Restaurants

Top Choice Indonesian in Utrecht

Blauw

Blauw is the place for perfectly cooked Indonesian food, indeed it's hard to imagine better, even in Jakarta. Perfectly blended flavours right down to the amuse-bouche of home-made sambal leave diners swooning with …
Top Choice European in Utrecht

Heron

This adorable 'Petit Restaurant' presents expectant diners with a list of cryptic clues to a dinner that's brimming with imaginative flavours and is eminently seasonal. Expect 100% locally sourced fare including for…
European in Utrecht

Concours

Intimate and decoratively sparse, Concours is a great choice for a gourmet meal. It's romantic without being stuffy, comparatively affordable and dishes are presented with great aplomb. There's no choice – just put …
Cafe in Utrecht

Gys

Everything's organic at this bright and airy bistro, that positively exudes aromas of healthy living, yet feels invitingly spacious with low-wattage ball lamps, botanical prints and plants in flowerpots on the walls…
Cafe in Amersfoort

Corazon Coffee

Put away iPads or computers in this people-friendly cafe – digital devices are discouraged but there's a free book exchange and close-packed tables to encourage conversation. Many of the sandwiches and lunch plates …
Pintxos in Utrecht

de Zwarte Vosch

Some of the pintxos (Basque-style tapas) here are remarkably creative, such as the fig, goat's-cheese and orange-mousse rusk (€2.90). Peruse and order from the preprepared selection then consider moving down into th…
Dutch in Utrecht

Loetje Utrecht

The growing Loetje chain prides itself on its tenderloin steak (from €18.25) but also has more specifically Dutch options such as meatballs on farmer's bread, seasonal asparagus, and kapucijners, a huge bowl of soft…
Fusion in Amersfoort

Jackie Brown

Black walls with low-wattage lamps and a crowned mural of Notorious B.I.G. give Jackie Brown a self-consciously 'urban' vibe, but the tapas-sized portions of Euro-Asian fusion food verge towards gourmet in both pres…
Vietnamese in Utrecht

Kimmade

This four-table hole in the wall is the least glamorous of numerous buzzing street-terrace cafe-restaurants on Mariastraat but the great-value Vietnamese street-food-style dishes mean it's ever popular.
French in Utrecht

Bistronome des Arts

In an 1847 shophouse with window seats that are perfectly perched above the canal, there's no doubting the quality of the French bistro food here, centred round four fish, four meat and one veggie main-course option…