De Tuin

HOTSPOT ALERT! If Rotterdam is Manhattan on the Maas (a name it often gets called), then the Kralingse Bos is its Central Park and, with a little stretch of the imagination, the Kralingse Plas is the famous New York park’s rowing lake. The Tuin van de Vier Windstreken, shortened by Rotterdammers to De Tuin, is…

The Walk’in Fish

For sustainable, organic food it is worth a wander to The Walk’in Fish, conveniently located in Rotterdam’s entertainment area, Witte de Withstraat. The menu mainly consists of fresh fish dishes, including less common varieties such as lemon sole, which is served whole. Seated under a tree in this ultra-hip restaurant, you can enjoy the likes…

Breakfast in Rotterdam HQ

The breakfast culture is trending in Rotterdam and more breakfast places are opening their doors to service demand. Halfway through March, this new all-day breakfast restaurant, will open its doors in Blijdorp. It was previously only an Instagram page, but now it is a real small café in one of the nicest vintage furniture shops…

Warung Segar

Warung Segar, as the name suggests (Segar means Fresh) prepares traditional & authentic Indonesian dishes and all the ingredients are super fresh! This combined with a traditionally Indonesian chef with a passion for homely dishes, makes Warung Segar a one-off in Rotterdam. Everyone can find their favourite dish here, whether it is meat, chicken or…

Héroine

Combining a pizzeria, Mexican taqueria and an American diner, Héroine offers a fine dining experience in Het Industriegebouw. Enjoy delicious, affordable food in the restaurant’s cool interior that features wood, beautiful fabrics, sandstone and travertine.  Héroine is the brainchild of three owners and is a great place for adventurous diners as it doesn’t have an…

The Commons

A brand new restaurant catering to students has opened at the Student Hotel in Rotterdam-Kralingen, called The Commons drinks & food. For affordable prices (the most expensive dish is €12), you can eat hearty dishes like pizzas and burgers, but also small snacks such as calamari and the Scandinavian-style fish jar (different types of fish…

Old Scuola

Old Scuola, as the name suggests, makes old-school pizzas. Old-school Naples that is, with a thin base and a high, fluffy crust that is often a bit charcoaled around the edges due to the extreme heat of the wood-fired ovens. This restaurant, just like its bearded, tattooed pizza cooks, is cool. Outside on the high-windowed…

Ballroom

Ballroom Ballroom has balls on its snack menu, including the Dutch favourite, bitterballen, prepared here with a beetroot twist. There’s more on offer as well, such as bruschetta fungi porcini, but the main attraction really is the drinks. Believe it or not this place has 162 different gins to choose from. Enjoy one out on…

Ter Marsch & Co

Ter Marsch & Co  Ever heard of wiedewiet sauce (weed sauce)? At this burger bar, it is quite normal to order organic (and harmless) cannabis sauce with your award-winning Scottish Angus or Japanese Wagyu beef burger. This hip bar also sells dry-aged meat and pulled pork rolls. The owners have a second larger establishment, Café…

Oliva

Olivia  You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a genuine Italian kitchen when you enter this pleasantly decorated restaurant with its worn wooden floor and pasta wall. The chef’s menu (between three and five daily specials) is to be recommended. The à la carte menu includes delicious options like pork neck with balsamic onions, gem lettuce…