Best of Rotterdam

During the hot summer months there’s nothing more satisfying than a light Asian meal. From Chinese to Vietnamese – here are some of Rotterdam’s best places! Written by Ellen Scholtens Rotterdammers are addicted to spicy food. Whether it’s a Surinamese bread roll or an Indonesian ‘rice table’ banquet, here in Europe’s largest port city —…

Joelia

A new style of dining at Mario’s Rotterdammers call him a go-getter. That’s a huge compliment, especially for someone hailing from Amsterdam. People who roll up their sleeves and put in the hard yards are held in high regard in this city on the Maas, and chef Mario Ridder has been putting in some serious…

True Food Kantine

The new True Food Kantine, next to the vibrant Witte de With Quarter, is a great place in the city to work or hold meetings, as well have a nice meal. True Food Kantine is a lovely and welcoming place where both Rotterdammers, students, expats and tourists come to work or study and have a…

Nomo

Chicken, waffles and pancakes. Now, how can anyone not like that? At this recently-opened restaurant, you can gorge on this delicious soul food until your heart’s content. Nomo is short for northern mood and is located at Noordplein in Rotterdam North. The owner, Jerrel Landvreugd, is always smiling – he is the core of the…

Culinesse

It might not be in the city centre, but trust us, this beachside culinary festival is well worth the metro ride to Nesselande (terminus line B). It’s a feast for all the senses, where you can not only sample delicious food (courtesy of city restaurants such as Asian Glories and Hotel New York) but also…

Gym&Gin

Gym&Gin is located at the edge of Kralingse Bos next to a sports complex and gym. It’s all about balance here – that is to say, balancing good food and a healthy lifestyle without forgoing fun along the way. Kick-start your day with a cold-pressed slow-juice and buckwheat pancakes while seated inside Gym&Gin’s lush green…

UFO Restaurant

It’s not for nothing that Rotterdam is called Manhattan on the Maas. Tall buildings dot the skyline of this city. This tower may not be the highest, but it’s certainly unique. It boasts the only revolving restaurant in town and, at 42-metres altitude, you’ll experience an amazing meal with a spectacular view over the city.…

Carolus

Carolus is a new bistro in Kralingen, specialising in Burgundy-style and Eastern-influenced cooking. All the food is made from local produce as much as possible. The place is already pulling in customers, who drop by for a quick drink as well as those staying longer for dinner. That might have something to do with the…

Dudok

A new brasserie in The Heerenhuys, Dudok is owned by the people behind Zochers and Heerenhuis De Heuvel, its predecessors being in the same building. The catering company Dudok has owned the 18th-century villa near the Euromast for more than 25 years. This latest venture follows the rhythm of Het Park, serving breakfast, mid-morning coffee,…

The Naked Fish

The premise is simple: fresh fish, crustaceans and shellfish, with delectable wines to match. While you won’t find the most extensive menu at the Naked Fish, what you will discover is quality produce with a focus on sustainability and diversity. Alongside the menu there are weekly specials. Address: Kerksingel 9g, 2651 CC Berkel en Rodenrijs Opening…