I knew nothing about The Hague except that it had the International Courts of Justice and lots of museums.
The old part where we stayed is very pretty and mostly pedestrianised. It had a really chilled out vibe and everyone seemed very relaxed and easy going. What I notice dis the cafe culture with loads of bars and cafes to sit and people watch. I don’t know what I expected but it wasn’t this Andy I was hugely enamoured. It’s not an early city most of the cafes don’t open till 10 am but the huge variety of what’s available from Indian to Indonesian, fusion, French and great produce.
Our first night we went to a restaurant recommended by our hotel Palmette. It’s open all day as most of the restaurants are here and it has very relaxed chilled out vibe with really friendly staff. We had a great meal and not silly money. I had a great duck with lots of very tasty vegetables lightly steamed. They cater for vegans and Richard had a green bean spaghetti spirals with legumes and crunch nuts. It was very good. It’s the kind of place you can just sit at and watch the world go by.
There are so many places just to stop by and have nibbles and wines we really liked Goude a quaint looking hotel and restaurant very chic that serves nibbles and great cocktails. The breaded prawns with sweet chilli sauce that I had with my raspberry Daquise was perfect as were the mussles. We also went to a great French bistro round the corner from our hotel Pastis den Haag had after dinner drinks and a great plum crumble. We had dinner the next night and it was very bubble with typical French bistro fare. I had snails which were very good. Nice atmosphere .
I was very impressed overall with every pace we ate in The Hague including the Buddha bar for cocktails by the sea in Scheveningen.