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Het kleurrijke interieur van By Ami Rotterdam op Kop van Zuid!

New in Town: 9 new hotspots in Rotterdam

By Lisanne van Beurden
February 12, 2019

It’s time for a round-up of the newest hotspots in Rotterdam. We love to keep you (and ourselves) up to date about all the new, cool places to visit in our city.

Recently, a lot of amazing new hotspots in Rotterdam have opened up. I’ve listed 9 new hotspots that are definitely worth a visit. From new vegan hotspots to a new burger restaurant, in this article you can find it all! Enjoy. 😉

Read our latest update with 14 new hotspots in Rotterdam.


1. By Ami Urban Bistro

By Ami Urban Bistro, a modern urban bistro with Internationale allure, just opened up a few months ago on the Kop van Zuid and is already one of our favourite hotspots in Rotterdam. The food here is colourful, creative and of course delicious and we can basically say the same about their very Instagrammable interior.

Another big plus about By Ami is that they think about the environment and try to be as sustainable as possible with honest and responsible products. In addition they don’t use gas, but Big Green Egg BGG and no plastic straws but paper. They really set an example!

What can you expect at By Ami? Go here for coffee, colourful matcha drinks, lunch, (shared) dinner and their ‘high’ arrangements. Basically, everything but breakfast! And yes, they do have vegan and vegetarian options. 🙂


Antoine Platekade 983, 3072 ME Rotterdam


2. Dumbo

Noel Deelen and Uriah Arnhem, known as the Rotterdam based creative duo Venour, and Issam Yagoub, opened up a unique new vegan hotspot in Rotterdam. Visit this very recently opened restaurant for a mix of street, chique and art. The name Dumbo is inspired by a former industrial area and artists’ enclave in New York called Dumbo District and by the magic elephant Dumbo.

Dumbo is definitely worth a visit. Here you can eat creative plant based meals and drink unique cocktails in a very eccentric setting. With Marnix Benschop in the kitchen, a creative and unconventional chef, you know you’re in for something special!

Click here to find all our articles about vegan hotspots in Rotterdam!


Hoogstraat 44a, 3011 PS Rotterdam


3. Plantastic! Health Hub

Photo by Lucas Van Der Wee Fotografie.

It’s all about sustainable, healthy and plant based food at Plantastic! Health Hub. This recently opened conceptstore is more than just a restaurant. Next to their delicious plant based meals, they organise interesting readings, meet-ups and unique workshops about food, sport and sustainability. But that’s not all… They also sell honest, sustainable and fancy products such as clothes, bags and cruelty free make-up.


Mariniersweg 64a, 3011 NR Rotterdam


4. Publiek Rotterdam (closed)

Willem Tieleman and Souad el Hamdaoui, the owners of Jamie’s Italian in Rotterdam and The Hague, recently opened up a new restaurant in our city: Publiek. Visit this new hotspot early in the morning, in the afternoon or late at night: from a quick cup of coffee and a sandwich to go, to a delicious lunch or extensive three course dinner, everything is possible! Fresh, simple seasonal ingredients are used to create the most beautiful meals.


Weena 296, 3012 NJ Rotterdam


5. Mr. NonNo

The recently opened Mr. NonNo doesn’t have a specific style, but is based purely on the passion and love of food. Their menu exists out of dishes that are inspired by the travels of the owners, and it includes vegan and vegetarian options.

Mr. NonNo has a relaxt vibe where everyone can feel at home. Whether you are looking for a place to work, study, relax or play board games with friends. In short, you can describe Mr NonNo as a laid-back food and coffee bar where everyone is welcome!


Middellandplein 18A, 3021 BT Rotterdam


6. Diego’s

You might have heard of Diego Buik before, as he is the Rotterdam based chef who made the most expensive burger in the world. This extravagant burger isn’t on the menu at his recently opened burger restaurant in Rotterdam, but you can find other very unique burger creations at Diego’s. Such as their Bugles Burger with hot cheese sauce, their vegan Beyond Burger and other Diego’s classics. And let’s not forget delicious fries, desserts, beers and even champagne.


Posthumalaan 3, 3072 MA Rotterdam


7. Vandal

At Vandal they serve the brilliant fusion of Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine, beautiful cocktails and selected wines. According to Vandal there’s a little Vandal in all of us and their concept was inspired by their love for Street Art in big cities like New York, Sao Paolo and here in Rotterdam. This is clearly reflected in their impressive interior.


1e Westewagenhof 1, 3011 AS Rotterdam


8. Euskadi

At Euskadi they serve authentic ingredients from the Basque Country, a Spanish region where love for food is deeply rooted in their culture. The Basque chefs aren’t afraid to experiment, so at Euskadi you can expect unique, high quality dishes and good wine. You won’t find the famous pintos on the menu of Euskadi, but delicious meat and fish dishes made with special ingredients from the Basque Country.


Westewagenstraat 56, 3011 AT Rotterdam



Attention seafood lovers, have you already heard of BEET? Here they serve seafood, bites, cocktails, beers and wines: delicious sashimi, oysters, tatami, poké bowl, but also chicken bites, butterfly shrimps and more! BEET is powered by Schmidt Zeevis, an iconic seafood supplier in Rotterdam. Visit BEET for lunch, dinner or drinks.


Rodezand 21, 3011 AM Rotterdam


And another 9 new hotspots in Rotterdam! Looking for more inspiration? Check out our food and drinks category for more hotspots.

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Do you have a tip for a fun, new restaurant in our city? Let us know in the comments below.

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