No better place to sit outside than Roost aan de Singel. To me, this spot is the ultimate place to be on a summer night. But what I recently discovered: this place is not only great on a sunny day, even on rainy days Roost aan de Singel is a good stay. That was a nice thing to discover!
This is only the 3rd summer for Roost aan de Singel, but I almost can’t imagine Utrecht without it. This lovely restaurant is located right at the corner of the Singel at Paardenveld. This place is basically a restaurant, bar, terrace and outdoor area all at once. So no matter if you are into drinking a beer, ‘borrel’ or having a whole dinner: everything is possible at Roost aan de Singel.
On a sunny Friday night, we felt like having dinner. Special about this dinner is that everything is cooked on a ‘braai’. This is a South-African way of having a barbecue. The kitchen of Roost aan de Singel is completely open, so you can see your whole meal being grilled. But what is a Friday without the typical Dutch ‘borrel’? Nothing! So we started off with a bucket of Desperados and a delicious platter to share filled with chicken wings, nachos and many more. One of my friends is vegetarian but that was definitely no problem here. For dinner, we had an all veggie-loaded pumpkin and a burger. Great!
- Amazing location with a very big terrace
- Relatively cheap (but delicious!) food
- Inside area to play board games
- Roost is closed during the cold winter months
More about Roost aan de Singel
Location: Paardenveld 1, 3511 RD Utrecht
Opening hours: Changes throughout the year. Visit their website to see which days the restaurant/cafe is open.