New restaurants pop-up every week in this neighbourhood. They are very diverse, so Oud-West is a true culinary paradise.
Spaghetteria is a great place if you want a yummy pasta for a decent price (9 to 15 euros). The menu changes daily and you can choose between six homemade pastas (made of biological flour) and some salads. They serve gluten free pasta as well. At this place there are no tables for two, Instead you will find long tables where you will join other guests. Address: Jan Hanzenstraat 32.
Next to the Vondelpark you will find this very stylish fine dining restaurant that opened its doors at the beginning of 2017. The food is made from local organic ingredients and from the season. For lunch you can choose between 2 or 3 courses and for dinner between 4, 5 or 6 courses. Of course you can pair the food with biological wines. The staff is friendly and professional. A true asset to this neighbourhood! Address: Amstelveenseweg 7.
In my opinion this is the best Indonesian restaurant in town. Although the interior is very hip and modern, the restaurant serves all the classical Indonesian dishes (and some some less well known dishes as well). It is the perfect restaurant to order a couple of dishes and share them. And of course all the food goes very well with a Bintang beer. Address: Kinkerstraat 53.
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This restaurant has a typical Italian intimate atmosphere. It might be the best Italian restaurant in town. As the whole staff is Italian, dining here is like as if you were in Italy. They serve authentic Italian food. Try the Burrata Pugliese as a starter, it is amazing! Open 7 days a week. Address: Tweede Helmersstraat 3.
Once you’ve eaten here, you’ll understand why this place seems to have been fully booked every night since it opened its doors a couple of years ago. The menu exists of authentic Italian food and most of the ingredients are imported straight away from Italy. They also have a wood-fired oven, so the pizzas are just truly delicious. If you have to wait for a table you can just go to its sister cafe across the street and wait there while zipping a drink at the bar. You can take your drink with you to the restaurant, so no need to hurry. Address: Bosboom Toussaintstraat 29.
At this café you can easily start in the morning, having an extensive breakfast and end up at night having dinner and drinks. Just a cosy cafe to meet up with friends and play board games on a rainy day. Their menu changes weekly as they work with fresh seasonal products. On Sunday you can even have dinner starting at 4pm. Address: Eerste Constantijn Huygensstraat 9.
This is the first indoor food market in The Netherlands. From oysters, to cured Spanish ham, from sushi rolls to fantastic burgers: everything is found in this big hall. The complex was built for the maintenance of the first electric trams. The building (which is a national monument) was in deplorable state for many years but the Foodhallen opened its doors in 2015 and is a true asset to the neighbourhood. It is open seven days a week. Address: Bellamyplein 51.
Inside De Foodhallen you will find De Kanarie Club. It is a new concept where people can go for breakfast as well as cocktails or a fancy dinner. At this place you can bring your laptop and work for a couple of hours, but you can bring your kids as well as they can entertain themselves in de area upstairs where they built a space that looks like a small empty swimming pool. Address: Bellamyplein 51.