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L'Esperance

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
French, Belgian, European
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Driftweg 1, De Haan 8420, Belgium
+32 59 32 69 00
Wednesday
Closed
Hours:
Thu - Mon 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
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Bruges, Belgium
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Visited several times without being disappointed. Great food, fine presentation. Lunch at noon highly recommended.

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Cologne, Germany
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

Excellent in food and service combined with direct kitchen feeling. In particular the two tables towards the kitchen provides that special experience. A perfect but pretty small restaurant with tailor-made dishes.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

We ate in four different restaurants in de Haan, and this was by far the best and most memorable. As far as I could see, the whole operation was run by two incredibly hard-working men - one chef and one waiter - so be prepared to wait between courses, this is not fast food. But the food is sensational -... More 

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the netherlands
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014

The food was excellent, the service very good and we enjoyed the decoration. We had one of the menu's and it was great.

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Strasbourg, France
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

You'll never imagine there's a place you cannot miss, here , a little far away from airports(if you are a world traveller, not living nearby) but it's a place you won't regret to have done all these kilometers. Personally,compared to Michelin 3 stars' restaurant I've tasted , I find this restaurant as good as some of them. Too bad for... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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180 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

We return to this cozy house every year since 10 years at least and we have never been disappointed. You need time as the service is on the slow side but the food is superb, and you must not expect a menu to choose from à la carte; you only get a choice of two dishes for each course. But... More 

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De Haan, Belgium
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Friendly, superb and fresh.. The taste is original, excellent food. If you try it, you will surely return!!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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690 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

This is a small traditional restaurant in De Haan which has a special ambiance. The kitchen is in full view, allowing you to see how hard the chef and assistant are working to produce the meal. The meals are a set menu, with a choice of fish or meat for starter and main. There was also an extra (substantial) appetiser... More 

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De Haan, Belgium
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89 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

An excellent meal with a choice depending on the season. The chef is preparing the meal in an open kitchen and his wife was serving us.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

Poor choice of food, chipped plates, and a "suprise" pudding, which as my wife has a dairy intolerance we could not have, the service was very slow. I am amazed (according to the sticker in the window) that the Michelan guide even visited, even more suprised that they have an entry in the guide! Not to be recommended, and I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$53
Cuisine
French, Belgian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Driftweg 1, De Haan 8420, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  De Haan
  • Phone Number: +32 59 32 69 00

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