Looking for a culinary experience in Utrecht? Enjoy special dishes at Karel 5, where you will find modern and stylish flavour combinations in a casual ambiance. The magic of the monastery has inspired a new way of gastronomy.

Grand Hotel Karel V is situated at a unique location on Catharijnesingel, in the middle of Utrecht. A special location with a rich history and impressive gardens. In the large complex of Grand Hotel Karel V, you will find an atmospheric Bar and Lounge, Restaurant Karel 5 and Bistro Karel 5.


Culinary arrangements

Karel is Grand Hotel’s culinary label and to give you the opportunity to experience the best of both worlds, we have put together a number of culinary packages for you. Check here for the current offer.

The ambience

Discover how relaxed high-level dining can be and should be. Because chic, stylish and relaxed go hand in hand at our restaurant. Enjoy the personal touch, craftsmanship and spacious table setting in an iconic location. We also have a lovely terrace! In short, dine elegantly in the historic heart of Utrecht at Restaurant Karel 5.

the atmosphere

Met Karel 5 wordt een brug geslagen tussen de historie die het gebouw meebrengt en de moderne faciliteiten en gastronomische mogelijkheden. Restaurant Karel 5 staat voor elegant dineren, begeleid door onze chef de cuisine Leon Mazairac en maître-sommelier Johan Kragtwijk. Bistro Karel 5 is met de lunch-, diner- en borrelkaart meer casual classic. Wij zijn in Utrecht het trefpunt voor ‘business, foodies and friends’.

Discover more

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. With its location on Catharijnesingel, Grand Hotel Karel V is a true landmark in Utrecht.

A culinary adventure of modern flavour combinations with a matched 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 in a bar accessible to both hotel guests and outside guests.