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Enjoy Christmas at these restaurants in Rotterdam

By Kim Longwood
November 28, 2023

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. OX surprises you with their take on Chinese tradition. The dishes – think dim sum, steamed oysters and modern variations of Babi Pangang – are meant to be shared.

During the Christmas season, slide in for a special evening. OX has created a festive Holiday menu consisting of English classics with an OX twist. This special Holiday menu costs €80 per person and is available from December 6 to 31, note that they are closed during Christmas.

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

Address

Schiekade 189, 3013 BR Rotterdam

 

2. Joelia

In restaurant Joelia, star chef Mario de Ridder cooks delicious modern French meals. When you dine here, you imagine yourself in luxury. During Christmas, Joelia serves a luxurious Christmas lunch or Christmas dinner, with one of the special menus consisting of a collection of the finest ingredients.

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!

Address

Coolsingel 5, 3012 AA Rotterdam

 

3. Zalmhuis

At Zalmhuis you are welcome for an extraordinary Christmas during Christmas. Enjoy a sumptuous Christmas dinner for €125 per person, where you’ll be pampered all evening with oysters, Yellowfin tuna Tataki, Black Angus beef tartare, Baked scallop and Chateau of diamond venison, among others.

All this delicious food is accompanied in now signature Zalmhuis style with live entertainment where the sparks fly. On Christmas Eve, Johnny Rosenberg will sing festive Christmas songs by Michael Bublé and others. Frank in Person will sing the stars from heaven during dinner on Christmas Day & Boxing Day with his fitting Frank Sinatra hits. Also, the queens will sparkle like never before.

Address

Schaardijk 396, 2909 LA Capelle aan den IJssel

 

4. Restaurant Rotonde

Birk, Jord and Roy love their beautiful Restaurant Rotonde. They celebrate every day with local vegetables and natural wines, but during the Christmas season they make a dinner at Rotonde extra special.

In the two weeks before Christmas, Rotonde serves a December Partymenu which consists seven courses. The menu costs €89 per person, matching drinks with alcohol cost €49 or an alcohol-free package €30 per person. The menu is vegetarian with optional cheese for sweet dessert and it will be served from Dec. 12 through Dec. 23.

Address

Goudsesingel 230, 3011 KE Rotterdam

 

5. Ayla

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

At Ayla, slide in for a Mediterranean Christmas lunch or Christmas dinner on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. As always, the menu at Ayla is all about Shared Dining.

During the Christmas season there will be extra Christmas Specials on the menu, such as the Grilled Lamb, Roasted Chestnut and Scallop Carpaccio. Choose a matching wine pairing or sample one (or more) of their delicious cocktails.

Ayla is open on December 24, 25 and 26.

Address

Kruisplein 153, 3014 DD Rotterdam

 

6. 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 stay overnight at the beautiful hotel after enjoying a five-course Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Book a table and/or hotel room while you still can via events@theslaakrotterdam.nl.

Address

Slaak 34, 3061 CS Rotterdam

 

7. The Millèn

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Christmas is starting extra early at The Millèn this year! On Saturday, Dec. 23, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the restaurant will be open for Christmas dinner and also for Christmas lunch on Dec. 24 and 25. During these days, the restaurant will serve their specially created Christmas menu of five or six courses, also bookable with an extra course especially for cheeses.

In addition, in cooperation with the Marriott Hotel, The Millèn offers a complete Christmas package including overnight stay, for €365 per person.

Address

Weena 686, 3012 CN Rotterdam

 

8. Grace

At Grace Festive Restaurant it is 1 thing for sure that they will make a big party out of Christmas. On Christmas Eve they are already pulling out all the stops with none other than Lee Towers and Johnny Rosenberg on the program. While the singers put on a beautiful show, you can enjoy a 4-course festive shared dinner with your party for €125 euros per person.

On Christmas Day and Boxing Day, Grace serves a festive a La Carte Christmas dinner, or for the whole table a Chef’s menu (4-course sharing menu for €85 euros per person). Of course, there will also be plenty of entertainment at Grace on these evenings, from dancers to DJs. When booking, find the contents of the menus on the evenings.

Address

Stadhuisplein 1a, 3012 AR 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, enjoy a festive eight-course dinner on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for €145 per person.

Examples include lobster with avocado and mint, scallop with old Rotterdam, venison with salsify and fried liver with apple and sugar bread. A special taste experience for a special evening!

Address

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 is serving a four- or five-course surprise dinner for €47.50 or €55.50 per person. With that you can book a wine arrangement for €18 for 3 glasses or €24 for 4 glasses of wine.

On Christmas Day and Boxing Day, enjoy several packages, such as a Christmas brunch for €52.50 (children €29.50), a ‘High Christmas’ for €59.50 (children €32.50) or a Christmas dinner for €150 per person (children €50).

Address

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 24 to 26th of December and on December 31, but: gone = gone.

Address

Kipstraat 12, 3011 RT Rotterdam

 

12. Parkheuvel

During the holidays, restaurant Parkheuvel will be transformed into a true winter paradise. The restaurant is open for dinner on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day and serves a 6-course Christmas menu for €195 per person.

It is also possible to order a la carte from the menu, the sommelier will gladly recommend a matching bottle of wine from the exclusive wine list.

Address

Heuvellaan 21, 3016 GL 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 22, 23 or 24th of December.

Over the Christmas weekend, SHIN is serving a special “Shabu Shabu & Wagyu Christmas menu featuring the best of traditional Japanese cuisine. All that will cost you €75 per person.

Address

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 for 3 courses or €75 per person for four courses and can be booked on Dec. 24, 25 and 26. Popping into the year? On New Year’s Eve, JAQ serves a New Year’s Eve buffet for €75 per person, including a festive welcome drink.

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

Address

Kruiskade 9, 3012 EE Rotterdam

 

15. Aji

Aji is also hanging up the Christmas garlands on Sunday, Dec. 24. Here you choose a four-course Christmas lunch for €65 per person or a five-course Christmas dinner for €82 per person. Based on the dishes, the sommelier has made a special selection of matching wines, which can be served in combination with the tasting menu.

Aji is a fusion restaurant on Pannekoekstraat with a cozy interior, where “the East and South come together on your plate. You will therefore be sure of delicious flavor combinations during the holidays.

Address

Pannekoekstraat 40A, 3011 LH Rotterdam

 

16. 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 piece of Rotterdam will totally pamper you during the holidays. You can visit Hotel New York for several types of Christmas packages during the holidays. Think of a Christmas breakfast, a Christmas brunch/lunch, a four-course party menu or a fine dining menu at NY Basement.

Do you really want to splurge? Then choose the Christmas package including overnight stay, Christmas breakfast and dinner at Hotel New York or NY Basement. Also during the New Year you can stay at the hotel including Sylvester dinner and NY party at NY Basement.

Address

Koninginnenhoofd 1, 3072 AD Rotterdam

 

17. Humphrey’s

Eating out for Christmas for €45,- per person? At Humphrey’s we are known with 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.

Address

Binnenrotte 101, 103, 3011 HB Rotterdam

Otto Reuchlinweg 1004, 3072 MD Rotterdam

 

18. OLIVA

At Italian restaurant Oliva, a beautiful 8-course wine pairing menu is waiting for you on Christmas Eve. On Dec. 24, enjoy tarte tatin, venison filter, ravioli, scallop and braised veal cheek, among others.

The 8-courses menu cost €75 per person. The drink package with fine wines from wineries Parusso, Knol and Colterenzio as well as coffee/tea, water and digestive costs €45 per person.

Address

Witte de Withstraat 15 A, 3012 BK 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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