There is a new competitor on ‘t Wed: Jonkheer de Ram has opened! And lucky for them just in time, because they opened right before the announcement came that it isn’t allowed any more to open a restaurant in the inner city of Utrecht. Jonkheer de Ram is a new butchers’ restaurant in Utrecht. With the competition of the other restaurants on ‘t Wed gasping in their neck, I think they did a good job the first few weeks!

Costs: 16,50 – 23,95 for a main dish. Location: Wed 1

People come from miles away to taste the delicious and high-quality meat they serve. When you visit Jonkheer de Ram, you have to take a look at their chalkboard. Everyday they serve different pieces of dry ageing meat. The result of using this method of preparation is very tender meat with an intense taste. And the best thing is: you can eat delicious meat in a very cozy and stylish setting.

We had the Jonkheer’s Carpaccio and Bavette Likki Lakkie as starters. That was a good warm up for the main dish: A Rib Roast of Cote de Boeuf. This dry ageing pieces of meat was delicious! The meat was accompanied by different vegetables and potatoes. At the end of the evening we’ve shared the Choco lava cake. This dessert is a lukewarm chocolate moelleux with hazelnut-crunch and dulce de leche.





Rutger van Bijlevelt, one of the owners of the restaurant, did get some experience in Schalkwijk where the first restaurant of Jonkheer de Ram is located. After some years of working in the restaurant in Schalkwijk he got the opportunity to start the second restaurant of Jonkheer de Ram in Utrecht. The first restaurant, that just started three years ago, is already a great success, so that is an advantage for the location on ‘t Wed. Bonus! They also have a room upstairs where you can have a private diner to celebrate a birthday for example.


  • High-quality dry ageing meat
  • The stylish setting and location
  • The opportunity to organize a private diner upstairs


  • Not many choices for vegetarians
  • Not the best place for a quick and cheap dinner

Take a look on their website: Jonkheer de Ram






Reserve a table at Jonkheer de Ram here


Meet Michelle! The newest member of @when_in_utrecht. Michelle is an enthusiastic master communication student and has lived in Utrecht for over 5 years. She is always on the go to find new hotspots in and around Utrecht and loves to go to festivals, eat out and drink wine. Follow her posts by using #michelleinutrecht

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