Restaurants in The Hague

With its role as tourist hub, university town and home to most of the country’s politicians, it is no surprise that The Hague’s restaurants range from the rudimentary to the refined. However, in keeping with the city’s restrained nature, even the places at the cheap end of the scale aren’t as brash as you might find elsewhere.

The restaurants in The Hague listed below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Expensive (over €50)
Moderate (€30 to €50)
Cheap (up to €30)

These prices are for a three-course meal for one (or equivalent) without drinks.

Calla's

Price: Expensive
Cuisine: Modern Dutch

Michelin-starred Calla's is definitely not for the faint of wallet, but if it's culinary perfection, that you are seeking, be prepared to splash out on some of the best food The Hague has to offer. The interior of the restaurant is as spectacular as its Gillardeau oysters with coconut, cucumber and wasabi sorbet.

Address: Laan van Roos en Doorn 51A, The Hague, Netherlands
Telephone: +31 70 345 5866.

The Penthouse

Price: Expensive
Cuisine: Modern Dutch

Literally at the top of the pile, this exclusive restaurant occupies the 42nd floor of The Hague Tower, 135m (443ft) above street level. Enjoy refined modern Dutch dishes that change on a regular basis, whilst drinking in the unchanging but unrivalled views.

Address: 42nd Floor, Rijswijkseplein 786, The Hague, Netherlands
Telephone: +31 70 305 1000.

HanTing Restaurant

Price: Expensive
Cuisine: Asian

With a flare for Chinese cuisine, chef Han gives traditional Chinese recepies a modern and Western twist. HanTing Restaurant was a awarded with a Michelin star. The dishes are not just eye-pleaser they can be called art.

Address: Prinsenstraat 33, The Hague, Netherlands
Telephone: +31 70 362 08 28.

Garoeda

Price: Moderate
Cuisine: Indonesian

The Netherlands has a proud tradition of Indonesian restaurants due to its colonial links, and they don’t come much finer than this long-standing favourite, decked out in tropical territorial style. It has been serving its famous rijsttafels (rice tables) since 1949, and once you’ve delved into one of these multi-dish feasts you’ll understand why customers keep returning.

Address: Kneuterdijk 18a, The Hague, Netherlands
Telephone: +31 70 346 5319.
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Zebedeüs

Price: Moderate
Cuisine: Asian, Dutch, International

Occupying an outbuilding on the side of deconsecrated Grote Kerk, this charming restaurant serves an excellent combination of Dutch, international and Oriental-inspired dishes. Sit inside its contemporary interior or out on the leafy terrace, but wherever you choose, don’t miss the Zebedee sticky chocolate pecan pie.

Address: Rond de Grote Kerk 8, The Hague, Netherlands
Telephone: +31 70 346 8393.
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Les Ombrelles

Price: Moderate
Cuisine: French, European

Surrounded by antique shops and cute bars, this cosy little restaurant, just off Denneweg, specialises in European-style fish dishes with occasional splashes of Asia stirred in. Reflecting its name (The Parasols), the interior ceiling is covered with a sea of sunshades, and in summer, there’s also a lovely outdoor dining area.

Address: Hooistraat 4a, The Hague, Netherlands
Telephone: +31 70 365 8789.

Rootz Centrum

Price: Cheap
Cuisine: Dutch, International

This centrally located, award-winning bruin café (brown café) dishes up a great range of Dutch and international dishes that starts with simple lunchtime rolls, runs through burgers and pulled pork, and peak with skate wings. It has two sister joints in Scheveningen (Doctor Lelykade 33-37) called Rootz Harbour and (Strandweg 4) SC Rootz, which serve the same menu.

Address: Grote Marktstraat 14, The Hague, Netherlands
Telephone: +31 70 363 9988.
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Eeuwige Jachtvelden

Price: Cheap
Cuisine: Dutch

Traditional eetcafés (bistros) are a Dutch institution, and offer wholesome food at very good prices, often in suitably historic or rustic surroundings. Eeuwige Jachtvelden, right in the middle of the city, is a fine introduction to the traditional eateries. Its wide-ranging menu caters for just about every taste.

Address: Plein 14, The Hague, Netherlands
Telephone: +31 70 302 0931.

Café Brasserie Dudok

Price: Cheap
Cuisine: Dutch

Next door to the tourist office, this relaxed modern take on the traditional Grand Café, complete with garden terrace, is perfect for lunch or afternoon tea. Café Brasserie Dudok is famous throughout the city for patisseries, particularly their delicious Dutch apple pie.

Address: Hofweg 1a, The Hague, Netherlands
Telephone: +31 70 890 0100.
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