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Restaurant Basaal

) #145 of 1,088 Restaurants in The Hague €€ - €€€ European, French, Dutch
Dunne Bierkade 3, 2514 CE, The Hague, The Netherlands
+31 70 427 6888
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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European, French, Dutch, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Dunne Bierkade 3, 2514 CE, The Hague, The Netherlands
Neighbourhood: Zuidwal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here on a Friday night. We came in shortly after they opened so there was only one table before us. At first there was only one lady running the service so she seen quite rushed. We placed our order when people started...More

Thank The_Savvy_Glutton
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Well decorated restaurant. Menu has a good choice fish and beef. Very international wine list. 1 km walk from central station.

Thank Jo G
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at Basaal with friends. The reception when we arrived was great and the service was marvellous. The food was delicious. We had a tremendous time and we would highly recommend.

1  Thank Sheamusbxl
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I spotted this restaurant in the Lekker 500 restaurant guide and went there asap. It's around our corner and a few steps out of the city centre, so we could walk home. Beautifully hidden at the canal it's part of the 'Avenue Culinaire' and undisputably...More

Thank piformer
Reviewed 4 September 2016

What a fabulous restaurant! everything was perfect. Great service, fabulous wine and superb food. We chose a three course menu but becuase we wanted to share everything the kitchen took the time to split everything in two and serve it as a degustation. From the...More

Thank KarijnM
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We went to this restaurant expecting a nice dinner based on its reviews. What we received was so much more. From the charming owner who helped us every step of the way with food and wine pairings to the exceptional preparation of the food, everything...More

Thank sasebo22
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Nice food but way too slow for a business meal. Staff were quite rude when we asked for our meal. Food was nice when it came.

Thank alfredpbaker
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Great patient service, took time to translate verbally the whole menu from dutch to english to us. The service was efficient and the food came at just the right time. Very classy presentation of food and the food was delicious. It's more of fine dining...More

Thank Eong X
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We visited late one evening for dinner. They kept the kitchen open for us and we had a lovely dinner - the food presentation was to a very high standard and well cooked. Recommended.

Thank simonfea
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Modern Dutch food, made with locally sourced ingredients cooked well in a "simple" way. By simple I mean really well prepared relying on the excellence of the ingredients and the super cooking methods rather than a fancy sauce or purée which others might use to...More

1  Thank RosaBristol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dunne Bierkade 3, 2514 CE, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  The Hague>  > Zuidwal
  • Neighbourhood: Zuidwal
  • Phone Number: +31 70 427 6888
  • E-mail
Restaurant Basaal has been based at Dunne Bierkade, one of the most beautiful canals in the centre of The Hague since 2001. Chef Bas Oonk has led the way for years with his culinary style on Avenue Culinaire, a range of restaurants and cafes on Dunne Bierkade, each with their own unique and international style. Cosy restaurant and terrace Basaal serves dishes from the European kitchen in a warm, contemporary and intimate atmosphere. The restaurant consists of the adjoined parterres of two small town houses. In the summertime you can enjoy dining on the spacious terrace with view on the charming Dunne Bierkade. Kitchen Over the past few years, Bas Oonk's kitchen has evolved into a contemporary, basic style using regional products. For several years, Restaurant Basaal has been a member of Euro Toques, a collaborative that focuses on the use of natural, and preferably regional and seasonal produce. In 2015, the Michelin guide awarded the efforts and consistent quality of Basaal with a BiB Gourmand. 'Bib' is short for Bibendum, the Michelin man, that awards a mark of distinction to eating establishments that offer an excellent meal for under 37 euros.