Dertien

Restaurant Dertien Remco van Erp and Pepijn Schmeink, the chefs and owners of Restaurant Dertien, love playing with fire. A central spot in their restaurant is reserved for a wood-fired oven and grill, controlled with the twist of a bright-red turning wheel to intensify the flavour. Take note: this isn’t yet another BBQ restaurant. Here…

De Hef

De Hef Locals call the Koningshaven Bridge De Hef, a nickname that this restaurant, located so close to this Rotterdam landmark, has taken for itself too. The monumental railway bridge is an unmissable part of Rotterdam’s cityscape, despite being replaced by a tunnel in 1993. Owners Saskia and Martin Vaandrager serve a four-course menu in…

Asian Glories

Asian Glories This is a refined Cantonese specialty restaurant and a popular dining destination for cooks who want a night out themselves. Asian Glories is famous in Rotterdam for its handmade dim sum – each and every one is so delicious that it’s difficult to know what to order. Then there’s the shrimp and coriander,…

Allure

Allure Allure doesn’t have airs and graces. Owners Terry Priem and Brian Beninnk have created a friendly, relaxed maritime ambiance at their restaurant at Entrepothaven. You can get there by water taxi or moor your boat at the restaurant’s own pier and jump off for a business meal comprising three or four courses, or perhaps…

Zalmhuis

Zalmhuis A bit off the beaten track, you need to be in the know to find this large art nouveau-style building and restaurant. It’s located at Rivium, a business park at the foot of the Van Brienenoord Bridge and has great views over the IJssel and the Nieuwe Maas rivers. Fresh salmon was once fished…

Yoghurt Barn

Yoghurt Barn Hangop (a traditional Dutch dairy desert), skinny, farmer, frozen, coconut, goat, soy… crazy about yogurt? Starting in mid December, the super-popular Yoghurt Barn will open a shop in Rotterdam in a beautiful, characterful building on the Oude Binnenweg. You can bring the little ones as there is a children’s corner. Meanwhile, mum and…

Vlaamsch Broodhuys

Vlaamsch Broodhuys These days its the aroma of freshly baked bread that wafts out from this former tobacconist corner store. You can tell by the taste that only the very best of ingredients are used by this pioneering sourdough bakery to produce its baguettes, grandmères and other breads. Vlaamsch Broodhuys offers breakfast and lunch seven…

Okinomiyaki Bar

Okinomiyaki Bar The Rotterdam chef François Geurds will open a new Japanese pancake bar in early November, FG Okonomiyaki Bar. In Japan they cannot do without okonomiyaki and now we can also try the stuffed pancakes here in Rotterdam. The bar will be located in clothes shop Denoism. Unlike the Dutch pancake, the Japanese pancake…