VIDA Naarden-Vesting

Nieuwe Haven 33 1411 SG Naarden Netherlands Map
Average price €35.00
8,1 /10
54 reviews
40 reviews

About the restaurant VIDA Naarden-Vesting

A star on the map

The beautiful star shape in which the fortress town of Naarden is built, is a Dutch creation. As part of the Dutch Waterline it attracts many tourists who like hiking and cycling. That makes you hungry! Fortunately, they are keeping that in mind in Restaurant Vida. An extensive tapas menu, fine wines, fresh coffee and cold beverages. Whatever you need, the friendly staff arranges it for you.

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€35.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant VIDA Naarden-Vesting

How to get there?

  • Car park Free parking in the neighborhood

Opening time

Monday untill Thursday
- Lunch 12:00 - 16:30
- Dinner 16:30 - 22:30
Friday and Saturday
- Lunch 12:00 - 16:30
- Dinner 16:30 - 23:30
Sunday
- Lunch 12:00 - 16:30
- Dinner 16:30 - 22:30

Services

Very good
8,1 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
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    9
Food
7,9
Service
8,2
Setting
8,2
Value for price
Correct
Noise level
Moderate
Waiting time
Fast
4/55 reviews
Suuuuuuusss B.
(0 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 17 Nov 2017
beste restaurant ever
Debbie W.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 4 Nov 2017
Beautiful building and nice location with parking nearby. English service was also quite appreciated.
Erwin S.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 22 Jul 2017
Super gezellig!!
alan48 P.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
3,5 /10
Food
2
Service
4
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 7 Nov 2016
We were a family of five and had visited the café for coffee one morning and thought we would try the restaurant, as we live locally. The evening began well enough with a glass of good wine and the first of 11 different tapas, all of which were shared. The scallops were completely delicious and are to be recommended. But it really went down-hill from there. The fig salad, and patatas bravas were the only dishes that were enjoyed by all. The sardinas (note plural) were a disaster. We anticipated 3 or 4 small crisp sardines but were served a single, large, greasy herring which tasted far from fresh. The asparagus had a meaty flavor as if it had been cooked on the same griddle as their meat dishes and, for me, the aubergine was inedible due to the clods of crystal salt that adorned the dish. The octopus was very tender but extremely greasy, the garlic gambas were literally completely covered in oil in the serving bowl and had to be drained before they could be eaten. Interestingly, the only meat dish, lamb, was served on a board with dribbles of sauce a la haute cuisine. It was more like tapas a la Gooi than original Spanish fare.
We were able to temper the disappointment from the food. Unfortunately, there appeared to be no staff on hand when we wanted to order desserts. There was only one other table of four in the restaurant (it being a Monday). One waiter was engaged for some considerable time with this table but four other staff were huddled together talking to each other. Eventually, I walked up to them and asked if someone would take our dessert order and was told someone would come over. After another five minutes of waiting, we all decided that we would leave. As I paid I received an apology from the barman (without further explanation).
It’s always such a disappointment to look forward to an evening out, pay hard earnt money but wish you had stayed at home and cooked better yourself. We did wonder if anyone associated with this establishment has ever been to Spain or if tapas in the Netherlands have been changed to accommodate Dutch tastes. That’s OK but then the restaurant should be honest and not offer authentic dishes which come nowhere near to matching the original.
Judging from the other reviews, it looks as if we may simply have got a bad night. Tastes differ, even our five had different opinions about the dishes though all agreed the tapas were, with one exception, poor and not good value for money. With so many restaurants in the Gooi, La Vida blew their chance to book us in for a return visit. Based upon our experience, there is no way I would ever recommend this place to anyone else.
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