Instock Den Haag

Buitenhof 36 2513 AH The Hague Netherlands Map
Average price €31.00
8,3 /10
325 reviews
117 reviews

About the restaurant Instock Den Haag

Here in our restaurant in The Hague we serve food surplus: food that otherwise would be wasted. Our chefs create the most delicious dishes based on the harvest of the day. So it’s different every day! Come by for breakfast, lunch or a (four course) dinner. A battered carrot becomes a carrot cake and a square Brussels sprout is turned into kimchi to go with your burger. We always have vegetarian option available! And don’t worry: we don’t rescue products that are expired.

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€31.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • €3.95
    Glass of wine
  • €22.00
    En flaske vin
  • €2.20
    Coffee
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Instock Den Haag

How to get there?

  • Public transports
    With trams 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 16 and busses 22 and 24, you can get near Buitenhof. You also take a 15 minute walk from train station The Hague Central.
  • Car park Park Noordeinde

Opening time

Monday - Sunday 8:30 AM - 11:00 PM

Services

Very good
8,3 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
  • 10
    59
  • 9
    86
  • 8
    107
  • 7
    36
  • < 7
    37
Food
8,2
Service
8,6
Setting
8,2
Value for price
Correct
Noise level
Moderate
Waiting time
Fast
21/325 reviews
David S.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
7,5 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 7 Apr 2018
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Tiffany P.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
7 /10
Food
6
Service
10
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 10 Mar 2018
This is an interesting concept!
Restaurant
Thank you Tiffany! We have three locations in total (Amsterdam, The Hague and Utrecht). Hopefully see you there as well.

Kind Regards, Nina - Team Instock
Niels W.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 9 Feb 2018
Mid Centre he Hague at the Buitenhof 36, just across the Dutch Parliament, the Instock restaurant is a good place for lunch and dinner. Geared towards stopping food waste, they prepare an interesting number of dishes at fair prices. OK for veggies too. A very nice selection of special beers, good house wines (you can try a sip). Extremely pleasant staff.
We did like the restaurant.
Sona M.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
6
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 12 Jan 2018
Much more expensive then “cheap eats.” You are given small portions and if you don’t select the 4 course meal, each individual meal is very expensive for the size. The food was okay, depending on what they put together. Some of the ingredients didn’t really go well with one another, so you have to be willing to taste different things. Also, any sort of meat product has an up charge so you end up paying even more for the tiny course. Otherwise, the service was great, and the place was really cute. Just way more expensive than expected and not worth the price.
Clementine P.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
7 /10
Food
8
Service
4
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 29 Nov 2017
Overall the food is really good with daily fresh products. However the service staff that we had that night were far from being welcoming, no smiles, no interest whatsoever.. Perhaps it wasn't a good day, yet it isn't pleasant to have a waiter that seem like he/she is bored to death.
Restaurant
Dear Clementine,

I am sorry to hear the team didn't shine like they are used to. Hopefully we will see you again to not only rescue food but to show you what service with a smile looks like. Thank you for the feedback!

Kind Regards, Nina - Team Instock
Johannes S.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 22 Sep 2017
I really like the concept of the restaurant. And the food was tasty and somehow different than what you usually get. Only minus is that the food was a bit cold when it came to the table.
The service was outstanding and very friendly????
Tonny W.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 31 Aug 2017
Genoten van een mooi diner. Vriendelijke bediening. Voor de kokkies deden wij een bedank dansje.
Restaurant
Hi Tonny,

Het dansje zal nog lang heugen :D . Hartstikke fijn dat jullie hebben genoten. Hopelijk tot heel snel.

Groet, Nina -Team Instock
Maria I.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 14 Aug 2017
if you care about resource saving you wouldn't care much about the rest but anyway it is a good place. if you care about resource saving you wouldn't care much about the rest but anyway it is a good place.
Restaurant
Dear Maria,

Thank you very much!! It is lovely to hear you had a great time while rescueing food.

Kind regards, Nina - Team Instock
Dumoulin A.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 21 Apr 2017
Extremely creative & tasty, wonderful meal, attentive & friendly staff. It was our second time and we sure will come back!
Restaurant
Dear Anne,

It was lovely to have you again in our restaurant! It is great to hear you liked the food, we could see you and the rest of your table enjoying and this makes us really happy. Hopefully seeing you soon.

Best wishes, Nina - Team Instock
Cantya S.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 27 Mar 2017
It has a very cool concept. I really appreciate the fact that they rescue wasted (good) ingredients. What's even better is the staffs. The restaurant wants to basically spread awareness about food waste, and the staffs deliver the message. They are very passionate about the vision of the restaurant, and it's simply inspiring.
Restaurant

Dear Cantya,

Thank you very much for coming and leaving us these beautifull words. It really motivates our team. Hopefully we will see you soon again to rescue more food.

Best Wishes, Nina - Team Instock
Lisa M.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
2 /10
Food
2
Service
2
Setting
2
  • Meal date : 24 Mar 2017
Cup a soup starter, boring beef empanada, followed by Lekkerbekker pizza (!) and pounded home with an inedible potato cheesecake....no we are not in the land of culinary nightmares, we are at Instock!! In the end, for our group of seven, who had to wait three hours for this pitiful, mouth caking daily menu high on starch and low on creativity, the food was so horrendously bad, in the end it was high comedy. And however good in principle Instock's food concept is, recuperating rejected and nearly expired food items from the Albert Heijn food giant, one wonders, with a menu this bad, if it may in fact be best to let sleeping dogs, or in this case, food, lie.
Jeannette R.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 18 Mar 2017
Wonderful dinner and good concept and very kind service!
Restaurant
Dear Jeannette,<br />
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Thank you for your kind words. Hopefully we will see you soon again!

Kind regards, Nina - Team Instock
Jonathan Z.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 27 Feb 2017
Super leuk restaurant, prachtig dat producten die afgekeurd worden in de supermarkt toch gebruikt worden en het eindresultaat fantastisch is! Chapeau team instock! Fantastisch
Restaurant

Beste Jonathan,

Dank voor je leuke recensie. Wij horen graag dat het eindresultaat fantastisch is! :D

Groet, Nina - Team Instock
dejong82 .
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
4,5 /10
Food
2
Service
8
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 28 Dec 2016
Only French fries and personnell were good. Soup (carrot and bell pepper) tasted like baby food olvarit, salad with some salmon was served without dressing, but tasted the same after adding dressing. Not advised to eat here.
Restaurant
Dear deJong,

First of all, I am really sorry to hear the food wasn't your favorite. We use everyday different rescued products so hopefully we can surprise you next time with a different menu!

Regards, Nina - Team Instock
Jennifer H.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 25 Dec 2016
The carrot soup was delicious (I could have eaten a lot more it was so nice) and the meat tender. The service was excellent (a first for me in Holland) and the smiling staff made the whole experience a good and happy one.
Excellent, thank you all.
Restaurant
Dear Jennifer,

Thank you for the compliments! Hope seeing you soon to rescue more food together.

Regards, Nina - Team Instock
Judit D.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
5,5 /10
Food
4
Service
4
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 5 Nov 2016
Me and my boyfriend were really excited to visit this new place because of the concept. I must admit that it is still really cool how the restaurant operates, yet there are many negative points weakens the experience.
First of all the service. I understand that young people suits the best to the concept and the face of the restaurant but it is a bit disappointing when you need to wait for a bill 20 mins. they also made a mistake what we have ordered.
Secondly, the price-quality ratio is truly disappointing. This restaurant operates on the basis of rescued food. Yet, the main course was really tiny and not so much taste. Even if we asked vegan/vegetarian style, it could be made tastier and better than it was. The same goes for starter.
I understand that the restaurant is still new and so is developing but as a new and cool place, management should have thought twice before hastily opens it.
Manuela H.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
6 /10
Food
8
Service
2
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 23 Oct 2016
Tonight I ate here for the first time. Food is quite good, though having pork as only main course doesn't seem so smart. The House wine is OK - and the price per glass is not pretentious. Service is extremely slow - the first course arrived an hour later. They forgot to bring the bread so we had to ask (btw the olive oil can be more virgin). Staff don't seem very in touch with the clients, though they're not per se unfriendly- A lady sitting next to us said: 'eerste keer en nooit meer' (their first course took 1.5 hr). The four people sitting next to them almost left without finishing their 4-course menu because their dessert was taking FOR EVER. It was a busy evening, so that can explain the service fiasco. I'll give it another try in the future, hoping that I'll have a more positive experience.
Restaurant
Hi Manuela,

Dank voor de feedback! Fantastisch om te zien dat u Instock toch een tweede kans geeft. Wij verwelkomen u heel graag nog een keer, om samen nog meer voedsel te redden.

Groet, Nina - Team Instock
Anstey S.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 22 Oct 2016
It was FABULOUS! Loved every second. There was great live jazz playing (but not obtrusively) and the service was excellent. I'd recommend getting there on time (we were late) as, obviously, they've got what they've got and you might risk a smaller portion! All courses were delicious and the whole experience was one I can't wait to repeat.
Restaurant
Hi Anstey,

Thanks a lot for the compliment! It's great to hear you had such a good experience. We hope welcoming you back really soon.

Kind Regards, Nina - Team Instock
mauramauras .
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
5,5 /10
Food
6
Service
2
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 22 Oct 2016
my friend and i we were wondering for the all dinner why it was taking so long from the moment that there is only one choice. the people sitting at the table next to us where also complaining that they had to wait so long! too bad because it's a good concept !
hellen V.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
8,3 /10
Food
8
Service
9
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 18 Aug 2016
Very welcoming team. Great table in centre of restaurant. We were with 4. The menu was fab. It was even greater knowing all this food was otherwise garbish.
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