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Amazing view all over Amsterdam in a revolving restaurant: Restaurant Moon (4. July 2020)

| July 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

During times of COVID-19, you have to make sure to book your table in advance as there aren’t too many available tables (they can’t run the restaurant at full capacity yet). The menu (EUR 45.00) consists of three courses (starter, main, dessert) and once you’ve been seated and placed your order, you get some “bread with French butter” which was good, especially, since the butter was very smooth and rich.

As an amuse bouche, they serve a “puff pastry filled with curry” which is super light (although from the looks you expect it to be heavy) and nice to get your palate started.

The recommendation of the waitress was “Mackerel (apple, yoghurt, daikon)” which did not look that appealing but was actually delicious. Especially the daikon added quite a bit to the deliciousness and freshness of the dish.

The “steak tartare (black garlic, sambai, shiso)” did not only look nice but it also tasted absolutely great. At first, I was missing some bread on the side, but it turned out due to the chips which were on top of it, you really didn’t need that.

The “cod (salted lemon, sprat, celeriac)” was the main dish I went for. Now, frankly, the cod itself wasn’t anything exquisite but then again, cod seldom is, as the taste is relatively bland. In combination with the celeriac though, it turned out to be quite a delicious dish!

However, if you go for the “Moon fries (sauce Hollandaise)” (+ EUR 4.50) then you are compensated for the blandness of the cod. The fries seem to have been fried like three times but they are delicious – and the sweet sauce with which they are served fits quite well with the taste of fried potatoes.

The “lobster (fennel, bouillabaisse, saffron)” (+ EUR 10.00) on the other hand, wasn’t really to my gusto. The lobster itself was great but the dishes itself had too much of a boozy flavour which made it somewhat unpleasant to me.

The “yuzu (orange, lemon)” which was served as a dessert was refreshing and nice – a good way to end the dinner.

What I like about the Moon is the fact that you’re located kind of above the city of Amsterdam and if you would be lucky enough to actually have good weather, the view would be breath-taking. Especially given the fact that you’re located in a revolving restaurant.

However, as you can see, the view wasn’t all that great given the weather was relatively disappointing.

Still, it is quite a unique experience and definitely something which is worth visiting.

All in all, I can recommend the Moon – the food is decent, the price is fair, the service was excellent (the waitress was super friendly and professional) and the atmosphere is definitely nice (however, of course, much nicer when the sun is out and shining).


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Restaurant Moon

Overhoeksplein 3

1031 KS Amsterdam (NL)

Tel.: +31 20 237 6311

E-Mail: info@restaurantmoon.nl

Homepage: http://www.restaurantmoon.nl

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
EUR 145.00 (incl. tip) Filed in: Amsterdam (NL), Restaurants

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