restaurant karel 5

Elegant dining in the historic heart of Utrecht

Settle down in the sumptuous medieval dining room or on the terrace overlooking the fountain and experience modern flavor combinations. Suitable for a stylish business dinner, a special family dinner or a romantic dinner for two.

”Understandeble and pure, limited ingredients but with products of outstanding quality from small producers. The dishes are complex in their simplicity. It’s nice when people remember my dishes. You don’t need a grand list of ingredients for that. The technique, the emotion and the pleasure of working will make Restaurant Karel 5 in the coming years a top place for everyone who cares about Utrecht and good food.” – Leon Mazairac

The team

At Restaurant Karel 5, Chef de cuisine Leon Mazairac and souschef Jent van Cappelle are at the wheel. They guarantee an exciting culinary evening in the center of Utrecht. From inspiring (vegetarian) menus to tempting signature dishes.

They guide you with the entire team in a professional, yet personal way in making your culinary choices.

The ambiance

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

Simplicity is complex enough

The Netherlands is rich in resources, inspired fishermen, farmers, growers and butchers. Our menus are meant to serve as a platform for these wonderful people. We only make fascinating creations with the supplies, that is our profession. Being a chef is a service profession. Not art, but design.


Modern flavor combinations with wine pairing

We like to surprise you with unique dishes. Naturally, all our dishes are made of pure and fresh products.

4-courses 90 (ex. wine pairing) | wine pairing 45
  5-courses 105 (ex. wine pairing) | wine pairing 55
  6-courses 120 (ex. wine pairing) | wine pairing 65

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anything is possible

Karel 5 is the culinary label of Grand Hotel Karel V in Utrecht. This is the label for our restaurants and the bar and lounge. With this label we focus on the very extensive culinary possibilities for business and private use – from local to international. Do you have any questions or comments? Please get in touch via

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

From coffee break to drinks with finger food and appetizers

Dinsdag 18.00 - 21:00
Woensdag 18.00 - 21:00
Donderdag 18.00 - 21:00
Vrijdag 18.00 - 21:00
Zaterdag 18.00 - 21:00
Maandag Gesloten