Places to eat in The Hague: 7 trendy restaurants to visit in 2024

In the mood for food? 😋

Looking for a great place to eat in The Hague? The political capital of the Netherlands has a buzzing culinary scene, with great options for everything from breakfast to cocktails.

So without further ado, let’s get started with our top 7 places to eat in The Hague.

1. Restaurant ñ: Spanish nights with amazing food

Just a few streets from the Grote Markt and the Grote Kerk in the centre of The Hague, you can find the atmospheric Restaurant ñ.

This Spanish-themed hidden gem in The Hague serves some amazing food for some very good prices.

It’s giving southern European summer vacation! Image: DutchReview

The atmosphere on the terrace gave a romantic, vacation-like feel, with the fairy lights and greenery.

But the atmosphere wasn’t the only thing impressing us this late summer evening. This place boasts an amazing tapas-like menu, which also changes quite often, and all of the entries were sensational.

Arguably the best summer vegetable there is. Image: DutchReview

The wines were very nicely paired with the dishes, and the dishes themselves were neatly priced (between €6 and €13, an absolute steal).

The night was perfect, thanks to the young and talented chef Thomas Vandenhecke who’s doing some amazing work there.

That young blond chef in the middle of the pic, Thomas Van Den Hecke, brought us the magic. Image: DutchReview

📍 Address: Nobelstraat 22, 2513 BD, The Hague
🌐 Website: Restaurant ñ
👍 Socials: Instagram 

2. Vincenzo’s: an Italian dream

Located in the trendy and warm district of Zeeheldenkwartier, you’ll find this pearl of an Italian restaurant — Vincenzo’s. 

First of all: they use cognac to flambee tagliatelle with truffle in a block of giant parmesan cheese. That’s really all you need to know.

Vincenzo’s has a lovely inviting entrance. Image: DutchReview

I’m always a bit sceptical of Italian restaurants in the Netherlands after my own expat time in Italy. But I heard Vincenzo’s was good, even great and did things differently.

Vincenzo’s started us off with Oysters and Carpaccio. The carpaccio was accompanied by nuts, and all the oysters had different flavours added to them. Enough to make anyone smile, really.

Not onboard the pasta train…yet. Image: DutchReview

Next up was the showpiece of Vincenzo’s; their Pappardelle al Parmigiano, with black winter truffle. The large Parmigiano is roasted at the top, causing the cheese to melt, before the fresh pasta is stirred in the cheese itself.

Now THAT’S what we call cheese! Image: DutchReview

After the fresh truffle was added, it tasted just as epic as you would expect. Rest assured, you can order half portions, in case you want to be able to try more of the pasta on the menu.

📍Address: Prins Hendrikstraat 75, 2518 HL, The Hague
🌐 Website: Vincenzos
👍 Socials: Instagram

3. Botanica: for the love of veggies

Botanica is located in the newly renovated Voco Hotel, but it is far more than a hotel restaurant. The sleek interior creates a delicate yet down-to-earth atmosphere — with a menu that matches this vibe perfectly. 

It’s giving classy and hippie at the same time. Image: DutchReview

Centred around Dutch cuisine, Botanica is a great spot for those seeking an authentic Dutch food experience without having to eat 9 different varieties of fried snack-bar bites. 

What makes Botanica extra unique is its twist on the traditional: at least 80% of all its dishes consist of vegetables, and all vegetables are seasonal. I’s a vegetarian’s dream!

A lovely summer salad for the vegetarian and fresh mackerel for the meat-eater. Image: DutchReview

We started the five-course evening with a delicate summer salad and fresh grilled macarel before continuing with a robust beetroot dish and lovely fowl. All courses were paired wonderfully with unique wines from all across the world. 

The frozen yoghurt with pumpkin and mandarin sauce was a perfect ending to what can only be described as a love letter to Dutch cuisine — and vegetables!

Who would’ve thought pumpkin could be this nice in a dessert? Image: DutchReview

📍Address: Kneuterdijk 8, 2514 EN, The Hague
🌐 Website: Botanica Restaurant
👍 Socials: Instagram

4. STAN: late-night dinner and drinks

STAN has become a household name across the Netherlands, and the Amsterdam branch recently opened its doors in Buitenhof, The Hague. 

This place somehow makes a neon sign feel warm and cosy. Image: DutchReview

Their menu has a nice and trendy set-up of fusion-like dishes, following all the latest culinary trends (as you’d expect).

We started off with some delicate appetizers on a wooden platter, matched with some extra gyoza. Apart from the tasty gyoza, a highlight from the board was the smoked Duck breast.

Moving on to the main, STAN is working with the famed Josper Grill. They’ve got a bunch of amazing meaty options, and when you go for the chef’s special, you can taste them all.

Yepp, I did have them all :). Image: DutchReview

STAN surprised us with delicious food from across the globe for decent prices with a dynamic yet intimate atmosphere.

📍 Address: Buitenhof 5, 2513 AG, The Hague
🌐 Website: STAN

5. Hotel Des Indes: a grand food experience

Hotel Des Indes might just be the grandest hotel in the Netherlands, and it’s certainly the most exclusive entry in this article. If you ever want to treat your loved one to something special in The Hague, this is your go-to spot.

You won’t be surprised that this is a hotspot for the diplomatic community and has seen quite its share of heads of state visiting. The service is almost un-Dutch as well, and I mean that in a positive way — very hospitable and polite.

It’s no less impressive from the inside! Image: DutchReview

It’s fancy for sure, but Des Indes also has affordable arrangements for lunch, dinner and high tea. We sat down for a sumptuous lunch.

There were gratinated oysters, steak with foie gras and truffle, wine-pairing and delicious sweet treats at the end of it all.

Who else is getting hungry just from looking at these pics? Image: DutchReview

Truly for a special occasion, and especially if you’re living in the Hague, something you should at least do once in life.

📍 Address: Lange Voorhout 54-56, 2514 EG, The Hague
🌐 Website: Hotel Des Indes
👍 Socials: Instagram 

Lunch, dinner, cocktails, or loads of art — Gallery 61 in the centre of The Hague has a lot to offer, and there are surprises everywhere.

First of all, they invested a lot in the artwork on their walls — you can easily spend 15 minutes just checking out the art while waiting for your starter to arrive.

You can also get tricked by this magic chair painting:

An optical illusion Escher would be impressed by. Image: DutchReview

The menu also surprises you with all kinds of fancy versions of the street food you know and love. The hot dog is especially worthy of a shout-out, but the burger was also a great way to go. I still have plans to return and try their ‘cheeky pork’ or ‘what the duck’.

It’s any grown-up’s dream to be allowed to eat street food in a fancy restaurant, isn’t it? Image: DutchReview

As you can see, the dishes are original and colourful. The cocktails were all done just like they should be. The music, cutlery, and a boatload of art on the walls all came together in a well-thought-out concept.

📍Address: Passage 61, 2511 AC, The Hague
Website: Gallery 61
Socials: Instagram

7. Haley’s Comet Breakfast Club: for throwback Thursdays

Haley’s Comet Breakfast Club is a lot more than an all-day breakfast place and quite the 80s experience. As soon as you walk in, you can’t help but feel the retro atmosphere and notice all the old-school decor in the room.

Even from the outside, we’re sent right back to the 80s! Image: DutchReview

Aside from having an amazing theme, Haley’s Comet Breakfastclub also has a distinctly homey menu. We tried the lovely soft scramble eggs in a brioche bun and the breakfast muffin (all home-baked!).

We also had a Nesquik hot chocolate (the nostalgia hit us hard) and their special brewed coffee (which they also sell in packs, in case you absolutely fall in love with it).

So simple, yet so perfect. Image: DutchReview

The place also has an open bar and kitchen, so you can see everything happening right in front of you, just like home!

To ensure that people see her breakfast club as a second home, Britt organizes events (like board game nights and pyjama parties) every month.

So, if you’re new to The Hague and in need of a fun community, you can always feel welcome at Haley’s Comet Breakfast Club.

📍 Address: Piet Heinstraat 133, 2518 CG, The Hague
🌐 Website: Haley’s Comet Breakfast Club
👍 Socials: Instagram

Have you been to any of these amazing restaurants? Let us know in the comments below!

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Veronika Licheva
Veronika Licheva
Living the short girl life in the land of giants. Veronika is a content creator who takes great interest in video, photography, and journalism. Her mission in The Netherlands is to build a vibrant and exciting career, while simultaneously petting as many dogs as possible.

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  1. Just ate at Gallery 61 as per your recommendation and they didn’t have any of the dishes you mentioned, just the hot dog so I got some items from the current menu and they’re pretty bad, I couldn’t finish my dish.


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