A rich history
When the guilder was still legal tender in the Netherlands, the maker of the currency - JOH. Enschedé - was named on all bank notes. The building in which Hotel Restaurant ML is housed was formerly the Enschedé family home. For centuries the printing-office and type foundry were also active there. Among other things, the typefaces with which the notes were printed, were made here. During the remodelling, the architect successfully managed to preserve the authenticity of this historic building whilst at the same time creating a special hotel. The rooms are stylish and modern. Some still have original decorations and ornaments. The hotel is situated in the centre of Haarlem, on the beautiful, authentic Klokhuisplein.
Restaurant ML & Bistro ML
Making a feast out of every dinner, that’s the point at the restaurant. The restaurant is partly situated in the old inner court of the former Joh. Enschedé premises and partly in the old style rooms. With dedication and a great deal of enjoyment chefs Mark Gratama and Kevin Kion and their team prepare a surprising five- or six-courses menu. In addition there are seasonal dishes. And of course you can choose very beautiful wines. The restaurant also caters, in a separate room, for private dinner parties. At Bistro ML you can visit any time of the day, for breakfast, a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or for dinner. The bistro is accessible and stylish.
KEY FEATURES AND SERVICES
Special features in the region
Historical inner city
"Mark and Liane Gratama's restaurant is housed in an imposing national monument, right in the centre of Haarlem. The modern decor combines vintage and chic. The Chef's Bar, next to the open kitchen, is the place to see the passionate chef at work."
"Next to St Bavo's church is the national monument that houses ML. As soon as you walk towards the hotel, you notice the sunny terrace. When the weather is nice, it is a great place to be, as it is inside. They have courage in the kitchen here. The flavours of the dishes are very pronounced and appealing."
Gault & Millau 15,5/20
“Classic and pleasant”
"ML is a classic, pleasant and affordable restaurant where nothiing goes wrong." - Lekker
Host & Hostess: Mark & Liane Gratama, Kevin Kion
Chef: Mark Gratama & Kevin Kion