Getting stressed  by the thought of making a Christmas dinner? Let someone else do the hard work and spend your free days in a restaurant!

Price for a 4 course gourmet menu: € 45 (children: € 12,50)

On Boxing Day restaurant Kantien serves an ‘Old Dutch’ Christmas Menu a.k.a. gourmet! The Dutch sure love an excuse to gourmet. This light and spacious restaurant is close to park Oog in Al and they’ve successfully created a ‘living room’ feeling in the restaurant!

Stadsbrasserie de Utrechter
Price for a 4 course menu: € 52,50
Price for a luxury brunch: € 39,50

Celebrate Christmas at one of Maaike’s favorite spots in Utrecht: Stadsbrasserie de Utrechter. On the 25th and 26th of Decembre they’ll serve a delicious 4-course meal with matching wines. I took a quick look at their Christmas menu and it looks very promising: expect dishes from coquilles to pheasant and top it off with Pavlova. In for a Christmas brunch? On both Christmas days they have a brunch buffet for the whole family too. YUM!

Price for a 3 course menu is roughly: € 35

Forget the turkey and go for a steak. Because Loetje is open on Christmas eve and both Christmas days. They offer their regular menu or fancy dishes like tuna Piri Piri, deer steak and a very yummy looking sticky toffee.

Miyaki and Jones
Price for six dishes and aperitive: € 39,50

Fancy some Asian cuisine? Score some extra points with the family in law and take them to Miyaki and Jones. What you’ll get for dinner, that’s Santa’s secret but it will include a festive Aperitive and two of Miyagi’s mystery dishes.

Price for a 4-course menu with wine, aperitive, coffee and tea: € 55

Make your way down to the Oosterkade because Vegetarian restaurant Broei will keep you warm during Christmas. On the 24th and 26th you can indulge in a 4-course menu with wine, aperitive and coffee and tea.


Dutchie Laura lived in Utrecht for 10 years. And the Domcity has developed ever since. More and more coffee bars have popped up and there are a lot of places to grab a sandwich on the go or stay for work. Best of all, Utrecht has a wide variety in of restaurants. Laura’s favorite? Anything with sushi, pasta, Indian, vegetarian, burgers, fish, meat, classic French… she’s not picky at all!

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