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10 Great restaurants in Rotterdam Noord

By Lisanne van Beurden
July 23, 2020

Looking for a great restaurant in Rotterdam Noord (north of Rotterdam)? Fortunately, there are plenty of nice options in this old part of our Maasstad. From cozy tapas restaurants to amazing Italian restaurants.

In this article I share my favourite spots for a bite to eat in Rotterdam Noord. Save this handy list and tick off the restaurants one by one!


1. Restaurant De Jong

In Restaurant de Jong in Rotterdam werken ze samen met zorgvuldig gekozen boeren, vissers, slagers en leveranciers. Zo koken ze elke avond met het beste wat de natuur heeft te bieden. De gerechten hebben vooral seizoensgroenten, kruiden en bloemen in de hoofdrol. Dat zorgt voor kleurrijke, pure gerechten die echt heerlijk smaken!

Are you looking for a restaurant in Rotterdam Noord where they mostly use local natural products? Then be sure to pay a visit to Restaurant De Jong in the Hofbogen. You can indicate your dietary requirements and allergies in advance and they will provide a special and colourful four, five or six-course surprise menu.

In this restaurant they work together with carefully chosen farmers, fishermen, butchers and suppliers.

This way they cook with the best that nature has to offer. The dishes mainly feature seasonal vegetables, herbs and flowers. This results in tasty pure dishes!


Raampoortstraat 38, 3032 AH Rotterdam


2. FG Food Labs

Experimentele gerechten bij FG Foodlabs bij de Hofbogen

Foto by Ruby Schmelzer

Another unique restaurant in the Hofbogen is Michelin restaurant FG Food Labs. It’s the restaurant of chef François Geurds, where he experiments with ingredients until perfection is achieved.

The great thing about this restaurant is that they are very flexible with regard to the dress code. Whether you are wearing your sneakers or stilettos, it doesn’t matter. It’s purely about good food.

Be sure to also check out these Michelin restaurants in Rotterdam.


Katshoek 41, 3032 AE Rotterdam


3. La Cazuela

Bij Cazuela eet je heerlijke tapasgerechten! Bestel een heerlijk wijntje erbij en je kunt ultiem genieten.

A lovely place in Rotterdam Noord where you can find a lot of cozy eateries together is the Proveniersstraat behind Rotterdam Central. Here you will find a cozy intersection with a mix of restaurants.

For instance, Mediterranean restaurant La Cazuela. Their tapas menu includes influences from Spain, Italy, France, Portugal and North Africa. Choose from fried anchovies, manchego and serrano ham, gambas and scallops, truffle ravioli and more.

Fancy something classically Spanish? Then go for a traditional paella to share, accompanied by one of the Mediterranean wines on offer.

Love tapas? Then be sure to read Olivia’s article about great tapas restaurants in Rotterdam!


Proveniersstraat 38, 3033 CK Rotterdam


4. The Harvest

Wil jij een lekkere warme huisgemaakte maaltijd, zonder 'm zelf te maken? Breng dan een bezoek aan The Harvest, één van onze favoriete gezonde hotspots in Rotterdam en tevens erg betaalbaar. Hier gebruiken ze lokale en seizoensgebonden producten waarmee ze een heerlijk bordje voor je samenstellen.

Do you want a lovely, warm home-made meal, without having to cook it yourself? Then definitely visit The Harvest on the Proveniersstraat, one of our favourite healthy hotspots in Rotterdam. Here they use local and seasonal products with which they put together a delicious plate of food.

It works as follows: first you choose the basis of the dish, then two dishes from the greengrocer and finally you can choose a vegetarian dish or a piece of meat.

There are also ready-made bowls to choose from. Depending on your choice, you pay between €9 and €14. And believe us: you’ll feel SO full afterwards.


Proveniersstraat 36a, 3033 CK Rotterdam


5. La Pizza

At La Pizza they make delicious pizzas from a traditional wood-fired stone oven. Order the classic Margherita, Calzone, Pizza marinara, Pizza con tonno or one of the many other options. Furthermore, on the menu you can find tasty snacks, antipasta, and the tastiest Italian desserts.

La Pizza has a branch in Rotterdam Noord at Bentinckplein, in the center of the city and in the Foodhallen at the Wilhelminakade.


Bentinckplein 3, 3039 KL Rotterdam


6. GaleriAAA by Mangiare

GaleriAAA by Mangiare is een bijzonder restaurant in Rotterdam Noord, waar Italiaans eten en kunst samen komen.

GaleriAAA by Mangiare on the Zaagmolenkade has a very cool concept – it is a collaboration with artist collective AAAFresh123, so you can eat delicious Italian food while surrounded by all kinds of artworks.

In addition, the studio and the art gallery are connected to each other, so you can easily have a look at the art during your evening. GaleriAAA by Mangiare does not work with a fixed menu, so you are always in for a wonderful surprise!

Be sure to also check out these Italian restaurants in Rotterdam.


Zaagmolenkade 124, 3035 KD Rotterdam


7. Destino

Destino in Rotterdam Noord is een geweldig tapas restaurant. Hier serveren ze een meer verfijnd en dus duurder tapas menu, dat regelmatig verandert afhankelijk van de seizoenen en het dagelijkse marktaanbod.

Photo by Sophia van den Hoek of @un_fold_ed.

Another great restaurant on the Zaagmolenkade is Destino.

Destino offers amazing tapas dishes. The menu changes regularly, depending on the season and the daily market offerings.


Zaagmolenkade 37/38, 3035 KA Rotterdam


8. Gare du Nord

Gare du Nord is zeker een bezoek waard! Dit restaurant is een 100% veganistische bio bistro gevestigd in een treincoupé. Het eten hier is allemaal natuurlijk, super gezond en bovendien duurzaam gekweekt. Een uniek concept in Rotterdam!

A really unique concept; at Gare du Nord you eat in a (stationary) train compartment!

It is a 100% vegan bio bistro and the food here is natural, super healthy and also sustainably grown.

Although the restaurants is located in the middle of the city, it feels like an oasis of peace with its green environment.

Are you vegan? Then be sure to visit one of these other vegan restaurants in Rotterdam.


Anthoniestraat 2, 3032 CP Rotterdam


9. Osteria Liz

Met een maandelijks wisselende kaart, kunnen de gasten kiezen uit acht verschillende gerechten zoals pizza, pasta, risotto, vis-, vega- en vleesgerechten. Ook perfect om samen te delen terwijl je geniet van een lekker glaasje wijn. Osteria Liz vind je in het Liskwartier en is de ideale plek voor bijvoorbeeld een knusse date!

Osteria Liz is located in the Liskwartier and is the ideal place for a cozy date.

With a monthly changing menu, guests can choose from eight different dishes such as pizza, pasta, risotto, fish, vegetarian and meat dishes. Also perfect to share together while enjoying a nice glass of wine.


Berkelselaan 2A, 3037 PE Rotterdam


10. Blij

Restaurant Blij (“Blij” means happy in Dutch) is located in a beautiful building in Blijdorp. Here you can have a nice lunch or dinner. It is a Grand Café – Restaurant with, for example, the Caesar salad, chicken satay and grilled tuna steak on the menu.

What makes me Blij (happy) is that there are also a lot of delicious vegetarian dishes on the menu. Such as a wild mushroom truffle risotto, green curry and a vegan burger.

Besides that it is a nice place to have a bite to eat, it is also an ideal place for a drink. They are open until 1 a.m. on weekdays and 2 a.m. on weekends!


Spoorsingel 1A, 3033 GE Rotterdam


That were a few of my favourite restaurants in Rotterdam Noord! Have I overlooked a great spot in Rotterdam Noord? Let me know in the comments below!

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