New Rotterdam hotspot Williams Canteen opens in Witte de With quarter. Williams Canteen offers guests an all-day concept with cocktails and international cuisine.
Williams Canteen is a brand new all-day concept by Kim Riekwel, Jamil Sancha and his wife Stefanie, - known from Supermercado. The restaurant offers a dinner menu with fine wines as well as breakfast, lunch and drinks. The business changes with the day and the needs of the guests.
Williams Canteen is a refuge
The name refers to the street where Williams Canteen is located and to William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army. This stylish canteen has to become a new refuge for everyone: locals, expats and tourists. The interior is a wink to the 1930s with a raw Rotterdam edge and ensures that every type of guest feels at ease. There are brass details, unfinished walls, walnut panelling, a bar with pink marble top and a record player where you can play vinyl yourself.
Williams Canteen wall and window
"We paid a lot of attention to the interior," says co-owner Kim Riekwel. "The antique fridge comes from the beginning of the last century, the chairs and the reading table are from Vivre Interieur Authentique from Nijmegen and we got the wall cabinet at DASNICE from Antwerp. "We wanted to create something unique and it had to be both accessible and very stylish at the same time.
The kitchen is run by chef Jip Boon of restaurant Thirteen. The menu consists mainly of classic French-Dutch dishes with an international twist. Picture a Dutch cauliflower with a Mexican pumpkin mole or steak tartar with parsnip and a coffee/mushroom mayonnaise.
They serve octopus at Williams Canteen
Williams Canteen also has an extensive breakfast and lunch menu that features eggs any way you like, overnight oats or sandwich pastrami, possibly supplemented with Kimchi or a pea spread. Drinking snacks like boquerones, a selection of Dutch cheeses or burrata are also on the menu.
Snacks on the left White chocolate hazelnut and caramel cake on the right
At Williams Canteen, you'll also find homemade canned foods and canned signature cocktails you can buy and enjoy any time of day.
In collaboration with Man Met Bril Koffie, a coffee was developed especially for Williams Canteen and on the map, you can find several beers from Kaapse Brouwers. The organic meat and cheeses also come from the region.
Opening hours Williams Canteen
Monday to Thursday from 8:00 to 0:00 a.m.
Friday from 8:00 to 1:00 a.m.
Saturday from 9:00 to 1:00 a.m.
Sunday from 9:00 to 0:00 a.m.
Location: Williams Canteen
Address: William Boothlaan 5a, 3012 VG Rotterdam
Booking: 010 200 27 29