Lion's Head Restaurant & Brewery

Van Woustraat 36, Amsterdam 1073 LM
$$ International New

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: Van Woustraat 36, Amsterdam 1073 LM
  • Cross Street: .
  • Cuisine: American | German | South African |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Brewery Restaurant
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 0648450378
  • Features: Full Bar, Free Wi-Fi, Big Screen TV,
  • Occasion: Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Dog Friendly, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.73 out of 5 stars based on 642 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 26, 2023
Michael B.
Ended up i ok Niu coming for a couple of beers, but both the stout and IPA I had were very good. It was still early for them so it was quieter than normal I’m sure. Food that I saw come from the kitchen looked great though, wish I hadn’t eaten earlier as I had intended on trying some of those dishes. Overall I enjoyed the experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2023
Tony G.
Best Pork Knuckle and "Bunny Chow" we ever had, will be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 07, 2023
Judy F.
What a culinary masterpiece! The food at Lion’s Head restaurant was amazing. We had biltong, droewors, trinchardo steak & lamb bunny chow. And the beers were exceptionally good too! Highly recommend (from a South African born now UK resident visiting Amsterdam).

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 21, 2023
Bianca K.
Great experience! Amazing food, friendly staff and a nice atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 02, 2023
Patrick S.
Absolutely great service and great food! We were celebrating our friends birthday and were even able to plan a small surprise for him. Extremely nice service and food was excellent! Perhaps a bit too spicy (for us), which covered the flavor of the dish, but otherwise extremely delicious! Highly recommend visiting this place!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 18, 2023
Nicol H.
Such a cool vibe! The batter of the fish n chips was a bit doughy. I'll be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 27, 2023
Catherine H.
We had a fantastic experience for our son's 21st birthday celebration! You impressed us with your great hospitality, which was both attentive and considerate. We were impressed that our main meals were served simultaneously, despite us being a large party, and our guests took great delight in trying our much loved South African meals and drinks! Thank you for a great experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 12, 2023
Kuan-Da H.
Very good! Just liking it!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 27, 2023
Robo K.
Awesome. Nice people and good food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 09, 2023
Frank M.
Awesome people and service! We will come back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 30, 2023
Michael K.
Spot on as always guys!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 29, 2023
Ivan L.
Although they were short staffed the service was amazing, so was the food and everything that’s goes with it. Keep up the good work.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 14, 2023
Shelley D.
Awesome!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 04, 2023
Stephanie M.
A great experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 04, 2022
Marli R.
Loved it thanks!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 13, 2022
Marihette S.
I visited the Lionshead on one of the quieter days of the week, but found the service really good and the staff friendly and helpful. The food was very yummy and good value for money, the Babotie Samosa's my favorite :-) I will definitely go back for the gezellige vibe.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 29, 2022
Jennifer S.
Fabulous service, great night

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 13, 2022
Joshua v.
Celebrated my wife’s 50th late lunch here. Being from South Africa it was like coming home. Great service and food. Thanks Shaun for the cake!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 29, 2022
Danny v.
It was great!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2022
Florina C.
Totally recommend, it exceeded our expectations

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2022
Amy S.
Great vibe for a Springboks match. Staff very attentive and helpful.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 18, 2022
Jon H.
Excellent food, great beer, better atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 07, 2022
NEIL B.
Great Bunnychow.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 26, 2022
Simone L.
Love Lions Head - not just because I am a South African, but because the food is just yummmmmm!! Anything spicy on their menu is actually spicy and super flavorful! 10/10

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 06, 2022
Victor P.
Amazing service, drinks, food and atmosphere. One of my favourite places in Amsterdam!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 05, 2022
Christa Z.
I really Loved the service And the food was really great. We had the samosas as starters these were delicious. What I really liked the most was that I felt like I was at home instead of Amsterdam

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 07, 2022
Kerry M.
Great place, good vibe and fantastic food! Love it!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 15, 2022
Christiaan W.
Great atmosphere and great food! Will definitely be back again!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 31, 2022
Shaun R.
Wonderful place, especially as a South African expat to feel at home and have a great time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 26, 2021
Marco A.
Fantastic!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 23, 2021
Rinus P.
Delicious food as always paired with excellent service. Definitely going back ASAP :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 11, 2021
Nicolas W.
We were a group of 14 and had an awesome time at Lion’s head Bistro. Would highly recommend it for food lovers with great atmosphere :-)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 09, 2021
Lars V.
Very kind people, extraordinary food. The hospitality is amazing and the room feels like you’re having dinner with friends at home.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 29, 2021
Dina B.
Such an amazing experience, all round. Xandy took such great care of us, the best service we’ve had in 8 months and the food is top quality! Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 07, 2021
Willie E.
Awesome venue and food!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 26, 2021
Colleen v.
fantastic as usual! great service, food and the vibe is amazing.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 24, 2021
Lynn d.
Great food and excellent service. Every effort was made to make our experience an enjoyable one. We will most definitely be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 18, 2021
Kathryn L.
Really friendly service, and the bunny chow is to die for!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 07, 2020
Mitch V.
Absolutely the best!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 30, 2020
Kimberley C.
Was sad about the Blonde beer being out of stock

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 29, 2020
Inge F.
Love going back there! Fantastic food, drinks and people <3

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 21, 2020
Lauren P.
A great time celebrating our friends birthday! Food was delicious and service fantastic!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2020
Vincent B.
Am amazing time. The owner/waiter is super dynamique and joyful person. The craft beers was délicieux... the watertool

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 06, 2020
Adam S.
One of, if not the best place in Amsterdam!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 29, 2020
Lorraine C.
Can't fault this place, food is amazing and the service great :) We will be back!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 27, 2020
danny s.
ALL PERFECT. AWESOME

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 24, 2020
Philip K.
Outstanding "Chicken Peri Peri" with fries and spinach salad for 20€. Excellent beer. They have two kinds of beer with scents of fruits (watermelon and orange, respectively, afaik), both of which taste fresh but not sweet -- awesome. The owner is a great host, very hospital, made us feel welcome.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 12, 2020
Stephanie M.
My friend and I had a wonderful evening at The Lion's Head...service and food were fantastic and the ambiance was very relaxed. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2020
Mohammed M.
I love this place honestly, great food, great place, great service and friendly chatter. Anything lower than a 10 feels like a lie to me. Would recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 27, 2020
Emma S.
Nice microbrewery beers, chilled vibe and great food!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 12, 2020
Bernard v.
One of the best restaurant-bars in Amsterdam! Unpretentious South African themed food, of a very high quality. Great staff

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 16, 2022
Wendy H.
Menu choice.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 22, 2021
Lari F.
Great sphere and good service. The food was very good, but personally I would have liked to have a bit more choices. Will recommend!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 09, 2023
Carlos B.
All round, a great place to enjoy the home vibe :)

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 27, 2023
Jennifer W.
Loved South African cuisine. Come to England please!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 25, 2023
Margriet K.
Sorry about that the menu does not coincide with menu on internet.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 25, 2023
Ilse J.
The service at Lions Head is always amazing! Love the food and definitely one of my favourite places in Amsterdam!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 05, 2022
Roland K.
Maybe the 5 for the food isn't fair. But I came for the best chicken in the country. But with the change of the chef apparently, that was no longer the case. They changed the recipe completely. They just poored some hot sauce and that was that. Even put koriander on my chicken!!!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 07, 2022
Desmond H.
Just very sad , a lot of the menu was not available . I brought people from my company to experience bunny chow and none available

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 31, 2022
Roland K.
Best chicken in the country!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 5/10
Oct 12, 2020
Laurens L.
The staff did not speak any Dutch at all

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 16, 2023
Shaun D.
All the main dishes had too much salt.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 14, 2023
Rainier J.
Food was good. Service was good. They were out of biltong, salad and pork. Disappointing

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 19, 2023
Kaylon S.
Wors was heavily undercooked nearly raw and we waited a very long time for our food.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 19, 2023
Julie W.
The samoosas were very tasty and delicious, whereas the bunny chow was ok. Need to amend your website menu as offered nachos and when arrived not on the menu but an alternative on the menu, which we wanted to order but was not available. The ambiance close to open time was slightly low but probably better during the evening.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 09, 2023
Sean M.
Firstly the service was impeccable and I must thank our waiter for the great service, but front of house is only as strong as back of house... I really can't say much for the back of house, to be honest....The food was average at best (Chicken was brilliant by the way) but the pre-ordered knuckle was a disaster. We pre-ordered 4 x knuckles which I was advised were not ordered once we arrived (After email confirmation), which also meant that the Ribs were unavailable. Then to make matters worse the brandy ran out as well as the Melktert shots, then when it came to paying the arrangement of price per head was also not arranged.... Pitchers of beers were offered in compensation (Thank you) but unfortunately when you looking forward to certain meals this just doesn't make the evening any better. I would still suggest to fellow SAFFAS to visit the Lions head but at the same time advise them to make sure everything you have requested is actually taken into account and arranged...... Lastly, the Lamb Bunny was ok (5/10)..... Too few chunks of meat (Clearly slow-cooked for a while as it was generally shredded) and very heavy with herbs and spices...... I certainly hope should I choose to visit again it's a better experience. Go well Sean D McLeod (Please note this review comes from having been in the restaurant & catering industry previously and is offered as constructive criticism. No offense is implied)

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 6/10
Oct 04, 2022
maggie L.
nice atmosphere, good service, food not great, not everything was available and the meals we had were just average..nothing special at all..pity.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 2/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 04, 2022
Tiernan S.
I ordered the beef stew, and it was really average... very fatty meat! But the people were SO nice and loved the beer and ambiance. I think I just had a bad plate.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 05, 2022
Jocelyn B.
The restaurant was not full at all at the time and we waited for quite some time to be served. Two of the meals were mixed up. Hoping for a better experience next time.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 19, 2021
Ralph M.
The food unfortunately was quite mediocre. Could include even more SA classics on the menu.