The two Michelin star restaurant Parkheuvel is a true icon in Rotterdam. The beautiful round building is located in the Park and offers a beautiful view. Chef Erik van Loo and his brigade only use ingredients of the current season and they make sure that each and every dish that comes out of his kitchen is of the highest quality possible. A visit to Parkheuvel is a unique experience, not just a mere visit to a restaurant for a bite to eat.
Heuvellaan 21, 3016 GL Rotterdam
FG Food Labs
FG Food Labs, by well-known chef Francois Geurds, has one Michelin star. According to FG Food Labs’ website, it’s an attraction within an attraction: an impressive train tunnel in the Hofbogen of Rotterdam. FG Food Labs is a gastronomic journey that you will never forget. The FG Group loves to experiment and even owns a personal ‘taste laboratory’. Here they try new things, create dishes with unique combinations until it reaches perfection.
Katshoek 41, 3032 AE Rotterdam
Chef Fred Mustert of the two Michelin star restaurant Fred bases his cooking style on the classic French cuisine, but with his own twist. He doesn’t follow trends but opts for the freshest ingredients every season. In January 2018 the interior of restaurant Fred was redesigned by SMEELE. Jeroen Smeele, the owner of SMEELE, has won a Special Mention Award for this interior design. According to Fred Mustert the interior of Fred has something mysterious and something magical, and it turned out just as he wanted.
Honingerdijk 263-265, 3063 AM Rotterdam
Perceel in Capelle aan den IJssel
Restaurant Perceel may not be located in Rotterdam, but it’s definitely worth a little detour to Capelle aan den IJssel, which is just outside of our city. This Michelin star restaurant by Sharon Tettero and Jos Grootscholten is located at ‘het Oude Raadhuis’ (the old town hall). Recently their restaurant has been upgraded with a new warm and contemporary interior (also designed by SMEELE). The eye-catcher of the area is definitely the flower plot with dried crops and flowers in the heart of the restaurant.
Dorpsstraat 3, 2902 BC Capelle aan den IJssel
This fantastic restaurant with top chef Mario de Ridder received a Michelin star in 2016. According to the website, Joelia is “young, provocative, sexy, cheeky. Somewhere you want to be.” Just a few of Mario’s favorites are Dutch hare with beetroot and celeriac, and Wagyu (Japan), shallot and fries. Go on a culinary trip at Joelia’s and be pleasantly surprised.
Coolsingel 5, 3012 AA Rotterdam
If you love seafood, you should most definitely go to Zeezout. It’s considered to be the best seafood restaurant in Rotterdam by many and serves the best fish, crustaceans and shellfish in the city. Zeezout uses a lot of local ingredients like beer from Kaapse Brouwers, Rotterdam Tomasu soy sauce, yoghurt from Luwia and Rotterdam mustard.
Westerkade 11, 3016 CL Rotterdam
At Kwiezien (a little phonetic joke, as it sounds like ‘Cuisine’) you can go for the three, four, or five course dinner, depending on how hungry you are. Actually, you can even decide to order more courses if you like. Their menu changes quite regularly, so it’s recommended to visit them more often. They also have some vegetarian options, which they write on the chalkboard or you can ask the waiter what they can offer you.
Delistraat 20, 3072 ZK Rotterdam
Allure is a modern French-style restaurant located in the not-so-well-known area of Entrepothaven, which is located close to Kop van Zuid and Noordereiland. Chef de Cuisine Terry and Maître d’ Brian were employed by the restaurant but decided to take over the restaurant when they had the chance. Since then they revamped the menu, decor, and service to create a fine-dining experience.
Cargadoorskade 107, 3071 AW Rotterdam
Last year Eveline Wu bought restaurant Las Palmas from Herman den Blijker and started Restaurant Mood Rotterdam. This restaurant is an excellent choice for seafood lovers, as they fill the tables with delicious oysters, fruit de mer, sushi and sashimi. But if you rather eat meat, wild and poultry, you are also at the right place. Restaurant Mood only uses pure and fresh seasonal products.
Otto Reuchlinweg 999, 3072 MD Rotterdam
Asian Glories is a well-known restaurant in Rotterdam and is considered to be one of the best Chinese restaurants in the Netherlands. Here they serve authentic Chinese and Cantonese cuisine with Chinese specialties, such as delicious Dim Sum or their famous Peking duck. Asian Glories is a Bib Gourmand restaurant and they serve an excellent three-course menu for only 35 euros.
Leeuwenstraat 15, 3011 AL Rotterdam