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“Fresh, healthy and beutifull food :)”
Review of by LIMA

by LIMA
Ranked #4 of 333 Restaurants in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$12
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Cosy atmosphere. Food is beautiful and super tasty :) You can find also vegan meals! All is served in original way with accompaniment of delicious wine.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

The reataurant has good vegetarian options and they look good on paper, the only thing is that the sauces/dressings were not the strongest pat of the menu and left the dishes dry. It was especially noticeable in the goat cheese salad, which had almonds, raw spinach, chick peas and quinoa among other things - making it very "chewy" because the sauce was a strong mustard sauce that was sticky and thick and couldn't even come out of it's little plastic cup. Other than adding a strong mustardy taste, the sauce was not sufficient to compliment all the dryness of the dish.

However, the veggie burger was much better! Broccoli patty is a great choice (usually it's the chick pea version) and a bit of some spicy sauce added a needed kick to the dish.

The place has a great outdoor sitting area and big "umbrellas" cover about 50% of the sitting area so it is possible to eat, drink or have a smoke in the rain there :)

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Thank Liina P
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Yesterday we visited Lima in Haarlem. A popular place, was very busy with the nice sunny weather. We ordered a soup and a carpaccio sandwich. The personal is very friendly the work hard and are professional. Our food was good, the carpaccio sandwich was served with strange peanuts but tasted well. The soup was also fine/ good but for sure not spectacular.

Thank roger1975
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Healthy, yummy and beautifully prepared food. We had brunch. Enough cosy inside seating and outdoors large enough umbrellas to shelter you from light rain. I began my day with a lovely vodka based watermelon juice cocktail. Friendly attentive wait staff.

Thank Amy R
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We've enjoyed quite a few pleasant lunches here (although I think the TripAdvisor rating distorts the reality), so decided to sit and enjoy the summer sunshine there today with some nice food.

After being ignored for almost a quarter of an hour, during which time we found some menus and chose what we wanted to eat, I managed to catch the attention of a waitress, who came and cleared the table from the previous occupants and asked what we'd like to drink. We ordered our drinks and then started to order our food...

"Sorry, we're not serving food today because of a meeting".

Needless to say, we cancelled our drinks order and went elsewhere.

There are plenty of places to eat in Haarlem and we believe this is why the standard is quite high.

by Lima needs to understand this and not become complacent.

1  Thank Plough C
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BrunoRegoLima, Eigenaar at by LIMA, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Dear Plough C,

First of all we would like to thank you for your comment and feedback, we take it really seriously in behave of improve our standards.

Good to hear that in the past you enjoyed some meals with us and because of that you come back to have some lunch in our sunny terrace.
Unfortunately this time the experience was not good and we would like to apologize for it.
We train our staff members everyday to give the maximum attention to our guests. Wait 15 minutes for one menu and get your attention is not acceptable and this will be discussed with the team.

It is true that yesterday (17 July), we had a meeting with all team. We think that is very important to discuss with the team all the good points of by LIMA and the points that need to be improved. We do this meeting one time per year and for that we need to close a bit earlier.
We are very sorry that this situation got us a disconfortable and disapointed 1 star review from you. It is not our meaning to become complacent.

Please do let us make this right, we would like to offer you a breakfast/lunch for free, just send us a e-mail to: info@by-lima.nl

Our best regards,
Team by LIMA

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