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Vaartsche Rijn - CLOSED

Westerkade 27, 3511 HC Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 30 265 7910
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good17%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“set menu” (2 reviews)
“pairing” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, International, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Westerkade 27, 3511 HC Utrecht, The Netherlands
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1 - 10 of 26 reviews

Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Came there to celebrate my boyfriends birthday. There's a nice atmosphere, perfect for an exquisite date. We were more and more surprised by every dish that was presented in front of us. The culmination was the 3 days slow cooked beef cheek. Best that we...More

Thank AneteKrista
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit and it was just as good as the first. At the moment my top recommendation in Utrecht, if you want to spend 4 to 5 hours in a restaurant. Food is surprising and delicious. Wine pairings are very good. Ambience...More

2  Thank Daan B
Reviewed January 18, 2017

No let down. 2 visist ,this time with 2 good friends and my oldest kids. The concept is no menu, you tell them what you won't eat and you get 6 dishes. The food was great, they keep coming and they keep amazing you. Some...More

1  Thank isabellaguevara
Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

We ate here for Xmas dinner. The food was superb with great selection of wine. The service was friendly and the price is reasonable. Truly recommended!

1  Thank indie_dive
Reviewed September 20, 2016

We have visited this restaurant five times in the last couple of years, most recently last weekend. Their courses are always interesting combinations, which are usually a success but occasionally you wonder if it really works... That is part of being innovative and experimental, and...More

1  Thank Marc v
Reviewed July 21, 2016

There are 3 main reasons to like this restaurant for me, the service personnel is very kind and informative about the food, the food is very unique, creative, and tasty, and they use high quality ingredients, mostly poultry and fish and quite a wide variety...More

1  Thank Çiçek G
Reviewed June 9, 2016

We had a 6 course with 6 wine diner. It was one of the most exciting diner i had in a long time. They use lots of vegetables,wel made and in surprising combination,most restaurant are really bad at offering vegetable,this was a huge plus. 2...More

Thank isabellaguevara
Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

I'm not a fan at all of surprise menus which has kept me from coming here. But for my hubby's bday we finally made a reservation. Let me say that this was hands down one of the most delightful meals I've had in a long...More

Thank Bianka_PB
Reviewed January 16, 2016

What a joy this place is. I don't know who has brought this team together, but it's a cracking combination. The restaurant is a few steps away from the centre of town, (which made parking dead simple). We went on a Tuesday evening and it...More

Thank Malieb
Reviewed December 10, 2015

I went here with my boyfriend and enjoyed a lovely evening with 6 courses and wine arrangement, every one with totally different, fresh, local and season-focused ingredients and amazing tastes! The staff is very friendly and personal, they first asks for things you would like...More

Thank AlikedJ2
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$45 - $57
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Westerkade 27, 3511 HC Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Utrecht Province  >  Utrecht>  > Lange Elisabethstraat Mariaplaats
  • Neighborhood: Lange Elisabethstraat Mariaplaats
  • Phone Number: +31 30 265 7910
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Restaurant Vaartsche Rijn is a care-free, living-room area next to the waterside, which you shouldn't pass by. Most beautiful dishes will be served With full commitment, ongoing knowledge and lots of love. No menu, no stress over choices: lean back and be surprised. Special wines (or other drinks) will form an amazing combination with the dishes, where vegetables are the most important basics. There are weekly new dishes formed in the open kitchen of Vaartsche Rijn, in charge of masterchef Stijn Knaapen, witch will be served in a 3-, 4- or 6-course menu. The most products come from local and biological producers and gardens, with a feeling of responsebility and caring for the earth.
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