ROTTERDAM, 26 June 2023 – An oasis of calm is blossoming amidst the bustling city centre of Rotterdam. Newly inaugurated restaurant Grace introduces its spacious terrace, invoking Mediterranean charm on the notable Coolsingel.
A tranquil escape on Coolsingel
The recent addition of a large terrace at Grace, an establishment recently opened in the city, invites guests to experience a serene city escape. Accommodating up to 250 guests, the location is situated opposite the grand city hall on Coolsingel. Reflecting Grace's interior, the terrace exudes international sophistication, reminiscent of the Côte d‘Azur's ambiance. Light hues and circular forms characterise the elegant design, while greenery and comfortable seating areas foster a tranquil atmosphere.
The meticulously arranged terrace provides an escape from the city's hustle, according to Niels van Putten, manager at Grace. “The terrace enhances Grace's international ethos. Every aspect, from the terrace design to the diverse dishes and beverages served, has been thoughtfully considered to create an enchanting environment for our guests,” he elaborates.
The story of Grace
After years of vacancy, the large corner building on Coolsingel underwent a major transformation spearheaded by seasoned hospitality entrepreneur Herman Hell. Taking inspiration from renowned restaurants in Paris, London, Barcelona, and Madrid, Hell endeavoured to create something unique in Rotterdam with Grace.
Headed by the distinguished chef Marco Prins, the impressive culinary team, along with the extravagant interior and a central location, contributes to the distinctive charm of Grace. Discerning visitors may note elements reminiscent of the 1920s within the bold, warm colour palette and stylish floor patterns.
Hell's Kitchen Horeca Groep
Hell's Kitchen Horeca Groep, established in 2001 by Herman Hell, operates several well-known restaurants and cafés in the Rotterdam region, including Loos, the Zalmhuis, Sijf, Nieuw Rotterdams Café, and Wester Paviljoen. The group, recognised for its courage, passion, and determination, was recently awarded the Rotterdam Entrepreneurship Award.
Directions and Location
Grace (or 'festive restaurant Grace') is located in the heart of Rotterdam on Coolsingel, directly opposite the stately city hall. The area is easily accessible by public transport, with nearby tram and metro stops. It's also just a short walk away from the central train station.
This part of Rotterdam is known for its vibrant atmosphere, with an array of shops, museums, and other attractions nearby. If you're planning to visit, take some time to explore the vicinity and soak up the city's culture.