47 Best Restaurants For Dinner In Rotterdam

47 Best Restaurants For Dinner In Rotterdam

11/01/2020 0 By M Zaman

Rotterdam in Netherlands is one of the multicultural city in Europe. Once you are in Rotterdam there are best restaurants available for dinner.

You also need to know that Rotterdam is the official host of Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

Best Restaurants in Rotterdam For Dinner

While, you are in Rotterdam you can consider to visit one of the best restaurants for dinner. This will also help you to get familiar with foods from different orientations in Rotterdam.

Fenix Food Factory

Fenix Food Factory

Cuisine: Various

Description: Almost everything in this vast former warehouse is made locally and sold by entrepreneurs making their mark on the food scene. They include Booij Kaasmakers (cheese, milk, yoghurt, eggs), Cider Cider, Jordy’s Bakery (bread and baked goods), Stielman Koffiebranders (coffee roasters), Stroop Rotterdam (stroopwafels), Kaapse Brouwers (craft brewery), Firma Bijten (meat) and De Westlandse Tuin (fruit and veggies).

Prices: Various

Address: Veerlaan 19D, 3072AN, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Rijnhaven.

Urban Espresso Bar

Urban Espresso Bar

Cuisine: Cafe

Description: The cafe is already famous in Rotterdam for its wide ranges of cakes. If you are looking forward to great taste of the Cappuccino while in Rotterdam. It is a perfect place. The coffee shop serve different foods also. This cafe is cash only.

Prices: Sandwiches €5-6, mains €7-9

Address: Nieuwe Binnenweg, 263 3021 GD, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Dijkzigt.

De IJsmaker

De IJsmaker

Cuisine: Icecream

Description: Fresh flavours reign supreme at this artisanal ice cream parlour on Witte de Withstraat and only quality produce is used – the simply spectacular pistachio ice cream is made with nuts from Bronte in Sicily and the seductive vanilla is made with beans sourced in Madagascar.

Prices: Per scoop €1.30-1.80

Address: Witte de Withstaat 7a, 3012 BK Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro stations are Eendrachtsplein and Beurs.

Pierre

Pierre

Cuisine: French

Description: You will definitely love visitig the Pierre while in Rotterdam. At breakfast, the croissants are buttery; at lunch the baguettes have delectable fillings; and at dinner, classic brasserie dishes (beef bourguignon, duck confit, steak frites) can be ordered as small or large plates. Staffs are friendlier.

Prices: Mains €8-25

Address: Pannekoekstraat 38a, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Oostplein.

Parqiet

Parqiet

Cuisine: Cafe

Description: The wild flowers in Kilner jars, terrace seating and striped deckchairs on the front lawn all contribute to the charm of this cafe in a former coach house in Het Park. Dishes are light and fresh, with plenty of vegetarian options, and baristas get the best out of the Marzocco espresso machine using freshly roasted Man Met Bril beans.

Prices: Breakfast dishes €5-9, sandwiches €6-9

Address: Baden Powelllaan 20, 3016 GJ Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Dijkzigt.

Tante Nel

Tante Nel

Cuisine: Fast Food

Description: Differing from traditional patat (fries) stands in a number of crucial ways, Tante Nel has pleasant street-side seating where its many and varied regulars settle in to enjoy treats such as hand-cut, expertly cooked fries with truffle mayonnaise or patat stoofvlees (fries topped with a rich meat stew), washed down with a gin and tonic, beer or milkshake.

Prices: Fries €2.50-8.75

Address: Pannekoekstraat 53, 3011 LC Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Oostplein.

CEO Baas van Het Vlees

CEO Baas van Het Vlees

Cuisine: Steak

Description: Meat lovers should be sure to book a table at Rotterdam’s best steakhouse. Working in their open kitchen, chefs cook spectacular cuts of beef to order. You will love the fact that half portions of steak and delicious desserts are offered. Truly excellent.

Prices: Mains €21-39

Address: Sumatraweg 1-3, 3072 ZP Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Rijnhaven.

AJÍ

AJÍ

Cuisine: International

Description: Restaurant Ají is at the suitable location at the centre of Rotterdam. Food at a culinary level in a casual atmosphere with professional service. Chef Pelle serve delicious menus from a wide range of courses.

Prices: Snacks €5-24, small plates €16-24

Address: Pannekoekstraat 40A, 3011 LH, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Oostplein.

O’Pazzo

O'Pazzo

Cuisine: Pizza

Description: Generations of Rotterdammers have grown up eating the tasty Neapolitan-style pizzas cooked by Italian pizzaioli (pizza makers) in O’Pazzo’s huge tiled oven, usually ending their meals with a rich dessert (tiramisu, cheesecake) or bowl of house-made gelato. Service is friendly and efficient, and the Italian house wines are eminently quaffable. Even the coffee is good. Gluten-free pizzas are available.

Prices: Pizzas €11-20, pastas €14-16

Address: Mariniersweg 90, 3011NV, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Blaak.

Restaurant Frits

Restaurant Frits

Cuisine: Modern European

Description: Inside a pretty Delfshaven canal house, with an intimate split-level, dark-timber interior, Frits serves an astounding-value eight-course surprise menu using ingredients from its own kitchen garden. Although there’s no choice on the night (and no à la carte), chef Robbert van Gammeren skilfully adapts to dietary requirements (gluten-free, vegetarian, allergies) with advance notice. Reservations are essential.

Prices: 8-course menu €40

Address: Piet Heynsplein 25, Delfshaven, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Delfshaven but a few distance away.

HMB

HMB

Cuisine: International

Description: Nestled in the shadow of the mighty Erasmusbrug, this sleek restaurant on the ground floor of the iconic De Rotterdam building serves artistically presented contemporary cuisine. There’s a strong international wine list, and service is attentive but unobtrusive.

Prices: Small plates €5-16, large plates €15-28, 3-course lunch menu €37.50, 4-/5-/6-course dinner menu €60/70/80

Address: Holland Amerika Kade 104, Wilhelminapier, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Wilhelminaplein.

Tosca

Tosca

Cuisine: Italian

Description: This old-fashioned place has everything you want from a neighbourhood bistro: friendly staff, well-priced food and lovely surrounds including a grapevine-covered terrace overlooking the Brancoplein park. The menu offers Italian favourites organised into the traditional antipasti, primi (one pasta and one risotto), secondi (mainly meat) and dolci (all the favourites).

Prices: Mains €17-19

Address: 1e Pijnackerstraat 120b, 3035 GW, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Rotterdam Centraal, but a few distance away. You can consider to travel with tram. The closest stop is Benthuizerstraat.

La Zia Maria

La Zia Maria

Cuisine: Italian

Description: There is limited table seating at this old-fashioned and aromatic deli, but if you don’t manage to snag a sit-down spot, it’s still a fabulous place to pick up Italian specialities such as formaggi (cheese), salumi (cold cuts) and antipasti for a canal-side picnic. The chef uses Rustichella d’Abruzzo artisan pasta to make his traditional dishes, which are satisfyingly filling.

Prices: Panini €7-8, pastas €9-11

Address: Nieuwe Binnenweg 222a, Rotterdam.

How to get there: The nearest tram stop is Rotterdam, Claes de Vrieselaan / Nieuwe Binnenweg.

Bertmans

Bertmans

Cuisine: Cafe

Description: Asian accents are as pronounced as those from the Mediterranean in the menu at this popular neighbourhood cafe overlooking the serpentine De Rotte canal. The emphasis is on fresh and healthy cafe-style food, accompanied by cold-pressed juices, smoothies, herbal teas or coffee made with locally roasted Giraffe beans.

Prices: Breakfast dishes €7-13, lunch mains €12-16, dinner mains €14-22

Address: Zaagmolenkade 15, Rotterdam.

How to get there: The closest tram stop is Zwaanshals.

FG Food Labs

FG Food Labs

Cuisine: International

Description: François Geurds’ food lab sits under timber and silvery pressed-tin ceilings within Station Hofplein. This is where the FG staff experiment with dishes before the perfected versions hit the menu at the flagship restaurant – food can be a bit hit and miss as a result, although the prices don’t reflect this fact. In summer, the terrace seating is popular.

Prices: Mains €34-38, 3-course lunch menu Mon-Fri €42.50 (€60 incl wine match), 4-/5-/6-/7-/8-/9-course menus €70/80/90/100/110/120

Address: Katshoek 41, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Closest tram stop is Heer Bokelweg.

Bazar

Bazar

Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Description: Sampling menus from across the Middle East and North Africa, Bazar dishes up versions of Turkish kebaps, Egyptian falafel, Moroccan couscous, Persian stews and many other favourites. Hugely popular due to the generous sizes and reasonable prices of its dishes, the indoor and pavement tables are inevitably full of sandwich-munching lunch patrons or meze-grazing dinner guests.

Prices: Sandwiches €5-8, mains €11-16

Address: Witte de Withstraat 16, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Leuvehaven.

‘t Ouwe Bruggetje

't Ouwe Bruggetje

Cuisine: Moden European

Description: This long-operating restaurant has an atmospheric timber-panelled interior, as well as seating by the iron-framed drawbridge out front and on a floating terrace on the canal. Dining is by set ‘surprise’ menu only – these range from two to five courses. Dessert (€8.50) or cheese (€10) aren’t included. A seven-course surprise menu with aperitif, wine and coffee costs €85.

Prices: Set menus €30-48

Address: Voorhaven 6, Delfshaven, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Delfshaven.

Dudok

Dudok

Cuisine: Cafe

Description: Dudok opened in 1991 and was named after architect Willem Marinus Dudok, who designed the 1945 former bank building. This cafe is famous for its apple pie. A cinnamon-spiced delight, it is best served with a side order of whipped cream.

Prices: Apple pie & cream €4.75

Address: Meent 88, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Stadhuis. Also the closest tram stop is Stadhuis.

Lof der Zoetheid

Lof der Zoetheid

Cuisine: Cafe

Description: Its name means ‘In Praise of Sweetness’, and this stylish cafe certainly serves delicious sweet stuff. Sample the goods in the daily afternoon tea, which includes cake, scones, sandwiches and pies, and tea served from a samovar. This is offered from 11.30am to 2pm and 2.30pm to 5pm weekdays and from 11.30am to 2pm and 3pm to 5.30pm weekends. Bookings advised.

Prices: Afternoon tea €25

Address: Noordplein 1, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest tram stop is Zwaanshals.

Dertien

Dertien

Cuisine: Nordic

Description: An Instagrammer’s paradise, this industrial-chic eatery serves dishes that are utterly gorgeous to look at. Utilising local produce and often featuring unusual ingredients, hipster chefs in the open kitchen create dishes that aren’t quite as good to eat as they are to look at, but are still tasty. The wine list features obscure labels and varietals aplenty.

Prices: Mains €19-21

Address: Schiedamse Vest 30, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Closest tram stop is Westblaak.

Op Het Dak

Op Het Dak

Cuisine: Cafe

Description: Perched on top of the Schieblock office building, Op Het Dak (‘On the Roof’) is a pavilion with indoor, deck and garden seating amidst one of Europe’s largest harvestable rooftop gardens. Healthy breakfast and lunch dishes are often made with the herbs, vegetables, fruit and honey grown here – veggie and vegan choices are the rule rather than the exception.

Prices: Breakfast dishes €8-13, lunch dishes €8-14

Address: Schiekade 189, 7th fl, Rotterdam.

How to get there: The closest tram stop is Weena.

By Jarmusch

By Jarmusch

Cuisine: Diner

Description: If there’s one thing that can be said about Rotterdam, it’s that it is never predictable. So it’s hardly surprising that locals have embraced this thoroughly non-Dutch 1950s American-style diner with open arms. The quality of the eggs, burgers, waffles and subs leaves something to be desired, but the ambience is great – humorous and hip in equal measure.

Prices: Breakfast dishes €6-15, burgers €9-19

Address: Goudsesingel 64, Rotterdam.

How to get there: The closest tram station is Kipstraat.

Posse

Posse

Cuisine: Mediterranean

Description: This place ticks every hipster box: set in a shabby but atmospheric warehouse next to the Fenix Food Factory, it has a vintage fitout, includes vegetarian and vegan options on its menu, hosts DJs spinning vinyl from its own collection, prioritises coffee and beer over wine and even supports group bike rides. Living a cliché has never been so enjoyable.

Prices: Mains €17-25

Address: Veerlaan 19a, Katendrecht ,Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Rijnhaven.

Asian Glories

Asian Glories

Cuisine: Chinese

Description: Modern Cantonese, Szechuan and Beijing dishes dominate the menu at this upmarket eatery. Its chefs are good at what they do – the Peking Duck is excellent, and the dumplings and other dim sum dishes are rightfully famous throughout the city.

Prices: Dim sum menu €35, set menus €32-82, mains €20-29

Address: Leeuwenstraat 15, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Beurs.

De Ballentent

De Ballentent

Cuisine: Pub Food

Description: Rotterdam’s best waterfront pub is also a great spot for a meal. Dine on one of two terraces or inside. Mussels, schnitzels and more line the menu but the real speciality here are ballen, huge homemade meatloafy meatballs. The plain ones are tremendous, but go for the house style with a piquant sauce of fresh peppers, mushrooms and more.

Prices: Mains €11-17

Address: Parkkade 1, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest tram stop is Kievitslaan.

Hopper

Hopper

Cuisine: Cafe

Description: Roasting its own coffee using single-source beans and offering both espresso and AeroPress styles, this industrial-chic cafe has its own on-site bakery, which makes excellent sourdoughs, pastries and cakes. Enjoy a freshly made sandwich, buttery croissant or hearty soup in the airy dining space or at one of the pavement tables.

Prices: Lunch dishes €6-11

Address: Schiedamse Vest 146, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Beurs.

Zino’s Urban Bistro

Zino's Urban Bistro

Cuisine: Italian

Description: This neighbourhood eatery is particularly favoured by vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free diners, as there are always suitable choices on the small but tempting menu of modern Italian dishes. The owners also operate the wine shop opposite, and it’s possible to buy your own bottle there and enjoy it with your meal.

Prices: Mains €18-21

Address: Zwaanshals 265, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest tram stop is Zwaanshals.

Babel Restaurant

Babel Restaurant

Cuisine: Cafe

Description: Housed in a glass pavilion inside the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, this airy cafe overlooking the rear sculpture garden is a welcome pitstop for gallery goers. The menu includes fresh sandwiches and salads, toasties, soup and pastries, all of which can be enjoyed with a juice, glass of wine or coffee.

Prices: Sandwiches €7-10, salads €12-13

Address: Museumpark 18-20, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest tram stop is Museumpark.

Supermercado

Supermercado

Cuisine: Mexican

Description: On Rotterdam’s most happening strip, this taqueria serves tacos, ceviche, nachos and empanadas that wouldn’t cut the mustard in Mexico but seem to satisfy loads of locals. In summer, the front courtyard with its colourful lights is a lovely spot in which to enjoy a well-priced meal.

Prices: Tacos €3.50, nachos €8

Address: Crn Schiedamse Vest & Witte de Withstraat, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Leuvehaven.

Rolph’s Deli

Rolph's Deli

Cuisine: Cafe

Description: A haven off the wind tunnel that is Otto Reuchlinweg, this friendly deli offers all-day breakfasts and lunch options including salads and sandwiches. The ‘all-in breakfast’ (€12) is generous, tasty and great value. There are also plenty of fresh juices and smoothies on offer.

Prices: Breakfast dishes €5-12, sandwiches €6-24

Address: Otto Reuchlinweg 974, Wilhelminapier, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Wilhelminaplein.

Picknick

Picknick

Cuisine: Cafe

Description: Known for its generous ‘Picknick platters’, this casual cafe near Markthal has a particularly alluring breakfast menu offering globally inspired dishes such as savoury porridge, coconut ricebread and Moroccan pancakes. The rear courtyard is a lovely spot on a sunny morning.

Prices: Breakfast dishes €3.50-12.50, lunch dishes €6-12.50

Address: Mariniersweg 259, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Blaak. Nearest tram stop is Rotterdam Blaak.

De Jong

De Jong

Cuisine: European

Description: Adventurous chef Jim de Jong wows diners with surprise four-course menus (meat/fish or vegetarian; no à la carte) made from seasonal produce including herbs and flowers from the restaurant’s garden. Sadly, the pricey and unimpressive wine pairings let the side down.

Prices: 4-/5-/6-course menus €47/55/62

Address: Raampoortstraat 38, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest tram stop is Heer Bokelweg.

Tai Wu

Tai Wu

Cuisine: Chinese

Description: The hallmarks here are gargantuan servings and brusque service, the first making the second forgivable. The cuisine is largely Cantonese, with a few regional variations thrown in for good measure (Peking duck, some spicy Sichuan dishes). It’s tasty and well priced.

Prices: Dim sum dish €4-6.50, mains €9-26

Address: Mauritsweg 24-26, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest tram stop is Kruisplein.

Angelo Betti

Angelo Betti

Cuisine: Italian

Description: Serving a flavourful array of soft, rich gelato, Angelo Betti has come a long way since its humble beginnings as an ice-cream cart in 1922. Four generations on, it’s now a petite family-run restaurant that also sells delizioso crispy pizzas.

Prices: Pizzas €8-16, gelato €5.50-7.50

Address: Schiekade 6b, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest tram stop is Walenburgerweg.

Zeezout

Zeezout

Cuisine: Seafood

Description: One of the few restaurants in the city centre to open on Sundays, Zeezout (Sea Salt) is located in the quiet residential Scheepvaartkwartier neighbourhood. Specialising in seafood, it offers a limited number of dishes inspired by global cuisines.

Prices: Mains €28-30, 3-course lunch menu €35, dinner menus €45-70

Address: Westerkade 11, Scheepvaartkwartier, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest tram stop is Westplein.

Kaapse Kitchen

Kaapse Kitchen

Cuisine: International

Description: Located in the Fenix Food Factory, this open kitchen is operated by the Kaapse Brewery. Each week, a different chef serves up global dishes made with local, organic and sustainable produce.

Prices: Various

Address: Veerlaan 19d, Katendrecht, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Rijnhaven.

Yokohama Ramen Saito

Yokohama Ramen Saito

Cuisine: Ramen

Description: Adopted Sciedammer Toshimi Saito makes her slurpable Yokohama-style ramen noodles using flour milled in the town’s De Vrijheid windmill.

Prices: Ramen €9

Address: Parkweg 406, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Parkweg.

Koen

Koen

Cuisine: Icecream

Description: Koen’s head ice cream maker was trained in Italy and it shows: this is excellent artisanal gelato, made with fresh seasonal produce.

Prices: Per scoop €1.30

Address: Zwaanshals 317 , Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest tram stop is Zwaanshals.

Alan & Pim’s

Alan & Pim's

Cuisine: Rotisserie

Description: A floor-to-ceiling black-and-white 1930s photo of Rotterdam’s main shopping street is a reminder of how much the city’s achieved in post-war rebuilding. Behind the dining room’s recycled-timber tables is a full-width white-tiled open kitchen filled with spit-roasting chickens. Chicken marinated in Thai, Provençal or barbecue comes with sides such as jacket-roasted potatoes, fries and corn on the cob.

Prices: Mains €8-12

Address: Posthoornstraat 524, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest tram stop is Keizerstraat.

De Kade

De Kade

Cuisine: Surinamese

Description: At De Kade you can experience Surinamese dishes. You can also enjoy Chinese dishes under one roof. It is very close to Centraal Station.

Prices: Mains €8-22

Address: West Kruiskade 17b, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest tram stop is Kruisplein.

Lilith

Lilith

Cuisine: Cafe

Description: The front terrace at this neighbourhood favourite is inevitably crowded in sunny weather, and queuing for tables is not unknown. Breakfast is the busiest time, when eggs (Benedict, scrambled, Florentine etc) and vegan treats such as mushrooms or avocado on toast reign supreme.

Prices: Breakfast dishes €4-11

Address: Nieuwe Binnenweg 125h, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Eendrachtsplein, but a few distance away. The closest tram stop is Mathenesserlaan.

Vroesen Paviljoen

Vroesen Paviljoen

Cuisine: Cafe

Description: Nestled between the trees of the bustling Vroesenpark, this wooden-framed, glass-fronted pavilion has a menu offering everything from sandwiches to stamppot (potato and vegetable hotpot). The pavilion also hosts live music and offers yoga and tai chi sessions.

Prices: Sandwiches €6-9, mains €14-18

Address: Vroesenlaan 60, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Blijdorp.

Le Nord

Le Nord

Cuisine: Bistro

Description: In the Provenierswijk neighbourhood behind Centraal Station, this cafe/wine bar/restaurant hybrid offers a menu of French brasserie fare and a tempting array of tipples. There’s a good choice of bottled beer and wine by the bottle and glass.

Prices: Lunch dishes €7-13, dinner mains €10-24

Address: Proveniersstraat 33a, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Closest tram station is Schiekade.

Ter Marsch & Co

Ter Marsch & Co

Cuisine: Burgers

Description: In a former butcher shop, Ter Marsch & Co sizzles up a variety of burgers, including a rendang version with sesame, mayo, citrus dressing and coleslaw; a vegetarian burger; and the indulgent ‘De Burgeresse’ with truffle gravy and mayo.

Prices: Burgers €9.50-16.50

Address: Witte de Withstraat 81, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Eendrachtsplein. The closest tram stop is Museumpark.

Ayla

Ayla

Cuisine: Tapas

Description: A mere castanet’s click from Rotterdam Centraal, this busy tapas bar is open for lunch and dinner, offering sandwiches, tapas and a few desserts. Its cocktail bartenders infuse their own spirits, making it a great aperitif spot, too.

Prices: Tapas €5-15

Address: Kruisplein 153, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Closest tram station is Kruisplein.

Sammy & Pebbles Frietboutique

Sammy & Pebbles Frietboutique

Cuisine: Fast food

Description: The Rotterdam branch of an Amsterdam-based operation, this place sells crispy fries and croquettes. It’s a perfect pitstop after spending a few hours in one of the Witte de Withstraat bars.

Prices: Fries €2.50-5

Address: Witte de Withstraat 68a, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest Metro station is Eendrachtsplein.

Urban Bakery

Urban Bakery

Cuisine: Cafe

Description: If you like brownies, fudge and cupcakes – and really, who doesn’t? – this cafe is for you. Its bakery supplies many of Rotterdam’s cafes with sweet treats.

Prices: Cupcakes €2-2.50

Address: Voorburgstraat 217-219, Rotterdam.

How to get there: Nearest tram stop is Walenburgerweg.

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