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Bistro Karel 5

8.7/10
174
Geertebolwerk 1, 3511 XA UtrechtSee map

Average price €35

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MICHELIN Guide selection 2020

  • The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
  • 1 couvert(s) Simple restaurant

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

Bistro Karel 5 is housed in a former monastery. Fortunately it has lost all traces of its past austerity apart from a slight hint of history that ...

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Restaurant menu

Chef Mat Zwetsloot
  • Average price €35
    Special request
Kabeljauw
€25
Saltimbocca, pancetta, gele peen, spinazie, pecorino
Baambrugse biglende
€24
Babi pangang, groene kool, freekeh, boemboe
Pompoencurry
€20
Sereh, boekweitnoedels, spitskool, kingboleet, pinda

Dietary options

Gluten free, Organic food, Vegetarian dishes
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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous

8.7/10
based on 174 reviews
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Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :8.3/10
Setting :8.3/10
  1. Mary t.
    Mary t.
    • 17 reviews
    10/10

    Alles goed in verhouding

  2. Hilde L.
    Hilde L.
    • one review
    10/10

    De bediening was super vriendelijk en alles was zalig lekker.

  3. Harry L.
    Harry L.
    • 7 reviews
    8/10

    prima

  4. Zaza T.
    Zaza T.
    • 38 reviews
    9.5/10

    Very "Posh" and Luxury ambience! Very Nice Food! You feel that Gastronomic restaurant is just here nearby!

  5. Jan Willem M.
    Jan Willem M.
    • 22 reviews
    8.5/10

    Op zondag is het gratis parkeren bij Karel V. Op de parkeerplaats wordt het je al gauw duidelijk dat je niet bij de herberg om de hoek bent gearriveerd. De gestalde bolides, de meesten niet voorzien van Nederlandse kentekens zijn indrukwekkend. Dat is ook de entree en lange gang naar de bistro, waarbij je onderweg nog een blik kunt werpen op het grote restaurant dat zo voor de Euro top kan worden ingezet. Bij de bistro aangekomen word je keurig ontvangen, uit je jas geholpen en naar je tafel begeleid. Ook de inrichting van de bistro mag er zijn. Het zondagsmenu was dit keer niet verkrijgbaar, we namen de aanbevolen Sunday-roast van kalfsvlees. De voorgerechten van gans en de raviolo smaakten voortreffelijk, de tortellino, was er maar één en voelde zich daarom wat eenzaam in het diepe bord! Op het kaasplankje lagen kazen van boerderij de LIndenhoff uit Baambrugge die topprodukten aan de horeca levert. De bediening is heel goed, maar wel een tikje te formeel. Het mag allemaal wat meer ontspannen zijn.

  6. Nira S.
    Nira S.
    • 7 reviews
    3.5/10

    Very expensive for the value.

  7. Elizabeth C.
    Elizabeth C.
    • 5 reviews
    8.5/10

    I went to eat here with my husband and we had a four course meal. Since it is the summer we were seated in garden and it was absolutely beautiful! It gave me the feeling of when we were travelling in Tuscany and we sat outside each night, the garden is truly beautiful and there is enough seating out there that you don't have to fight for a table. The food is very creative and the wine menu is done very well. In my starter which was raw mackerel in a chilled cucumber soup, I missed a bit of strength & separation in the taste and it ended up tasting mostly of the soup. With our main course which was a white fish with (pardon the bad translation) 'stewed meat' we had a chilled red wine, which was surprising and delicious. If you eat here I recommending getting coffee or tea after dinner - they have a fantastic plate of chocolates and home made macaroons that are drool worthy. The service here was very fast, in terms of the staff being very attentive and making sure we were comfortable. Our glasses were never empty and everyone was kind and courteous.

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Opening time

Monday untill Friday 08:30 - 22:30

- Lunch from 11:30

- Dinner from 17:30

- High Tea 14:00 - 16:00

Saturday and Sunday 09:00 - 22:30

- Lunch from 11:30

- Dinner from 17:30

- High Tea 14:00 - 16:00

How to get to the restaurant

Geertebolwerk 1, 3511 XA, Utrecht, Netherlands

Public transport

Op loopafstand van Utrecht Centraal Station

Directions to get there

Parking lot & Paid parking in the neighborhood

About the restaurant

Enjoy casually

Located in the centre of Utrecht stands Bistro Karel 5 where you can enjoy the atmospheric setting or one of the most beautiful terraces in the city. As part of Grand Hotel Karel V the chefs are always ready to cook in the open kitchen, the oldest kitchen in the Netherlands dated from 1348. The dishes are prepared with craft and mostly local and organic products.. You can also get a snack, drink or afternoon tea.

Features

European, , , Bistro, Garden, Good for a business lunch, Good for groups, Romantic, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day

Services

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You can reserve the restaurant for a private event (Max. 60 people)

, , Dog-Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible,

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