The Raffles is an established name in the region of The Hague. The parents of owner Frank Deuning were born on Java, the island that many see as the herb Valhalla of the planet. He is proud of his Indonesian roots; the interior of the restaurant is almost a copy of the interior of his grandparents’ home on Java. The walls are filled with pictures typical of Java from before the Second World War. But most of all, he is honouring the great food tradition of ‘his’ Indonesia. Thai chef Vichai Boonyuen has been working at The Raffles since its opening, and over the years has been the passionate architect of many great dishes.