bistro utrecht


Looking for a cosy bistro in the centre of Utrecht? At Bistro Karel 5 you can enjoy classic basic recipes with a modern twist in a unique open monastery kitchen. The informal ‘casual classic’ atmosphere makes everyone feel at home. Moreover, our kitchen offers excellent value for money.


Bistro Karel 5 in Utrecht is a popular meeting place for locals, tourists and business people alike. The informal ‘casual classic’ atmosphere makes everyone feel at home. In our bistro, we offer an international wine list. Of course, we carefully coordinate these with our daily menus and à la carte dishes. By the way, you can order these fine wines by the glass.


Bistro Karel 5 is the place to enjoy every moment of the day. Our menu consists of various dishes and true classics. Want to end your dinner on a high note? We also offer delicious desserts on our menu.

afternoon tea

In the nineteenth century, afternoon tea became popular to fill the gap between lunch and dinner; at Karel 5 we still like to make a good time of it. The afternoon tea is served around two o’clock in the afternoon.


Karel 5 is the culinary environment of Grand Hotel Karel V in Utrecht. We unveiled this label for our restaurants and events in 2016 after completing various renovations. With this, we put the focus on the very extensive culinary possibilities for business and private purposes. From local to international.

A culinary adventure of modern flavour combinations with a tailored wine tour through the most beautiful regions.


Take a seat and order a cocktail in a bar that is open to both hotel guests and outside guests.