Rotterdam restaurants

Top Choice Market in Zuiden

Fenix Food Factory

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…
Top Choice Cafe in Westen

Urban Espresso Bar

Could this be Rotterdam's best cafe? The coffee here is definitely a cut above most of its competitors (Giraffe beans, expert baristas), as is the food (artisan breads and pastries, house-baked cakes, global flavour…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Centrum

De IJsmaker

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 s…
Top Choice French in Centrum

Pierre

Like many locals, we love visiting Pierre at all times of the day. At breakfast, the croissants are buttery; at lunch the baguettes have delectable fillings; and at dinner, classic brasserie dishes (beef bourguignon…
Top Choice Cafe in Westen

Parqiet

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 vege…
Top Choice Fast Food in Centrum

Tante Nel

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 …
Top Choice Steak in Zuiden

CEO Baas van Het Vlees

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. We love the fact that half portions of steak and delicious dess…
Top Choice International in Centrum

AJÍ

Good-quality Asian food is hard to source in Rotterdam, so we were thrilled to discover this chic bistro serving dishes inspired by Asia and the Mediterranean. Build a meal with a few small plates, or just pop in fo…
Pizza in Centrum

O'Pazzo

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, …
Modern European in Westen

Restaurant Frits

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…