Eating out and having a drink in Deventer
With all its restaurants, eateries, cafes and terraces, the attractive city centre of Deventer offers more than enough options for eating, drinking, and going out.
The city has an extensive and varied range of eateries and cafes: from trendy coffee bars and excellent lunchrooms to cosy bars and special restaurants, from simple to exclusive.
De Brink City Square
Take a seat on de Brink city square, the city's most popular meeting place, also called 'Deventer's living room'. There are numerous culinary hotspots with nice terraces on this city square.
For example, at Brink 15 you will find Goesting Urban Bistro, from this terrace you have a beautiful view of the city square, the fountain and the stately monument de Waag. www.goestingetenendrinken.nl
At Hans & Grietje, Brink 76, the menu changes per season and offers seasonal specialties such as: asparagus, mussels and game dishes. www.hansengrietjedeventer.nl
What could be more Dutch than eating a pancake? You can enjoy the tastiest pancakes at Meneer Pannenkoek, Walstraat 37, or Humpie Dumpie, Brink 34.. With syrup, strawberries, bacon, apple or a decent dusting of icing sugar. www.meneerpannenkoek.nl
At Proeflokaal 't Oer, Brink 87, you can have a taste of the Hanseatic! The Hanseatic cities have a glorious past where the most delicious dishes were created through the trade in food, drinks and herbs. Here you can get acquainted with the various Hanseatic cities in the Netherlands through your taste buds. Rich, spicy stews and local sweets; a mix of historical and contemporary flavours. www.proeflokaaltoer.nl
Refreshments while shopping
For a delicious high tea when you're shopping, visit the Tearose, Walstraat 20. Here you will find delicious British dishes in a truly unique setting. www.tearose.nl
In the largest shopping street in Deventer, you can take a seat at Coffee Together, Lange Bisschopstraat 40. They have their own coffee blend, and you can smell the beans when you come in. They also serve other coffees here. www.coffeetogether.eu
On a beautiful Southern European-looking square, you can enjoy a delicious bakery breakfast or lunch with organic bread at lunchroom Groote Poot, Grote Poot 12. Or buy some freshly baked bread from the shop. www.grootepoot.nl
Sync Ok, Broederenstraat 29, is a sustainable bakery cafe. A lovely green living room where food is sustainably grown in the middle of the store. Breakfast, lunch, pastries, and drinks: all gluten-free and largely vegan/lactose-free/nut-free and all delicious! www.sync-ok.nl
On the other side of the IJssel
You can easily get from the city side to the other side of the river IJssel with the ferry. The ferry sails up and down all day long and offers beautiful views of the Deventer skyline. If you want to enjoy the view of the city a little longer, take a seat at the following locations:
IJssel Restaurant, De Worp 2: A national monument that has been transformed into a modern design hotel. Going out for diner in this restaurant, means eating with phenomenal views over the beautiful IJssel! The food served here is inspired by 'Dutch Cuisine'. The seasons and the local environment inspire the menu again and again. www.ijsselrestaurant.com
Meadow on the Deventer City Beach, Bolwerksweg, is open from April to October. Enjoy coffee with sweets or summery Oriental street food. Meadow has a fantastic location in the green floodplains of the IJssel, with views of the Deventer skyline. www.meadow-deventer.nl
Eating out, from simple to chic
When you've been active all day and you're getting peckish, we give you the tips below to satisfy your appetite:
At St. Tropez Gastrolounge, Brink 28 and St. Maxime you will enjoy the taste and the atmosphere of France; modern with a touch of vintage. A nice children's corner and a special children's menu ensure that young families will also feel at home. www.st-tropez.nl / www.st-maxime.nl
At Restaurant Huis Vermeer, Grote Kerkhof 9, you are welcome for a true culinary experience. You will be pampered and taken on a culinary journey. The products served here are regional products from the Deventer area. www.huisvermeer.nl/restaurant
Beryl's Fish & Chips & Veggies, Grote Kerkhof 32 is the only fish restaurant in Deventer that serves both fish and vegan dishes. The fish is prepared UK-style with Sarson's vinegar. www.beryls.nl
Deventer city beer
The city of Deventer has its own local beer brewery: Davo. Here you can see live how beer is made and have a chat with the brewer.
DAVO Beers City Brewery & Tasting Room
A place in Deventer where everything revolves around beer! The City Brewery is located in an old industrial building with an attractive interior. Here you can see how beer is made, have a chat with the brewers, taste the beers in the tasting room, and enjoy a bite to eat. Sluisstraat 6, www.davobieren.nl