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“Incredible experience”
Review of Pure C

Pure C
Ranked #1 of 34 Restaurants in Cadzand
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Pure C brings an ode to Zealand, the world and life with sexy cocktails, magical food, superb wines, a spectacular lounge bar, a magnificent interior, great music and a wonderful panoramic view over the stormy sea.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Food, wow, very surprised by the flavors, I liked that there were not many components on the plate, but they played a wonderful harmony. Also excited about their cocktails. Delicious!

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We booked the diner as a given bank special arrangement comprising also the Strandhotel overnight. We have been seated with a remark that we are a "bank" arrangement. Therefore, our table, together with other "bank" arrangement quests' tables, was placed along a wall, rather close to each other while other "normal" guests were seated at tables with much more breathing space between. All of us had to arrive at the same, well defined time. The staff provided all necessary explanations about the menu at about the same time to all so that we could easily follow the explanation given to the guests next to us. The food of this 7-courses menu was excellent: inventive, innovative, tasty… as one would expect at this gastronomic level and considering the reputation gained by this place and by its reputed former and present top chefs. As he was just finishing a rather noisy meeting with his staff at one of the nearby tables, he disappeared through the kitchen… we regret he did not find time to shake hands of at least some of his guests…. A matter of marketing… We were seriously puzzled and disappointed by the service. We have been told that the service is by a number of foreign stagiaires, not all of them speaking Dutch. No problem so far, of course. For the wines, we decided to go for the wine arrangement but we asked to replace for my partner the white wines by red wines. "No problem" was the reply in English to our questions formulated in Dutch. To avoid any linguistic problem, we repeated our request in English and the reply was confirmed: "no problem". When the first glass of white (!) wine arrived for my partner, we stress we asked for red wine but were told that it is impossible, the (seriously priced) wine arrangement is fixed and may not be modified. My partner though she will well survive one glass but after some 4-5 white wine glasses, we insisted to pass rapidly on red wines. And suddenly we were told that there is no problem for only red wines arrangement and why did not we ask earlier ?! Indeed, my partner was from that moment served only red wines for the few still remaining course. There seems to be an extremely regrettable miscommunication among the staff, each of our interlocutors having its own interpretation, its own rules. The management should clearly explain the prevailing rule as to the wine arrangements flexibility and ensure it is correctly transmitted to the guests. Should however it be true that the wine arrangement is carved in the stone, comprising both wine and red wines, and may not be modified we would consider this lack of flexibility as extremely disappointing for a reputed restaurant of this high level. Such an inflexible policy should be re-examined and corrective measures taken. We would appreciate a clarification from the management. Regarding the ''bank'' arrangement: the whole 'line' of these quests where served at about the same time and we felt a bit disappointed by the 'industrial' approach we felt over this whole event. If a better - ad hoc and personal - approach is not possible (e.g. for the wines and timing) and this in spite of this high level of restaurant, better not to commercialise such special arrangements.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Great food and great wine that complimented each other in an astonishing way. The staff was excellent and friendly. Beautiful location with a great view. Well worth the money!

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

From entering to leaving, great in all aspects. Loved the food, the atmosphere, the interior, the wines... it’s mainly about seafood and local herbs and that is probably not for everyone. But the things they serve are overwhelming for all senses. Pricy, yes indeed. But worth every penny.

Thank Wim S
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

322€ for two on a Saturday night - 7-course set menu (no choice on a Saturday, you have to take the set menu), 1 bottle of the 2nd cheapest wine and two Gin and Tonics.

Price-wise, you can eat at other Michelin star restaurants in Holland for about 220€ for the same food (actually better food) and drinks, e.g. Han Ting in The Hague.

My wife's veal (the main course) was terrible - mostly muscle rather than meat. We showed it to the staff and they took it away. Rather than replacing t or even commenting on it, we were brought the desert and then the bill - full price. When we asked to review the bill due to the veal the manager had to be called and he reduced the bill by 10€. That's a 3.1% decrease. For the main course this reduction was not adequate. A reduction of at least 10-15% would have been ok.

In general the food and drinks are ok, but not at this price and not with the customer service response we received. We visit Cadzand at least 2-3 times a year. We won't be returning to this restaurant!

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