I have wanted to visit the Duchess at the W hotel in Amsterdam for some time now, but opportunity was never there. So when I met up with V the other day, it was the perfect occasion to try it out. The Duchess certainly didn’t disappoint. With the exception of some stringent time slots, and the request for sharing food, due to two plates never arriving at the same time (I sense someone pulled a Blue Ocean strategy here, no minimise the cost whilst creating an experience), the environment, the service, the menu (including an impressive cocktail card) was all to satisfaction and then some. Thank you V for a wonderful evening. x

fine dining in Amsterdam

beautiful art deco in a former bank

liquid nitrogen gets poured into our Chocolate Surprise

  et voila!