Drinks

Gastmaal Café – the new menu

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Gastmaal Café (“feast café”), located across from Griftpark, isn’t just what its name suggests. Gastmaal Café is more than just a place to head to for wine and a snack. It’s a combination of a restaurant, café, and wine store. Match made in heaven, right? On a grey and rainy evening, we cycled over to Gastmaal to taste their new …

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Eastern delights at Restaurant Badhu

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Badhu, as its name already hints at, is located in a former bath house on Willem van Noortplein. The bath house where people used to go to take care of their hygiene has definitely found another calling, but it stills fulfills a social function. In the old waiting rooms of Restaurant Badhu – men to the left and women to …

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Aussie Food & Wines at De Rode Vosch

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A couple weeks ago, we were generously invited to spend an evening at De Rode Vosch, the Australian restaurant that recently opened its doors on Voorstraat. We arrived on a rather dreary & rainy Saturday night, but immediately perked up when we got inside. The restaurant is housed in a gorgeous old monument dating back to 1619, with tiled floors and some exposed brick walls.  …

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Spanish atmosphere at Heuveloord

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Heuveloord and Rotsoord keeps surprising us with cool new spots. We’re starting off 2017 well with the new Cafe Brutal, located under the water tower on the Vaartsche Rijn. By now the restaurant WT Urban Kitchen has reached ‘rockstar status’, but not everyone knew about the cosy cafe under it. But that’ll change this year, because Cafe Brutal just opened …

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Chad Davies introduces Cafe Brutal

Lovers of food and drink, rejoice! Utrecht has just welcomed a new addition to its list of hotspots: Cafe Brutal. Located right on the water at the popular Rotsoord – home to WT Urban Kitchen and Klein Berlijn, among others – Cafe Brutal is serving up Spanish wines and bites for super affordable prices. Chad Davies is the initiator behind Cafe Brutal & …

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New Klein Berlijn

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Klein Berlijn has been given a cool new look. Fortunately the concept remains the same: an awesome spot for anyone who wants to chill. Stay at the big reading tables to chill and read a magazine, or enjoy a beer on the terrace. And it’s still possible to stay late into the night dancing to electronic beats. Raw & cool For …

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The best places for awesome Dim Sum in Utrecht

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One of the things that I love about Utrecht is how multicultural the city has become. You can tell based on the growing number of restaurants that serve delicious and authentic dishes from all corners of the world. One of my favorite culinary traditions is the Cantonese version of ‘high-tea’ or as they call it, Dim Sum. It means ‘touching the heart’. …

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Karel 5: Heritage in a Fashionable Outfit

We were recently invited to celebrate the rebranding of the Grand Hotel Karel V restaurants and catering: Karel 5 Bistro, Gastro, and Events. With the promise of lunch, the opportunity was just too good to pass up! Heritage The hotel is tucked away in the heart of the city centre and boasts a beautiful courtyard. The main building was erected in the 1300s and served …

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Brewpub De Kromme Haring for crafts beer in Utrecht

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Brewpub De Kromme Haring located at the Vershal Utrecht is truly a beer paradise! We love to drink our special/craft beers on crowded terraces and there are certainly no shortage of cafes to choose from. Oproer brewery was the first to open its doors to people and, like magic, we have our second one in the city. After running a successful …

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Spots for a good Gin & Tonic

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My favorite drink is the G&T! It’s the drink of all drinks to order when chilling on a terrace. The Gin & Tonic is a very popular mixed drink at restaurants and cafes. But where can you get a good G&T in Utrecht? It’s going to take me some time to be able to answer this question but, lucky for …

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