Everything works to perfection at Senses: the welcome by staff, the decor of the room, the acoustics with low-level conversation, the dishes, the wine. The dishes will be chosen for you, if you go for a 5 course menu (with an added 2 amuses bouches), so every dish is a surprise, in sight, texture and flavours. Every dish is presented on its own special plate or bowl with patterns of colours, gold etc., which adds to the amazing experience. The dishes are small and delicate, which force you to slow down and really concentrate on what it is you are eating. The flavours are subtle, a godsend these days where we are otherwise bombarded with salty spicy fatty food. One of my absolute favourite restaurants.
12 November 2019
It was our last lunchtime in Amsterdam and to our delight the best meal we had during our three days escapade. The presentation, texture, taste, colour of the food was AMAZING and duly awakened our SENSES. Service was excellent. We had the three courses tasting menu complimented by numerous "amuses bouche". Would definitely recommend.
4 November 2019
This was a surprise birthday dinner for my husband while we were in Amsterdam, visiting from Maui, Hawaii. I had read the many reviews on line and WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED! What a unique and delicious experience! Go with an open, adventurous mind - you will not be disappointed! We had the 5 course dinner, paired with the wines suggested by Senses and it was an evening not to be forgotten!
4 November 2019
This was our special dinner at the end of our holiday in Amsterdam, and we were not disappointed. Everything about this experience was first class. We had the large tasting menu with paring wines. Both the presentation and the food itself were amazing. We have had many tasting menus in many restaurants and Senses offers the opportunity for each person have a large or smaller menu. Usually everybody must have the same. Whilst we both had to large menu, it is a great idea which other restaurants should follow. The other big positive here was the service. The staff were very helpful and attentive to our needs and determined to make our night the great experience that it was.
4 November 2019
We decided to have our last meal at Senses and boy are we glad we did. We were staying at a hotel near by. We decided on the 6 course experience with the wine pairing. The service and food was amazing. Just simply perfect.
23 October 2019
Very tasty and original food, and for a reasonable price. The dishes are very different and surprising. Good advices too on the wines.
22 October 2019
We went to this restaurant as a kind of treat on the last night of a trip to one of the world’s great cities – and, guess what? It turned out to be one of the world’s great restaurants, too. It’s not cheap, but you get what you pay for, and we’d gladly have paid more for the exquisite four-course dinner we had with wine pairings. We also got, what was it? – five amuse-bouches, so you can’t complain. The staff were absolutely lovely and made us feel at home right away. I wish I ran my own restaurant, just so I could employ them. The cutlery and fittings set the upscale, slightly offbeat tone. You can sit at your table and enjoy watching a genius or two at work. I do mean genius. Dinner was magic on a plate, and one course was so perfect it brought an actual tear to my eye. I think it was probably the best meal either of us has ever had. At the far corner of the restaurant sat a small bunch of fashionistas, intent on scarfing their food down and talking about shopping. It is an actual shame not to pause and thrill to food like this, and we both felt kinda sorry for them. They were missing out. Don’t miss out yourself – go to Senses and enjoy a truly uplifting experience. We can’t recommend Senses enough. You have to go. My only regrets at spending all that was left of our holiday budget were that we couldn’t afford ten courses, and that I didn’t have enough euros left to give a bigger tip to the lovely staff. (When we complimented the wine, they even printed out the wine list, and when we got home, we ordered a huge bunch, which we are currently enjoying with just about very meal.) Next time, I promise! Great place. Great food. Great service. Treat yourself. And, to the brilliant staff at Senses, many thanks!
9 October 2019
Amazing staff, Extra-Ordinary dishes, We took the 5 course menu plus wine experience, mind blowing. Amuse bouche during the dinner was amazing.
7 October 2019
While some of the food was a little exotic for me, my husband who is a more adventurous eater, was thrilled with everything. The food was a true adventure for the senses and gorgeously plated. Service was excellent. We chose the 5 course tasting menu but ordered a bottle of wine for fear the wine pairings would be a little too much for us. They do offer 1/2 glass pairings. If you're up for a new experience, you really should try Senses. You won't regret it.
23 September 2019
My boyfriend is a massive foodie, so I was looking for somewhere special for his birthday with a lot of variety to the menu but not at Michelin-level pricing. We found it!! Senses was just INCREDIBLE from start to finish. We had the 4-course tasting menu, which in the end was very filling - I had the non-veggie / my bf had the veggie and both were utterly delicious, wonderfully varied and so imaginative. I've never had such a great-value meal at (easily) Michelin level - we both fully expect this place to get its star soon, the only tiny thing holding it back at the moment might be the slightly long waiting times in between courses, but this was fine for us as we wanted to make an evening of it. I also wanted to thank the staff for hand-writing a note (signed by all the waiting staff!) along with chocolates for my bf's birthday. It was the sweetest thing and we were both so touched. More than 5 stars worth of love and happiness!!
17 September 2019