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Restaurant • Fine Dining

Restaurant 1397

Restaurant 1937

In Bergen op Zoom's historical center lies restaurant 1397, housed in a historic building from 1612. This restaurant, run by hosts Tim Schimmel & Sander Doggen, serves classic French cuisine by chef Sander Doggen, influenced by world cuisine, but with a huge focus on local Dutch ingredients. The wine list includes an excellent selection of wines, carefully compiled of established and alternative wines.

Restaurant 1397

Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands
G&M 14
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Modern Dutch cuisine

Local products

14 Gault Millau points

Restaurant 1397

In Bergen op Zoom's historical center lies Restaurant 1397 housed in a historic building from 1612. This restaurant, run by hosts Tim Schimmel & Sander Doggen, serves classic French cuisine by chef Sander Doggen, influenced by world cuisine, but with a huge focus on local Dutch ingredients. The wine list includes an excellent selection of wines, carefully compiled of established and alternative wines.

Host Tim Schimmel

At the start of his studies, Tim Schimmel decides he wants to learn about all aspects of gastronomy and make a trip to New Zealand. In Breda, he enrolls in the hotel management school, at the time the only school offering an internship in New Zealand. At that point, he falls in love with Grand Hotel De Draak and restaurant Hemingway in Bergen op Zoom. He decides that this is the place he would like to work while he studies. His wish is realized and he gets a job as a receptionist. Even though a great deal of his passion is food, Tim finds his preferred work is behind the scenes. As a result of his internship in Auckland, he has become a professional manager. While still in school, Tim Schimmel works at the Hotel Indes in The Hague, learning more about what skills a host should possess. Once he finishes his studies, he soon discovers that a 9-to-5 desk job isn't quite his thing. Then he is offered the position of Operations Manager at his home base at restaurant Hemingway in Bergen op Zoom. Tim takes on this challenge with both hands and loves being back at the place where it all started.

Restaurant 1397 cuisine

The menu at Restaurant 1397 offers a classic and modern French menu by chef Sander Doggen with local and international influences. You can order à la carte, but you can also go for a menu of your choice. The chef likes to work with regional products from Bergen op Zoom and surrounding areas. The modern, visually striking dishes here feature local specialties like Brabantse Wal asparagus and Bergse oyster mushrooms. The sommelier perfectly pairs every dish with a glass of excellent wine, to completely fulfill every gourmet’s culinary dream.

Bergen op Zoom surroundings

Restaurant 1397 is situated right in the center of the old city heart of Bergen op Zoom. There are more than 800 monuments in this city, telling a story of a rich, eventful past. This city offers visitors a wide range of cultural events and shops and restaurants, making a visit more than worthwhile. Interesting sights in the area include Het Markiezenhof, a museum that shows the regional history in its beautiful 18th-century rooms, and archeological museum Stichting in den Scherminckel.

Grand Hotel de Draak

Grand Hotel de Draak is the oldest hotel as well as the oldest company in the Netherlands. The hotel has been hospitable for over 600 years, and offers guests a choice between 62 rooms. Staying at the hotel will bring you back to the Middle Ages, but with modern comforts. Each room and suite has a unique style and characteristic details. The hotel also has a full-service spa with a fitness center, a sauna, a Turkish bath, and an infrared sauna at extra costs. For lunch and dinner, Restaurant 1397 restaurant serves classic Dutch dishes with a French accent. The terrace offers you great place to relax and enjoy a soft drink or beer with views of the historic city square.

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Restaurant 1397 Grote Markt 36 4611 NT Bergen op Zoom Netherlands

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Opening times

DAY LUNCH
Monday 12:00 - 15:00 18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00 18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00 18:00 - 21:30
Thursday 12:00 - 15:00 18:00 - 21:30
Friday 12:00 - 15:00 18:00 - 21:30
Saturday 12:00 - 15:00 18:00 - 21:30
Sunday 12:00 - 15:00 18:00 - 21:30

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