Karel 5 Gastro Bistro Events: trusted class, new vigour

Karel 5 Gastro Bistro Events is the culinary heart of Grand Hotel Karel V in Utrecht. The label covers the activities of our restaurants and events and was unveiled in 2016 after various renovations. The label is a flagship for a range of culinary experiences, offered to business and private guests, local and international.

Karel 5: Blending the history of our iconic location with a gastronomic vigour that is truly of today. We chose to stay close to ourselves in changing the name with only a single variation: the ‘V’ becoming a ‘5’. Thus a bridge was built between the history locked within the bricks of these monastery walls, and the modern facilities and culinary delights which the complex offers today.

Landmark in Utrecht
Karel 5 Gastro Bistro Events has its home in the magnificent complex of Grand Hotel Karel V, amid park-like grounds and courtyards. The complex dates from the 14th century, and was reopened in 1999, after impressive renovations. Rising grandly from the “Catharijnesingel”, Grand Hotel Karel V is a landmark in Utrecht city. The hotel and restaurant caters for lunch and dinner for groups of up to 135 persons, with first class bistronomic and gastronomic services, at attractive prices.

Restaurant Karel 5 and Bistro Karel 5
Restaurant Karel 5 is the place for elegant dining, while enjoying attentive personal service from a young, professional team, supported by our Chef de Cuisine Leon Mazairac and experienced maître-sommelier Johan Kragtwijk. Bistro Karel 5 is more casual classic with its menu for lunch and dinner, and the Bar & Lounge drinks & food menu. In Utrecht, we’re the meeting hub for business, foodies and friends.

Prime events location in Utrecht with attractive price deals
All activities booked in any of our 13 multifunctional spaces could be supported by our bistro or gastronomic restaurant. Thus, Karel 5 is able to link its activities in the two kitchens to every activity happening in this prime location: Gastro Bistro Events. Trusted class, with new vigour!  Read more about our colourful history.

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