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Lakes Bar & Kitchen

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Vreelandseweg 50, 1216 CH Hilversum, The Netherlands
+31 35 577 9996
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat 18:00 - 01:00
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164 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a great lunch here on a Sunday. It was for the first time in a few years we were here again. The management and chef changed a few months ago and that definitely was a positive thing. We went for the chef - 3 courses - menu. My wife is a vegetarian, and the menu... More 

Thank JW S
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212 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard great reviews of this place so we had high expectations. The decor is pleasant, on a summer day I am sure the terrace is great, right on the water. Our first waitress was a bit arrogant, the chipped glass with a drink in it was reluctantly replaced, however an apology would have been nice. No complaints about the food... More 

Thank Rosan J
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I've had the pleasure of dining at the lakes a handful of times. It's both possible to dine inside and at the outside terrace. Food is good, drinks a great but the wine card is amazing at affordable prices. I can fully recommend it.

Thank Mikkel S
Hilversum, The Netherlands
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Pleasantly surprised by the reception, friendly,helpful and proud of this recently refurbished restaurant.Very large wine list with big choice of good wines from all over the world. Menu was a lot easier to make a good choice and the preparation, taste &presentation was superb.The variety was also sufficient for choose according to everyones taste, preferences & wallet.Perhaps include a small... More 

Thank Jake043
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Lakes recently refurbished, the interior is much lighter now, terrace is beautiful and nice for drinks as well as dinner. Food is very good value for money. best food in town. Worth a detour. service is still bit too cocky.

Thank Aryan v
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248 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We've had a lovely dinner with 12 friends at Lakes. Evening started with drinks at the waterside terrace. Then we continued in the nice dining room. Good wine pairing, awesome Tuna and Chateaubriand courses. Service is quite informal which we appreciate very much (were other restaurants sometimes tend to overcomplicate). So this is a perfect place for a lovely evening... More 

Thank alotofdots
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Being new in Hilversum and having seen this restaurant from a distance during a couple of days it never invited us to go there. After recommendations from friends for fine dining we decided to make a booking. We were a bit sceptic. What a surprise arriving in the evening. Beautiful and warm atmosphere from the moment you arrive. Service was... More 

Thank Maurice S
Zwolle, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Had some nice business lunch when eating here, never been before and is hidden in the middle of Hilversum. Worth visiting and discovering some surprising and beautiful location with great food, helpful staff and nice wine.

Thank Edwin W
Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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124 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Lakes is a lovely restaurant housed in a '30 style building located on the edge of a small harbour in Hilversum. Plenty of parking. The terrace was nice enough but we decided to start off in the lounge to share a bottle of champagne and kroepoek. I had the crab for starter and the Fish of the Day that is... More 

Thank MarinaBahrain
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

clams with lemongrass to start and champagne ,the real one , main course nice fresh dutch fisch together with beautifull french white wine chambertin and then dutch cheese, we were there more then 3 hours, it was beautifull the cook is always learning searching for new or extra en asks your opinion and the owner knows his french wines, which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, French, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vreelandseweg 50, 1216 CH Hilversum, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Hilversum
  • Phone Number: +31 35 577 9996

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?