Amsterdam, Netherlands

Richard van Oostenbrugge and Thomas Groot left acclaimed Bord’Eau in 2017 to start their own kitchen-counter venue. The 30-seater 212 opened the following year, billing itself as ‘Amsterdam’s first no-table restaurant’. A central open kitchen allows guests and chefs to interact directly while the à la carte and tasting menus demonstrate the duo’s creative risk-taking. Winning dishes include a snack chicken pie with liquid shiso (a Japanese member of the mint family), a North Sea crab starter with mushrooms, herbs and a sweetbread soubise, and a venison main with green pepper, lardo di Colonnata and olive kernels.

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Amstel 212, Centrum, Amsterdam, 1017 AH