Bistro Karel 5: casual classic enjoy our monastery kitchen

Feel like Maria of Hungary or Charles V on the spacious terrace in the apple and pear orchard of Bistro Karel 5 – formerly Brasserie Goeie Louisa. Or – if it is colder – enter our cozy bistro in the center of Utrecht, where you can have lunch and dinner around the open monastery kitchen and have a drink in the Bar & Lounge.

Bistro Karel 5 in Utrecht: enjoy our monastery kitchen with a creative twist
In the monastery kitchen, chef Mat Zwetsloot daily prepares classic dishes from seasonal products, often from his own region. Classic, but always with a contemporary and creative twist. Check our menu for the latest creations from our chef.  Naturally, you are also in the right place for a cappuccino with cake or a nice glass of wine in our brasserie. And our drink card includes more than just bitterballen!

“Where you are now, it used to be shit”
And to think that in the Bar & Lounge there used to be a cesspit where Charles V also let go of his hope. The staircase under the glass plate in the cloister kitchen leads to the basement, which was used for washing clothes and taking care of the wounded.

Bistro Karel 5: popular with locals, business people and tourists
It is not for nothing that Bistro Karel 5 in Utrecht is popular with locals, tourists and business people alike. Everyone feels at home there because of the informal ‘casual classic’ atmosphere. Moreover, our quality kitchen has an excellent price-quality ratio. And then that international wine list! Of course we carefully match these to our daily menus and à la carte dishes. By the way, you can simply order these tasty wines by the glass from us.

Everyone feels at home at Bistro Karel 5 in Utrecht
From business lunches and dinners to a family drink or afternoon tea with friends: feel welcome at Bistro Karel 5. Book a table here at our authentic bistro in Utrecht. Of course you can also mail or call: +31 (0) 30 233 75 95 or Or book one of our culinary hotel packages.


Drink in de winter een aperitief bij onze gezellige openhaard in de Bar & Lounge en in de zomer in de appel- en perenboomgaard. Ons terras is het best bewaarde geheim van Utrecht!

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