Dames Pellens

Top choice french in Breda

This cosy wine bar has a superb selection of well-priced, well-chosen wines, but the biggest draw is the food. Any evening you can have salads, coq au vin or the meal of the day. But Thursday to Sunday things turn gourmet with superb, somewhat experimental 'chef-special' fine dining of up to six courses. Advance bookings advisable.

With heavy wooden tables on bare wooden floors and a sizeable street terrace, the atmosphere is very relaxed and the unhurried service is utterly charming and personable. It's a real family business. The name Dames Pellens comes from a pair of early feminists who were once well known in the family's village of origin.