A favourite of the Amsterdam Zuid restaurant scene

Date : 27/09/2019

De Kersentuin has long been a favourite of the Amsterdam Zuid restaurant scene. Part of the Bilderberg Garden Hotel, it specializes in classic dishes served with a modern twist, so they feel both familiar and new at the same time. Head chef Kees Mellink invites guests to sit down for an exquisite dinner, a glass of fine wine or a tasty bite in the intimate bar. Hello Zuidas caught up with Kees and F&B manager Emanuel Rocha to learn more about the restaurant.

REWARDING THE SENSES

De Kersentuin has an à la carte menu but you can also opt for the set three-course Kersentuin Menu
for €37.00, which changes regularly. Kees: ‘Our goal is for all of our dishes to reward the senses, and quality is something we spend a lot of time on. Lately we’ve also introduced some changes in how we work. It’s been well-received by our regular guests.’ Emanuel: ‘Some of our guests come almost daily or have a habit of eating out. They taste the high quality of our food, which of course is a good indicator.’

WIDE CLIENTELE

The restaurant and terrace serve a wide-ranging clientele. Kees: ‘We serve dishes that people know and recognize. The Kersentuin Menu is very popular. It allows guests to choose from several options. Fresh tuna, bream fillet, lamb and veal medallions are things most people enjoy.’ Emanuel: ‘Our guests tend to be people who are accustomed to eating out but are not that keen on the bells and whistles. Our chefs often personally bring plates to the table, and people really appreciate that.’