Luxury Travel Guide

  • CHRISTMAS
  • FATHER'S DAY
  • class="last"class="last">EASTER

  • CHRISTMAS
  • VALENTINE'S

  • class="last"class="last">AWARDS
     
    Home  >  Restaurant Reviews  >  Amsterdam  >  Lion Noir
     

    Lion Noir, Amsterdam Review

    Reguliersdwarsstraat 28, 1017 BM Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Lion Noir Review
     
    4 Star Rating
    Tags: Amsterdam, Netherlands, Casual reviewsThe Bill: £68 per head
     

    On a recent trip to Amsterdam we decided to visit Lion Noir, which can be found located centrally in the city. Lion Noir is quirky restaurant that is split over two levels, offering eccentric décor which didn’t go unnoticed.

    When we arrived at the restaurant we were greeted warmly and shown to our table. We decided to indulge in an aperitif whilst we perused the menu, and settled on two glasses of the delicious Veuve Clicquot; the bubbles made for an ideal start to the evening.

    To begin our culinary experience, I chose the tuna tartare which was served with poached quail eggs, sesame, avocado cream, shiso tempura, lime caviar, srirach mayonnaise and horseradish. This made for an absolutely wonderful dish, with the flavour of the wonderfully fresh tuna being accentuated perfectly by the other elements of this dish. My partner chose the pheasant rouleau with winter truffle, baked duck liver, chicory salad, brioche and parsnip, complete with a Pedro Ximenez reduction. This was a complex dish with wonderfully rich flavours and it was wonderfully presented.

    “The menu promises a lot, and luckily the cuisine does not disappoint.”

    For our main course, I chose the duck breast with polenta fries, candied duck leg croquette, madame Jeanette, sprouts and a duck liver and Madeira sauce. My partner chose the Black Angus steak served with chestnut cream, chantenay carrots, silver onion, baked mushrooms, baby broccoli, boeuf bourguignon stuffed wonton and a red wine sauce. Both of these dishes had an abundance of wonderfully deep flavours, and the respective meats were cooked perfectly allowing them to simply melt in the mouth.

    To accompany our meal, we opted for a bottle of the 2014, Mercurey Rouge Chateau de Chamirey, Burgundy, France. This wine was medium bodied and offered a smoky palate of rich red fruits.

    The staff throughout our evening at Lion Noir were extremely welcoming and we were left wanting for nothing. The menu promises a lot, and luckily the cuisine does not disappoint. We wouldn’t hesitate to return on our next trip to Amsterdam and would thoroughly recommend you to do the same should you find yourself in the area.

    Photos courtesy of Lion Noir
    2 others are viewing this restaurant right now

    Social Share

    Linkedin RSS
     
    Amsterdam Hotels   Amsterdam Restaurants
     
     
    Service: 8reviews of Lion NoirLocation: 8Lion Noir reviewsValue: 8Lion NoirStyle: 9Lion Noir reviewQuality: 9
     
     
    Recent Reviews
     
    Seven Sins
    Seven Sins
    We put the spotlight on the industry's most recognisable faces in our new interview segment "Seven Sins". If you want to know what inspires the industry's movers and shakers or what your favourite food loving celebrity likes to indulge in then you'll find it in their Seven Sins.
     
    Tom Kerridge
    Chef, Restaurateur and Author
    Tom Kerridge Seven Sins
    Tom Kerridge, the award winning and celebrated chef brings a taste of culinary...
    Tom Kerridge
     
    Atul Kochhar
    Chef
    Atul Kochhar Seven Sins
    Chef Patron of the highly acclaimed Benares restaurant in London, Atul...
    Atul Kochhar
     
    Wolfgang Puck
    Celebrity Chef & Restaurateur
    Wolfgang Puck Seven Sins
    The name Wolfgang Puck is synonymous with the best of restaurant hospitality...
    Wolfgang Puck
     
    Raymond Blanc
    Chef Patron, Le Manoir
    Raymond Blanc Seven Sins
    Born in Besançon, France, in 1949, Raymond Blanc is acknowledged as one...
    Raymond Blanc
     
    Belstaff UK
     
    Popular Searches
    Berlin Traditional Dublin Cocktail Bar
    Berlin Cocktail Bar London Indian
    Sydney Fine Dining Leeds Tapas
    Sydney Luxury Lake Garda Traditional
     
    © The Critics Guide 2024 HomeHome AboutAbout Privacy & Cookie PolicyprivacyBlogblogTermsblogSocial Media TermstermsSitemapsitemapContact