Nieuwegein Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Nieuwegein

March 13, 2018 Margarita Chappel

Nieuwegein [ˌniʋəˈɣɛi̯n] ( listen) is a municipality and city in the Dutch province of Utrecht. It is bordered on the north by the city of Utrecht, the provincial capital. It is separated from Vianen to the south by the river Lek and borders on IJsselstein in the southwest and Houten in the east.
Things to do in Nieuwegein

1. Asian Tower

Ravenswade 1A, 3439 LD Nieuwegein, The Netherlands Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff Chinese, Japanese, Seafood, Asian, Sushi Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +31 30 287 4090
Excellent
27%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 72 reviews

Asian Tower

Reviewed By lny126 - Utrecht, The Netherlands

really good Chinese restaurant, maybe even the best in town. Quality of the food never fails to impress (try the duck!) and the service is excellent. If you cannot choose, you can take two half portions for main dish =)

2. Far East Culinair City

Weverstede 2, 3431 JT Nieuwegein, The Netherlands Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch +31 30 605 1088
Excellent
28%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 88 reviews

Far East Culinair City

Reviewed By PG_Cumbus - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Like much of the Netherlands, the food here can be what is termed "Indonesian-Chinese"...but stick to the normal Chinese menu (predominantly Cantonese style) and you will be OK. The food was pretty good, if a little mild for those used to good Asian food. The restaurant is huge, and has a 1980s "Chinese Dynasty" feel to it. Good service. If you need some spice in Nieuwegein and can't be bothered to make it out to Utrecht, go here. It's not an obvious choice - but it will do the job.
Note that they don't serve tap water (expensive bottled water only), and that if you ask for an extra chilli on the side for added spice, you will be charged EURO 3.

3. Jack's Grillhouse

Parkhout 2, 3432 NE Nieuwegein, The Netherlands Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Steakhouse, Dutch, Seafood, Barbecue, European +31 30 603 3023
Excellent
37%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 100 reviews

Jack's Grillhouse

Reviewed By Carnage300 - Kent

Although we couldnt speak dutch, the waitress lolly was very helpful & I had a fantastic peppered steak which was cooked perfectly, fries & salad, also got a top up of salad without charge, bar/restaurant brilliantly decorated & loved the night there !!

4. Minos Pallas

Handelskade 83-85, 3434 BE Nieuwegein, The Netherlands Reservations, Waitstaff Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek Dinner +31 30 608 1128
Excellent
24%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 73 reviews

Minos Pallas

Reviewed By on4ajt - Leopoldsburg, Belgium

Minos Pallas is a typical Greek restaurant with the typical common dishes. Also the layout of the restaurant, music and atmosphere will give you the feeling that you are in Greece. Even when the place is crowded as it was when we visited you get pretty fast served your meal. the only minor thing we can mention is that it is hard to get a parking spot in the area when you go by car. Otherwise you get good value for money.

5. Kasteel Heemstede

Heemsteedseweg 20, 3992 LS Houten, The Netherlands Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol French, Dutch, Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$275 - HK$871 +31 30 272 2207
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 161 reviews

Kasteel Heemstede

Reviewed By claphamaj - The Hague, The Netherlands

We had lunch here in September 2016.
It is a beautiful location although it was a little tricky to find as it wasn't that well signposted.
We had the surprise 3 course lunch option. Every course was beautifully presented, with exceptional flavours. The matching wines were really well chosen too.
Highly recommend.

6. Restaurant Huis de Wiers

Wiesedreef 3, 3433 ZX Nieuwegein, The Netherlands Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards French, Seafood, European, Central European, Dutch, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$94 - HK$463 +31 30 606 1322
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

Restaurant Huis de Wiers

Reviewed By Vijgeblad - Epinay-sur-Orge, France

An unpromising location (where it's easy to park) until you see the view behind the building. An unpromising entrance, giving way to a splendid wine cellar style dining room. A promising menu that should give you the confidence to order the "specialty" of the house: the surprise menu. Just tell them how many courses you want, sit back and relax. If you have dietary restrictions, it's even better: they actually listen and come up with surprisingly good variations or alternatives.
Each dish is on the small side. Close your eyes, taste as well as you can, combine different parts of the dish. Unless you are a really big eater not only will you have had enough, you will have enjoyed your dessert as much as your first dish. Multiply that by generous portions of innovation and creativity. Unusual, but excellent combinations of ingredients make your meal as adventurous as a South Pole cruise. Set your prejudices aside and let the chef take you by the hand into a land you could not have dreamt up yourself. They passed my own simplistic test of attention to detail with flying colours: excellent bread and very good coffee.
The negatives are really piddling. The acoustics are bizarre so the place can seem loud. If there is a wine chart I didn't see it and I sensed a strange aversion against French wines. These points are more than offset by an attentive, understanding and charming service.
One day, Michelin will find them.

7. Restaurant Podium

Domstraat 4, 3512 JB Utrecht, The Netherlands Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, Dutch, Seafood, European, Central European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$345 - HK$549 +31 30 635 0888
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 188 reviews

Restaurant Podium

With no pretention and full of ambition, a young team is ready to give you the best!Fine international quality cuisine with a focus on the best fresh ingredients.Chef Leon Mazairac and it's team prepare a monthly changing fixed 3 and 7 course menu.Everything is freshly produced, homemade bread and delicate, but recognizable dishes.In a relaxed and correct ambiance, the service staff will take care of all your needs.The sommelier will serve you perfectly matching wines. There is also a great wine list with (natural) european wines, or classic well known domaines.

Reviewed By david b - London, United Kingdom

This is such a beautiful establishment with elegant rooms I was unnecessarily worried that the dinning experience would not live up to expectations.
The chef conducts his preparation with such technique and skill the food was sumptuously presented and tasted better.
Three amuse bouche followed by eel then lobster and brill I was delighted. Each ingredient lovingly sourced, prepared and presented fine dining indeed. Service was informed relaxed attentive and coordinated.
The best meal I have had in Utrecht, Amsterdam and many other countries. This was a culinary tour de force a perfect way to introduce my starving student daughter to oysters, pigeon, sweet breads and good wine.

8. Bij Teus

Plein 3, 3991 DK Houten, The Netherlands Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi Dutch, Seafood, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Late Night +31 30 634 3657
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 189 reviews

Bij Teus

Bijzonder restaurant waar het echt het gevoel geeft alsof je bij iemand thuis eet. Super lekker eten waar veel aandacht aan wordt besteed en het iedereen naar z'n zin maakt. Echt geweldig! De moeite waard!

Reviewed By TiBi_10 - Gouda, The Netherlands

Very nice diner in a great looking reataurant. Former garage, turned into a beautiful restaurant. We ate upstairs where it was very hot... (summer). You may want to make sure you eat outide or downstairs when it's hot.
Food was good, not great. Service was great.

9. Van der Valk Hotel Vianen

Prins Bernhardstraat 75, 4132 XE Vianen, The Netherlands Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Dutch, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +31 347 325 959
Excellent
32%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 196 reviews

Van der Valk Hotel Vianen

Reviewed By AndreZw - Curacao

We stayed for two nights. It was a repeat stay, so you're not surprised that we recommend this hotel. It's a little bit complicated to find your room, but it's a nice exercise.
The rooms are a bit old fashioned, but pleasant.
We had twice breakfast, which is very good.
Staff is very pleasant.

10. Brasserie 1560

Weidstraat 1-3 | 3401dl, 3401 DL IJsselstein, The Netherlands Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Dutch, French, Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +31 30 687 1560
Excellent
24%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 78 reviews

Brasserie 1560

Reviewed By Maarten v - IJsselstein, Utrecht, Netherlands

This restaurant is situated underneath the old City Hall of IJsselstein which was build in 1560. Modern style combined in and old location gives it a nice cosy atmosphere. A young crew who manage to provide a good quality food experience. You can order food in two portion sizes, this way you can create your own tasting menu which is fun. The menu changes every 3-5 months with a few stayers. Food quality is good with some affordable wines and different beers.
In spring and summer they also have a Terrace where you can have lunch, dinner or just drinks. Uncomplicated nice place to visit!

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