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Enjoy Christmas at these restaurants in Rotterdam

By Kim Longwood
December 12, 2022

In this article, we share restaurants where you can enjoy a Christmas dinner in Rotterdam. It’s nice not having to cook during Christmas, isn’t it? Leave the food prep and doing the dishes to the restaurant.

Come on, treat yourself! Celebrate Christmas somewhere other than at home and let yourself be surprised by the Christmas menus of the restaurants below. Happy Holidays!


1. OX Rotterdam

Gerechten bij OX Rotterdam

OX is a beautiful, hidden restaurant and cocktail bar in one. Chef Alexander Wong (known from FG Restaurant, FG Food Labs and The Suicide Club) will surprise you with his take on the Chinese tradition. The dishes – think dim sum, steamed oysters and modern variations of Babi Pangang – are meant to be shared.

Join them during Christmas for a special evening. Chef Alexander Wong has put together an festive menu together with his sous chef Joseph. It consists of English classics with an OX twist. This special menu is available from 7 to 31 December, including on Christmas Eve.

Combine the food with the refreshing cocktails from Jacopo Di Domenico (known from Dr. Rotterdam) or choose from the extensive wine list.


Schiekade 189, 3013 BR Rotterdam


2. Williams Canteen

Photo by Nora Solisa.

You are more than welcome at William’s Canteen on the William Boothlaan on December 25. Expect a festive menu with a wine pairing, an aperitif and cocktail.

The vegetarian five-course menu costs €67.50 (€4.50 extra for meat or fish) and the wine pairing costs €34.50. Add delicious oysters and cheese to that and you’re good to go!


William Boothlaan 5A, 3012 VG Rotterdam


3. Joelia

In restaurant Joelia, star chef Mario de Ridder cooks delicious modern French meals. When you dine here, you imagine yourself in luxury.

You are also welcome here on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Book a table quickly, because it will be full before you know it!


Coolsingel 5, 3012 AA Rotterdam


4. Restaurant Dertien

Restaurant Dertien mainly uses seasonal products from own soil. Here you can join us on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day for a menu with fish and meat. A vegetarian menu is also available.

The menu includes a scallop with beurre blanc and lemon, ravioli with forest mushroom and truffle veloute and sticky toffee pudding. The vegetarian menu is slightly different, including beetroot with curd and truffle potato and Jerusalem artichoke with cabbage leaves and shallot.

Choose from the five (€59) or six-course menu (€69). The six-course menu includes cheese. Bon appetit!


Schiedamse Vest 30, 3011 BA Rotterdam


5. Restaurant Rotonde

Birk, Jord and Roy love their beautiful Restaurant Rotonde. They have a blast working there every day, but during Christmas they make it extra special.

The Rotonde Party Menu consists of seven courses and costs €75. Matching drinks with alcohol cost €42 and without alcohol €30 per person. The menu is plant-based with optional cheese for the sweet dessert and is served from 14 to 25 December.


Goudsesingel 230, 3011 KE Rotterdam


6. Ayla

Heerlijke shared dining hapjes bij Ayla. Hier kan je gewoon plaatsnemen op het terras en genieten van heerlijk Mediterraanse gerechten en speciale cocktails.

You can go to Ayla for a Christmas lunch. You can choose from a four, five or six course menu entirely devoted to Mediterranean cuisine.

The Christmas duck plays the leading role in this, but their delicious Christmas menu has also been created for vegetarians. Containing, for example, delicious mushroom polpettes, a saffron couscous salad and artichoke parmesan.

Choose a matching wine arrangement or taste one (or more) of their delicious cocktails.

Ayla is open on December 24, 25 and 26.


Kruisplein 153, 3014 DD Rotterdam


7. Didot34

Restaurant & Bar Didot34 in The Slaak.

Restaurant Didot34 is part of The Slaak Rotterdam – a Tribute Portfolio Hotel – the perfect location if you are looking for the full Christmas experience.

You can spend the night in the beautiful hotel after enjoying a Christmas Eve dinner, three or four courses. The next morning you can slide at the table for a Christmas breakfast, which is served on December 25 or 26.

Book a table and/or hotel room while you still can via


Slaak 34, 3061 CS Rotterdam


8. The Millèn

EG Photography

The Millèn is open for Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve and for Christmas lunch and dinner on both Christmas days. During these days, the restaurant serves their specially composed Christmas menu of 5 or 6 courses, which can also be reserved with an extra course especially for cheeses.

In collaboration with the Marriott Hotel, The Millèn also has a Christmas package, including an overnight stay, for €345 per person.


Weena 686, 3012 CN Rotterdam


9. HMB Restaurant

Misschien ben je al bekend met Rolph's Deli op de Kop van Zuid, waar je heerlijke pancakes en andere ontbijt- en lunchgerechten kan eten. Maar wist je dat eigenaar Rolph ook nog een ander restaurant had? Gevestigd in De Rotterdam vind je HMB, waar zijn hun "signature" gerechten serveren met een prachtig uitzicht op de Maas en de Erasmusbrug.

Do you know of the culinary delights at HMB Restaurant? With the fixed Christmas menu you can enjoy 8 courses for €140 per person.

Think potato with caviar, crab with avocado, scallop with truffle, venison with beetroot and fried liver with calvados.


Holland Amerikakade 104, 3072 MC Rotterdam


10. Euromast

Celebrating Christmas at great heights is, of course, only possible at the Euromast. Feast your eyes on the view during a festive meal with friends and family.

On Christmas Eve, the Euromast serves a four or five course surprise dinner for €43.50 or €52 per person. You can also book a wine arrangement for €20 or €24.

On Christmas Day and Boxing Day you can enjoy several arrangements, such as a Christmas brunch for €45 (children €30), a ‘High Christmas’ for €52.50 (children €32.50) or a Christmas dinner for €150 per person (children € 50).


Parkhaven 20, 3016 GM Rotterdam


11. Héroine

Inspired by cooking styles from all over the world, Héroine serves different course menus and accompanying wines, carefully selected by their sommelier.

During Christmas and New Year’s Eve you can order the ‘Héroine at home Christmas menu’ consisting of five courses (also a vegetarian option). This menu is available from 20 to 31 December, but: gone = gone.


Kipstraat 12, 3011 RT Rotterdam


12. Fitzgerald

Rotterdam telt 9 Michelin-sterrenrestaurants. Elk jaar worden de felbegeerde sterren van de Michelin-gids toegekend aan de beste restaurants van Nederland. Een Michelinster krijgen is een enorme prestatie voor een restaurant en bewijst dat het een plek is met buitengewoon eten en geweldige service. Hieronder delen we alle restaurants die momenteel een of meer sterren hebben.

Photo by Pim Ras.

Acting decadent, pampering yourself and popping out of the seams of that flashy outfit? That is possible at Fitzgerald, a restaurant with several awards.

There are still tables to book on December 24 and 26, so be quick and secure a spot.


Gelderseplein 49, 3011 WZ Rotterdam


13. SHIN

Christmas in a Japanese atmosphere? Why not!?

Take a seat in SHIN‘s cozy restaurant in the heart of Rotterdam Centre on 24, 25 or 26 December.

On these days they serve a special five-course menu with a surprise drink, Osumashi soup, various cold Japanese tapas, an appetizer of Japanese Wagyu carpaccio, Maguro tuna with Donburi rice as a main course and Matcha delights for dessert!

All that will cost you €55 per person.


Rodezand 23B-25, 3011 AM Rotterdam


14. Jaq

Do you fancy a spectacular evening in the Hilton Hotel’s trendy restaurant JAQ? The festive decoration, street art and bling will blow your mind. Enjoy a decadent meal with friends and family or toast to the New Year.

The shared Christmas dinner costs €65 per person, the end-of-year dinner costs €42.50 for three courses and €47.50 for four courses and the New Year’s Eve buffet costs €75 per person. 

A night to remember? Capture your memories in the photobooth.


Kruiskade 9, 3012 EE Rotterdam



At Chung , the basis of the kitchen is Asian, but they are certainly inspired by modern European kitchens.

Christmas at Chung means a five, six or seven course menu including Peking duck, sea bass, ravioli, dumplings and panacotta.

Here, you spend between €59.50 and €79.50 on food, a glass of cava costs €7.50 and oysters are €3.50 each.


Noordmolenwerf 171, 3011 DC Rotterdam


16. Mamma Licia

On 25 and 26 December you can enjoy good food at Mamma Licia in Kralingen, where they serve an Italian Christmas dinner, also available as a vegetarian option.

This treat consists of four courses and a welcome drink. You can dine here for €69.50 per person.


Oudedijk 159 A, 3061 AB Rotterdam


17. Aji

Aji is pulling out the Christmas garlands. You can opt for a Christmas lunch or dinner at this nice place. They are open on Boxing Day and serve a special Christmas menu.

Aji is a fusion restaurant on the Pannekoekstraat with an attractive interior, where ‘the East and South come together on your plate’. You will therefore be sure to enjoy delicious flavour combinations during the holidays.


Pannekoekstraat 40A, 3011 LH Rotterdam


18. Hotel New York

De zon schijnt en gelukkig zijn er in Rotterdam genoeg plekken om ervan te genieten! Wij delen daarom de beste terrassen - m?t een goed uitzicht - in Rotterdam om een hapje te eten of een drankje te drinken.

This iconic part of Rotterdam will be sure to pamper you during the holidays.

You can book several types of Christmas arrangements at Hotel New York. Think of a Christmas breakfast, a Christmas brunch/lunch, a children’s Christmas menu, a three course or six course festive menu or an overnight stay. And all of that comes with live entertainment throughout the day.

On New Year’s Eve there is live entertainment from 17:00.

Did you know that from December 14 you can also visit Hotel New York for a private cinema? Read about it in this article with fun activities during the Christmas holidays.


Koninginnenhoofd 1, 3072 AD Rotterdam



Oliva has lunch or dinner ready for you on Christmas Day. The special Christmas menu can be ordered in a ‘normal’ variant and as a vegetarian menu. The five courses cost €75 and the vegetarian variant of the menu is €65 per person. The wine package including non-alcoholic drinks costs €55.

Book quickly and enjoy, for example, mojama tuna, tortelloni with mascarpone or the vegetarian dry age beetroot and eggplant truffle risotto on 25 December.


Witte de Withstraat 15 A, 3012 BK Rotterdam


20. Diepnoord

This brand-new stylish bistro bar is full of young talent. Rokus de Jong and Sam Hoffstaetter opened the doors of their culinary child in mid-November 2022.

On December 24 and 25, Diepnoord will serve a Christmas menu including a 62-degree egg with mushrooms, radish risotto, rose leaf with pine tree and crème fraiche. The menu is also available as a vegetarian option.


Bergweg 80, 3036 BD Rotterdam


21. Humphrey’s

Eating out for Christmas for € 35.50? At Humphrey’s we are used to the fixed Burgundian three-course menu, so a Christmas edition for a good price could not be missed! And they have no fewer than two locations in Rotterdam, which means an extra chance for a table.


Binnenrotte 101, 103, 3011 HB Rotterdam

Otto Reuchlinweg 1004, 3072 MD Rotterdam


Is your mouth watering after reading this article? Be quick and book your Christmas dinner at one of these Rotterdam restaurants. Enjoy your dinner and the holiday season!

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