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Bakenessergracht 109, 2011 JV Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 583 5961
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
23 Jun 2018
“Accidental find”
3 Sep 2017
“Lovely little found”
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Dutch, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Bakenessergracht 109, 2011 JV Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We were going for a place down the street, but happened upon Nesta first... initially, we were appreciative of the small menu, but absolutely everything was great. Our server was knowledgeable of the region and conversed with us a lot as it was a beautiful...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank samrooco1
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Sat outside, we did not go inside at all so I could not tell you what it is like . Food was lovely and freshly hand cooked , not a lot of choice but we found something that we liked. Very friendly owner, great food...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank 584SueH
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Short but high quality menu, good personable service, unusual but very nice music,highly recommended. (Thanks for the birthday treat, Wanda).

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Exquisite canalside location (glorious outside tables too on a sunny afternoon or evening); genuinely friendly and attentive service; small appealing menu with superfresh ingredients, sensitively compiled and cooked, matched with a cleverly chosen wine and beer list. We loved Nesta's simple informal aesthetic and good...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Holly B
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

There were no tables available outside, but the owner allowed us to have a seat on the bench at the canal. We had the best spring rolls ever and very nice wine. Great service.

Date of visit: April 2017
1  Thank MarnixMarjolein
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Great, welcoming service from the owner, and the food is always fresh and well cooked. The menu is simple, but nice. The wines are also very good and kept with a perfect temperature. There is nothing better to sit outside in the warm summer afternoons....More

Date of visit: February 2017
1  Thank 382jk
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

On a perfect sunny day we were going her for dinner. Just walking along Haarlem we found this spot and it was matching perfectly with what we are looking for: a nice spot in the sun to enjoy the last sunshines near the end of...More

Date of visit: September 2016
2  Thank aniekminon
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Nesta was mentioned online on Haarlem city blog. Location is beautiful. Decor cozy and modern. The food is amazing and the hosts are very very friendly and helpful! Highly recommended!

Date of visit: October 2016
1  Thank robbertnoordhoek
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This small place is o the edge of town. Bags of charm and very cosy. Seat about 24 so best to book. A small but very good menu with a nice range of meat and fish dishes. As we turned up late and they were...More

Date of visit: October 2016
1  Thank David R
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had a pleasant and nice dinner at Nesta's. Food is great: local ingredients, and great taste. I had a rib-eye as a main course and it was very tasty and tender. Service is friendly and non-pretentious. The location is great, in a more quiet...More

Date of visit: September 2016
2  Thank michiel1975
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bakenessergracht 109, 2011 JV Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem
  • Phone Number: +31 23 583 5961
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On one of the most beautiful (and oldest) places in Haarlem, the Bakenessergracht, you can enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner. Sit outside at our sunny terrace by the water or inside our cozy restaurant. We serve mostly local products, which are selected for durability.
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