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Culinaire Verwennerij Bij Jef Restaurant

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Herenstraat 34, 1797 AJ Den Hoorn, Texel, The Netherlands
+31 222 319 623
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, often made from local products like a variety of Northsea fish, shells, crab and of course Texel lamb. Jef is really a mastercook, creating stunning yet harmonious flavours. I loved the sweet Northsea crab with a mild light sour yoghurt style sauce. Fantastic langoustine, short grilled with a strong aromatic 'Dashi' sauce. Nice detail are the matching breads... More 

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Zug, Zug, Switzerland
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Michelin-star restaurant with a Boutique Hotel attached, on the tiny island of Texel. We keep coming back here every year mostly because of Jef's extraordinarily good cuisine. His style is focused on a very light, fresh cuisine, using almost exclusively the excellent local produce from the island. Everything always tastes amazing. The sommeliere always has a very nice recommendation of... More 

Thank mvirmond
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Bij Jef is set in the charming village on Den Hoorn on Texel, ideal place to get away from it all. Bij Jef is currently undergoing significant extension work but that in no way detracted from a first class dining experience, produce as you would expect is the best local fare with seafood, shellfish and lamb featuring prominently on the... More 

Thank Steven W
Barcelona, Spain
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had a wonderful meal at Bij Jef in July while on holiday in Texel. We had the 5 course tasting menu and lovely everything we were given. They were very accommodating to my lactose free needs. We had the wines to pair which were also perfect! My wife particularly loved the cheese table which was brought up to the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Very unexpected surprise indeed. The food is fresh, exciting, and just enough to satisfy your foodie need. Come here for the special occasions, stay the night at their hotel, you would want to be back! It's totally worth a trip to the island for the delicious food. The atmosphere is relaxing, everything is extremely creative. Enjoy the unobstructed view of... More 

Thank HK_Traveller05
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I dont have to tell you this restaurant serves excellent food, the star tells you that, so let's focus on how this place stands out. First the location. Texel is a beautiful and tranquil island. Now imagine one of the smallest villages there and here you find the restaurant. A good 30 min walk to the beach (through the dunes)... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

Visiting Texel during the off season on a foggy sunday evening, we arrived more or less by chance in this restaurant. At the door the reception was very warm. The food was excellent. Don't ask for the menu, but just mention you preferences. In every course you will enjoy an amazing combination of flavours , accompanied by a well matched... More 

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Naarden, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

Although BijJef was already a long time on our wish-list, we only made it today to their hotel/restaurant. We knew Jef was a good cook and Nadine a master sommelier, but we also knew they were on a small island in North-Holland - not really known as the hotspot were foodies meet or people love to spend money on beautiful... More 

Thank ThomvanOs
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41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Michelin describes a three star restaurant as 'worth the travel'. Bij Jef certainly is. The place den Hoorn is non-description but the white facade of the restaurant lightens it up. Great appetizers are served in the lounge corner so you get set for the menu gastronomique or even more. Food is delicate, delicious, surprising. Service is immaculate (forget the girl... More 

Thank kuisch
Ankeveen, The Netherlands
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

The trick is this: do not ask for the menu or the wine list. Just order a glass of champagne and enjoy your first sip and your first amuse in the very tasteful lounge. Imagine milk chocolate, coffee filling with a piece of anjovis on top. Strange? Yes. Good? Perfect. Make your choice out of three surprise menus varying is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, Seafood, European, French
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Herenstraat 34, 1797 AJ Den Hoorn, Texel, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Texel  >  Den Hoorn
  • Phone Number: +31 222 319 623

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?