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.…

Lokanta Proeflokaal

When a place has had the same chef for over 15 years, you know they’re doing something right. You can say chef Sandor is the tapas king of Kralingen. He makes you feel like you’re in Spain every time you visit. From authentic Spanish tapas to modern Mediterranean dishes, the locals can’t get enough of…

Wes eettentje

Named after American filmmaker Wes Anderson, who you might know from movies such The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Royal Tenenbaums, this ‘eettentje’ has a cinematic 50/60s vibe. It’s a colourful and quirky place, just like the popular films and also mirrored in the menu’s dishes – we love the the couscous salad and flatbread…

Alexanderhoeve

Walking past the shop of Cor and Tonia de Graaf, you can catch the mouth-watering smell of roasted nuts. Step inside to discover a rich assortment of national traditionally-made cheeses such as Boerenkaas (farmer’s cheese) from Krimpenerwaard, “Gouda cheese” from The Groene Hart, and cheese from North Holland. Great foreign cheeses and matching wines are…

GaleriAAA by Mangiare

Hans Kleinjan, Maikel Kleinjan and Roderik Faasen, otherwise known as the artistic trio AAA, have been working together for 10 years. Recently these three artists have announced their collaboration with the Italian restaurant Mangiare to open a restaurant in their gallery: GaleriAAA by Mangiare. Both the artist trio and the restaurant desire to create something…

Miso Sushi

A stone’s throw from Centraal Station, Miso Sushi has opened their doors at Plaza. Like most sushi restaurants in Rotterdam, Miso Sushi is all-you-can-eat but with the allure of fine dining. The menu includes vegetarian Makis and handrolls, specialties from the grill and also poké bowls. No time to sit down? Take-away is an option.…

One Nojito, Please

Bored with water and find soft drinks unhealthy? There’s good news for those of you looking for something alcohol-free to drink. Non-alcoholic options are on the rise. Words: Ellen Scholtens Alcohol-free and low-alcohol drinks are growing in popularity and beer producers aren’t the only ones to pick up on the trend. The wine world has…

Restaurant of the Future

Some called her crazy, but she proved them wrong. Hospitality entrepreneur Femke Snijders transformed the white water course of the dilapidated tropical paradise Tropicana into a restaurant of the future. ‘Aloha Bar is my candy store.’ By Chantal Lindsen  Transforming the white water courses of an old swimming pool into a restaurant sounds insane. What…