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

November 1, 2017 Claudia Navarrete

Texel (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈtɛsəl] ( listen)) is a municipality and an island with a population of 13,641 in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands. It is the largest and most populated island of the West Frisian Islands in the Wadden Sea. The island is situated north of Den Helder, northeast of Noorderhaaks, also known as "Razende Bol" and southwest of Vlieland.
Things to do in Texel

1. Streekrestaurant Topido

Kikkertstraat 21-23, 1795 AA De Cocksdorp, Texel, The Netherlands Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Dutch, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Dinner HK$212 - HK$385 +31 222 316 227
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 133 reviews

Streekrestaurant Topido

Reviewed By sofke8868b - Leuven, Belgium

I tried the lamb burger with garlic sauce in this restaurant. So delicious! Served with a salad and very tasty French fries. Very recommended! Staff was very friendly. This restaurant sells its own cookbook + a variety of local products. Too bad we weren't long enough in De Cocksdorp to have dinner there as their menu card looks delicious.

2. Restaurant Wambinge

Stappeland 6, 1796 BS De Koog, Texel, The Netherlands Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Outdoor Seating Seafood, European, Contemporary, Dutch, International, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner HK$871 - HK$1,358 +31 222 327 222
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 148 reviews

Restaurant Wambinge

Restaurant Wambinge is named after the oldest village on Texel. Characteristic is the warm atmosphere and the fantastic location by the water. Here you definitely taste the heart of authenticity. The power of simplicity reflects in the tasty dishes. Restaurant Wambinge is based on the classic French kitchen whereby the products from Texel reign supreme. Naturally we let the seasons play a role in the dishes we serve. You can enjoy 3 to 7 course menus or you can make your own choice from our often-varying, seasonal menu. Whatever your wish, we will cater for a pleasant, culinary evening. From an intimate dinner for two to an extensive family dinner or buffet.

Reviewed By PeterEijsbouts - Vlierden, The Netherlands

Trying to get a last minute restaurant table brought is here. It is a hotel restaurant so we had some Reservations when we went there. We where quite surprisedby the quality. Not only the food but also the service by the staff. Portion size are more then reasonable. If you are around, try to go here for diner.

3. Vogelhuis Oranjerie

Dorpsstraat 204, 1796 CH De Koog, Texel, The Netherlands Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards French, Dutch, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$47 - HK$306 +31 222 317 279
Excellent
38%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 328 reviews

Vogelhuis Oranjerie

Reviewed By EnyaSeguin - Basel, Switzerland

We asked the waiter for a recommendation to which he said we should definitely order the lamb as it is "a Texel special that cannot be ordered elsewhere"... The lamb tasted as if it had been frozen and reheated.
The French onion soup was definitely out of a package.
The fried Camembert was definitely also from a frozen pack at Jumbo. It is so easy to make and yet this "self-declared great restaurant" couldn't even do that simple task.
The waiter was awkward and suggested strange dishes. He should probably try to eat some of his recommended dishes.
All very disappointing. Waste of money.

4. De Smulpot

Binnenburg 5, 1791 CG Den Burg, Texel, The Netherlands Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Dutch, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$141 - HK$235 +31 222 312 756
Excellent
40%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 276 reviews

De Smulpot

Reviewed By Yassine B

We had a great diner with excellent lamb and pork skewers. The wine was surprisingly good compared to other restaurants. We did not have the most friendly waitress in town however but that's ok.

5. Twaalf Balcken

Weverstraat 20, 1791 AD Den Burg, Texel, The Netherlands Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Dutch, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +31 222 312 681
Excellent
34%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 161 reviews

Twaalf Balcken

Reviewed By saxyannie - Henley in Arden, United Kingdom

In the centre if the shopping area we ate inside at this cosy restaurant which was comfortable with a relaxed ambiance. The asparagus soup was thick and delicious and very reasonably priced

6. Cafe Restaurant Quinty's

Dorpsstraat 147, 1796 CB De Koog, Texel, The Netherlands Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Dutch, Seafood, European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$157 - HK$337 +31 222 317 472
Excellent
32%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 263 reviews

Cafe Restaurant Quinty's

Nice restaurant, ideal for families and parties.Has an excellent and really creative kitchen

Reviewed By LiefhebberD - Haarlem, The Netherlands

We had dinner here with two families. The food was very tasteful and fresh. They work with local product which are off great taste. For the beer lovers there is a great list of different beers. For the kids they have a very big playground for kids where they can play and where you still can keep an eye on them.

7. Culinaire Verwennerij Bij Jef Restaurant

Herenstraat 34, 1797 AJ Den Hoorn, Texel, The Netherlands Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating Dutch, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +31 222 319 623
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 159 reviews

Culinaire Verwennerij Bij Jef Restaurant

Reviewed By Jasper R

I dont have to tell you this restaurant serves excellent food, the star tells you that, so let's focus on how this place stands out. First the location. Texel is a beautiful and tranquil island. Now imagine one of the smallest villages there and here you find the restaurant. A good 30 min walk to the beach (through the dunes) helps to feel in a different world and raise some appetite at the same time. Secondly the restaurant manages to keep that tranquil feeling. Weather was good so we had drinks and amuses outside, enjoying the weather. The restaurant itself is small but spacious and the staff are very correct without being overly formal.
Being on an island reflects on the guess as well. People who want to enjoy. No business diners.
Then the food. Everything we hoped for and a lot more. Taking full advantage of everything you expect from the island itself and the see (seafood, lamb right up to local cheeses).
There are many good restaurants but here all comes together in a perfect way. We will be back.

8. Van Der Star

Heemskerckstraat 15, 1792 AA Oudeschild, The Netherlands Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Dutch, Seafood, European Lunch, Dinner +31 222 312 441
Excellent
55%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Van Der Star

Reviewed By penguinsteak - Paris, France

Many line up for fresh kibbeling (fish portion of fish and chips) but I am here for nieuwe herring, a delicious smoked gurnard (rode poon) and ultra fresh sprats and eel (paling). Combined with a bottle of texelse dark beer and the bright sun, and suddenly you will realize you are in the (Dutch) Riviera

9. Strandpaviljoen Kaap Noord

Volharding 4, 1795 LH De Cocksdorp, Texel, The Netherlands Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Dutch, Bar, Seafood, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +31 222 316 340
Excellent
37%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 378 reviews

Strandpaviljoen Kaap Noord

Reviewed By Emily M - United States

We got there around 1245 and it was completely packed, but we were able to get a seat inside before too long. Lots of families with young children had gotten there early. Nice glassed-in area outside (blocks the wind) to eat as well. Staff seemed really busy as well - we were sitting for over 5 minutes before getting a menu. The lunch menu was not in English and very limited but what we got (hamburger and chicken sandwich) were delicious. It's also a great place to walk along the beach from. We walked to the lighthouse and back along the beach in just over an hour. Recommend!

10. Restaurant De Luwte

Warmoesstraat 2, 1791 CR Den Burg, Texel, The Netherlands Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards French, Dutch, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner HK$181 - HK$220 +31 222 312 939
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 136 reviews

Restaurant De Luwte

De Luwte Tasty Honest Refined Restaurant De Luwte is located in the center of Den Burg on the island of Texel. We cook with a lot of the fine produce that the island, the Wadden Sea and the North Sea have to offer. Vegetables, herbs and edible flowers from the Gardens of Texel. Sea Bass just caught with the pinnace and flatfish from the cutter, cockles from the mudflats and lamb from our salty meadows. But of course we also fetch products from the Mainland. The seasons play an important role in the menu. A number of dishes are changed weekly and on the blackboards there is always a daily special. The dishes are simple, playful and sophisticated with ingredients that are predominantly grown organically. Our wine list is small, but has a number of fine wines that are carefully tailored to our menu. Restaurant de Luwte is open every tuesday to saturday from 17.30h. The kitchen is open until 22.00h. When the weather permits there is limited opport to sit outside

Reviewed By Graham S - Norfolk, Virginia

Last minute booking, bit of a long shot, turned out to be one of our best meals of the year. Excellent ingredients, well prepared and presented with care. Very good value. Limited choice on the menu but what they do they do very well - a very good approach. Both the local lamb and the cod were outstanding. The young man serving has a good future in this industry. Well worth a visit, even worth visiting the island for. We will return.

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