Food GuideNetherlandsRotterdamTop 5 Restaurants in Rotterdam

Besides being nominated as the world’s best festival city, Rotterdam is also known as a historical sea-faring city and home to some of the best restaurants in The Netherlands.
Helena PeiSeptember 17, 201912 min

Besides being nominated as the world’s best festival city, Rotterdam is also known as a historical sea-faring city and home to some of the best restaurants in The Netherlands. Let’s check it out with the list of top 5 gastronomic restaurants in Rotterdam.

 

  1. Joelia

“Young, provocative, sexy, cheeky. Somewhere you want to be” is all about this piece of art in the heart of Rotterdam. Located on the ground floor of Hotel Hilton in downtown, Joelia was designed to dazzle with all manner of golden objects, reflective gold sculptures hanging from the ceiling and rose trees with yellow blossoms. Especially, it serves unique dishes prepared with fresh ingredients from top chef Mario de Ridder.

In 2016, this fantastic restaurant received Michelin Star. Furthermore, it is known as a restaurant which offers a dining experience fits for royalty because somebody spotted the Dutch King & Queen having lunch here.

 

  1. Parkheuvel

A visit to Parkheuvel is a unique experience, not just a visit to a restaurant for a bite. Parkheuvel always surprises customers by its perfection. Located near the Euromast and on banks of the river Nieuwe Maas, Parkheuvel has a nice terrace overlooking the river and passing boats. It is famous for its exquisite presentation and service, and assiduity in matching numerous courses with good wines. Chef Erik van Loo and his brigade only use ingredients of the current season in preparing amazing dishes. Furthermore, in case of you are bent tasting all the wines, they will even drive you home in your own car. There are all reasons why they have received many awards, including 2 Michelin-Star awards.

Parkheuvel’s signature dishes include Oyster, Snails, Wagyu beef, Goose liver, Bresse Chicken and Wild grey-legged partridge.

 

  1. FG Food Labs

FG Food Labs is a gastronomic journey that you will never forget. Owned by renowned molecular gastronomer, Francois Geurds, this 2-Star Michelin restaurant is absolutely an excellent choice for who is looking for perfection and uniqueness in Rotterdam. FG loves to experiment and invent surprising combinations to serve its customers. The restaurant features a 0-course tasting menu complete with wine, cheese and liquor pairings, everything is expertly paired.

All the dishes are made from international inspiration and beautifully presented in a series of small plates. An experience at FG tends to run over several hours, so it’s more of an experience than just a dinner date.

 

  1. Zeezout

If you are a big fan of seafood, you should definitely go to Zeezout. It is truly a paradise for a seafood-lover. Furthermore, it is considered to be one of the best seafood restaurants in Rotterdam as it serves the best fish, crustaceans, and shellfish in the city. Zeezout prefers to use local ingredients so it offers a limited number of dishes in a whole day. Some examples of Rotterdam products that are used are beer from Kaapse Brouwers, Rotterdam Tomasu soy sauce, yogurt from Luwia, 010 Vodka and Rotterdam mustard.

Zeezout’s menu reflects the ocean vibe of Rotterdam, with crisp linens and a spotless open kitchen where the chef and his brigade whet your appetite. This is a perfect location for you to celebrate a party with a 3-to-6-course menu.

 

  1. MOOD Rotterdam

Formerly known as Las Palmas by Herman den Blijker, MOOD was bought by Eveline Wu last year. If you are looking for a location to dig in the best Asian & French cuisine in town, MOOD will not let you down. At MOOD, tables are filled with delicious oysters, fruit de mer, sushi and fresh sashimi. They cook exclusively with purest and fresh seasonal products. This means that the menu of MOOD varies per season.

Besides beautiful decoration, they own the best service with nice waiters. They consult you to tailor your own course even when you are in diet. MOOD’s kitchen brigade and its ambiance will ensure an unforgettable night for you to celebrate a special occasion.

 


 

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