Rotterdam offers a huge variety of cafés restaurants and bars to suit all tastes.
In no particular order, our personal top 10 are:
Spirit
The Springbok BarFantastic self-service vegetarian restaurant. Choose from a huge range of mezzo-style dishes. You pay according to weight. This is our favourite restaurant!
 

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Vapiano
Pavlov Bar & RestaurantCheap and cheerful self-service Italian food next to Central Station. Lively atmosphere, sometimes difficult to find a seat.
 

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Van Leeuwen Wine & Kitchen
Pavlov Bar & RestaurantUnpretentious café/restaurant overlooking the picturesque Oudehaven offering a good range of traditional Dutch dishes, plus some more unusual ones.
 

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Brasserie Pierre
Pavlov Bar & RestaurantGreat café/restaurant with an authentic Parisian brasserie atmosphere.
 

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‘t Ouwe Bruggetje
Pavlov Bar & RestaurantFriendly hospitable restaurant on the picturesque Delfsehaven. Excellent range of fine wines, all of which are also available by the glass.
 

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Little V
Pavlov Bar & RestaurantGreat Vietnamese restaurant next to the imposing Laurenskerk church. The profusion of enormous potted plants give the restaurant a tropical jungle atmosphere!
 

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Restaurant Fitzgerald
Pavlov Bar & RestaurantSmart but pricy restaurant close to the picturesque Oudehaven. Modern international decor, modern international cuisine.
 

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Parqiet
Pavlov Bar & RestaurantHomely café set in the middle of a beautiful park close to the Euromast.
 

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Ayla
The Springbok BarClose to the Central Station
 

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Bazar
The Springbok BarAtmospheric hotel and restaurant on a lively tree-lined street.
 

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