Three months ago Restaurant Hygge opened their doors for the first time. It is located just outside the city centre, a bit North and more towards Tuinwijk. Hygge, pronounced ‘húú-guh’ has a cosy and stylish interior which makes it perfect for a night out.

A calm, comfortable time with people you love. A complete absence of frustrations, or anything emotionally overwhelming, often enjoyed with good food and drinks, warm blankets and candlelight. That is the meaning of the word Hygge, which is Danish. It definitely lives up to the message they have portrayed and exceeds all expectations. The amazing establishment and the plants contributes to this. But also the staff is a great factor, you can tell that they run the restaurant with passion and love.

Small dishes to share
On the menu you’ll find various fingerlicking dishes which you can share. Personally, I really loved this concept, because you don’t have to make a choice between the dishes, but just try a few. We shared six dishes between the two of us, which was more than enough. A very memorable dish was the Caprese which was made, not with normal mozzarella, but with the only buffalo mozzarella made in The Netherlands. Also really good was the Tuna Tataki and the Picanha Chimichurry which were my favourites. The dishes are pretty standard, but well executed. Would have been nice to find something typical Danish here. But if you ask me, Hygge is very nice for a delicious night out.

Hygge to go
The restaurant added a to go shop to their restaurant. If you are visiting one of the many offices or students in the neighbourhood, Hygge is your stop for a coffee!


  • Very welcoming staff
  • The dishes are small so you can share and try a few dishes
  • Amazing interior


  • The restaurant is located outside the city centre
  • All the food was good but a bit standard

More about Hygge

Location: Goeman Borgesiuslaan 77, 3515 CT Utrecht
Opening hours: Tuesday – Wednesday from 10.30 am till 11 pm. Thursday – Saturday from 10.30 am till 12 am. Sunday from 10.30 am till 10 pm. Closed on Monday
Price: The price of a main dish ranges between 5,75 – 12,50 for a main dish, these dishes are to share

Reserve a table at Hygge here


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