There are eight Michelin star restaurants in and around the greater Rotterdam area. One of them is actually located in Capelle aan den Ijssel, but the town is so well-connected it is often mistaken as one of the city's many suburbs.
How the Michelin star system works:
⭐ One star is awarded to a restaurant that is considered very good in its category.
⭐⭐ Two stars are awarded to a restaurant that offers excellent cooking and is worth a detour.
⭐⭐⭐ Three stars are awarded to a restaurant that offers exceptional cuisine and is worth a special journey.
FG Restaurant ⭐⭐
Whether you're looking for excellent seafood or beef, in the mood to taste unique cocktails based on house-crafted gin or in the mood for a shot from the most advanced espresso machine in the world, FG Restaurant is an excellent choice.
Address: Katshoek 37b, 3032 AE Rotterdam
Parkheuvel, located near the Euromast and on banks of the river Nieuwe Maas, has been crowned with two Michelin stars. Parkheuvel's signature dishes include Oyster, Snails, Wagyu beef, Goose liver, Bresse Chicken and Wild grey-legged partridge. Chef Erik van Loo takes pride in knowing where the ingredients come from and in handpicking suppliers who share the restaurant's philosophy regarding taste and quality.
Address: Heuvellaan 21, 3016 GL Rotterdam
Fred honours the traditional French cuisine while adding its own special touch to every dish. Fred aims to present foods as they are. At Fred, you'd rarely find any pastes, powders or gel on your plate. Specialties include crustaceans, shellfish and all early vegetables. The cuisine is based on the use of acids. For example, citrus fruit, as it ensures that all the dishes are easily digestible. Fred has two Michelin stars.
Website: https://www.restaurantfred.nl (Dutch)
Address: Honingerdijk 263-265, 3063 AM Rotterdam
An open kitchen, a fireplace and luxurious lounge chairs all add to the warm and welcoming vibe at Amarone. The food is based on the French cuisine and their main courses include Dover sole, skin-fried seabass, Anjou pigeon and saddle of venison.
Address: Meent 72a, 3011 JN Rotterdam
FG Food Labs ⭐
FG Food Labs describes itself as an attraction within an attraction. It's located under the Rotterdam Hofbogen, a former railway tunnel. Just like FG Restaurant featured on this list, the atmosphere here is open and laid back and the recipes are perfected in an actual laboratory prior to being presented on the menu. FG Food Labs is in fact decorated in the style of a Spanish bodega, complete with high chairs and Josélito, the best ham in the world, hanging above the bar.
Address: Katshoek 41, 3032 AE Rotterdam
Joelia by Mario Ridder offers a dining experience fit for royalty! We know because we once spotted the Dutch king & queen having lunch here. The restaurant is located inside the Hilton Rotterdam, which is a national monument in its own right. All dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients and chef Mario's signature dishes include turbot, sole, roe deer and Dutch hare.
Website: https://joelia.eu (Dutch)
Address: Coolsingel 5, 3012 AA Rotterdam
Fitzgerald offers a regularly changing menu comprised of contemporary dished inspired by international cuisine as well as an extensive wine selection numbering in the hundreds. This beautiful restaurant is located in Rotterdam's Oude Haven area (near Blaak) and is named after writer Francis Scott Fitzgerald who famously said: "too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right." That we can definitely agree with!
Address: Gelderseplein 49, 3011WZ Rotterdam
Restaurant The Millèn ⭐
Address: Weena 686, 3012 CN Rotterdam
Perceel was officially opened in 2010 and it only took 16 months before they were awarded their Michelin star. The meals are prepared with seasonal products. Choose from a four, six or eight-course menu featuring fine dishes such as corvina, cod, beef tartare, farm chicken and desserts such as chocolate (70%) or carrot with tripel beer and lovage. The restaurant is located inside the old Town Hall in Capelle aan den IJssel.
Address: Dorpsstraat 3, 2902 BC Capelle aan den IJssel
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