Eindhovens Rondje goes Eindhovens Small Round, or something like that 😉
Eindhovens Rondje goes international this time. And no we’re not going abroad or permanently switching to English. We love Eindhoven and the Brabants language!
But this blog is especially for the ever growing English community in Eindhoven. In addition to the many Dutch smart guys and girls living here, Eindhoven also has many international talents: working at our high-tech companies, studying abroad at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), living in our beautiful Eindhoven. We don’t only notice this in the ever increasing diversity of kitchens, but also in the use of the English language on the streets. Of course we cannot stay behind.
English hotspot list
Especially for all our international followers we compiled an English shortlist of nice hotspots in Eindhoven. By definition this list is not complete, because Eindhoven has too much to offer. But hey, we have to start somewhere 😉
Foodiewithasuitcase made this English shortlist for us with food hotspots in Eindhoven.
Always good 🙂
These places are always a good idea and suitable for any occasion.
- Le Cozy
French cuisine on the hip and happening Bergen in Eindhoven. Le Cozy offers you a nice bistro atmosphere, excellent to unwind after a long day of work or shopping. Sit down for a small bite and a good glass of wine or enjoy a cosy dinner. One of their best sellers: steak tartare prepare (a very original do it yourself version), try it and you’ll fall in love with it. Or what to think of their sardines on toast, or oysters pared with a good glass of wine. Wine tip: the Grand Ardéche of Maison Louis Latour.
Address: Kleine Berg 18
- Thym by Parkzicht
You can find this restaurant just outside the city centre, near to the green Genneper Parken and with free parking. An excellent location to have a walk around the park before a nice dinner or lunch at Thym by Parkzicht. The ideal place for drinks with friends, romantic dinners and sunday brunches. Thym is suitable for every occasion. They even have a special dining room for large groups, perfect for a family diner. And last but not least, you can always stay the night at their hotel. So you never have to leave.
Address: Alberdingk Thijmlaan 18
- Gusto 040
Gusto is just outside the city centre of Eindhoven. You’re sure to get a big smile when entering this family-owned restaurant. The creativity and enthusiasm of the owners is reflected in their interior and in their menu (made from covers of old gramophone records). Gusto has a nice and cosy garden to dine outside in the summer, dressed up with atmospheric lights hanging in the trees and signs with funny sayings. Some days you can even enjoy some live music. During weekdays they have a special offer, the MaDiWoDo-Hap (translated: MoTuWeTh-Dish). Good, healthy comfort food for a very good price.
Address: Gestelsestraat 230
A quick bite at a fair price
Sometimes you don’t want to go all crazy for dinner. You just want to eat something small before you go to the movies, or fancy a quick bite after a long shopping spree. Luckily Eindhoven has more than enough to offer.
- De Burger
The name says it all: You can get a nice juicy burger here. What to think about the Truffle Burger or The Hangover Burger. Top this off with some Chili Fries and you have a fulfilling comfort meal. This burger place has a wonderful urban vibe. It is relaxed, just as the people serving you. If you are really in a hurry De Burger is maybe not the ideal place, because you can’t reserve a table here. But order a special beer while you’re waiting at the bar and you’ll be seated in no time.
Address: Kerkstraat 5
- Trafalgar pub
The Trafalgar pub is always packed. This says something about the price-quality of this pub. You can have a good meal here for around 10 to 15 euros. The fact that they have a very extensive beer list, is also not too bad 😉 . Because this pub is so incredibly popular, you can almost never reserve a table on the day itself. Keep this in mind. The Trafalgar pub also has a nice courtyard in the back and a sunny terrace at the Dommelstraat, ideal for warm summer days. Cheers!
Address: Dommelstraat 21
- Xu Noodlebar
Noodle soup, fried noodles, rice dishes or delicious side dishes. At family-owned Xu Noodlebar you can enjoy Asian style dishes for a small price. For only 10 euros you are slurping away some delicious noodles. Vegan, beef, pork or chicken, everyone can put together their own ideal version. Mild or extra spicy, you decide! Did you know this noodlebar even has their own merchandise ‘Send Noods’.
Address: Emmasingel 37
Enjoying lunch in the city
Eindhoven has a lot of places where you can shop till you drop: a giant Bijenkorf, a Primark, a vibrant city centre and lovely boutiques at the Bergen. The next locations are excellent for a well-deserved break.
Mangiare is still a hotspot in Eindhoven, after all those years. Imagine a sunny day, relaxing in the hidden garden with a cold glass of white wine and some delicious bruschetta. If needed, the garden can be covered and can be heated, very smart. This way you can enjoy the garden all year long. Of course there is always enough room inside, but the tables are a bit close together. Giving the restaurant a vibrant, Italian atmosphere.
Address: Kleine Berg 67-A
- The Happiness Cafe
Delicious, healthy and colourful. This is how The Happiness Cafe can best be described. This successful Walhalla has even two establishments in Eindhoven. Colourful breakfast bowls, freshly baked monkey bread, healthy sandwiches, superfood smoothies…. Fit girls can indulge themselves here. But even if you are not training for your bikini body, the food is delicious here!
Address: Nieuwe Emma Singel 9 & Nieuwstraat 25
- Toasted & Roasted
Toasted sandwiches, or as we like to call them in Holland tosti’s are the speciality here. You have a menu full of toasted sandwiches to choose from at Toasted & Roasted. The club special is really a mouthful, but so delicious! But there are dozen options to choose from, so you can always find something to your liking. Don’t fancy sandwiches? They also have delicious roasted burgers, topped with all your favourite things. Just order yours at the bar and the staff will bring it to your table when it’s ready to eat. Nice to know: they also have lockers available to store al your (shopping) bags.
Address: Nieuwstraat 23
- Brownies & Downies
If you like an incredibly tasty lunch go to Brownies & Downies. The food is excellent and the staff is very sweet. People with a disability get a chance to do what they love: serving food with a smile…and even the occasionally free hug, if you’re lucky. This is one of the best places for a high tea, they make an amazing looking platter. They also have a terrace where you enjoy the the sun, almost all day long.
Address: Victoriapark 1
These Eindhoven hotspots are always a good idea, if you like food sharing!
Eindhoven loves food sharing, Eindhoven loves Giornale. This restaurant is packed every night, even on weekdays. Not strange if you think about it, food sharing is still booming. Giornale offers you an Italian version in a hip industrial setting. You can pick your choices out of a news paper (Giornale is Italian for newspaper). Coquilles with couscous, creamy burrata, tenderloin, lamb chops, grilled tuna…almost too much choice. Don’t forget to try the dolce sharing, the best of all the deserts presented to you on a wooden plank. Please keep in mind: reserving a table is a must at this hotspot.
Address: Stationsplein 12
- Down Town Gourmet Market
Food courts are trending, why choose when you can have it all. And you can have it all at Down Town at the Smalle Haven. A big terrace, a cosy indoor food court. Delicious wines, fresh oysters, colourful sushi rolls, potatoes dressed to impress, manly meat from Mr. Meat….and much more. Down Town is the place to be, especially with a group. Everybody can order their own dishes, all brought to you at your table. This is also a good place to just get a drink.
Address: Smalle Haven
Valenzia has one of the best concepts in town for food sharing. Asian and Mediterranean, combined with excellent wines. Their Peking duck, Asian oysters, soft shell crab buns and boneless ribs are definitely a must try. And that is just a very small selection of their menu. You can choose yourself or try their special menu and let the chef choose for you. Valenzia is part of the restaurant group of Michelin-star chef Adrian Zarzo, and you can taste this!
Address: Stratumseind 103