karel 5

The culinary label of Grand Hotel Karel V

Discover modern and stylish combinations of flavors in the impressive restaurant area or enjoy delicious dishes in a casual atmosphere in the bistro. Karel 5 offers options for lunch and dinner for up to 135 people from bistro or gastronomic cuisine.

A culinary adventure of modern flavor combinations with a paired wine journey through the most beautiful regions.

In our brasserie, you can taste the classic basic recipes with a modern twist in the unique open monastery kitchen.

Sit down and order a cocktail at a bar that is accessible to both hotel guests and guests from outside.


Inspired solutions

Meetings in Utrecht can be done in our rooms and spaces of various sizes. We receive both large groups, with a capacity of up to 150 people, and small intimate groups. We have the luxury of providing our guests with no less than 13 rooms and several terraces, each with its own unique history.


Enjoy a delicious High Tea at Easter and celebrate spring with friends or family. During a high tea, different types of tea are served along with a selection of savoury and sweet treats such as sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, and Easter eggs. It is the perfect opportunity to catch up and enjoy each other’s company.

the ambiance

With Karel 5, a bridge is built between the history which the building carries and the modern facilities and gastronomic possibilities. Restaurant Karel 5 stands for elegant dining, accompanied by our Chef de cuisine Leon Mazairac and maître sommelier Johan Kragtwijk. Bistro Karel 5 with its lunch, dinner and drinks menu is more casual classic. We are the meeting point in Utrecht for ‘business, foodies and friends’

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Karel 5 Restaurant, Bistro and Bar & Lounge are located in the beautiful building complex of Grand Hotel Karel V with beautiful courtyard gardens. The complex dates back to the 14th century and reopened in 1999 after an impressive renovation. Located on Catharijnesingel, Grand Hotel Karel V is a landmark in Utrecht.

Discover the best kept secret of Utrecht

Give the gift of an experience at Karel 5 in Utrecht