De Loft 23

European in Venlo

Upstairs on an initially unpromising central street, De Loft has a modern, semi-industrial vibe inside plus a wide open-air terrace overlooking a rooftop where it grows its own veggies. Rather than ordering a starter and main course you can select from a series of beautifully presented minidishes, with sides added to taste.

While some diners take four or five courses, two dishes and a side is quite ample for a light meal and if you're still hungry you can order more as you feel like it. Desserts have the added fun of a curious balancing-plate game, and coffee comes with a minibrownie and a cream-topped shot of coffee liqueur.