Top Choice Bistro in The Hague

Restaurant Allard

Tucked down a charming alleyway with outdoor tables, Allard is a diamond find for flavour-packed creations such as tuna tartare with sun-dried tomato crème, lamb fillet with honey and fig jus, truffle risotto with w…
Bistro in The Hague

Taveerne de Resident

Facing a romantic square, this cherry-and-cream-painted treasure – here since 1977 – looks like something you might stumble upon in a Parisian back street. The elongated interior's red-leather booths, stained glass …
Cafe in The Hague


Built right into the walls of the Grote Kerk, this organic cafe serves huge, fresh sandwiches (smoked trout, pulled pork) all day, and creative evening dishes such as catfish with pancetta, duck breast with smoked g…
Tapas in The Hague


During this hip, sophisticated spot's oyster happy hour (Saturday and Sunday between 3pm and 6pm), you can slurp a dozen Fines de Claire oysters for €15. Any time, you can splurge on Ociëtra caviar (€29.50 per 10g),…
Seafood in The Hague


Out at Scheveningen, this industrial-chic harbourside brasserie serves the best fish by the sea. The bold crustacean art on the walls is matched by the intense flavours on the plate. Order a day ahead for its two-pe…
Cafe in The Hague

Brasserie ’t Ogenblik

Staff zip about this hopping cafe at the nexus of several pedestrianised shopping streets, which has summertime tables along Hoogstraat for people-watching. Coffees and teas offer refreshment, and a creative line-up…
European in The Hague

De Basiliek

Behind a black-awning-framed facade, classy De Basiliek crafts intricate dishes such as roast hare with red cabbage and figs, or duck cannoli with asparagus and truffle oil. The stellar wine list has full-bottle, ha…
Seafood in The Hague

Les Ombrelles

At a confluence of canals in one of the city's most charming districts, this long-running favourite sets up tables across the shady square. The tank with live crabs reaffirms that this is seafood country and the men…
Cafe in The Hague


Across the Plein from the Binnenhof, this cute little cafe has white tables, chairs and flowers out front. Housemade tartes are superb; it also has great sandwiches and smoothies. Stop by for afternoon high tea.
Seafood in The Hague

It Rains Fishes

This multi-award-winning seafood place is renowned for its grilled, fried and poached fish, mussels and scallops. The menu reflects what's fresh.