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Travellers' Choice2023
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PRICE RANGE
AU$163 - AU$196
CUISINES
International, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Red Light District (De Wallen)
0.4 km from Red Light District

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In Bougainville, a top-class fine dining experience awaits you. Warm fabrics, luxurious design and bronze tones come together in a setting that is inti...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
Sponsored by: Restaurant Bougainville

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Brilliant experience
1. Brilliant experience
"Definitely a contender for 2 Michelin stars"
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2. Real fine dining experience
2. Real fine dining experience
" The food almost defies description"
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3. Best service
3. Best service
"Service was superb from start to finish. Prompt, courteous, friendly,"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely deserve the rating, top, every dish excellent, perfectly presented, taste, balance. All service at top levels, attentive, discreet, punctual, just absolutely wonderful. Thank you

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 September 2022

We went to Bougainville for the first time this past week and were overwhelmed by the quality of the meal and the equally wonderful service! We could not have been more pleased with everything. Add to this the beautiful atmosphere in the restaurant. We will...certainly return to this excellent restaurant. Amsterdam can be very proud !More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

Have had the pleasure of dining at Bougainville several times over the past years. The service as well as the quality of the dishes keeps improving. The ambience is luxurious and unlike any restaurant in Amsterdam. Bougainville is one of a kind and especially perfect...for a celebration such as your wedding anniversary or a birthday.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 2 January 2024 via mobile

Overall we had a memorable fine dining 1 Michelin star experience in this romantic restaurant staffed by excellent sommelier, waiters, chef and his team. The appetizers were creative, delicious new tastes and textures. We had a sashimi dish and a deer tartare which were both...fantastic followed by the quail which we all loved in terms of presentation and tastiness. The desserts were the highlight and highly recommend-never had such desserts in our lives. The sommelier took care of the wine choices to match our dishes.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 December 2023 via mobile

Wonderful dinner from start to finish. I have to admit, when we entered the restaurant just off the main square in Amsterdam overlooking the royal palace, I thought ‘Is this just another fancy tourist restaurant?’ But my concerns were quickly wiped away. First let me...say that service was excellent. Ronald (the sommelier), Azzedine (waiter) and Kenneth (waiter) were wonderful - knowledgeable and friendly. We chose the five course Bougainville menu with kingfish, scallops, rutabaga,venison and chocolate. Everything was amazing was amazing with the standouts being… everything! I could not find any disappointment. We asked Ronald to do a wine pairing and again, we enjoyed everything (even the whites, as we normally drink red). Thanks everyone for a memorable evening in Amsterdam!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

We had a Christmas dinner on December 25th, 2023. It was amazing. Food, staff and ambiance were of extreme high quality. We stayed in Hotel TwentySeven just one floor above the Restaurant. Walking down from the stairs, doors were opened for us in a warm...and friendly welcome. One of the menu’s was without fish and was made special. Not only the food, but also the comparing wine. Most restaurants serve the comparing wine of the regular menu, but not the sommelier of Bougainville. Each course had a perfect matching wine and the sommelier explained his choice full of passion. Staff was friendly and at the same time very professional. Each dish had a perfect combination of flavours. After diner we decided to have a drink in the bar of the hotel. A member of staff walked us to the bar, making sure we had a place. Service till the end.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 December 2023 via mobile

Kenneth and Azzine went above and beyond with service; top tier hospitality. Food was flavorful and the Christmas menu had a wide variety of tastings. I don’t even prefer fish and enjoyed every seafood option, it was the best seafood I’ve ever had.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 December 2023

I simply did not find any of the meals served tasty. In addition, each course was extraordinarily small, including the main dish. Also, they brought food to the table before the wine, not acceptable. They took forever to bring the glass of wine I ordered....Also, they somehow concluded I was allergic to onions and garlic so they modified my meals. I never mentioned I had any allergies whatsoever. Lastly, classy restaurants give you a small souvenir when they bring you the check, not this one.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 December 2023

We were filled with anticipation upon learning that Bourgainville had earned the title of the best-reviewed restaurant on TripAdvisor worldwide. Our visit exceeded every expectation, leaving us utterly impressed by the excellence of this establishment, its stellar staff, and the culinary prowess of the master...chef. Bourgainville's commitment to perfection was evident in every detail, from the impeccable service to the carefully curated selection of exquisite wines. However, it was the extraordinary quality of the food that truly stole the show, delivering an experience that can only be described as nothing short of amazing. The ambiance, the attention to detail, the superb wine choices – every element seamlessly came together to create a dining experience that will remain etched in our memories. As we left the restaurant, we couldn't help but feel overwhelmed by the sheer brilliance of it all. Without a doubt, Bourgainville has set the bar incredibly high. The prospect of returning is not just a possibility but a certainty for us. Here's to the remarkable team behind Bourgainville, who have crafted an unparalleled culinary haven that beckons us to revisit and savor the excellence once again.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 November 2023

Perfection in every way. After being named Trip Advisor's number one restaurant in the world, we had to try it. Many restaurants would rest on their laurels, but it appears Restaurant Bougainville has used their exposure to elevate the restaurant even more We started with...a drink in the Hotel 27 bar (highly recommend this, it's a beautiful setting and very creative cocktail menu with several unique signature drinks. Once we moved into the dining room, we had the 6 course chef's tasting menu with the wine pairing. Of course the 6 course tasting menu is more like a 12-14 course menu as there are starters, palate cleansers, and other extras. The food is inventive while still being "gourmet comfort" food, and the wine pairings created by Ronald were spectacular. The wine pairings were enhanced by him bringing us the wine first but not telling us what wine it is, then asking us to taste it, then bringing the food to taste again with the pairing. After we were done with the tasting and pairing, he would present the bottle and explain everything about it and why he chose it as a pairing. This way any preconceived notions of various wines did not detract from the pairing. They accommodated a scallop allergy with a dish that was equally amazing. The service was spectacular. I have eaten at many Michelin Star restaurants, and I would rate the food and service here more on par with Michelin 2 star restaurant. It is the best 1 star we have been to.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2023

I went with my husband to celebrate our 17th anniversary, which was mentioned in the reservation. We were welcomed with congratulations from the host and after dessert we got a little cake also written "Congratulations", very thoughtful and kind. We chose the Chef's Signature menu,...with amuses and 6 delicious courses. A mix of flavors and textures accompanied by a perfect wine pairing. The lagoustine with caviar and the scallops were my favorites. It was a very pleasant evening, great service and for sure we will go back other times.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2023

After hearing that it was the best restaurant in the world, I booked a reservation for Bougainville. The restaurant is very delicately decorated in earth tones and offers a beautiful view over Dam Square. The service is very attentive and highly professional. The food looks...like little works of art. Of course, you may generally question whether it's worth spending €300 per person on a dinner and wine experience, but for what you get, it's definitely not overpriced. The wine selection is truly exquisite. Why not 5*? Two main reasons: the portions were small and especially the size of the main course was ridiculously small (see attached picture). Secondly, the food came to the table lukewarm, which was a quite annoying for me.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 November 2023

Wie Bad a great time Here. Wie später a lot oft Finnin Restaurants. And this was a great time in this

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 7 November 2023 via mobile

We had dinner here and in De Kas at the same weekend. Whereas De Kas is relaxed and inclusive, and focuses on the fresh ingredients and tastes, here the emphasis seemed to be less on food and more on an “exclusive” experience. Wines were excellent...and the sommeliers good. Waiters in general were hasty and talked as if they had just memorised their lines. Food was good but not extraordinary. The mains were not really warm anymore when they arrived. For the price, it’s possible to get a much better experience elsewhere in Amsterdam.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2023

Fantastic! Everything was spectacular from start to finish. Bravo! The sommelier Ronald with his kindness and brilliant wine selection helped making the evening exceptional. Trying (and sometimes succeeding!) to guess the wines was a really fun exercise. We do not live in the Netherlands but...we will definitely come back just to eat at Bougainville!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Yes, this area was very nice and intimate - there appeared to only be our table and two others. It was very private. I would totally booked this area again.
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Restaurant Bougainville is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5