Restaurant Cannibale Royale can best be described as a chic French brasserie with a touch of mystery. The restaurant is the sixth Cannibale Royale establishment in the Netherlands, and the first in Rotterdam.
The Rotterdam branch of Cannibale Royale is located on the Westblaak in the city centre. A place familiar to all Rotterdammers, as it is also home to one of the largest outdoor skate parks in Europe. In coming to Rotterdam, Cannibale Royale has tried to stay true to the essence and the unpolished character of the city. The interior of the restaurant, with wood and old mechanical objects used as decorations, has a raw feel to it. All this, fits in well with what Cannibale Royale stands for: realness.
Everyone is welcome in the restaurant, the atmosphere is approachable, the food is tasty and good vibes are guaranteed. The patrons here tend to be very diverse, from friends and families with kids, to skaters and businessmen. Everyone is welcome to be themselves and let loose. Especially with its Rotterdam location, Cannibale Royale wants to show that a raw atmosphere and a chic touch can go hand in hand, and they're pulling it off quite successfully.
Late-night dining experience
At Cannibale Royale you can dine extensively seven days a week. However, the unique and truly awesome thing about the restaurant is that the kitchen is open until late 23:00. In other words, you can arrive at 22:30, order a proper meal with all the bells and whistles and enjoy the good service until midnight. Don't feel like going home afterwards? Then just stay put, because the restaurant has a permit to keep its doors open until late at night.
Food at Cannibale Royale
Cannibale Royale serves fresh food with quality ingredients. The options range from grilled meats and vegetarian options to creative cocktails and local craft beer. Together with Kaapse Brouwers, Cannibale Royale has developed its own beer, Le Rouge, which is on tap here. For the true carnivores, there is the wide choice of, for example, a Le Modeste (300gr) Flat Iron Steak, Le Sympathique (200gr) Bavette or a Le Classique 180gr Burger.
Vegetarian options at Cannibale Royale
Vegetarians are also catered to at Cannibale Royale. The most popular vegetarian course is the Le Possible Vega burger (120gr). It looks like the real deal, and my friend, who happens to be a vegetarian, tried it and said it tasted fantastic.
P.S. If you've got a sweet tooth, you won't be disappointed when it comes to dessert. The cheesecake is highly recommended.
Cannibale Royale is located at Westblaak 86 in Rotterdam's city centre. Visit the Cannibale Royale website for more information.