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9 Great restaurants in Delfshaven

By Lisanne van Beurden
August 11, 2020

There are plenty of great restaurants in Delfshaven. It’s a beautiful historic area in Rotterdam where you can find a wide range of international restaurants.

From Libanese to Italian food, there is something for everyone. Below I share my favourite places to eat in Delfshaven!


1. Soif

Lekker en betaalbaar uiteten bij restaurant Soif in Delfshaven!

At Soif in Delfshaven you sit right at the water. Especially in the summer it’s nice to sit on their terrace.

It’s a cafe where they serve delicious soups, salads, cheese fondue, risotto and much more. They also have delicious desserts such as the cheesecake, apple pie and nut cake from Koekela.

The prices for the main courses start from €15.50 to €21.50. Really not expensive for what you get!

Be sure to also visit these affordable restaurants in Rotterdam.

Mathenesserdijk 438 A, 3026 GV Rotterdam


2. ‘T Ouwe Bruggetje

De prachtige voorgevel van 'T Ouwe Bruggetje in Delfshaven!

This restaurant with the beautiful green facade can be found in Historical Delfshaven. Restaurant ‘t Ouwe Bruggetje & Wijnwinkel has a lovely terrace on the water.

Go here for a delicious dinner or for a fun wine tasting!


Voorhaven 6A, 3024 RM Rotterdam


3. Bij Loes Delfshaven

Het mooie terras van Bij Loes Delfshaven is een fijne plek om te zitten tijdens een zonnige dag in Rotterdam.

Bij Loes is a restaurant in the middle of beautiful Historic Delfshaven. You can go here for lunch and dinner. Every month they put together a new menu, focusing on the Mediterranean cuisine.

They share their changing menu on their Facebook page, which currently includes, for example, Mexican nachos from the oven and a Spanish tapas platter for two. Yum!

Looking for a location for a private party? Bij Loes can also be rented to organize a workshop, a private dinner or a barbecue in their garden.

In addition, Bij Loes is a beautiful, intimate place to get married and is officially registered with the Municipality of Rotterdam as a wedding location!


Voorhaven 35, 3025 HC Rotterdam


4. Viskantine aan de Cool

The Viskantine is the ideal hotspot for fish lovers! From June to September you can visit this spot and relax in a lounge chair or beanbag and watch the passing boats. Feet in the sand and the setting sun on your face, that’s the good life.

The menu features all kinds of delicious fresh seafood, such as sea bream, fresh salmon from the Mibrasa oven, or a selection of shellfish and crustaceans.

Willem Buytewechstraat 45, 3024 BK Rotterdam


5. Osteria Pizzeria Andiamo

Since 2018 Pizzeria Andiamo has been located in Delfshaven. The owners and staff are from Italy and you can taste it in the food they prepare! The quality dishes are made with the best, fresh ingredients.

On the menu you can find different pizzas, with classics such as Margherita and Marinara. In addition, they serve various antipastis, homemade pastas and they have two secondi options: the Pezzatino di Carne and the Branzino Con Caponata Siciliana.


Pieter de Hoochstraat 22 B, 3024 CS Rotterdam


6. Le Souq Delfshaven

At the Lebanese restaurant Le Souq in Delfshaven you can enjoy fresh, tasty dishes from the Middle East.

Be sure to order a selection of delicious mezzes. These are small oriental dishes, kind of like starters, that are ideal for sharing.

For example, choose from various cold mezzes such as tabouleh (Lebanese salad with parsley, tomato and wheat grains) or Baba Ghannoudj (grilled eggplant dip with tahina, garlic and lemon). For the warm mezze you can choose from various dishes as well, such as falafel or batata harra (spicy potato cubes with coriander, garlic and lemon). Super tasty!


Voorhaven 54B, 3024 RP Rotterdam


7. Frits

Een heerlijk gerecht bij restaurant Frits in Delfshaven.

Foto door Thamar Kiemel

Restaurant Frits is a small Table d’hôtes restaurant. This means that there is no à la carte menu, but that a complete dinner is prepared for you.

A five-course menu is put together every week, with a lot of attention to season and origin. Enjoy the special and beautifully presented dishes and be sure to pair it with delicious wine.


Piet Heynsplein 25A, 3024 RJ Rotterdam


8. FOK

FOK wine bar is a real gem. Here you can enjoy carefully selected wines, fantastic coffee made with the beans from Man Met Bril Koffie and various platters (see photo above). On their menu you can also find other bigger dishes, such as a salad with goat cheese, a ricotta tart and soup.

Because of its cozy interior (many plants, two cosy armchairs and a beautiful rug), FOK has a homely atmosphere. This makes it a really a wine bar where you and your friends can chat for hours. In the summer you can drink your wine outside on their terrace!

Be sure to check out these great spots for a drink in Rotterdam.


Willem Buytewechstraat 143H, 3024 XD Rotterdam


9. Rauwdouwer

De avocado toast bij Rauwdauwer. Bij Rauwdauwer heb je echt een gezellige, huiselijke sfeer.

And then of course we have this gem in Delfshaven: Rauwdouwer. At this hotspot you feel completely at home due to the homely, casual design with many plants, simple tables and various colourful plates.

Besides being the ideal place for breakfast and lunch, you can also dine here. They serve a seasonal three-course menu that changes every month. It is also possible to order the dishes separately.

Westzeedijk 381J, 3024 EK Rotterdam


Those are the best restaurants in Delfshaven in my opinion! Have I overlooked one that definitely belongs in this list? Then let me know in the comments below!


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