Posts Tagged ‘terrace’

NEW SPOT: BAR BAARSCH AMSTERDAM

May 8, 2011

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you’re in the area called de Baarsjes.
  2. For lunch or dinner – inside or on their terrace.
  3. To bring your kids.

Check out: www.barbaarsch.nl

(Images made by Gino van Meenen)

TRIED & TESTED: ROSA & RITA AMSTERDAM

April 23, 2011

Most striking feature:

Pizza and steak. Their menu is all about those two dishes. I tried the Pizza with mozzarella and basil. Just like my sister who compared it with a pizza we tasted in Italy. So it is as if you’re in Italy and that’s a good sign. I’m not a food connaisseur but if Johannes van Dam (the restaurant reviewer from the Netherlands) gives this place a 9, well: then it’s good. The interior is simple but fantastic. It’s located in an old warehouse and you see still see the old beams when you look up. Because it was sunny yesterday we sat outside their terrace with picknick tables. Oh, and it’s really affordable as well (I tried the most expensive pizza which costs 11 euro).

Check out: www.rosaenrita.nl

NEW SPOT: URBAN ROOMS BRUSSELS

April 16, 2011

3 reasons to stay here:

  1. If you like to stay in a small b&b in Brussels.
  2. If you like to be nearby Avenue Louise – the luxe shopping street of the city.
  3. If you’re looking for a hotel with a great terrace.

From 120 euro. Check out: www.urbanrooms.be

(Images from Contemporan – a design blog worth folloiwing)

TRIED & TESTED: DE BURGERIJ ANTWERP

April 11, 2011

Most striking feature:

Their burgers. ¬†Okay, you can choose a salad or a wrap but the menu mainly consists of burgers. I tried the Dolce Vita burger with tomato, pancetta and provolone. It’s always a hard thing to eat a burger like a lady – especially if they’re this big. So don’t go here on a first date. We sat outside on their terrace: a lovely place to spend the afternoon in the sun. This square in Berchem, outside the center of Antwerp, is filled with terraces and has a local vibe to it. And for us Dutchies – it’s just off the highway so you don’t need to drive into the center (good to know if you’re driving from France back to the Netherlands and need a quick burger stop).

Check out: www.burgerij.be

TRIED & TESTED: ALBION CAFE LONDON

March 15, 2011

Most striking feature:

A fresh cafe next to the Boundary hotel in the middle of Shoreditch. A good place to have breakfast or lunch before or after a shopping spree. There’s a little store next to it where you can buy all kind of delicatessen. I’ve ordered an omelett with mushrooms. Very simple. There’s also a very simple water can. Outside there’s a terrace (see picture taken in the evening).

Check out: www.albioncaff.co.uk

TRIED & TESTED: BARBICAN FOOD HALL LONDON

March 14, 2011

Most striking feature:

The Barbican is famous for it’s great exhibitions, but there’s more. The Food Hall for example. This is a great venue for a quick lunch or something to drink. You will find Kettle chips next to a chocolate croissant. It’s also kids friendly. You will find some games for them in the back of the restaurant. In summer they open their terrace.

Check out: www.barbican.org.uk

NEW SPOT: COMPTOIR LEBANESE LONDON

March 11, 2011

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you like lebanese food (think: falafel, tagines, wraps, salads)
  2. After a shopping session at Topshop Oxford Street
  3. If you want to sit outside

Check out: www.lecomptoir.co.uk

(Photo of the interior via Rana Salam)

NEW SPOT: COMUNALE RESTAURANT BELGRADE

February 10, 2011

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you love Italian food.
  2. If you’re looking for a great terrace in Belgrade.
  3. If you like some dancing at night.

No website, address: Karadordeva Street 2- 4, Beton Hall, Sava port

(Images via Archdaily)

NEW SPOT: TIN TIN BERLIN

February 6, 2011

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If the sun is shining and you want to sit at their terrace.
  2. If you like a cup of soup for 3,50 euro.
  3. If you’re looking for a spot to sip some wine, cocktails or champagne.

Check out: www.tintin-berlin.de

TRIED & TESTED: STORM ANTWERP

February 6, 2011

Most striking feature:

It’s located underneath the MAS. A new museum which opens in May. The museum is about Antwerp and it’s port, but it’s nearby Felix Pakhuis so this area of Antwerp – called ‘t Eilandje – is getting hotter by the day. The interior is simple but fantastic. Green with wooden elements. You can go there for lunch, dinner of just some drinks. In summer they open a terrace.

Check out: www.cafe-storm.com