It is the province with the most starred restaurants per inhabitant. There where the mussels, oysters and shrimp end up on your plate almost straight out of the water and where the fruit and vegetables have a salty undertone to the taste. Correct: we are talking about Zeeland. Perhaps the most popular destination for a typical Dutch weekend away. And that’s why Culy has bundled the best restaurants in Zeeland for you!
Zealand’s Best Restaurants
Culinary delights are a must on the various Zeeland peninsulas. Understandable, because when you have the salty bliss at your disposal at any time of the day, we would also like nothing more than to be behind the pans every day.
No wonder there are so many restaurants in the province. And putting together a list of the best restaurants in Zeeland seems impossible, but we dared it anyway. Our favorites are:
Dike pavilion the Western Cape in Westkapelle
If there is a restaurant on Walcheren, it is the Western Cape . Here you can eat Zeeland mussels almost directly from the sea (which is less than 20 meters away from you), but you can also enjoy Zeeland meat and other crustaceans and shellfish and sweets.
There is also a saying that here you have the binoculars on the table even before your drinks in order to keep an eye on the passing water traffic during the setting sun.
Restaurant Mezger in Domburg
Nice: there are also many ‘newcomers’ among the best restaurants in Zeeland. In March 2017, chef Jeroen Tanis had the excellent idea to make his culinary dream a reality. He opened Restaurant Mezger in Domburg.
The name may sound somewhat exciting, but expect Zeeland cuisine at its very best. Fresh products directly from Zeeland clay, carefully imported matching wines, and above all culinary enjoyment at one of the highest levels. Delicious! But what about that name?
Food boutique in Sluis
If you enter the address of the Eetboutique in Sluis , a bell will probably ring. This restaurant in Zeeland has already undergone a number of metamorphoses: from the café and hair salon of the grandparents Herrel to the mussel restaurant of the parents Herman.
And that name! That’s right: the mussel restaurant grew into the 3-star restaurant of brother Sergio Herman, one of the best restaurants in Zeeland, but in the end it is now the Eetboutique of Michel Herman and Sarine Oosterbaan: a combination of catering and lifestyle under one roof. You can immediately buy souvenirs to take home, such as those great mussel pans for example!
Restaurant Cristo in Zierikzee
In the picturesque Zierikzee, opposite the museum harbor, you will find restaurant Cristó . Here you come for an evening dining at a high level. Chefs Kees Visser and Jeffrey Buijl and their team go for perfection day in day out and you can taste it.
And that map? These can best be described as French classics with a twist. The French cuisine gets a Spanish chaqueta here . This is because the kitchen team adds extra Basque flair to the dishes. Then you already know: that’s good.
Restaurant Escobar in Breskens
It may of course be the case that you are in Zeeland, but you do not feel like Zeeland mussels, Oosterschelde lobster or other salty good. In that case you have come to the right place at Escobar in Breskens .
According to Michelin, you can soak up the “exciting Spanish atmosphere” here, for an instant holiday feeling. Pimped and well-known Spanish dishes provide a Spanish feast in ‘t Zeeland country. Oh caramba!
Zeeland Starred Restaurants
We already said it: as a province, Zeeland has the most starred restaurants per inhabitant in the Netherlands. That, of course, is nothing . The splendor of Zeeland is perhaps characterized by the most beautiful beaches in the Netherlands and the province with the most hours of sunshine, but the ingredients from the province also provide a towering culinary prestige and a nice list of the best restaurants in Zeeland.
The Kromme Watergang** in Slijkplaat
When the land, air and water are the primary sources of the finest dishes served in the restaurant, you know the rest is all right. And indeed: salty and earthy flavors surround De Kromme Watergang all too well. ‘t Restaurant is located in perhaps the smallest hamlet in the province, but hey, that’s nice and charming!
The restaurant is stately yet atmospheric and is run by a team of only professionals. Tom and Edwin Vinke cook the stars of heaven here, isn’t it that in the evening after dinner you might see more stars than ever here. And no, that’s not because of the drink, but because it’s pitch dark here at night – nice and romantic.
AIRrepublic* in Cadzand
When you think of Cadzand, you might think of Sergio Herman. Not unjustly, of course, because Sergio’s AIRrepublic is a great success in the region. The restaurant is divided into two parts, a restaurant and a ‘café.’ Because if you feel like really good food during your beach day, but don’t want to sit in a chic toko in your bikini? Then you can go to the cafe for a very good quick bite.
Do you feel like dining extensively? Then book at the restaurant area. Here you eat – at a high level – simple preparations of mainly Zeeland products. The focus is on classic cuisine. What do you get? Many dishes that were once on the menu at Sergio’s father in Oud Sluis, such as fish soup, marinated mussels, oysters with champagne sauce and fresh langoustines.
Restaurant Meliefste* in Wolphaartsdijk
With a beautiful view of the marina and the Veerse Meer, you can enjoy the taste of Zeeland’s nature at Meliefste . After years of experience in the best restaurants in Europe, Thijs Meliefste decided, together with hostess Anuschka Meliefste, to make his own dream come true.
The inspiration for the dishes on the menu comes from nature. The products used come directly from local fishermen and farmers and their expertise is taken into account in the cuisine and choice of dishes. Enjoying an evening in one of the best restaurants in Zeeland, that is how you can best summarize a dinner at restaurant Meliefste.
Restaurant Spetters* in Breskens
With a view over perhaps the most extravagant harbor in Zeeland (hello, large yachts), you can enjoy more than good food at restaurant Spetters . Because if you rank yourself with one star among the best restaurants in Zeeland, then everything has to be good. And it is!
With a spot as good as in the harbor, you already know what the menu is here: fish, fish and more fish. But! If you don’t like that and are not in the mood for a surprise dinner or for hours of dining, then you can go to the Eb&Food at the back (we want to pass by just for that name) for delicious food in a casual setting. From the same owners that is!
Restaurant ‘t Vlasbloemeken * in Koewacht
If you eat at ‘t Vlasbloemeken in Koewacht, you can have high expectations according to Michelin. Chef Eric van Bochove wants to serve you all the delicacies of sea, cattle and field in one evening. And that’s quite a bit!
In the kitchen of ‘t Vlasbloemeken no excessively long polonaise of dishes. Because with regional products such as Oosterschelde lobster and Zeeland lamb, the chef has gold in his hands. And it shouldn’t be messed with. A classic base with modern garnishes: a medley we love!
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