Sebastiaan Rodenhuis Fotografie - Rooftop Merckt

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Rooftop Merckt

On the sixth floor of Merckt the restaurant Rooftop Merckt is located. The open glass roof gives you a panoramic view of the Grote Markt. You can not only enjoy the view here but the food and drinks are also well thought out. While you hear the sound of the bustling city, you taste the pure flavours of daily fresh products. Always with at least one ingredient picked by the chefs themselves. Besides the delicious food, you can also go for a classic cocktail but just a little bit different. The base revolves around fresh ingredients combined with homemade elements.

Address: Grote Markt 33, 9712 HP Groningen

Distance from Grote Markt: 94 m


Restaurant Florentin is inspired by Tel Aviv's vibrant neighbourhood of the same name. The free city, where all cultures come together, has a creative artsy vibe and 'Balagan' style food. At the former Oude Gasfabriek in Groningen, you can experience the food, drinks and this atmosphere in all its glory. Because not only in Tel Aviv they are free, creative and artsy, but in Groningen, you've come to the right place for this too. The food is surprising and accompanied by delicious tunes. Complete your evening with the dessert, where they create a true work of art for you on the table.

Address: Langestraat 66, 9712 LT Groningen

Distance from Grote Markt: 800 m


For a true Japanese evening, Hanasato is the place to be. In the cheerful green building on Zuiderdiep, you can enjoy dishes from the original Japanese cuisine. They cook here, as the only restaurant in the North, in the Unesco cultural heritage-recognized Washoku style. Don't forget to try the Shabu-shabu. Thinly sliced ingredients such as vegetables and tender Wagyu meat are cooked at the table in a flavorful broth. When you taste the authentic dishes and sake, it feels like you are in Japan for a moment.

Address: Gedempte Zuiderdiep 55, 9711 HB Groningen

Distance from Grote Markt: 800 m

Restaurant M

Do you like a delicious lengthy dinner? At Restaurant M you are at the right place for an evening of great food and drinks. You can choose from six, nine or twelve courses. And every month there are twelve completely new dishes on the menu. Always adapted to the products available locally this season. The wines also play an important role at M. There are always twelve wines open that match the dishes, but you can also choose one of the other gems from the varied assortment.

Address: Gelkingestraat 58, 9711 NE Groningen

Distance from Grote Markt: 650 m


Sebastiaan-Rodenhuis-Fotografie - Graansilo

At the Graansilo, Groningen's grain past is still evident. About 130 years ago, all kinds of grains were stored here. And let that be the main ingredient of beer. If you feel like a nice lengthy dinner, you can come here for a surprising lunch and a delicious dinner. Because you don't get a menu at Graansilo, you never know exactly what to expect. So you often discover new dishes and get a unique dining experience every time. And of course, all dishes pair wonderfully with the special beers.

Address: Griffeweg 4, 9724 GG Groningen

Distance from Grote Markt: 350 m

Het Pomphuis

At Museumcafé Het Pomphuis which is part of the Scheepvaartsmuseum, you can not only go for a drink on the beloved canal-side terrace. The atmospheric restaurant on the second floor of the old pump house also recently started cooking at a high level. Here you can enjoy a surprising 3-, 4-, 5- or 6-course menu with products from local farmers and gardeners. So excited that you want to dine there more often? No problem. At Het Pomphuis they serve something different every day.

Address: Kleine der A 7, 9711 HV Groningen

Distance from Grote Markt: 1 km

De Betere Tijden

When you walk into the cosy living room restaurant, you don't immediately expect this to be a fine dining restaurant. But in De Betere Tijden's small kitchen, they make everything themselves. From the bread to the peppermint. With the surprise menu, they serve the most delicious dishes inspired by Dutch cuisine, with beautiful products from Groningen and the surrounding area. They also thought of everyone when it comes to drinks. You can not only get an accompanying wine arrangement here, but also a matching beer arrangement or a surprising alcohol-free arrangement.

Address: Gelkingestraat 21, 9711 NA Groningen

Distance from Grote Markt: 750 m

De Grote Frederik

This small, cosy restaurant in the middle of the residential district of Oosterpoort is home to bistro De Grote Frederik. A restaurant to become happy. With their love and passion for the hospitality industry, the owners of De Grote Frederik provide you with an evening of good food, fine wines and friendliness. They serve 5 courses based on French cuisine. And with each course, you have a choice of two different dishes. So you always choose what you like best. Or you share all the dishes and thus taste ten different flavours.

Address: Frederiksplein 7, 9724 NH Groningen

Distance from Grote Markt: 250 m


Cosily located just outside the city centre you will find Sepia. Here you can go for a lunch you want to take your time with. Every three weeks there is a new 4-course surprise menu waiting for you. They cook as much as possible with local ingredients. And for those who like to eat vegan, they are happy to prepare an adapted menu. When lunch is over you can also join them for a small drink with cheerful snacks.

Address: J.C. Kapteynlaan 29, 9714 CM Groningen

Distance from Grote Markt: 1.4 km

De Haan

At Restaurant De Haan, they do things a little differently. Without service, you grab your own bread, drinks, coffee and tea and make your own bill. The chef and sous chef stand with the two of them in the kitchen and provide you with delicious dishes for the whole evening. High-level dining in casual atmospheres. Restaurant De Haan is very popular with locals. Making reservations far in advance is therefore necessary. But once you have secured a spot, you will be amazed by all the delicious flavors.

Address: Aweg 4, 9718 CS Groningen

Distance from Grote Markt: 900 m