THE DUCHESS

4.3
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225 reviews
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€51 and over
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Mediterranean
THE DUCHESS, inspired by the splendour and eminence of the Belle Époque, took residence in Amsterdam as of the summer of 2015. True to her imperial roots, THE DUCHESS resides in one of the best-kept historic gems, the former KAS Bank and W Hotel Amsterdam, where she will introduce her guest to the elegance of traditional London hospitality balanced with Viennese grandeur. Her royal nature is captured in the refined flavours from Southern France and Italy, known as Nouveau-Niçoise Cuisine. The custom-made Molteni kitchen is an impressive centrepiece fit for a royal, where the light and pure dishes arise alongside decadently delicious desserts. THE DUCHESS menu is one of intricate simplicity with eclectic classics as luscious Fruits de Mer platters, Rotisserie and grill specialties as well as homemade ice-cream coupes prepared at the table.

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What 225 People Are Saying
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4.2
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MagS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.
Unique atmosphere.
Perfect meat. Perfect service.

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vipsundinner
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful drinks menu inside a Time Travel machine.

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vipRJD1
Miami
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster salad was delicious, beluga caviar pasta was also very delicious

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ACelen
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was good as always.. one of the best kitchen in the land!

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vipAidid
London
69 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Slow service but great bar team

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SalomeA
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a real pleasure to come in your restaurant.
The food was exceptional, our waitress was great and attentive.
A great experience, I would recommand it to everyone.

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joeril
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always nice to eat in your restaurant. very nice service good atmosphere and great food. see you soon again... (work or private)

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DebbieW
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu had plenty of choice. It was very creative, the foie gras donuts were to die for
The presentation was amazing
The quality of food made it extremely excellent value for money
Thank you for helping us celebrate my husband/Dad’s 60th birthday in style

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Ozzie
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The Duchess for my husband's birthday. Everything (food, service, athmosphere etc) was incredible and we left the place with a great satisfaction.

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Wwfood
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Starters were great, but main course was disappointing simple (pepper steak & mashed potatoes, seriously?)

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ReneR
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great and superb place, must visit when in town, great ambiance

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Pieter
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The restaurant was not as expected. We have been to several Michelin star restaurants, and had some expectations coming in. Starting with the service, this was below average in level of attention and detail in explaining the dishes. The food itself was also mediocre at best, a lot of cheaper restaurants get you a better quality or at least something a bit more special. Overall we felt disappointed in the whole experience when we left.

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Annette
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High tea op zondag was een mooie en lekkere ervaring! Genoten van de verschillende thee soorten, kleine, lekkere, mooie hapje en taartjes in een schitterende ambiance.

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Dirigento
Nuremberg
5 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicilous food in a stunning location

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JolandeM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Far out the Best restaurant in whole Amsterdam
And the home made icecream was “ the Bomb”

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vipAntonioQ
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very comfortable, excellent service
Great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Didn’t like the food. My friends did not like it too.

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ShelleyE
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Food was outstanding. Ambiance was good. Service was good except that we were led to believe we'd wait only 5-10 minutes for our main course and it was more like 20. This wouldn't have been a problem except that we were a bit pressed for time, as we had tickets to the orchestra concert. We'd love to come back when we have a more relaxed dinner schedule. Overall, we were very satisfied. Food was outstanding

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LisaJ
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enige punt van kritiek is de manier van reserveren. Via de site gereserveerd, ik moest de afternoon tea speciaal aanvragen: over gebeld maar moest ik toch een mail over sturen. Daarna nóg een mail ter bevestiging van het menu. Dag van te voren én voicemail ontvangen én mail én sms om de afspraak nóg een keer te bevestigen. Iets teveel van het goede. Afternoon tea zelf was perfect, ontzettend lekker en goede service in een prachtig pand.

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TSeth
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there to celebrate a birthday. Amazing food and great ambience. Service was fantastic and gave good recommendations!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience3

The ambiance is cold and no vibe.
Food is good but you feel that you are in a typical hotel atmosphere with poor service.

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CelwinF
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been here before and always thoroughly enjoyed it. As always the service and wines were outstanding, but the food was a bit underwhelming this time. The quality was good but it wasn’t the level I had before. Our maitre was very kind and gave us all the attention we needed, without being pushy. Same for the waitress in the lounge where we had some drinks after dinner. Some of the runners gave us the idea they were not having the best time, rushing to their explanations of the dishes and almost getting annoyed when we asked what it was. Overall a pleasant evening though, these are all just feedback points.

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DanielleI
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was by birthday I really enjoyed the food the service thank you

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Lorenzo
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a special birthday meal for me and my wife and I loved every minute of our experience at the Duchess
Food, service and ambience were all great
Can’t recommend it highly enough
The chocolate dessert was fab

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risew
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner! Good location near Dam Square and easy to find!

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vipjustinea
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very expensive but fantastic food and beautiful restaurant. Really enjoyed our experience here and would definitely recommend to others.

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vipManu
London
40 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time at the Duchess, the third one for my husband. The ambience - an old bank - is very sophisticated ; food and service are both great. Remember to book your table in advance, since they have many requests

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Soof
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

The concept and service are extremely poor. In my opninon this isn't acceptable for a qualilty restaurant. It's a high end, what we call in Dutch 'vreetschuur', where people don't get the feeling they're welcome. Good place to be if you are in the mood for good food in an extremely short time period. If you want to have a great dinner and a night out in the city, this isn't your place to be.

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vipIndulgenceChaser
London
58 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food in a stunning setting. Service took a while to wake up but otherwise fine. Please change the light settings though! The bulbs constantly alternate between a low dim light and a brighter light. Very odd. Not sure if they’re trying to make it like candlelight but it’s very off putting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Voldeed niet volledig aan mijn verwachting/prijs niveau.
Concept qua eten is onduidelijk. 4 tot 6 gerechten (geen dessert bij opgeteld) bestellen voor een lunch, is niet zoals ik het had verwacht.
Personeel probeert er wel wat van te maken, in mijn beleving is het alleen te weinig voor zo’n sjiek restaurant.

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RuudA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The Walter was very good, the young lady Needs møre training...

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AlbertH
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

“Concept” is serving when ready whilst having regular menu with starter and main in practice means one us eating separately.
Please understand this is not a tapas bar.
Outrageous prices considering quality of food
Arrogant staff
Although only few tables occupied waitress only was paying attention trying to sell extra (small) glass of (€ 9,-) wine.
Extra piece of Bread €4,5
Have been waiting 15 min for coffee. In the end canceled order.
Waitress still had the nerve when paying explaining that “service was not included”, which was obvious and needed no additional explanation.

For the record: I’m a frequent visitor of good restaurants and have no problem paying for quality.

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FlavioP
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Great food and service!
Signature drinks are delicious! The restaurant definitely deserves the Michelin Star and all positive reviews.

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MaisieE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food2service2ambience5

Lovely restaurant however was very miss lead by the waiter regarding my starter told me it was a hot dish and it wasn't the took 10 minutes to bring me back over the menu by which time our mains were being brought over. They did take this off the bill just a shame

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BarakH
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great and very special resutrant !
Great service and amazing room !

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Sophiev
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was perfect exception for thé noise (very noise)

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Robbied
1 review