Very nice old building from 1752 with a typical old-Dutch interior. Bar, fireplace, and the dining rooms are cosy.
Because the restaurant is situated in Hillegersberg (an village that grew to be part of Rotterdam and is now one of its poshiest neigbourhoods), the guests are a bit upmarket too.
It was full on a Saturday evening (March 1, 2003).
Favorite Dish: I ate fried coquilles St. Jacques, then steak (ossenhaas) with a hot oystersauce, and spring onions and finally cr?pes Suzette (pancakes with orange juice and flamb?ed with orange liqueur).
Per person (3 course menu, wine and coffee and other drinks about) about ? 60
Busy little restaurant on the outskirts of Rotterdam (Charlois). Very child-friendly. Service was quick and food was good. You have to make reservations and they manage two sittings on one night often.
Visited 2 March 2003.
There's a terrace and outside bar which will be lovely in summer.
Right next to a garden nursery so you might be inspired to buy something for the garden too!
Plenty parking space is free.
Favorite Dish: Starter, main course, 2 drinks and 2 coffees per person amounted to € 28 per person.
I had deepfried goats cheese for starter and lamb rack with eschalots and port sauce for main course. Both were good, meat perfectly done. Accompanied by farmhouse fries (too much salt), baked potatoes.
Bread and herb butter on the house.
Good salad dressing.
Moroccan restaurant Safir (meaning messenger or ambassador) situated in the catacombs of an old Rotterdam warehouse.
Favorite Dish: I haven't been here for a while but it was thoroughly enjoyable. I remember lamb served in the traditional earthenware dish called tagine.
It is a real jazzcafe. At Sunday, you can listen to live jazz, while you are nipping on a whisky or special beer....Jazz every Sunday from 5 pm.
Favorite Dish: Nothing special, but here you can eat a lot of delicious items. The style is something like French / Dutch.
This is something different. The chinese owners are so nice. When you get in, they take your coat and hang it, when you go to the bathroom there are real towels, that you use only once and when your having dinner, they'll keep your glass filled all the time. You can choose your own dinner here and eat as much as you want for one price. There's a buffet where you can choose from veggies, different kinds of meat and fish and you can choose your sauces. My boyfriend actually made one of the cooks cry when he chose the spiecest one for the third time. Then you give it to the cook that makes your dinner right in front of you. You can have rice with it, but it's better not to, because it fills you up quickly and it's nicer to try different sauces and veggies. You can also get spring rolls and dim sum, or fruits when you only want a small bite. I recommend this restaurant to everyone.
You'll have to make a reservation, ask if you can sit next to the aquarium, it's fun!
Favorite Dish: Well I usually take different kinds of mushrooms with some meat and a spicy (but not too) sauce. No rice, that spoils my appetite. At the end a spring roll and some fruits and a desert (tiramisu) to finish it all. I always love going here, especially because when you're finished eating, you'll get a warm wet towels to clean yourself. I love it!
Pencakes (pannenkoeken) are without a doubt Dutch most popular food. In the Kralingse Bos you will find De Nachtegaal were they serve the best pannenkoeken in a lot of varieties. If you want to enjoy pannenkoeken go to this place. Difficult to reach by public transport, get off at Voorschoterlaan and walk for 15 minutes.
One of my very favourite restaurants in off-center Rotterdam. I can say so after having been there for lunch and dinner about 10x. This small restaurant looks modest, one can hardly imagine that chef Azi Azimullah cooks the most wonderful dishes there. The cuisine? Anything from North African to Dutch, from Surinamese to Mediterranean. When you eat there, they can tell you exactly where the products came from and literally everything, from the fresh fish to the dots of colourful sauce on your plate is home made.
Azi also does wonderful and original spreads (beetroot and walnut for instance) for bread or side dishes for Indian foods, just to name two. She caters too and cooks alone with just 1 staff for service.
Have a look at the very short video at the link below (facebook).
Favorite Dish: Just the other day I came in and went to the back (where the kitchen is) to say hello to Azi. She was just filleting a huge fresh cod. Yum.
She does some wonderful pasta from Sardinia and her pastry desserts are scrumptuous.
Everything according to season and cooked to perfection. No wonder she rates high in the Dutch restaurant reviews.
Not a real restaurant (they have a small menu) but an excellent location to relax during lunch time enjoying the view of the Erasmusbridge, the Euromast, the ships and harbours.