La Rambla: Tapas, Tapas, Tapas
La Rambla is a bar-restaurant located at the central market square.
There's a terrace outside at the ever busy street to the market.
Inside there's a bar at the left and the rest of the area is filled with wooden tables for four persons.
Favorite Dish: Vegetable soup as a starter is perfect. Fresh mushrooms and courgette makes the dish tasteful and complete. The Spanish sausages are surprisingly delicious.
For the main course you just have to pick a number of tapas dishes. There's seafood and vegetarian ones, but the Puntitos de Toro with spinach are superb.
If you still have some room go for a finishing touch like Creme Brule or a coconut icecream.Related to:
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Gantau Village: Chinese
The restaurant was completely empty when we arrived there around 20.00h. Normally not a good sign and a reason to look further....
However, we did our research on internet and knew that this restaurant had a high rating and good reviews on a Dutch restaurant website. Apparently they also were on position #8 of a list of the 88 best Chinese restaurants in the Netherlands.
Since it was sunny we sat outside on the small terrace on the sidewalk.
The food was good, I had duck and my girlfriend a vegetarian dish with Chinese mushrooms.
The picture was taken from their website....
Il Padrino: Italian
Quite big Italian restaurant.
Service was friendly and fast, although it was quite busy. It's popular with the locals.
They have several vegetarian pizzas and a vegetarian oven dish as well.
The picture was stolen from their website ;-)
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Dickens & Jones: A bit of English style
Big, sympathetic place right next to the Town Hall on the 'Grote Markt'. We stopped for coffee but you can also enjoy various afternoon teas (English style), lunch or dinner.
Favorite Dish: 8 coffees, 2 teas, 1 cappucino and 3 hot chocolates amounted to exactly 25 euro.Related to:
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New York Pizza: Almost as good as the real thing
I'm thrilled to have found good, crisp, deep-pan pizza here. I use the website thuisbezorgd.nl to order my pizzas for delivery and they usually take about 30 minutes to arrive.
Favorite Dish: Cheese pizza. You can't go wrong.
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DICKENS& JONES: A DINING EXPERIENCE IN BREDA
Dickens & Jones was a wonderful restaurant to have our V.T. dinner meeting. It had a charming atmosphere and we had our own area so we could converse and socialize. The meal was very good and the staff friendly and efficient.Related to:
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Trattoria Il Teatro: Il Teatro
Many restaurants to choose from. Unfortunately the one we would have liked to go to was closed!! It is called Trattoria Il Teatro and is located at Haven 7. Therefore we picked out an Italian restaurant on the Grote Markt.
Update 2004: We finally made it to Il Teatro during the Breda Jazz Festival in 2004. We really enjoyed the place - it's furnished like a theatre - and the food was good!
Il Teatro is closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Favorite Dish: Typical Italian trattoriaRelated to:
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Koffie En Zo: Koffie En Zo
Koffie en Zo is a chic and trendy lunchroom in the upmarket shopping centre 't Sas.
Furnishing is in brown and blue-greyish colors.
It's open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea/coffee.
Favorite Dish: Just had coffee here.Related to:
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Meneer Dijkstra: Good food, even better prices
This little gem is away from the centre of town, and situated in a neighbourhood called 'Ginneken'. This used to be a small settlement which has been 'swallowed' by her much larger neighbouring town Breda. But the old centre is still there and it is very charming. On the main street from Breda to the Ginneken area ,the Ginnekenweg, is Meneer Dijkstra situated. A small nice place to eat. For about 8 - 9 euros you get a plate with french fries, mayonaise, and salad. You can choose from a menu which meat/chicken/fish you want added to the plate. They also have vegetarian dishes. The food is nothing fancy, but good, simple and nice.
The people there are very nice, atmosphere is very friendly, open and informal. But please, don't swamp the place because I still want to get in!
I mentioned as price 11-20 USD. This is including drinks (about two drinks a person plus coffee afterwards)Related to:
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The Beyerd: The Beyerd, Exclusive dishes prepared with beer
Restaurant The Beyerd is a unique restaurant in Holland because on the menu you will find Dutch and Belgian regional dishes that are prepared with all sorts of beers.
Favorite Dish: 3 Hot bean soup.
A hot soup with beans,bacon and onions prepared with "Rodenbach Classic",a delicious Belgian beer.Related to:
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Dickens & Jones: Great Food
Dickens & Jones a great restaurant in the heart of Breda, located in the middle of the Grote Markt. We had a great VT meeting dinner in this place and really enjoyed the food.
The restaurant serves French and Dutch dishes. Three course meal costs 19,50 Euro.
Favorite Dish: What could I eat there, really ;-) Of course grilled salmon again, but it was sooooooo good.
La Rambla: Best (and only?) tapas bar in town
My friends and I discovered this tapas bar on my graduation day. Usually, I'm not a big fan of tapas. I'd rather have a huge plate infront of me than many "samples".
But everybody seemed to like the idea so we headed to La Rambla.
It's a new place located right in the middle of the Grote Markt. It often gets crowded, especially in the evenings. And it's not surprising. The food is really good. Not that I can say the same about the service, but after living in the Netherlands for 2 years, I kinda got used to it.
There were 5 of us, so we could try pretty much everything on the menu. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious and I was glad that this place was chosen for my graduation celebrations.
We, of course, started with the bread that is served with all-i-oli sauce and very quick it became our favorite dish, so we kept ordering more and more and more.
Fried shrimp in garlic sauce was great, as well as the stuffed mushrooms. The ossenaas and the biefstuk reepjes were melting in the mouths of the meat eaters among us. And of course we had several salades too. Everything was properly washed with beer, the beers selection is not impressive at La Rambla, but we were satisfied with the Belgian Jupiler.
The desserts were fantastic. The "Crema Catalana" which is pretty much the same as Creme Brule was a great conclusion of our dinner. And Pieter_Jan_V enjoyed his coconut ice cream served to him inside the original coconut shell.
It was indeed a great dinner. The 5 of us paid 100 Euro for everything we had on our table. Definitely worth every penny!
Cafe Bruxelles: Beligan beer and more
A nice restaurant that was recommened to me by Axel (Kozzmozz)and Esmeralda (Wenasje). Three of us had a very good dinner there and enjoyed belgian beer as well.
Cafe Bruxelles has a nice bar as well, so it is unnecessary to go there for a whole meal, you can always enjoy the drinks
Favorite Dish: Every week day cafe Bruxelles has promotional prices for some of its dishes. On Wednesdays they serve their delicous steak for 8 Euro only. Don't miss the spareribs on Tuesdays, for the same price. And maybe you'll want to avoid the place on Mondays, since on this day students line up by the restaurant to get their huge meal for a very cheap price.
De Heeren van Oranje: Great place in the forest
The old historical building, dated back to 1897, is hotel and restaurant as well. De Heeren van Oranje is situated at the entrance to the beautiful Mastbos forest. The atmosphere of the place is indeed relaxing. The terrace of the restaurant is big enough to accommodate many people and you don't have to order the full meal to be a customer there. Many people come to De Heeren van Oranje for drinks only and then continue walking in the woods
Favorite Dish: The restaurant's menu offers a lot of good dishes: sandwiches, salads, meats etc. Originally known for the French cuisine specialties, you still can find some local food as well
The oranje juice is freshly sqweezed. Although it price is a bit above average (2.75 Euro) it definitely tasted better than in any other restaurants and cafes.
The "Salade van de heeren" is my favorite dish which includes smoked salmon, chiken, brie cheese, ananas, and walnuts. Absolutely delicious!
Master Food: Good food and slow service
This restaurant will get your food fast if you call to order it 30 minutes ahead and then step by to pick it up.
Their dishes are very good, the portions are huge, and everything is freshly cooked. There is a lot to choose from the long menu.
If you decide to have a meal at this restaurant better get ready to spend there more than 2 hours, at least. Especially if you're not the only customer at the place.
Teteringsedijk 196, Breda, Noord-Brabant, 4817 ML, The Netherlands
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Dr. Batenburglaan 74, Breda, Noord-Brabant, 4837 BR, The Netherlands
Good for: Couples
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