Utrecht restaurants

Top Choice Indonesian in Utrecht


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 wit…
Top Choice European in Utrecht


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


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


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


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…
French in Utrecht

Lokaal Negen

Around the corner from the Domtoren, you settle in the impressive if not dauntingly formal living room of a sturdy old house and simply choose the number of courses you want. The rest is a (usually delightful) surpr…
Middle Eastern in Utrecht


In an unfussy, effortlessly relaxed cafe atmosphere, Syr serves reliably delicious Middle Eastern food with a European fusion twist, cooked and served by refugees who have escaped Syria's tragic civil war.