The city of Breda in The Netherlands is a place for travelers to soak up a culture that is a whimsical blend of traditional and modern ways. Breda has a storied history as a center for food and drink production, at one point being in the forefront throughout the country in those industries. This history has been carried on in the multitude of cafes and restaurants that can be found around the city. In this article, we’ll show you how that’s exemplified by taking you on a tour of the best places to eat in Breda.
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Situated in the heart of the city a short distance west of Grote Markt, Chocolat is a restaurant that specializes in premium fusion cuisine, with an emphasis on polished elegance – and chocolate. This is seen once patrons enter as staff members greet you and take your coats upon arrival. The décor is cozy, with a chocolate-brown theme throughout the place. Opening in 2003, the restaurant is run by a quartet of chefs, which include Dorus Clement, a previous finalist on “The Taste” hosted by food luminary Anthony Bourdain. Foodies will delight in the carefully selected menu items that are paired with top-notch wines such as chocolate sashimi and lobster bouillabaisse. For those who want a slight amount of privacy as they partake in their meal, there is a private courtyard area available.
Address: Torenstraat 9A, 4811 XV Breda, Netherlands
Price: from 21 - 43 USD
Opening Hours: 11am - 10pm. Closed on Sundays.
Duration: Patrons usually spend 2.5 hours here
Access: 15 minute walk westward from Park Valkenburg
Contact: +65 88888888
2. Binnen Breda
Binnen Breda is a highly popular dining destination for locals and visitors in Breda. Located right on the bank of the Nieuwe Mark by the Hoge Burg Bridge, Binnen Breda is housed in one of the more stately buildings in the city center. One factor of its widespread appeal is that it serves as a restaurant by day and at night, becomes a cocktail bar that pulls in the hip and trendy. The establishment has three floors, all done up in a sophisticated style that incorporates and accentuates some of the older elements of the building throughout, such as the plush carpeting on the second floor and aged wine casks near the bar that serve as tables. The terrace seating gives you a sweeping view of the river with an open-air feel. With regards to the cuisine, Binnen Breda delivers continental fare with nods to French fine dining. Bear in mind that there can be a wait at times due to the popularity of the place.
Address: Haven 21A, 4811 WL Breda, Netherlands
Price: from 19 USD
Opening Hours: Open Tuesday-Thursday 5pm-11pm, Friday/Saturday 12pm-1am, Sunday 12pm-11pm
Duration: people spend 2 hours here.
Access: One block east from the Nieuwe Mark canal
Contact: +31 765200401
Website: Binnen Breda
The Netherlands is a country that does love to have a truly global accent on its cuisine, and to that end Gauchos has become a part of the local food scene in Breda. Part of an extended chain that has other outposts across the nation, Gauchos has grown to popularity in Breda since its opening due to a robust menu of Argentinian fare. The restaurant is nestled in the beloved Grote Markt area, which ensures a steady flow of customers coming in from different parts of the city center. It’s a full-fledged steakhouse, with its décor reflecting the style one sees in Buenos Aires establishments right down to the clean stucco walls. This also is an homage to the former presence of the Spanish Empire, which made Breda a stronghold for a time in the 1700s. In terms of the fare, it is sumptuous and diverse, from chorizo and steak tartare appetizers to whole menus devoted to different cuts of steak and ribs. Gauchos is a heavy draw, so be prepared to encounter sizeable crowds if you don’t make a reservation early.
Address: Grote Markt 33, 4811 XP Breda, Netherlands
Price: from 8.00 USD
Opening Hours: 5pm - 11pm, Saturday 12pm - 11pm
Duration: normally 2.5 hours
Access: 11 minutes south via Willemstraat from Breda Central Station
Contact: +31 765224505
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Occupying a corner on Haagweg Street, Kabul has carved out a space for itself in the local food scene and over the past few years has ranked among the best places to dine in Breda. While Middle Eastern cuisine is prevalent in the Netherlands, to find it in a smaller city is a treat. Kabul is an intimate space with a design that makes visitors feel as if they’re in an Afghani home. The hospitality of the staff has been one beloved facet of the restaurant, evident by feedback from visitors. The food offerings are rich and hearty, with a couple of twists from their new home such as the Najtja Kebab made from wieners and the Narinj Palauw, a saffron rice dish served with orange peel and kippers.
Address: Haagweg 12, 4814 GD Breda, Netherlands
Price: from 13.00 USD
Opening Hours: 5am - 10pm. Closed on Mondays.
Duration: normally 2.5 hours are spent here
Access: 14 minute walk southwest from Breda Centrum via Hagjdijk, 7 minute taxi ride
Contact: +31 657005566
Website: Kabul (in Dutch)
Zuyd is tucked in among the numerous luxury boutiques that can be found in the southern Breda neighborhood of Ginneken, across the Mark River from the heart of the city. Opened in 2009, Zuyd is run by an entrepreneurial couple who wanted to be daring with their gourmet restaurant. As a result, Zuyd is a sleek establishment with a minimalist design style and subdued colors save for the striking fuchsia accents here and there. The indoor space holds close to 50 people, and the outdoor dining area over 30, especially on warm weather days. In regards to the food, the cuisine is modern but classic, with some highly interesting elements. The appetizers are almost decadent, with such dishes as their Tuna and North Sea Crab Salad and Wagyu Beef and Eggplant. The entrees match their creativity with offerings like the Skrei (young cod) and Parmesan. Each dish is concocted within the overall theme of Zuyd in terms of appearance. Be advised that Zuyd is quite a hit with the locals, so prepare well in advance to obtain seating if you’re looking to eat there while out and about.
Address: Ginnekenweg 35, 4818 JA Breda, Netherlands
Price: from 22 USD
Opening Hours: 12pm - 2:30pm, 6pm - 10pm. Closed on Sundays & Mondays.
Duration: around 2.5 hours required.
Access: 12 minutes south via transit, 18 minute walk south via Ginnekenstraat
Contact: +31 765151340
If you’re looking to have a dining experience in Breda that will evoke beauteous memories for years to come, few places match Wolfslaar. Perched in a forest glad in the southern part of the city, Wolfslaar was formerly a manor that was first constructed in the late 1600s and after spending time as the estate of a baroness and then as a maternity training center, it fell into disrepair. The owners purchased the building and land and opened Wolfslaar for business in 2000. Since 2005, it has attained a Michelin star every year. The restaurant space is simply elegant, with black marble flooring and pristine chairs that evoke grace and comfort. The cuisine is modern and classic, with a strong French influence that makes great use of the organic ingredients – notably herbs and vegetables from their own garden on the grounds. Visitors here can also take advantage of tours of the premises with advance notice.
Address: Wolfslaardreef 100, 4834 SP Breda, Netherlands
Price: from 41.90 USD
Opening Hours: 12pm - 10pm Monday to Friday. Saturday 6pm - 10pm. Closed on Sunday.
Duration: normally patrons spend 3 hours here.
Access: via car, 11 minutes south on Franklin Roosevelthan, via transit 25 minutes from Breda Centrum
Contact: +31 765608008
For food lovers
Travelers with a distinguished palate make it a point to sample the cuisine wherever they are. Restaurants in Breda today are the next edition of a culinary history and reflect a truly cosmopolitan attitude that The Netherlands is known for. While partaking in all that Breda has to offer, visitors may find dining at these restaurants enhance their enjoyment of the city.
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