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De Ballentent

Parkkade 1, 3016 GN Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+31 10 436 0462
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“meatballs” (42 reviews)
“french fries” (4 reviews)
“lunch food” (3 reviews)
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Dutch, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Parkkade 1, 3016 GN Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Must visit place if you want to try national holland food!) Everything is very tasty, not expensive. As I was told a lot of local residents come to eat here. For me it’s very important choosing the place to eat) Notice that dishes are veryyyyy...More

Thank Elizabeth I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three of ourDutch friends and the CO and I had booked a table in the Conservatory overlooking the harbour. Booking is a must at peak times.It was hopping and bopping at lunchtime and a great local asset indeed. Needless to say we all had the...More

Thank Eddie T
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Found this restaurant on Trip Adviser and it is absolutely “a must-visit place”. Very nice atmosphere, great location, staff is very friendly and food is simply amazing (very tasty meatballs, chicken, ...). They also have a very good selection of beer. Prices are very reasonable...More

Thank Smolarjeva K
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Great place to eat and have a drink. Friendly staff, real tasty Dutch food/dishes for a good price: loved the pancakes and meatballs

Thank PupusadeQuesillo
Reviewed 8 January 2018

I started 2018 here with a traditional Dutch lunch of bacon and eggs. The food was very filling and tasty without being too expensive. The coffee was excellent, too. There is a small, but worthwhile range of local beers. My companion had the meatball (singular,...More

1  Thank headbeeguy
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Everything was perfect,tasty food,good quantity but the water bottle was priced at 5.20 euros and was not written on the menu and the special of the day dish is priced off 9 euros meaning that it starts from 9 euros,and we eventually got charged 14...More

Thank Antonis T
Reviewed 19 November 2017

If you want to really try Dutch food in Rotterdam, this is the place. Now, if you are not from the Netherlands, do a bit of research before on what Dutch food is, because it's not really one of the most interesting or great cuisines...More

1  Thank Vladimir1998
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This no-nonsense place is iconic in Rotterdam, the only authentic harbour cafe-restaurant and its been around for more than 40 years! Famour for their meatballs, which are huge and delicious. They serve typical Dutch food, and its great value for money! Try the Captain's Dinner!

1  Thank roosje_r
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

A delicous Dutch meat ball, with an excellent value for money! Service is done by locals with a typical Rotterdam accent. The cafe has an interesting history and is always busy during lunch and dinner time, so reservations are advised.

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The Ballentent was rewarded the price of best 'ballen' (meatballs) of Rotterdam and I must say, variation on the menucard looks impressive as well the ball on the plate of the other restaurant guests. However I choose 'veal liver' as it was already I long...More

Thank Leon W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Parkkade 1, 3016 GN Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Rotterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 10 436 0462
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