enjoy the evening as if they're with friends. And of course the homemade Limoncello helps to achieve that!! Please come back when you're in Amsterdam again. Best regards, Frans Vlaming More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2012

What can i say that has not been said before? the food, was as the reviews promised 1st rate, our starter of pat'e was divine and the pork in cognac sauce..perfect! We had pre booked a table several weeks in advance for 20:30, when we arrived unfortunately our table was not yet ready(the place was very busy and i recommend... More 

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Frans1951, Owner at Pancake Bakery, responded to this review

Dear visitor from Newcastle upon Tyne, a Dutch guest was complaining lately in his review that we presented him the bill at 20:30. So probably it was your table he was sitting at: we sometimes double book if the 1st guest agrees to leave in time, but not always they're ready when the new guests arrive. Sorry again for letting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$48
Cuisine
Dutch, European, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 00:00
Monday
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prinsengracht 193a, 1015 DS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 625 1333
Description
Small, cosy family-owned restaurant. Excellent quality - price relation. Nice selection of wines. Situated at the canal side, not far from the Anne Frank House

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Staying in Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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