Maxime, The Hague
My Dad commented today that I have shamefully not done a single post about The Hague, where my father lives and the little city which has always been ‘home’ to me. So from now on this will change.
Yesterday we went for a lovely lunch at Maxime with my father, grandmother and Mini Turtle. Since we usually opt for something simpler, like Dendy, which is opposite and serves classic (and good) lunch dishes, Maxime was a treat.
The Michelin Guide describes Maxime as a ‘chic bistro’, which I agree with, though the decor is not my favourite. While you can tell it’s upmarket, I’m not a fan of all the blacks and purples. Still, we went for a family catch up and for the food. Both of which were a huge success. And its location on the Denneweg is perfect – right in the midst of things, with wonderful people (and dog) watching through their huge windows.
There is no a la carte option – just two set menu options. But you can form a ‘coalition’ between the menus should you wish, so no food envy is necessary. In our case we had a Nicoise salad with sashimi tuna as a starter, which was to die for.
The main course was Giant tiger prawns with Carmarque rice and spinach. A small portion, but cooked to perfection.
We had coffees to finish, and they brought out a plate of petite fours with homemade cream, which were the perfect sweet touch to end the lunch.
It’s not cheap; I’d say for dinner it’s just about affordable (depending how much wine you drink) but for lunch it is certainly a splash out option. But you’re also paying for the address and the excellent service.
Also worth trying is Calla’s; its Michelin-starred sister restaurant, around the corner (which, at 78 Euros for their 5 course taster menu, is a totally different ball game).
Denneweg 10B, Den Haag 2514 CG
+31 70 360 9224