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“Horrible coffee and ever worse staff”
Review of Parnassia aan Zee

Parnassia aan Zee
Ranked #20 of 21 Restaurants in Overveen
Price range: US$ 11 - US$ 23
Cuisines: Dutch
Description: Ons restaurant is geopend vanaf 9 uur elke dag, 365 dagen in het jaar, tot zonsondergang
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Description: Ons restaurant is geopend vanaf 9 uur elke dag, 365 dagen in het jaar, tot zonsondergang
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This place used to be an amazing restaurant which blended in nicely with it's surroundings. Now its just some wonky beach house that looks like some sort of dark dungeon from the inside with plastered unpainted walls and dirty floors.

My girlfriend and I ordered a coffee, which took forever too arrive. Eventually it was served in a glass cup (!!) Without a tray or anything. To make things worse the coffee tasted dull and had some extra 'bite' to it for my girlfriend. She fished a ladybug out of the cup which was truly disgusting.

We complained and received a free new coffee but no excuses or anything were heard from the, already slow and arrogant, waiter.

In conclusion we will never come back as long as this place is in its current state.

Thank ymaas
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Laura K, Guest Relations Manager at Parnassia aan Zee, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018
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Beste gast,

sinds 1 oktober 2017 zijn wij een andere bv met een nieuwe eigenaar. Het zou daarom erg leuk zijn als u binnenkort langs komt en ons verteld wat u er nu van vindt. U kunt dan een mailtje sturen naar info@parnassiaaanzee.nl

Groetjes Laura, Team Parnassia aan zee

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Due to is somewhat remote location, this restaurant sails relative well by the absence of competitors. I've been here several times over the past years and despite the fancy renewed interior, the place is running down. This time we only had drinks, but the other day, the food was disappointing as well.

Toilets had run out of paper and the hand dryer in the men's room hadn't been cleaned for a while as it was covered with dry bird droppings.

The best thing is its location sporting both a great view over the North Sea as well as over the dunes. And for the ones that walk the dog on the beach, the restaurant is dog-friendly, they even have dog-cookies on the menu.

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Thank Sarpa74
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Laura K, Guest Relations Manager at Parnassia aan Zee, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018
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Beste gast,

sinds 1 oktober 2017 zijn wij een andere bv met een nieuwe eigenaar. Het zou daarom erg leuk zijn als u binnenkort langs komt en ons verteld wat u er nu van vindt. U kunt dan een mailtje sturen naar info@parnassiaaanzee.nl

Groetjes Laura, Team Parnassia aan zee

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Parnassia has something like a mythical reputation. I live not too far away from Overveen and have always been awed by its reputation which was, I must confess, all 'hear say'.
On a nice spring day in 2017 we decided that we should enjoy the warm spring sun and for the first time in our lives visit Parnassia. The weather was fine, our expectations were high and the setting in the dunes very nice. First surprise: paid parking. One would not expect to have to pay a carpark attendant when visiting a restaurant. The explanation was acceptable however, once parked one could also visit the Kennemer dunes, a national park area. We payed 7,50 euro for a few hours, not cheap. Second surprise: Dog excrement on the footpath to the restaurant/beach and watery evidence that a dog lifted its leg against an ornamental tree inside the building. Third surprise: Poorly maintained and poorly cleaned facilities throughout. Fourth surprise: No service, we decided to leave after 15 minutes and went to the beach.
Approx one hour later we returned from the beach and decided to try again. Service was beter and we were served tasty sandwiches.
Summarizing: A highly overrated restaurant not worth a scond visit.

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Thank Frits P
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Came here after a walk in the dunes with my boyfriend. It was big, warm and busy. It wasn't a problem to find a seat though and the staff were attentive and friendly. Food is OK. It's a typical dutch beach side restaurant! It will be busy pretty much year round and especially so in the summer.

Thank Lia S
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

We stopped here after walking in the NP. The place is comfortable and staff is friendly and helpful.

We had the lasagna verdure which was good, but unfortunately not hot enough.
The bread with dip was also very nice and plenty.

Prices are good, especially compared to other places on the beach.

Thank AnnaNLCH
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