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 our chef 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!

The team

The Chef and Bistro Manager, serve their favorite dishes from the open kitchen. The chef 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. The Bistro Manager and team stand for an informal and welcoming setting, where the attention is always focused on you.

The ambiance

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.

afternoon tea

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.

menu

Classic with a creative twist

Bistro Karel 5 is the place to spend every moment of the day. Also discover our Afternoon Tea or try our homemade cocktails, in our Bar & Lounge or enjoy on the terrace.

STARTERS

ENTREMETS

MAIN COURSES

DESSERTS

Lunch

Scallop

Almond cream, smoked pumpkinseed oil, sweet and sour, celery

16

Filet Americain

Turnip greens, radish, onion, cured egg yolk

16

Buffalo cheese 'stracciatella'

Broccoli, string beans, barba di frate, green asparagus

16

Young leek

A la Flamande

16

Beet

Sea lavender, buckling, buckwheat

16

Tortellinni

Truffle, Parmesan, 'en papillotte'

16

Hake

Beurre vert, herring roe, salty vegetables

27

Brisket

Carrot, bunching onion, potato

27

Kohlrabi

Soubise, morels, garum, tarragon

27

Panna cotta

White chocolate, kalamansi, basil

10

Buttermilk

Rhubarb, raspberry, hibiscus

10

Cheese

Raisin bread, ginger

14

Gribiche

Brood van Bond & Smolders, ei, augurk, kappertjes, groene kruiden

12

Fregola

Groene asperges, spinazie, Texelse schapenkaas

15

Pata Negra

Brood van Bond & Smolders, truffel, tomaat, rucola, ui

16

Caesar

Kippendij, ei, spek, ansjovis, crouton

18

Runderburger

Gekarameliseerde ui, farmhouse cheddar, zure bom

20

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.

Take a seat in the exclusive room and join us on a culinary adventure.

From coffee break to drinks with finger food, appetizers and drinks.

Openingstijden bistro .
Iedere dag geopend van 09:00 - 21:30
Maandag t/m zondag 09.00 - 01.00
Openingstijden keuken .
Maandag t/m zondag 12:00 - 21.00