If you are looking for a special restaurant, you are sure to find it in Rotterdam: a port city with influences from every corner of the world. You will find exotic flavours, foreign interiors and local hipster venues with eccentric customers. To help you on your way, we present a selection of several great places to go. Bon appétit!
Look ('s Gravendijkwal 140b) Mediterranean restaurant with a wonderful interior. The chef uses organic produce and lots of garlic.
In de keuken van Floris (Honingerdijk 259) A unique experience for those who like a broad range of flavours. There is no à la carte menu; this restaurant serves a nine-course dinner with matching wines. Comments on and descriptions of the dishes and wines are offered every 25 minutes.
Euromast Brasserie (Parkhaven 20) High dining, quite literally! This place offers breathtaking views of the city and port. A great place to go with your children.
Little V (Grotekerkplein 109) This Vietnamese restaurant proves just how sophisticated and flavourful Vietnamese cooking can be. They have a big terrace where dinner is served, weather permitting.
Viva Afrika (Nieuwe Binnenweg 153a/b) This atmospheric, colourful little place serves original African dishes and banana beer. Your meal is concluded with a traditional coffee ritual.
Zenne (Willemskade 27) Turkish restaurant in a beautiful location by the river. Enjoy wonderful Mediterranean and Turkish dishes. If the weather is good, you can have dinner outside on their lovely terrace.
Zinc (Calandstraat 12a) Zinc does not offer an à la carte menu. You get to choose from a small range of dishes created using the best local, seasonal ingredients.