Ich Bin Ein Hamburger

When you walk into a restaurant and immediately feel at home, you know you are going to have a fine lunch or dinner. After all, a first impression can only be made once. And it was certainly made at Ich Bin Ein Hamburger. The cozy and welcoming interior is part of the first feeling, but so is the fact that the two well-known maîtres, Randy Linkers and Stéphane Benjamins, have worked in the finest restaurants in The Hague.

The restaurant opened its doors in August 2015 and made friends straight away. The fine atmosphere is complemented by the menu, with classic dishes at very reasonable prices.

For your starters, look for the dense and creamy Terrine de Foie Gras (€ 14.50), or the gorgeous thinly-sliced Tuna with Teriyaki sauce (€ 11.50). The Salade Nicoise, with seared tuna, is based on the freshest ingredients (€ 13.50).

On the main course side, there is a real, king-size ‘schnitzel’ with oven-roasted potatoes and a rich sauce of morels (€ 21.50). And, of course, don’t forget the classic meat dish, ‘Steack, Frites, Béarnaise’ (€ 19.50).

For burger maniacs this is the place to be, with five choices – of which two are equally as interesting as they are unique. One is completely vegetarian (€ 9.75). The other one is made with compressed Confit de Canard (€ 12.25). Both are on the large side and are, in fact, a complete meal.

It is not often that you see a wine list so well-chosen and with such low prices: in total, 70 titles in white and 90 in red. Full marks for this achievement.


Nico McGough
2016 Spring

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