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Restaurant Bougainville

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Travellers' Choice Best of the Best2022
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PRICE RANGE
$103 - $123
CUISINES
International, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Red Light District (De Wallen)
0.4 km from Red Light District
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  • Tables disinfected between guests
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At Bougainville a fine dining experience of the highest level awaits you. Warm materials and a luxurious design featuring shades of bronze combine to c...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Brilliant experience
1. Brilliant experience
"Definitely a contender for 2 Michelin stars"
AliDaphne
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2. Real fine dining experience
2. Real fine dining experience
" The food almost defies description"
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3. Best service
3. Best service
"Service was superb from start to finish. Prompt, courteous, friendly,"
Armonk
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At Bougainville a fine dining experience of the highest level awaits you. Warm materials and a luxurious design featuring shades of bronze combine to c...

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 September 2022

We went to Bougainville for the first time this past week and were overwhelmed by the quality of the meal and the equally wonderful service! We could not have been more pleased with everything. Add to this the beautiful atmosphere in the restaurant. We will...certainly return to this excellent restaurant. Amsterdam can be very proud !More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Its not just the food at Bougainville, its the atmosphere and over all experience, from start to finish you feel like you are in another time and place. They absolutely go above and beyond with every step. I had read reviews before picking this place...that said it would be the highlight of our trip and they were NOT wrong! We ate at many Michelin star restaurants on our trip and this was by far the most fun and memorable!!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Highly recommendable if you are in Amsterdam and are looking for an evening with first class service and excuisite food.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we booked to when we left the restaurant, everything was amazing, atmosphere, service, wine, food, just simply got it right!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was amazing; atmosphere, service and food. All courses were delicious. The wine pairing was spectacular too.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had the pleasure of dining at Restaurant Bougainville twice while in Amsterdam. Our first meal there was the "breakfast experience" shared with two friends. Our table of four unanimously concluded it was one of the most delightful and exquisite breakfasts we...have ever had. Our server, a Spanish gentleman named Miguel, was exemplary. He continually curated the breakfast to our tastes, offering and providing a stunning assortment of food and beverages. The coffee, juices, and breakfast cocktails on offer were uniformly excellent. The assortment of foods - eggs, salmon, breakfast pastries, and more - that filled the table were all excellent. It was a great start to a day in Amsterdam and we will certainly do it again when we return. The dinner there was equally memorable and recommended. We got the seven course dinner with the wine pairing. Neither my wife nor I are particularly wine-savvy, but the exceptional sommelier had a gift for explaining the flavors and vintages to beginners. He was masterful in his presentation and made us quite glad we had gotten the pairing. The selections themselves were a delight and contained many regions (South Africa, Australian) that we had not often tried before. The food was just right - a manageable amount without being overwhelming. The variety of flavors and ingredients made each plate a fresh delight. The atmosphere is fun and modern and includes lively decor rich with contemporary photography and fixtures. Make yourself a reservation at Restaurant Bougainville - you'll be glad you did!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of the best food and service we have had in Amsterdam. We all had the tasting menu and wine pairings. All 4 of us were blown away with not only the presentation, but the taste and service. Kind of what you expect from a...Michelin restaurant, but we have been here a couple of times, tried others and keep coming back here for these reasons. A must "go to" place for food lovers.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I made the reservation for my parents 35th anniversary celebration. The staff was 100% commited to making the best experience possible for them. They absolutely loved every second of it. When they came back to Brazil they showed me the pictures and described that night...as one of the best experiences they've ever had. They had an amizing 7-course menu and were very delighted with the service, the setting and the place itself. Incredible! I will definitely go there next time I am in Amsterdam!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a wonderful dinner experience at the Bougainville with a 5-course tasting menu accompanied by their lovely cocktails. My wife went for the vegetarian option while I chose the regular one and we were constantly surprised and amazed when each dish was presented. All...accompanied by wonderful service and a brief commentary around each presentation. Lovely memorable evening.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place with a beautiful setting and the service is really really good, but this doesn't allow the sky high prices in Amsterdam.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Inventive dishes without going over the top. Bread is a standout. Extremely friendly and competent service. World class wine list at friendly prices. There is a great bar in the dame building with amazing drinks, worth planning a nightcap there.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the "swanky" decor to the inspired cocktails, to the friendly and knowledgable team, to the perfectly choreographed service and delicious food, we could not have had a better peak experience to end our stay in Amsterdam in September. Unforgettable and unmissable! Our favorite Michelin-starred...restaurant so far... we will be back, hopefully with friends.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 27 October 2022 via mobile

There are definite reasons this restaurant is rated the number one restaurant in Amsterdam. Making reservations two months ago, I was looking for a special place to celebrate a big birthday. This was it. Every detail is carefully managed. Wine pairings with my husband’s meal...were thought out, and the sommelier/wine steward was meticulous in explaining the characteristics and history of each pairing. Each course was such a unique and lovely meld of flavor, it was hard to choose a standout. Everything stood out! The atmosphere was intimate, and the staff presented the food in a such a fine, organized manner that they were a pleasure to watch. The beautiful sauces and flavors are indescribable! A memorable night…More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 26 October 2022

The blind tasting into food was very interesting and set the abr for the kind of food we would receive. The wines nicely balanced the food, and the food, the food was amazing. The staff did great, they were friendly and spot-on, with attention to...every little detail. Would definitely repeat the experience!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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I think the VIP lounge is a small room off the bar. If you were really into privacy with a small group it might be nice but otherwise I’d say the bar itself is comfortable and chic, and I don’t think they serve food in the... More
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If you check their website you will find all the menu and prices
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My daughter is not terribly adventurous and there was nothing she didn’t want to try or had difficulty with. There was no raw meat. Also, there’s plenty of food so if one dish does not appeal to you, you will not go hungry.
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Restaurant Bougainville is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5