There is more than one appropriate theme for Délifrance: Breakfast, French, Bakery, Coffeehouse, Deli and Takeaway.
Délifrance (with restaurants in among others The Netherlands and Belgium) has a central location in downtown Enschede. Within walking distance from all the shops and bars, this lunchroom (let's call it that) is set in a pedestrianised part of town.
The recently refurbished/renovated interior breathes quietness and takes you away from the shopping crowds.
Favorite Dish: Freshly baked cheese croissants
Long French toast (it claims to be 28cm long!) with cheese, mozarella, Brie, pesto and tomatoes...yummy...
Wooden floor, long tables, cosy corners and an excellent & fast kitchen.
De Kater is overlooking the old market square and is very popular among the local students. Flat TV-screens in the back, so you won't have to miss any ongoing sport.
In front is a terrace, ideal for Enschede people watching.
Favorite Dish: Anything small from the small menu.
It is a really nice decorated restaurant with many things from Australia. We visited the restaurant before our trip to Australia to get in touch with the country and taste some REAL Australian food.
We ate Kangaroo, Crocodile and Emoe meat. It tasted really good especially the emoe.
We really liked the atmosphere, very local and Australian!
It just moved from Denekamp to the city-centre of Oldenzaal. I haven't been to the new location yet, but I think It looks just as nice!
Favorite Dish: We really liked the steaks we ordered, I think it's called the Bushtucker or the Aussiemix.
This cosy bistro-like restaurant has a variety of dishes and side dishes. Small appetite or really hungry, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, supper: you name it, Sam-sam serves it. The Menu of the Day is EUR5.70 (vegetarian option possible); there is a day-by-day overview per week.
The menu indicates which courses can be served quickly and which take more time. Let the waiter know if you are in a hurry, then they will make an effort to serve your courses quicker.
The new terrace overlooking the Oude Markt is great, especially on a warm summer night. If you are sitting inside however, you have the option to sit at the reading table: a large table with a wide choice of newspapers and different types of magazines.
Favorite Dish: Award winning menu
In 2003, Sam-sam won the "ProefEet": an outdoor eating and drinking festival on the Oude Markt of Enschede. The local restaurants/bistros present themselves with original dishes for the audience to taste and rate. Among Sam-sam's winning dishes is the Bologna, spaghetti pie filled with goat's cheese, gruyere, pesto, tomato and spaghetti of course. Another dish I can recommend is Ko-Shamo, an oven dish 'gratin' of chicken fillet, sweet potatoes, pieces of bacon and various mushrooms like shii-take, oyster mushrooms and white button mushrooms.
Ever experienced the following? You go out for dinner, looking at the menu you see that in addition to starters and main courses there is a list of yummy looking desserts. You decide to skip the starters in order to leave some space for dessert - but once the main course is finished you are so stuffed that sadly you have to leave dessert for 'next time'...
Sam-sam has the solution!! Rather than the average desserts that are stomach-filling in itself (no main courses needed...), they serve mini-desserts. Mini-tiramisu, mini-ice cream, ... Great for kids as well as grown-ups!
Besides desserts, Sam-sam also has a wide choices of coffees, teas (pure tea, not from a pre-packed box!) and liquours.
A very special restaurant indeed! The personnel of De Huifkar are people with a mental handicap. Under the watching eye of a coach, they take your order, prepare the food, assist you at the buffet - and they do it all with true dedication. It might take a wee while longer to get your food, but it is all worth the while. Just look at the pride in their eyes when you make them a compliment... And oh, yeah: the food is simply gorgeous! A la carte, the menu of the day, vegetarian dishes... Not a problem at De Huifkar!
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 5pm (kitchen open till 8pm); Sat/Sun closed.
Favorite Dish: All dishes are yummy, but leave some space for an even yummier dessert!
The resataurant section of Hotel-Restaurant Rodenbach is high cuisine.
Great care is given to your meal so is great to see and taste.
Open daily noon - 2.30PM & 5PM - midnight
Kitchen open: noon - 2PM & 5PM - 10PM
On Saturdays and Sundays closed for lunch.
Favorite Dish: Kwezel
Mint Ice dessert
SMAAK is called a candy store for adults.
In fact it's a modern place where you can enjoy fresh pasta's, tapa's, salads and much more.
Great wine selection too.
Eating is not limited to the shop, you can take away the goodies as well.
Favorite Dish: Pastries
Restaurant De Fusting started at the Hengelosestraat. in a converted row house. From the outside it's hard to see what the interior offers, but be assured, this building houses one of the most popular restaurants in town.
In the mean time the restaurant opened a second location at the Zuiderhagen downtown at the location where another popular restaurant - Sam Sam- started before, called De Fusting Downtown. This down town restaurant was taken over by the manager Roy van Hemert in november 2011, the name changed into Down Town.
Good quality food for a reasonable price in an easy setting.
Mo-Sa: from 5PM
Su: from 4PM
Favorite Dish: Daghap.
Q-Linair was started in 2006 at a cornerhouse just East of downtown in a typical Enschede quarter. The menu offers a surprising combination of world food. Combinations of the French, Italian, Greek and Asian kitchens are possible. Ordering a vegetarian meal ios no problem.
La Place is a popular restaurant of the V&D Department store.
It's self-service and main courses are prepared within 10 minutes.
Mo: Noon - 6PM
Di-We: 9.30AM - 6PM
Th: 9.30AM - 9PM
Fr: 9.30AM - 6PM
Sa: 9.30AM - 5PM
De Muur is a landmark/instutution at Enschede.
You can eat " uit de muur", getting your snacks from the small boxes of the vending machines or during business hours get your snacks from the counter.
mo-Fr: Noon - 2AM
Sa-Su: Noon - 4 AM
Favorite Dish: Pata. The big portion is fenominal!
Fred & Douwe is a modern city lounge that serves brunches, lunches and dinners.
Also good for an in between stopover for a drink and a snack.
2010 Update: The placed went out of business at the end of the year. From January 2011 the business will be taken over and change its name.
Humphreys is one of a chain of restaurant throughout the Netherlands.
The restaurant with 180 seats (including the roof terrace) offers a 3 course meal at a fixed price; choice from 4 dishes per course (including vegetarian).
Su-Th: 5PM - 10PM
Fr-Sa: 5PM - 10.30PM
Café Jansen en Janssen is place with much activities and live music in the weekends.
Mo-Th: 11AM - 2AM
Fr-Sa: 11AM - 4AM
Su: Noon - 2AM
Mo-We: Noon - 4PM
Th-Su: Noon - 6.30PM
Th-Sa: 5PM - 10PM
TAO is a a Japenese restaurant specialising in Sushi and Sashimi.
For dinners there is choice from:
-Starters: Owan (soups), Sunumono (salads) and Zenzai (appetizers).
-Main menu's: Teppan yaki (grilled food), Tempura (fried food), Kushiyaki (meat on a stick), Chief's specials, Meat- and Fish dishes.
-Desserts: Fruits and Ice creams.
Also takeaway lunches and dinners.
Mo-We: From 3PM
Th-Su: From Noon