Bistro Karel 5 offers a unique and culinary experience to celebrate Easter. Located in a beautiful monastery in the heart of Utrecht, the bistro offers an atmospheric setting for a festive Easter high tea for 42 euros per person.

During a high tea at Bistro Karel 5, you will enjoy a wide selection of savoury and sweet delicacies, specially prepared for the Easter season. Enjoy delicious mini-quiches, sandwiches with smoked salmon or ham, and delectable scones with clotted cream and jam. Festive Easter-themed Easter eggs and cupcakes will also be served.

Book soon and be pampered during the Easter season.


Enjoy a delicious High Tea and celebrate spring with friends or family. During a high tea, different types of tea are served along with a selection of savoury and sweet treats such as sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, and Easter eggs. It is the perfect opportunity to catch up and enjoy each other’s company.


Looking for a special way to celebrate Easter? Enjoy an overnight stay at Hotel Karel V in Utrecht. Housed in a former monastery, the hotel offers a historic and atmospheric setting for a relaxing Easter weekend. Enjoy a comfortable room with modern amenities and luxurious bedding to fully unwind. The package includes comfortable overnight stay, late check-out, a full Easter breakfast with bubbles and a walking tour to explore the beautiful city of Utrecht and discover its many attractions.

the ambience

With Karel 5, a bridge is built between the history the building brings and the modern facilities and gastronomic possibilities. Restaurant Karel 5 stands for elegant dining, guided by our chef de cuisine Leon Mazairac. Bistro Karel 5 is more casual classic with its lunch, dinner and drinks menu. We are the meeting point in Utrecht for ‘business, foodies and friends’.

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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, taste classic basic recipes with a modern twist in the unique open monastery kitchen.

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