Backyard

Backyard is exactly how it sounds. Its interior is designed to look like an industrial backyard with lots of plants and wires hung with softly glowing lamps. It is all very lovely and Instagram-worthy. Divided into different areas — diner, lounge and working space — the restaurant only serves plant-based food. Try the smokey vegan…

Restaurant ‘t Ambachthuys

We know that shopping can be exhausting, so after a day of wandering around Hillegersberg take a break and sit down at Restaurant ‘t Ambachthuys. Located in a monumental building, this place offers a great choice for food lovers. Classic French cuisine is at the heart of its menu, but the chefs are always curious…

Toko Trash

Toko Trash Welcome to Manuela’s tropical kitchen, proof that you don’t always need to board a plane to feel like you are on a holiday. The decor here does the trick: the pink kitchen with its palm-tree print, the amazing painted ceiling and the laidback atmosphere all suggesting you’re somewhere far more exotic. Toko Trash…

Three

This restaurant is called Contemporary Asian Cuisine ‘Three’ because three is a lucky number in Japan and in Chinese means ‘holiness’ and ‘loyalty’. At least that’s what it says on the menu, which is written completely in English. In this Ibiza-style restaurant with its round chairs covered in gold-coloured velvet you get to savour the…

The spice king is back!

Rotterdam’s fine diners are incredibly happy now: Wim Severein’s new restaurant opened its doors this month from as the 18th of July. Fans of Wim Severein will be glad to know that his signature dish is there on the menu at The Millèn, his acclaimed new venture. Of course it is! It would hardly be…

Bertmans

Are you looking for a healthy eatery in the centre of Rotterdam for breakfast, lunch or dinner? In April, the popular Bertmans in Rotterdam Noord opened a second place at the Schouwburgplein. So now you don’t have to go all the way to Noord for those delicious spelt pancakes with cashew whipped cream or the…

Ají

 Ají – pronounced Agie – has recently opened on the Pannekoekstraat. As the new restaurant of highly-acclaimed chef, Mario de Ridder, of the dining establishment Julia, it has a lot to live up to. And it most certainly does not disappoint. The menu is a mouth-watering mix of South American and Asian cuisine. Ají comes…

Frietboutique

Frietboutique. This is the place to be when you’re craving some really delicious fries. Founded by two young ladies, Sammy and Pebbles, they searched far and wide for the best potatoes in The Netherlands. They wash, cut and bake them to create fresh crunchy fries. Yum! Fun facts: the ladies started with an ice cream…

Eat your Greens

We asked locals where to get the city’s yummiest salads. Herewith a compilation of the best of this summertime staple.   BERTMANS A good address for healthy food with vegan and lactose-free options. The roasted Portobello mushrooms with carrot, little gem lettuce, spicy wakame, miso mayo, daikon pickle, sesame and spelt toast – delicious! As…

Best of Summer in the City

Rotterdam really comes alive in summer – not that it ever sleeps, of course. With so many ways to enjoy the city on a beautiful day, we’ve been hard-pressed to compile the definitive to-do list. But here they are: the 10 things you should be sure to see or do when the sun appears. From…