De Plantage

Modern European in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Huge and graceful, this is an impressive space in a 1870s-built, 1900-expanded former greenhouse decked with blond wood and black chairs, with hothouse views of strutting geese in the grounds of the Artis Royal Zoo. Food is creative and tasty, with dishes like salad with roasted octopus, couscous, fennel, bacalau (dried and salted cod), mussels and saffron mayo.

Tables scatter beneath trees strung with fairy lights in summer.