De Vliegende Schotel

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2.9 / 1 vote

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Mostly vegetarian Restaurant with Huge Portions

De Vliegende Schotel is a mostly vegetarian restaurant that serves large portions and is very reasonably-priced. It uses mostly organic ingredients and has a large number of vegan options including seitan dishes and stews and Tofutti ice cream for dessert. House wine is the only alcohol served here.

Although they call themselves vegetarian (vegetarisch), they do serve a few dishes with real fish.

Added by Eric Purdy on Sep 2 04 (last updated Dec 21 07)

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Before and since visiting, I've read very positive things about Vliegende Schotel. I was exceedingly disappointed. By now I'm used to service in restaurants being a bit slower than in the US, and have learned to set aside a few hours for a restaurant meal...but this place is ridiculous. We waited two hours for our entree to arrive, and when we did get it I received the wrong dish. (a tofu kebab instead of the seitan dish I'd ordered) After that kind of a wait, though, I was disinclined to ask for a new meal.

The evening began well enough with a delicious lentil soup alongside tasty drinks (house wine and a local beer). Their cat was friendly and sat on my lap a bit between walking over the tables, which I didn't mind but allergic, etc. diners might want to avoid.

The Vliegende Schotel isn't actually a vegetarian restaurant; some dishes contain aquatic animals. This itself didn't bother me that much except that I couldn't choke down my tofu-veggie kabob because I was convinced from the taste that it had been grilled on the same surface. The dish came with a typically mediocre dutch side salad and, if I recall, some other sort of vegetable side. I couldn't eat most of it, it just wasn't good. They do get 3 points for the tasty soup and the friendly neighborhood hangout atmosphere. We didn't stick around for dessert (although I don't recall seeing much of vegan interest), choosing instead to pick up takeout desserts at another local veg restaurant (De Bolhoed). Should've gone there instead in the first place.

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The 10 tram and 353 bus both stop at the corner of Bloemgracht and Marnixstraat. From there, head one block east (towards centrum), one north, and then east again.


$ - inexpensive


  • Eclectic (Varied)


  • (Mostly) Organic



4pm - 11:30pm

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