bistro karel 5
Casual classic enjoyment from our monastery kitchen
Imagine being Mary of Hungary or Charles V on the spacious terrace in the apple and pear orchard of Bistro Karel 5 or inside our cozy bistro in the heart of Utrecht.You can have lunch and dinner around the open kitchen and drinks in the Bar & Lounge.
In the monastery kitchen chef Mat Zwetsloot prepares daily classic dishes from seasonal products, often from the region. Classic, but always with a contemporary and creative twist. Look at our menu for the latest creations from our chef. For a cappuccino with pie or a nice glass of wine, our brasserie is also the place to be. And our bites menu includes more than just croquettes!
Chef Mat Zwetsloot and Bistro Manager Jet Aalders, serve their favorite dishes from the open kitchen. Mat and his team are inspired by the seasons and prefer to cook with traditional and organic products from the region with a touch of contemporary experience. All products are carefully checked to ensure the quality. Jet and her team stand for an informal and welcoming setting, where the attention is always focused on you.
Bistro Karel 5: popular among locals, business people and tourists
Bistro Karel 5 in Utrecht is popular for good reason. Everyone feels at home because of the informal ‘casual classic’ atmosphere. On top of that, our quality cuisine has an excellent price-quality ratio. And then the international wine list! Of course we match it carefully with our daily menus and à la carte dishes. These fine wines can be ordered by the glass.
Try our afternoon tea. A subtle variation on high tea. Afternoon tea became popular in the nineteenth century to close the gap between lunch and dinner. At Karel 5 it is served around two o’clock in the afternoon.
anything is possible
Karel 5 is the culinary label of Grand Hotel Karel V in Utrecht. We introduced this label for our restaurants in 2016 after completing several renovations. With this we focus on the very extensive culinary possibilities for business and private purposes. From local to international.