In den Rustwat (IDRW)

In den Rustwat (IDRW)  This inn, dating back to 1597, with thatched roof, original tiled floor and Delft Blue tiles on the wall, is one of the city’s most refined restaurants (it also has BIB Gourmand approval). In a beautiful location right next to the Trompenburg Arboretum, Marcel van Zomeren prepares dishes “with 100% respect…

Huson

Huson An international kitchen with an Eastern influence. A popular haunt for business professionals, not the least for being in the Scheepvaartkwartier, where numerous monumental businesses are located, and because of which the two-course lunch arrangement is served within an hour. Signature dishes, perfect to share, are the tuna, soft-shell crab, avocado, tomato sorbet and…

Frietboutique

Frietboutique  Rotterdammers wait patiently in line for a portion of Sammy and Pebbles’ chips. These ladies source their potatoes straight from the farmers’ market so they can leave the skin on their hand-cut chips, which are fried in pure vegetable oil. The snack menu includes local specialities like croquettes made by renowned Netherlands’ butcher Piet…

Bazar

Bazar A worldly eatery with a One Thousand and One Nights-inspired interior. Arabian lamps, tiles and colourful crockery remind you of a busy marketplace in some faraway holiday destination. If there’s one café or restaurant in Rotterdam that illustrates just how multi-cultural the city is, it’s this one. This is obvious, from the mix of…

The Park

The Park Bilderberg Parkhotel’s in-house restaurant claims to be a perfect spot for “casual dining in the middle of the city”. The Park has its own menu, as well as signature dishes from the two-star Michelin restaurant Parkheuvel, including Maas-Rijn-IJssel beef bonbon, Veluws venison and red fruit soup. The Park offers a good choice of…

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…