Nothing harder to not trap into the touristic restaurants, trying to get you in, and find something with high quality instead. We can’t trust TripAdvisor anymore and need to search hours on the internet looking for good recommendations. Well, today we created a list for you with 10 of the best restaurants! Places we tried ourselves, restaurants my boyfriend tried before me and other recommend my friends and good restaurants we ate. Check the list below and note them down for your next trip!
1. BIJ BLAUW
This must be my favorite place. With a view over the wild sea dancing against the rocks and lights hanging everywhere, it can’t get any more romantic. The food they serve is also really good and surprising. Combinations you haven’t thought of before which is for me a restaurant should always do. It might be a little more expensive than what you find in the centre of Willemstad, but I promise it’s worth it!
2. BRAKKEPUT MEI MEI
This is a place many locals to, so it should be good. We had dinner here on a Thursday evening when there was live music that perfectly fitted the ambiance. The food is also good. More basic, but good. I had a red snapper and if you like fish I highly recommend choosing it!
3. KORAAL ROOFTOP TERRACE
Another place which must be my favorite. This belongs to the beach place Karakter, which you may have read about here. It is a place with really good food of high quality. Perfect to have breakfast, lunch and dinner. Like I already told in the other post; they have freshly made sushi on Saturday. So in case you are a sushi lover you now know where to go and when..
Zest is not only a nice beach club to have breakfast, lunch and enjoy the beach. It also has a really good kitchen for in the evening. And on Jan Thiel beach there is always something to do -especially in weekends. Wether it is live music or dancing, enough to end your dinner with some swings!
5. BOATHOUSE FOOD & MARINA
If you want to go to a place with another stunning view, you should go to Boathouse Food & Marina. With a view over the harbor, it’s magical especially in the evening. With good food and a good view, you are sure of a perfect evening!
Now start a list with places I didn’t tried myself, but were highly recommend by my boyfriend, locals, friends on the island and the other restaurants we ate. So I believe they must be good. If you are looking for the best fish, this might be the place. Unfortunately we hadn’t had the chance to try it out ourselves, so in case you give it a visit than let me know if I was right ;-).
For good Italian food you must go to Serafina. The garden of the restaurant looks absolutely amazing and what is more romantic than having Italian food together with a good glass of wine? It is located across Fishalicious so when you are in a doubt of what to eat, you can check the menu of both.
It is not a place to have an outside dinner, but with the sun burning on your face all day long this might be pleasant. Recommend by Bij Blauw, this should be a really good place to have similar food. Like I said, you don’t have the stunning view, but the interior looks amazing so it might make it up.
9. GOUVERNEUR DE ROUVILLE
Another place many locals go is Gouverneur de Rouville. The restaurant is located on the other side of de Pontjesbrug, which gives it a stunning view over the trade quay of Willemstad. With good food and most of the time live music, it is a really nice place to go and dress up.
Blessing is not only a good place to stay during your holiday, it is also has a good restaurant to have really nice food. Easy to acces by car, this is a really nice place to have your dinner. High quality food as they say and a nice ambiance to sit.