It is always complicated writing about bigger restaurant-chains. We started this blog to talk about hidden awesome independent places but sometimes the bigger places deserve attention too if they are really cool and awesome. My latest experience at this restaurant however? Not so great. I also did not feel like taking a lot of pictures so I decided to fill this post with appropriate memes. (So what???)
I happen to think that I am an intuitive person. But when I entered Dudok Den Haag for the first time I did not have a specific feeling about it. After about 22 seconds of entry I was surprised by what apparently seemed to be a large cup of hot water and tea that flew past my face and smashed to the ground. Although I am a person that usually minds his own business, I couldn’t help but to become curious about my near death experience and why a hot cup of tea almost smashed into my face.
Turns out a waitress had a loose hand and the cup of hot water just happened to fly in my direction. BUT things can happen.. I don’t judge…
I ordered a water and waited on my friend Franklin to arrive so we could have a little business/catch-up meeting. (Would have been nice if I would’ve gotten the water for free but OK..you know..just saying…)
Next to me was a family of 4 of with two kids whom must have been around the age of 5-7 and were drinking what I’m pretty sure were two black coffees. As I ordered my latte machiatto and apple pie, I drank my water hoping that it would be able to wash away the image in my mind of young kids drinking coffee.
Wrong order: Waitress brought a tomato soup that spilled on my shirt and some eggs. Afterwards came back with a carpaccio.
Nope, not what we ordered.
Waiting 15 minutes for drinks. (Why??)
Charged us too much. We got overcharged and did not find out until afterwards. (Where my money???)
Menu/Price: The Apple Pie (Appeltaart) was quite good and so were the chocolate milk, the Vitello Tonato sandwich and latte I had ordered. The prices might seem a little on the high side for regular students, but for 8.50euro you can start with a sandwich.
Personell: Strangely kind of slow and still fast. Meaning that it was a shame we had to wait 15 minutes for our drinks while most of the waiters were actually running around as if they were prepping for a marathon accross the street at the end of their shifts.
Vibe: Nice. I mean look at that clock!!!
Facilities: Nice looking and spacious. Especially when you just want to have something small you can sit in a special zone. Mind you this all was about a year ago so I hope the service gets a little bit better so I can try out some other things.
Location: Den Haag
2511 AA Den Haag
T 070 89 00 100
F 070 89 00 101