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“Iconic meatballs”
Review of De Ballentent

De Ballentent
Ranked #53 of 1,212 Restaurants in Rotterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This no-nonsense place is iconic in Rotterdam, the only authentic harbour cafe-restaurant and its been around for more than 40 years! Famour for their meatballs, which are huge and delicious. They serve typical Dutch food, and its great value for money! Try the Captain's Dinner!

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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

A delicous Dutch meat ball, with an excellent value for money! Service is done by locals with a typical Rotterdam accent. The cafe has an interesting history and is always busy during lunch and dinner time, so reservations are advised.

Thank Kelly W
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

The Ballentent was rewarded the price of best 'ballen' (meatballs) of Rotterdam and I must say, variation on the menucard looks impressive as well the ball on the plate of the other restaurant guests. However I choose 'veal liver' as it was already I long time I had eaten this delicious dish. I was rewarded with a very nice piece of liver fried just as it has to be. So no regrets although I still would like to know how the best 'balls' of Rotterdam are tasting.The waitress Kelly was friendly, efficient and very professional.

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Thank Leon W
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Authentic Dutch food. So don't expect anything fancy or gourmet, but rather something tasty. Do you like meatballs? What about french fries? If the answer is yes, then you should come here since it's pretty much what they have. But many say they are THE best meatballs in Rotterdam. They were pretty good as a matter of fact. But the fries were amazing. Service was rather slow, but we weren't in a rush. So not a problem for us.

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Thank Ricardo A
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Very Rotterdam like restaurant. Staff are very very nice. We had a few rounds of meatballs. Excellent choice.

Thank PBTN
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