8x culinary hotspots

in Leeuwarden

With a wide variety of restaurants, choosing where to eat in Leeuwarden is a mouth-watering decision. To make your choice easier, we have rounded up eight top restaurants, where the food is always excellent, including top-class Italian cuisine, somewhere where the wine determines the food, and the best Korean about.​

Seoulmates $$

Korean cuisine is booming; and is one of the healthiest in the world. It’s flag-bearer is kimchi, which is exemplary at Seoulmates, which brings the tastes of the Korean capital to Leeuwarden. The restaurant is homely, with a welcoming atmosphere, the staff are as genuinely lovely as they come, and the food is always fresh! Grab your soul mate, and get them to Seoulmates (and thank us later).

Roast $$$

Roast is located in the cosy Nieuwestad, along a canal. If you like a deliciously prepared piece of meat from time to time, you've come to the right place. From dry- aged meat - you choose your own piece at the table - to real Japanese Wagyu. Let's Roast! At Roast you can enjoy a menu full of original dishes and a good atmosphere. Let's Roast!

Élevé $$$

Restaurant Élevé is literally and figuratively a culinary highlight. On the eleventh floor of the WestCord WTC Hotel in Leeuwarden, you can enjoy a delicious meal with a fantastic panoramic view of the city. Restaurant Élevé has been awarded a Bib Gourmand award by Michelin.

Proefverlof $$$

Proefverlof makes the Blokhuispoort the first prison that you won’t be in a hurry to leave. The exquisite dishes are as aesthetically beautiful as they are tasty. Proefverlof’s winning combination of food and hospitality has meant that it has achieved an honourable mention in the Michelin Guide.

Restaurant Eindeloos €€€

For an evening spent long at the table, Eindeloos is the only option. The friendly staff try to ensure an unforgettable evening, where guests can enjoy plate after plate. Your host will take note of your preferences and can suggest glorious wines to complement any spice- making your evening a constant rush of culinary discovery.

Yucatan $$

Leaving with a full stomach and a sunnier outlook on life is a part of the Yucatan experience. A cosy restaurant on the Sint Jacobstraat, Yucatan specialises in Mexican and TexMex delicacies. Think quesadillas, tacos, nachos; burritos, chilaquiles and micheladas. Saludos!

Fellini $$

Fellini is all about celebrating ‘la dolce vita’ (the sweet life). A bistro that is fluent in Italian, and as charming as a nonna, Fellini serves everything from Italian main dishes, through to Italy-inspired borrelhapjes, making it the perfect aperitivo destination. Eat, drink, and enjoy!

Burgemeester van Napels $$

Calling your pizzeria ‘the Mayor of Naples’ sets a high bar, which is easily surpassed by this restaurant set in a beautiful location in the centre of Leeuwarden. The Neopolitan pizzas are prepared with only fresh, seasonal ingredients- before being baked in a traditional wood-fired and stone oven. What could be better than that?

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