Dining in Bluespoon Restaurant at Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht is as much about the decor as it is the food. Both are works of art and feed your eyes, as well as your mouth.
Stepping inside the hotel is like falling down the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland. Imposing bell-shaped chandeliers hang from the ceilings, whilst huge, red seats swivel and turn as guests sneak in for a little rest.
Bluespoon Restaurant & Bar
True to its name, the hotel’s restaurant showcases shades of blue. From the rack of blue spoons to the vivid blue walls, it’s all going on. Every corner of the room has been designed to entertain.
The kitchen is on display, with the creative chefs whipping up dishes with absolute ease and flair. It’s easy to lose minutes and minutes just mesmerised by the chefs at work. On arrival you’re encouraged to scout out the food on offer before deciding on whether to go for the classy buffet or a more restrained a la carte dish. Thankfully the buffet includes the chance to have an a la carte dish too.
Although Bluespoon Restaurant is all about fine wining and dining, and even artisanal cocktails, the food is anything but pretentious. It’s farm-to-table food, centred on wholesome creations that are packed with absolutely unique and exciting flavours. Every mouthful is an adventure. Even the least suspecting side dishes are full of surprises. Although every one of them is very individual, the common theme is that everything tastes fresh, healthy and really natural. Unlike most buffets, you don’t experience that guilty, bloated feeling – just a satisfying fullness.
The Dessert Table
The buffet also includes a whole table dedicated to desserts. From extremely rich chocolate tortes to summery cheesecakes, indulgent mousses and more, it’s a haven for those with a sweet tooth and in some ways, a deterrent for the savoury mains. After all, it’s always helpful to know how much room to save for a pudding (or four).
What to Expect
The restaurant is located in the centre of Amsterdam, alongside a typical Dutch canal. It’s a very pretty spot, with just a small unimposing doorway. The only giveaway of the fun going on inside is the trademark white scuplture. He leans down, looking out of the window, almost beckoning you in. It looks more like an art gallery than a restaurant.
Stepping inside it still feels like a gallery. It’s creative, unique and special. The staff are hugely welcoming; professional, yet down to earth and inviting. If you’re looking for a restaurant in Amsterdam for a special occasion or something a little different, Bluespoon Restaurant is the one.
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Big thanks to Bluespoon Restaurant for hosting my visit.