Destino

Walk into Destino and you know you have reached your destination. Destino serves next level tapas. After nine years, ownership has recently changed hands as Niels Koomans and Nelleke Elbert handed over the Spanish baton from Niels Koomans. He has hardly touched the concept, however, whereas lunch was previously not on the menu at Destino,…

Food party!

Rotterdamse Kost A new location and a new date. After the stormy and rainy edition last year, Food Festival Rotterdamse Kost decided on a fresh start this summer. In the middle of summer, you can find the best of Rotterdam at The Park. Enjoy live music by popular artists and delicious food with friends, family…

Lakehouse

A brand-new restaurant in the Lage Bergse Bos, where you can enjoy an extensive lunch on the terrace, before or after your Sunday stroll. The architecture of the restaurant is in style with its surroundings and designed with respect for nature. On Sunday afternoons from 12.00 onwards, a DJ will provide great music. Apart from…

Harries

Harries is an interesting concept: a wine bar that doesn’t want to be called a wine bar. You can eat there as well, but it’s not a restaurant! However, the food they do have on offer is certainly gastronomic. Harrie Baas, a sommelier with years of experience working in some of Rotterdam’s best restaurants, has…

Lima

The Food Halls at Kop van Zuid are home to many world cuisines, including Mexican. It’s worth queueing up at Lima’s food stand to get one of their chipotle braised-beef tacos, prepared with 100% corn tortillas that the owners import from Mexico. Forget heavy dishes laden with cheese and beans. Lima is Spanish for lime…

Pop-up food festival

For the last weekend of May, the Koopgoot is bustling with picturesque terraces, pop-up kitchens and gastronomic delights. This year’s Kookgoot event is part of GastRO, the new city festival in the center of Rotterdam. It promises to be a true shopping and food festival with pop-up kitchens, cooking demos and successful Rotterdam chefs. Friday…

Vlaamsch Broodhuys

Vlaamsch Broodhuys is a popular bakery franchise that knows how to make bread: high quality ingredients, a passion for food and years of experience ensure that. Dutch-Flemish baker Dimitri Roels, who began to bake tasteful sourdough bread in 1996, started the company, which now has baker shops all over The Netherlands Vlaamsch Broodhuys (Nieuwe Binnenweg)…

Aloha Rotterdam

Located in a previously abandoned, sub-tropical water recreation park, Aloha focuses on sustainable, local food and the circular economy. Where once the old outdoor pools were, is now an amazing terrace looking out directly over the river. Maasboulevard 100alohabar.nl [Photo by Sophia van de Hoek]

Chef Exchange at Aloha

The ex-tropical paradise swimming poool turned hip sustainable restauant and café, Aloha, have teamed up with a UK-based restaurant called Issac At. Aparently their no nonsense, hyper-local and young driven team were a perfect match with Aloha and now these two establishments have joined forces for a ‘chef exchange’. Together they serve a six-course menu.…