Hotspot Rotterdam: Hangar 85

Hangar 85 Rotterdam

Rotterdam has a new kid on the block in its hip 'Wijnhaven" district. The new wine bar/restaurant Hangar 85 is the new place to be for delicious wines and gourmet food.  The restaurant concept not only offers an excellent dinner menu with culinary delights and delicious wines, but guests can also drop by for lunch or drinks. Classic dishes with a cosmopolitan touch Hanger 85 is a 'gastrobar' with the accessibility of a wine bar. The dishes on the menu are best described as classic … [Read more...]

Hotspot Rotterdam: Cornelis Bar & Kitchen

Cornelis Rotterdam

Rotterdam has gained another top notch restaurant. Its name is Cornelis Bar & Kitchen. The 2-storey restaurant with large outside terrace and view on the cityhall, is a pleasant spot to spend summer days and nights. The menu by chief cooks IJsbrant Wilbrenninck and Karim Aggoun is boasting with high quality recipes like Dry aged Côte de Boeuf or Procureur of Berkshire pork grilled on coal for a rich and authentic flavour.  A big Robata Flame Barbecue Grill guarantees a food sensation to … [Read more...]

Restaurant Roots in Rotterdam; a sensory journey through the seasons

Roots Rotterdam

Yesterday was the official opening of Roots, a new restaurant concept at the Hilton Rotterdam. The new restaurant focuses on seasonal food, but that's not all. The change of seasons is also visible in the restaurant. The lighting, the decor, the music, tableware and even the uniforms of the staff are tailored to the season. In summer, the experience will be completely different from fall. The interior  The interior is urban chic with gorgeous marble tables, warm wooden furniture, … [Read more...]

Hotspot Rotterdam: The Suicide Club

The Suicide Club Rotterdam

The most hip and hot Dutch rooftop bar and restaurant of this summer is The Suicide Club in Rotterdam. The hip and über-stylish hotspot, that opened last year, brought international allure to the growing cosmopolitan city center. With an outdoor roof terrace and bar, and indoor bar and restaurant, it draws in crowds during sultry summer evenings, as well as during the other seasons. But be prepared; The Suicide Club does require a membership (obtainable within 2 clicks and no fee, piece of … [Read more...]

Restaurant FG Food Labs in Rotterdam: a formula of flavours

FG Food Labs Rotterdam

In this last blog post of the year 2015 I'm taking you to Rotterdam where I had the best restaurant experience this year. I saved the best for last. Restaurant FG Food Labs is a 1-star Michelin star restaurant led by patron cuisinier François Geurds. Before he opened his own restaurants in Rotterdam he worked as a sous-chef in The Fat Duck in England when it was awarded as best restaurant worldwide. But François Geurds is more than a patron cuisinier, he is a food guru, a flavours … [Read more...]

Rotterdam hot spot: Maak Rotterdam

Looking for a cozy spot to hang out during a cold winter day? Maak Rotterdam is a tiny store with the sweetest pastel colored interior. Comfy chesterfield couches and a coffee corner with fresh flowers invite you to sit down right away. The smell of a freshly baked cake wafts your way, but your attention quickly shifts to the middle of the store where all kinds of colorful goodies are laid out on a table.  This store sells about anything that makes owners Femke and … [Read more...]

Hot spot Rotterdam: KEET

Conceptstore KEET Rotterdam

After hearing so many positive stories about conceptstore KEET Rotterdam, I felt it was time to go and see for myself. And I have to agree with all the other bloggers who already tipped it, this is not a conceptstore you would want to miss when you go shopping in Rotterdam. What I love about KEET is that it has different styles of products but still has a clear concept. I noticed that in Rotterdam the conceptstores differentiate from those in Den Haag or Amsterdam. In general they are more raw, … [Read more...]