The 35 best restaurants, lunchrooms and bars in Rotterdam

The range of coffee bars, lunchrooms, restaurants, cafes, cocktail bars and other food and beverage outlets in bustling Rotterdam is huge. The Town Hall Square with the beautiful town hall and the many terraces attracts many visitors every day. But also discover other hotspots, such as the typical Rotterdam Ballentent, the Fenix Food Factory and of course the Markthal with many cozy eateries where you can enjoy delicious dishes. In addition, the historic Old Haven and the trendy Witte de Withstraat are perfect locations to grab a terrace or enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many atmospheric restaurants. Discover on this page your favourite places for a tasty visit to Rotterdam.

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Stadsbrouwerij de Pelgrim

Beer lovers can enjoy the artisan brewed Pilgrim beer, also called the 'Liquid gold from Rotterdam. '

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Vessel 11

This English gastropub is located on a former British lighthouse. In addition to good food, there are regular performances and concerts.

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De Witte Aap

Café De Witte Aap is the beating heart of the Witte De Withstraat. The conviviality starts in the afternoon and only ends in the late hours.

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For affordable citizens, head towards Burgertrut. A nice place in the city where you will find in addition to normal, vegetarian and vegan burgers.

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Recommended for an overnight stay in Rotterdam

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Mamma Licia

A gold combination. Piero Bianculli are Italian roots, numerous inspiration trips to Puglia and the love for pure ingredients.

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De Ballentent

Step into this harbour tent on the Maas and enjoy the best meatballs, the view and the conviviality on its Rotterdams.

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Bistrobar Binnenrotte & het Stadsterras

At this bistro in the Central Library, they serve delicious dishes with a contemporary twist for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Both the stunning views of the city skyline, the large terrace and the (h) fair map are beautiful here. Enjoy it on its Rotterdams.

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Discover the Witte de Withstraat - hip, artful and very cozy

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Poké Bowl

Poké is a traditional Hawaii dish, where fresh fish cut into cubes and vegetables are central. Create your perfect mix of ingredients yourself.

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Picknick is all about perfecting simplicity and every day they are passionate about making the best dishes and cups of coffee.

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Café and Espresso bar in one with sunny terrace for all lovers of good Italian espresso, delicious cake, authentic sandwiches or drinks.

blank Photo Vroesenpaviljoen in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Enjoy delicious lunch, Enjoy lovely diner


Enjoy nature in the middle of the city. Discover the beautiful terrace, the fun activities and surprising, affordable dishes for every moment.

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blank Photo Fenix Food Factory in Rotterdam, Shopping, Delicacy, Lunch, Snack, Drink, Neighborhood

Fenix Food Factory

The Fenix Food Factory is a space where everything is fresh. Open the doors of the converted harbour shed and step into a delightful, culinary world.

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Het Witte Huis

Visit the 43-metre-high viewing platform at the Art Nouveau style house. On the ground floor you will find the Grand Café and cocktail bar Elit.

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Proeflokaal Reijngoud

No-nonsense, stubborn Rotterdam beer bar where you can pill and bite. 16 beers on tap, 100 from the bottle. Yes, not then!

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This is the first covered market floor in our country. A place where good food, fresh produce and diverse cultures come together in a spectacular bow.

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Urban Espresso Bar West

Urban Espresso Bar was created when Australian Jo left for Rotterdam. Meanwhile, it is the place for a 'bakkie pleur' with something delicious.

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The Tea Lab

Patience, let the tea brew well. The tea from The Tea Lab is worth the wait. In addition, you will find good coffee and fine dishes.

blank Photo Jordy's Bakery in Rotterdam, Shopping, Delicacies & specialties, Snack & inbetween

Jordy's Bakery

Baking bread is Jordy poured in with the porridge. His loaves are beautiful and nutritious, made in a traditional way with pure ingredients.

blank Photo Bokaal in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Drink


This lively city café and beer room is for everyone. From burgundians to beer connoisseurs. Discover the extensive drinks and food menu.

blank Photo Coppi Koffie & Fietsen in Rotterdam, Shopping, Hobby, Coffee, Lunch

Coppi Koffie & Fietsen

A breakfast bar, lunchroom or café... and shop with exclusive, bike-related products and bicycle workshop with its own mechanic.

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Heilige Boontjes

Unique concept. Unforgettable coffee from ex-crooks. You immediately contribute to better opportunities for the young people participating in the project.

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Café Restaurant Floor

Ideally located in the cultural heart of Rotterdam with quiet city garden. The enthusiastic staff will be happy to welcome you for lunch or dinner.

blank Photo Spirit in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Lunch, Dining


The idea is simple, respectfully making good food that tastes better. All 100% organic and vegetarian buffet dishes are freshly prepared daily.

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Pebbles Kitty Cat Café

The first cat café in the city where many cats run around, jump and especially sleep. Relax, drink and feel the love of the kitty cats.

blank Photo Biergarten in Rotterdam, Eat & drink, Drink


Beer, bbq, music, sun and cozy people. Do we have to say more? Biergarten is the only bar in Rotterdam that is completely outside.

blank Photo Koekela in Rotterdam, Shopping, Delicacies & specialties, Coffee, tea & cakes


Join the cosy Koekela for a cup of coffee, crispy chocolate chip cookies and the well-known, homemade carrot cake.

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Het Eigendom

Choose from 135 different types of wine in the historic building of this wine bar. Delicious are the matching little dishes.

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Belgisch Biercafé Boudewijn

Do you like beer? Then you can't skip this cafe with 17 beers on tap and 120 on the bottle. Let them taste on the terrace or in the large garden.

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Stoomschip ss Rotterdam

Discover this former cruise ship, blow out on the bow, sip a cup of coffee and enjoy the view of Rotterdam's magical skyline.


Baker & Moore

Relax and enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch, a slow juice or a taste of high or raw tea. You as a guest are central.


Café Rotterdam

Thanks to the elevated terrace and the view over the river Maas and the skyline of the city, Café Rotterdam is also called the 'Eretribune aan de Maas'.


Foo Concepts

Taste the original Hong Kong style 'egg waffle'. A form of street food. Soft, airy and crispy. Do you choose a variant with ice cream or yakitori?



In this first juice bar of Rotterdam they make the most delicious slowjuice fruit and vegetable juices for you. Delicious with a breakfast, salad or soup.



Fröbel is a beautiful care and hospitality company where everything is freshly prepared. You will find the lunchroom in the characteristic Scheepvaartkwartier.

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