After Mingle Mush and a bit of a walk around Den Haag I’d popped onto Google Maps looking for a somewhere to have lunch and I noticed a place called Pavlov on Spui not too far away.
Walking in around noon I was one of the first patrons in for lunch and helped myself to a seat inside. Unbeknownst to me I could have sat outside on the patio and had a view of Nieuwe Kerk (The New Church).
The lunch menu is quite extensive, and I opted for the Beef burger with tomato onion chutney, pancetta and artisan fries accompanied by a bottle of Imperator, a Maibock / Heller (Helles) Bock by Dutch Koninklijke Brand Bierbrouwerij.
The beef burger was a good feed, very tasty and juicy.
The beer was run of the mill, but went well with the burger.
Heaps of things to explore on the menu if you are in Den Haag.
I’d jumped on the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag (The Hague) Cantraal and arrived around 70 minutes later and true to form I turned right when I should have turned left as I exited the platform so ended up in the piazza in front of Mingle Mush.
While I got my bearings I sat down in the sun and was able to order a Kornuit, a pilsner, technically for breakfast.
As I was finishing my beer and looking at a map I worked out I was on the wrong side of the railway tracks so I finished my beer, went back through the station and headed into main part of Den Haag to explore for the day.
What I didn’t know at the time was that Mingle Mush is not just a single bar, rather it’s a food court of around 12 or 15 restaurants and bars. If I’d known this I would have stopped for a snack before I jumped back on the train to Amsterdam in the afternoon.
One thing I found interesting was that you can only pay via credit card, even for small purchases. This meant that I don’t end up with a pocket full of coins and there’s no chance of the establishment being robbed. Really cool.