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De Machinist

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Willem Buytewechstraat 45, 3024 BK Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+31 10 477 5700
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Showing 33: English reviews
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The historic property of The Machinist in Rotterdam was previously a Machinist school. In some classrooms one can find a cozy and spacious restaurant. We really enjoyed the hospitality and the dinner. The flesh of the lamb shank was so well prepared that it almost fell off the bone. The broccoli was gratinated, and the French fries tasted delicious. The... More 

Thank A-flying-Dutchman
Istanbul, Turkey
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The building is so nice. View is so good as well. Luch is good. Only one thing: the women who is in the reception desk in the entrance is not friendly and non-helpful. I visited there with my 2,5 years old son with a baby trolley yesterday evening 1930 hours. Did not see the lift in the street. I took... More 

Thank pinarpin22
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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128 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

De Machinist is a but outside of the centre near the Euromast. It is an old machinebuilding reshaped to a restaurant. The place is very relaxing and the wine the serve was excellent. Also the bites were appetizing. Nice place to go if you want something different...

Thank francien2015
Sneek, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Nice old school building with industrial feel. My husbands father used to go here to become an engine driver. We had the 'table full' menu, so they keep you bringing you food until you say 'stop'. Nice staff, good food, some we did not like but thats personal (tong..) We had too much and did not order any dessert.

Thank JillHuisch
The Netherlands
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We went here after visiting the escape rooms in the same building with a group 14 people. We took the "Rotterdamse Tafel Vol" for starter, main and desert, which is a wide selection of dishes selected by the kitchen. The volume of food served was extensive and some of the desert was taken home... The quality was good, even in... More 

Thank Remco V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Very nice restaurant for a relaxed dinner. We were here on a cold January 1st. As soon as we sat down we were served "oliebollen", a traditional Dutch treat, very nice gesture. The atmosphere here is good, and staff is very friendly. We had burgers, salmon and a vegetarian meal. The chef works with good quality products, which results in... More 

Thank ReReAmsterdam
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Meeting up again with old friends in the city of Rotterdam in a restaurant very much being connected with the seafaring tradition of Rotterdam. The building is the old seafaring school, still very recognisable. Good food, friendly staff, lively atmosphere.

Thank JLa54
Messina, Italy
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

A very nice place to go with friends for a great dinner and good wine. For my taste the atmosphere could be slightly more cosy (then it would be 5 points). But overall I was very happy. Service was quite fast and they were friendly and accomodating. The food was excellent!! Would definitely go here again!! Good job!!

Thank Pecco K
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We visit a few times a year and this place always amazes me. Not only is it a special location, Dudok like if you know the place but I am always amazed how good the food is here. The menu is rather short but everything is extremely fresh and well prepared. You see and taste the attention. For the price... More 

Thank Jasper R
Barry, Wales, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A large group (20+) went for dinner on a Saturday night. Food was brought out tapas style and it was all wonderful. The surroundings were modern and trendy. The service was great. Our waiters were friendly, attentive and hard working. Dishes included salmon, whole trout, quail, steak, cous cous, roasted veg and chips to die for. The desserts were fabulous... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, European, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Willem Buytewechstraat 45, 3024 BK Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Rotterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 10 477 5700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?