• Sunday, August 18, 2019

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  • Brasserie Halte 3

    Brasserie Halte 3 is a new vintage-esque restaurant recently opened in De Hallen, the former tram depot at the Bellamyplein in Amsterdam’s West. Here they serve classic yet innovative dishes for breakfast, lunch, drinks and dinner. The perfect spot for either a quick coffee or a classic and delicious three course meal.

    The historic former Tram depot building ‘De Hallen’ has been completely renovated presenting many different entrepreneurs with opportunities. All under one roof you can find the movie halls, hotel rooms, restaurants, the Library Hall and moreThe four young entrepreneurs responsible for Brasserie Halte 3 are Chong Chu, Tsibo Lin, Zingkyn Cheung and Rakish Gangapersad, who will also be opening two other restaurant concepts at De Hallen, Meat West, with a focus on meat dishes and De FoodHallen, an indoor food market. We were invited to try and test the new Brasserie Halte 3. 

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    The spacious open plan area makes way for a large open bar right in the middle of the room creating easy access for everyone and a generous terrace for sunny summer afternoons. Fitting up to 200 people the restaurant can cater for a large crowd. So far the crowd seems to be predominantly young professionals, families with children and many people from the neighbourhood who are already returning customers.

    They serve classic dishes with a twist. We tried the Oysters (€2.50 a piece) and the Salad of goat cheese nougat, roasted peppers, artichoke and beetroot (€12.50). Simple and delicious. Also we’ve heard that the Steak tartare with truffle mayonnaise and focaccia (€7) is definitely worth trying. 

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    For main meals we tried the Ravioli stuffed with green asparagus and ricotta with a basil sauce (€13) and the Sea bass from the oven with antiboise sauce (€13.50). Both dishes were equally tasty and all for a budget-friendly price.

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    For dessert we tried the sandwich of coconut meringues and sorbet (€6.50) and the do-it-yourself tiramisu (€6.75). We liked the modern twist of the tiramisu, a must try!

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    Due to renovation at De Hallen, it can be a little tricky to find, but once the work has been done it will be a fantastic building with a lot to offer. The staff still seem to be finding their legs which is to be expected considering they have only just opened. It promises to be a lasting and popular restaurant venture! 

    Open Monumentendag

    Over the weekend of the 13th to the 14th of September De Hallen will also be participating as one of the Monument buildings in this year’s Open Monumentendag (National Heritage Day). André van Stigt will be providing guided tours through De Hallen while the Filmhallen and Hotel De Hallen have separate tours as well. There will also be workshops, activities and events at several of the open companies. For more information visit www.openmonumentendag.nl

    For more information on Halte 3 you can visit the website www.dehallen-amsterdam.nl or www.halte3.nl