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Restaurant Chateau St. Gerlach

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Joseph Corneli Allee 1 | Valkenburg Aan de Geul, 6301 KK Valkenburg, The Netherlands
+31 43 608 8888
19:00 - 21:30
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Den Haag, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant with my wife during our stay at Chateau St. Gerlach. While I am not sure if the restaurant has a Michelin star, it deserves one. Everything was top level and we especially liked the fact that they were using ingredients from the estate gardens. Compliments to the chef and the team, and I will never forget... More 

Thank Klemen R
ChateauStGerlach, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant Chateau St. Gerlach, responded to this review

Dear Klemen R, Many thanks for your visit to and diner at Château St Gerlach. Both are highly appreciated. What a fantastic review on Tripadvisor, we try to spoil our guests as they are at the estate. Off course, our Chef de Cuisine maintains his cooking at toplevel to treat the guests with the food out of his garden. We... More 

Delft, The Netherlands
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108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Two star Michelin restaurant. In a castle. In a cave. Much history - the EU was formally formed here. Must visit. A definite must.

Thank Arnold C
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138 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Not superb, but very ok! Ambiance and staff are as expected the same as the chateau. Superfriendly supernice. Food was as said, very ok. I think i lucked out with my dorade. Just not si tastefull. The confit the canard, on the other hand, was excellent.

Thank Jorinde V
Ann-Sophie E, Reservations agent at Restaurant Chateau St. Gerlach, responded to this review

Dear Jorinde V, Many thanks for your visit to Château St Gerlach and your diner at Bistrot de Liège. We appreciate your review very much. Good to hear the staff and ambiance were as you excepted at our estate. Unfortunately that the dorade didn't meet the expectations. We have reported your review to our Chef de Cuisine of Bistrot de... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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197 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

the setting is perfect, in the rooms of the old "chateau". The service is perfect. The dishes are , each of them, small paintings. Colourful and nice. As the presentation is made by tiny portions of food, decorated with microscopic drops of several tastes (according to the menu), everything is so small that you cannot enjoy any taste. Moreover, the... More 

Thank albertbrussels
Ann-Sophie E, Reservations agent at Restaurant Chateau St. Gerlach, responded to this review

Dear Albertbrussels, Many thanks for visiting Château St Gerlach and dining at the Restaurant. We appreciate your feedback on both. Good to hear you have enjoyed the setting of our Château, as well as the service. Our kitchen strives to combine excellent taste with good decoration. We are sorry we did not meet your expectation of the dishes. We have... More 

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88 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful hotel set in a wonderful location. The rooms are stylish and well furnished and can be described as luxurious The staff are helpful and friendly showing a high degree of professionalism. The barman in particular was friendly helpful and provided excellent service. The breakfast at the hotel was very good with a wide range of choices.... More 

Thank IckenhamChris
Ann-Sophie E, Reservations Agent at Restaurant Chateau St. Gerlach, responded to this review

Dear IckenhamChris, Many thanks for your visit to Château St Gerlach and your diner at our Restaurant. Good to hear you have enjoyed your stay! Off course, the decoration is of importance in our hotel as it matches the feeling of the castle. We take great value in giving our guests an unique experience, therefore we always like to pamper... More 

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107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We found Chateau St. Gerlach on TripAdvisor and what a fine. We ate a late lunch in the bistro and the food was super. Tim looked after us and was able to discuss the wine, the food and also all the other features of the Chateau including hotel rooms & suites and function rooms - he is someone to watch... More 

Thank PaulNCKent
Ann-Sophie E, Reservations agent at Restaurant Chateau St. Gerlach, responded to this review

Dear PaulNCKent, Many thanks for your review on Tripadvisor. We are grateful for your visit to Château St Gerlach and your positive words. As to be read in your review, good service is important for a restaurant. It is great to read you have enjoyed the service by Tim. He was very happy to read your comments and for the... More 

New York City, New York
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145 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We went here for a celebratory dinner and it was perhaps the most luxurious meal we've ever had. This is a true dining experience and meant to be savored. Best for a special occasion due to the cost but well worth it. The grounds are also gorgeous.

Thank auntcy1
Ann-Sophie E, Reception desk at Restaurant Chateau St. Gerlach, responded to this review

Dear Auntcy1, Many thanks for your visit at Restaurant Château St Gerlach. We highly appreciate your review on Tripadvisor. The words you share with us, is how we believe dining at our restaurant should be like. A true experience with excellent food and superb service in idyllic surroundings. Good to hear you have enjoyed it. We hope to welcome you... More 

Valkenburg, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Camille Oostwegel, his wife and son are known as the symbols of perfection in their branche, in every level, rooms, kitchen, authenticity and hostility. Beyond excellence

Thank djonnie88
Pierre H, Reception desk at Restaurant Chateau St. Gerlach, responded to this review

Dear Djonnie88, What a beautiful words about the hard efforts the Oostwegel family has put into Château St Gerlach and the other residences. Off course, we are very proud to hear such great words. Every day, the family and its staff strive to achieve to be best in business and it is always good to hear when the hard word... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We loved our dinner here, we are no experts but to us this should be Michelin star rated! Wine, food and service all of the highest quality. Highly recommended! X

Thank cclondon581
Pierre H, Restaurant Reception at Restaurant Chateau St. Gerlach, responded to this review

Dear Cclondon581, What a great comment for our staff! Our Chef de Cuisine and Maître de Hotel will be more than happy to read you feedback. Off course, we hope to redeem the Michelin star in the future! We would like to thank you for your visit and review. Also, we hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind... More 

Valkenburg, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Very good food and excellent service. various locations visited during our stay. They serve outside in the most beautiful setting. They have a bistro, terraces and the formal restaurant. They also allowed for servings in the garden pavilion. It is quite an experience.

Thank PaulKlaver
Pierre H, Restaurant reception at Restaurant Chateau St. Gerlach, responded to this review

Dear PaulKlaver, Once again, we would like to thank you for your visit at Château St Gerlach. We appreciate your review on Tripadvisor. Good to hear you have enjoyed the various terraces and restaurants at our location. Off course it is our goal to give you a special experience in the beautifull surroundings of our estate. We hope to welcome... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$97
French, Seafood, European, Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Joseph Corneli Allee 1 | Valkenburg Aan de Geul, 6301 KK Valkenburg, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Limburg Province  >  Valkenburg
  • Phone Number: +31 43 608 8888
Three reception rooms in the living quarters of the aristocratic family that used to live in the Chateau now accommodate a top-quality a la carte restaurant. Each room is furnished in its own distinctive manner, and in full harmony with the original painted walls and ceilings. The comprehensive menu is oriented towards French cuisine – and our renowned wines form perfect complement to the culinary art of our chef Otto Nijenhuis and his kitchen staff. On sunny days the splendid patio is particularly appealing to diners. Six stylishly-furnished rooms offer groups from 5 to 300 guests marvellous surroundings for festive and business gatherings.

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