Visit one of these restaurants with a garden in Rotterdam during a warm sunny day! Here you can cool off during the day or enjoy a balmy summer evening.
The 12 addresses below are great for brunch, cocktails or for an extensive dinner.
In need for some more inspiration for places to visit during a sunny day? Read our article with the sunniest terraces in Rotterdam!
1. De Harmonie Restaurant 23
De Harmonie Restaurant 23 is a very special restaurant where you can choose from the seasonal a la carte dishes or opt for the four, five or 23 (!) course menu. For chef Marco Somer, nature is a constant source of inspiration and you can really taste that in his culinary dishes.
When the sun shines, you can sit in their lovely garden!
This restaurant is definitely perfect for a very special date. If you’re planning a dinner for a special occassion, be sure to also check out these romantic restaurants in Rotterdam.
Westersingel 95, 3015 LC Rotterdam
Have you ever been to Knoflookrestaurant ‘Look (“Knoflook” means garlic)? Every dish here uses a lot of, in my opinion, one of the tastiest ingredients ever, namely garlic! Even the ice cream is made with garlic!
Other dishes on the menu are: bruschetta, prawns in ‘garlic, whole garlic from the tagine with green herbs, creamy garlic soup, spaghetti all’ arrabiata and sea bass fillet from the oven.
There are plenty of vegetarian options! The dishes are prepared with organic products as much as possible and are inspired by Mediterranean cuisine.
‘Look has a cozy city garden where you can sit in good weather. Ideal if you need fresh air after all that garlic!
‘s-Gravendijkwal 140B, 3015 CC Rotterdam
3. Studio Unfolded
Photographer Sophia van den Hoek, known from Instagram account @un_fold_ed, has opened her own studio on the Nieuwe Binnenweg. It is a shop, coffee place, event location and creative agency. A super fun creative place with a great vibe and minimalistic style.
Studio Unfolded has a great backyard. Here you can find plenty of spots with shade against the sun. Enjoy an (iced) coffee, chai latte or homemade iced tea. In the weekends they often offer a delicious brunch.
Nieuwe Binnenweg 305A, 3021 GH Rotterdam
4. In den Rustwat
In Den Rustwat is located next to Trompenburg Tuinen & Aboretum in a beautifully restored inn from 1597. The historical value of the building is clearly reflected in the restaurant, as many authentic items have been preserved.
The restaurant has a lovely garden, where you can enjoy an oasis of peace on sunny days.
Enjoy their three course Bib Gourmand menu, awarded by Michelin. This means that the three-course menu is of high quality for a reasonable price.
Honingerdijk 96, 3062 NX Rotterdam
5. Arzu in West
Arzu is a must-visit for breakfast in Rotterdam, brunch and lunch! On their menu you can find all kinds of delicious pancakes, but they also offer sandwiches and bowls.
Arzu has two locations, one in Rotterdam Noord and one in Rotterdam West. In the west they have a lovely garden, with lots of cute cushions and beach chairs.
Middellandplein 30A, 3021 BV Rotterdam
Do you like your gin with some tonic? Then the Ballroom is the place for you! With 100 different types of gins you are set to have a great night. It’s a perfect spot to drink a cocktail in Rotterdam. But it’s also great for a lovely dinner.
Located in the Witte de Withstraat, this place has an amazing atmosphere. It is even better in summer, when you can drink your G&T in their garden: the Rosé Tuin.
Witte de Withstraat 88b, 3012 BT Rotterdam
Calaboose, located in Kralingen, is a great place for a night with friends. Especially on beautiful sunny days it’s a top choice, because of the spacious garden where there’s enough seating for large groups.
In addition to a cocktail, try one of the Indonesian dishes from the menu, such as the saté or gado gado. A fun night is guaranteed!
Oudedijk 273, 3061 AK Rotterdam
8. Garden of Bird
Sitting in nice lounge chairs, with some tropical tunes playing in the background, a drink in your hands and of course a Bird pizza in front of you, the Garden of Bird is a great place to spend a warm afternoon. You will find the Garden of Bird right in front of Bird.
Also make sure to check Bird’s agenda for fun parties in their Garden, such as the silent disco!
Raampoortstraat 26, 3032 AH Rotterdam
9. Parkcafé Parqiet
Do you want to get away from the hustle and bustle in the city? Then Parqiet in the Park is the ideal hotspot. Here you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and drinks.
Parqiet is located in the former carriage house and together with Dudok in the Park, is one of the few spots in the Park to enjoy a drink and food.
The front yard of this beautiful building is the park next to the Euromast, where they have placed beach chairs and tables on the grass. Take off your shoes, put on sunglasses and enjoy the green park and the view of the Euromast!
Be sure to also check out these hidden gems in Rotterdam for more spots where you can escape the busy city.
Baden Powelllaan 20, 3016 GJ Rotterdam
MAAK-Rotterdam is a creative concept store on Mathenesserweg in Rotterdam-West. At MAAK you can participate in fun workshops, buy beautiful items for your home or just have something to eat or drink.
On a sunny day you can take a seat here in their peaceful backyard.
The menu includes homemade cakes such as the famous carrotcake, rich sandwiches, soup of the day and breakfast- or lunch platters. You can also go here for tea, fresh lemonades, chai latte and all kinds of coffee specialties.
Mathenesserweg 81a, 3027 HJ Rotterdam
11. Op Het Dak
Did you know that there is a city garden on top of the roof of the building next to Annabel and Biergarten? It is the first green rooftop in the Netherlands to grow fruit and vegetables. Find a spot among all the greenery, order a snack or a drink and enjoy this pearl in the middle of the city!
Fortunately, Op de Dak is not the only place with a nice roof terrace. Read Fatima’s article with hidden roof terraces of Rotterdam.
Schiekade 189, 3013 BR Rotterdam
12. Alfredo’s Taqueria
Most locals in Rotterdam are familiar with the Instagrammable Alfredo’s Taqueria. Here you can get Mexican street- and comfort food, but it’s also the place to be if you’re in search for some tasty cocktails.
Did you know they have an outside area at Alfredo’s? This urban garden in the heart of Rotterdam is inspired by the Mexican beach of Tulum.
Goudsesingel 204, 3011 KD Rotterdam
With these locations you are ready for the hot days in Rotterdam! Enjoy these lovely gardens of Rotterdam restaurants.
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