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Restaurant Bougainville

9.7/10
172 reviews

Average price €85

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MICHELIN Guide selection 2020

  • One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
  • 4 couvert(s) Extremely comfortable restaurant; one of our most delightful places.

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

At Bougainville a fine dining experience of the highest level awaits you. Warm materials and a luxurious design featuring shades of bronze combine to ...

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In hotel TwentySeven in Amsterdam vind je een restaurant dat grofweg een jaar na opening al een Michelinster ontving: Bougainville. Wie over de Dam naar de poort loopt weet: ik ga een ervaring tegemoet. Executive chef Tim Golsteijn en een uiterst gemotiveerde brigade - van de rest van de koks tot de afwassers - zetten zich iedere dag keihard in om de hoge verwachtingen waar te maken. Geen wonder dat Restaurant Bougainville een plek is die internationale gasten graag aandoen.

INSIDER tip

Liefhebber van een goed glas wijn? Lendl Mijnhijmer, wine director bij Bougainville, werd in 2018 verkozen tot beste sommelier van Nederland. Neem je een arrangement bij je gangen, dan kan je dus rekenen op hoge kwaliteit begeleidende wijnen.

Rewards

  • MICHELIN 2020

Restaurant menu

Chef Tim Golsteijn
  • Average price €85 Special request
Starters
€25
Main Courses
€55
Dessert
€20
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User photos

Kalfslende
Zwezerik
Amuse!
Tonijn, tomaat, dragon met meringue
Filet de poisson, huile au curry vert et arachide

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.7/10
based on 172 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.6/10
Service :9.7/10
Setting :9.5/10
  1. Stefan m.
    Stefan m.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    I've been to most high end restaurants in Amsterdam over the last 5 years and this was one of the best experiences I've had so far. The food experience was, for a lack of a better word, fun and exciting. More importantly it was simply delicious. The wine-pairing was refreshing and the choices seemed thoughtful and matched well. Post-Covid changes were also great, plenty of space between the tables, all and all we didn't have any concerns the entire night. The decor is well lit and warm. Can highly recommend a visit.

  2. Stian N.
    Stian N.
    • one review
    10/10

    This is by far the best restaurant experience i ever had! The service and atmosphere was fantastic. The food was exellent and was served wery delicate!

  3. Ryan t.
    Ryan t.
    • one review
    9/10

    A great treat, and chance to eat an interesting and well thought out menu. The wagyu steak was a highlight, with the cheese board to Finnish. Highly recommend

  4. Peter R.
    Peter R.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Wonderful food served by attentive staff in a pleasant setting.

  5. Coen S.
    Coen S.
    • 7 reviews
    9.5/10

    The food concept was perfect for us, more or less small little bites throughout the dining experience. I always prefer the little starter dishes, here we had a hole bunch of them. Each dish was executed perfectly. Wine pairing was really good, we liked the blind wine setup: you first get your wine from a carafe without any explanation of the wine, then you explore the wine on its own, then the wine with the food, and only after that they pop the bottle on the table and explain the wine for you. Waiters were really good and right up our alley: personal, almost informal, but utmost professional at the same time. One caveat: no female waiters. This night might have been a exception, if not: Bouganville managers, were in the 21th century....

  6. Lucy C.
    Lucy C.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing service, delicious inventive food

  7. Crispian T.
    Crispian T.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    The service was impeccable and attentive and the food was good too! Liked the monkfish with Thai sauce and the dessert and wine. Also liked that we were seated next to the window with a view of the Dam Square!

  8. Louise M.
    Louise M.
    • one review
    10/10

    A fantastic experience, the most attentive service and fine dining experience we have ever had, amazing! Stunning food and the white chocolate and champagne gold ball was out of this world!

  9. Judith P.
    Judith P.
    • one review
    7/10

    Mostly good - some of the dishes would have benefited from a few less ingredients - such as the first course with beef tartare, raw tuna, crisp potato, grated cheese, frozen ice cream, and about 6 other things. Or dessert which was lost in itself with 4 or 5 too many flavors. . Did not care for the main course which was close to raw pigeon - to the point where the texture was unpleasant. Wine pairings nice. Service very attentive

  10. Tobias d.
    Tobias d.
    • 27 reviews
    10/10

    G e w e l d i g!

  11. Charles H.
    Charles H.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Loved every minute. The food,atmosphere, and service were all great and worthy of number one rating on Trip Advisor for fine dining.

  12. Darren S.
    Darren S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Outstanding service and dining experience. Welcomed very professional, given option to slow down the tasting menu tempo, food was incredible highly recommend.

  13. Torill M.
    Torill M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Nice resturat With Nice Pictures on the wall. We experienced exelent service and the Food were realy good.

  14. Mark T.
    Mark T.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    This meal was excellent. Service was superb from start to finish. Prompt, courteous, friendly, knowledgable. The food was very, very good. Although the dishes were usually complex, the individual flavors came out, and were not muddled. I especially appreciated that each dish had a meaningful number of vegetable garnishes. Too often, restaurants just put the protein and sauce on the plate and little else. These were very well balanced. I note the lamb in the lamb dish was lacking in flavor; I doubt it was grass-fed. Also one grit of sand in a mussel. But overall, excellent. The cocktail menu is extensive and ours were delightful.

  15. Edward K.
    Edward K.
    • one review
    10/10

    The meal was innovative and delicious. The service was exemplary. The wine pairings excellent. Overall it was a special evening.

  16. Maree M.
    Maree M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing food and great service

  17. Rohan v.
    Rohan v.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing

  18. Andy W.
    Andy W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent restaurant and grade A Michelin. Dam expensive tho.

  19. Wayne C.
    Wayne C.
    • 51 reviews
    10/10

    Outstanding food and beverage service to the exquisite food presented in the seven course tasting menu merits the award of a one Michelin Star. A very extensive selection of international wines on the menu. Saying that for a solo diner, consideration could be taken to have a more extensive wine and champagne selection by the glass.

  20. Sylvia n.
    Sylvia n.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Prima !

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More information

Opening time

Monday - Saturday: 18:30-22:00

Sunday: Closed

How to get to the restaurant

Dam 27, 1012 JS, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Public transport

Tram 24: Dam Square, Tram 5: Dam Square, Metro 52: Rokin

Directions to get there

Parking Garage: de Bijenkorf

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