Huge wooden doors, lead to a restaurant within a converted Mosque. Some of the old features remain, but old and new is merged in a way that verges on tacky but stays, only just, on the right side of the fence. This is the weird, wonderful and bizarre world of Bazar.
Although the doors are so huge, you can be mistaken for missing the restaurant if the Albert Cuyp Market is on, which is every day from 9-5 bar Sundays. Although, this just makes for even more of a reason to visit the area. A stroll around the market prior to your meal and you’ll have definitely worked up an appetite large enough for the mammoth portions that await you!
How beautiful is our table, I was honestly contemplating a way to bargain with the restaurant and take it home. Then I was reminded that it wouldn’t fit in our suitcase. Spoil sport.
What was even more beautiful however, was the food that was then presented to us. Jaime and I decided to share a platter and Ben went for Chicken Kofta.
The mood shifted, this was no longer lunch. This was a challenge.
So Jaime, what d’you think? Any good?
I guess we’ll take that as a yes!
Our meal was incredible and such good value for money – I think the total came to about £15-£20 quid including drinks. Service was amazing too and it was obviously a popular spot as there were people coming and going constantly. Apparently during the evenings it gets really busy, so booking is advisable though.
There are tram stops just moments from Bazar, you can find all the information on getting there, HERE.