IJsselstein Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in IJsselstein

July 17, 2017 Randal Brittian

IJsselstein is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. IJsselstein received city rights in 1331. IJsselstein owes its name to the river Hollandse IJssel which flows through the city.
Things to do in IJsselstein

1. Far East Culinair City

Weverstede 2, 3431 JT Nieuwegein, The Netherlands Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch +31 30 605 1088
Excellent
28%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 88 reviews

Far East Culinair City

Reviewed By PG_Cumbus - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Like much of the Netherlands, the food here can be what is termed "Indonesian-Chinese"...but stick to the normal Chinese menu (predominantly Cantonese style) and you will be OK. The food was pretty good, if a little mild for those used to good Asian food. The restaurant is huge, and has a 1980s "Chinese Dynasty" feel to it. Good service. If you need some spice in Nieuwegein and can't be bothered to make it out to Utrecht, go here. It's not an obvious choice - but it will do the job.
Note that they don't serve tap water (expensive bottled water only), and that if you ask for an extra chilli on the side for added spice, you will be charged EURO 3.

2. Jack's Grillhouse

Parkhout 2, 3432 NE Nieuwegein, The Netherlands Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Steakhouse, Dutch, Seafood, Barbecue, European +31 30 603 3023
Excellent
37%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 100 reviews

Jack's Grillhouse

Reviewed By Carnage300 - Kent

Although we couldnt speak dutch, the waitress lolly was very helpful & I had a fantastic peppered steak which was cooked perfectly, fries & salad, also got a top up of salad without charge, bar/restaurant brilliantly decorated & loved the night there !!

3. Kasteel Heemstede

Heemsteedseweg 20, 3992 LS Houten, The Netherlands Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol French, Dutch, Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$275 - HK$871 +31 30 272 2207
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 161 reviews

Kasteel Heemstede

Reviewed By claphamaj - The Hague, The Netherlands

We had lunch here in September 2016.
It is a beautiful location although it was a little tricky to find as it wasn't that well signposted.
We had the surprise 3 course lunch option. Every course was beautifully presented, with exceptional flavours. The matching wines were really well chosen too.
Highly recommend.

4. Marnemoende

Noord IJsseldijk 107 D | 3402 PG, 3402 PG IJsselstein, The Netherlands Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Dutch, Seafood, European, French, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks +31 30 687 5390
Excellent
26%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 104 reviews

Marnemoende

Reviewed By Maarten v - IJsselstein, Utrecht, Netherlands

This restaurant is located between IJsselstein and Montfoort just next to de IJssel river. The river is a small rivier being used for recreation. Rivers/Marnemoende is the central building of a small harbour being used by recreation ships. It has two stories, one is a fine dining restaurant on the top floor. The other one is a summer time Terrace with only outdoor Seating next to the water where boats dock to come and have a drink, lunch or diner (both of them more bar-style menu's). The menu's of both locations are different. The fine dining place offers outdoor Seating on a big balcony. I've eaten several times at the fine restaurant.
The food quality and looks are what one expects from a good fine restaurant. Well balanced portions and interesting combinations. Staff is experienced and offers good advice on wines and menu's. They offer a quick business lunch with three courses which has a changing menu. Definitely a recommendation to visit!

5. Van der Valk Hotel Vianen

Prins Bernhardstraat 75, 4132 XE Vianen, The Netherlands Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Dutch, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +31 347 325 959
Excellent
32%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 196 reviews

Van der Valk Hotel Vianen

Reviewed By AndreZw - Curacao

We stayed for two nights. It was a repeat stay, so you're not surprised that we recommend this hotel. It's a little bit complicated to find your room, but it's a nice exercise.
The rooms are a bit old fashioned, but pleasant.
We had twice breakfast, which is very good.
Staff is very pleasant.

6. Brasserie 1560

Weidstraat 1-3 | 3401dl, 3401 DL IJsselstein, The Netherlands Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Dutch, French, Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +31 30 687 1560
Excellent
24%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 78 reviews

Brasserie 1560

Reviewed By Maarten v - IJsselstein, Utrecht, Netherlands

This restaurant is situated underneath the old City Hall of IJsselstein which was build in 1560. Modern style combined in and old location gives it a nice cosy atmosphere. A young crew who manage to provide a good quality food experience. You can order food in two portion sizes, this way you can create your own tasting menu which is fun. The menu changes every 3-5 months with a few stayers. Food quality is good with some affordable wines and different beers.
In spring and summer they also have a Terrace where you can have lunch, dinner or just drinks. Uncomplicated nice place to visit!

7. Restaurant Rood

Voorstraat 42, 3401 DC IJsselstein, The Netherlands Reservations Dutch, European Dinner +31 30 687 6437
Excellent
31%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
13%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 51 reviews

Restaurant Rood

Heerlijke gerechten en vrolijke wijnen! Gezellig uiteten, voor een leuke prijs, met goede producten en prettige service. Wij zijn 7 dagen per week geopend vanaf 17:00 uur. Graag tot ziens, aan tafel bij Rood!

Reviewed By marknlainey - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Having spent 2 weeks in IJsselstein I intended going into multiple restaurants and enjoying a variety of cuisines. Initially I walked past this one as it looked 'pretentious' from the outside.
Late in the first week I noticed the restaurant from the parking square and thought i would try it . Im glad i did . The shnitzel options are extensive and the quality of food was very good. Reasonably priced and clean comfortable surroundings .
I was remembered a few days later and they recalled what I liked to drink and ensured i was well taken care off without being overbearing . As I was on my own for this trip it was nice to find a location where they dont feel the need to come and talk to you incessantly but take good care of you.
Highly recommended for the food and atmosphere.

8. Japans restaurant Goya

Stadsplein 2e | 3431lz, 3431 LZ Nieuwegein, The Netherlands Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch +31 30 609 0821
Excellent
24%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 119 reviews

Japans restaurant Goya

Reviewed By cviju - Zagreb, Croatia

Very nice sushi bar. Excellent selection of different sushi. Nice interior and friendly staff. Only problem is that the whole ordering process is done from a tablet and that obviously doesn't work properly as we were constantly receiving someone else's orders. Still our orders (the correct ones) arrived quite fast so it wasn't a huge deal. I would suggest though to fix this. Maybe to someone else it would ve very annoying.

9. Bar Brasserie Joris

Weidstraat 2, 3401 DL IJsselstein, The Netherlands Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Dutch, Seafood, European, Bar, Gastropub Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$94 - HK$259 +31 30 688 1321
Excellent
29%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 114 reviews

Bar Brasserie Joris

Reviewed By Lydoudouille - Marseille, France

The restaurant is lovely and very big, the taste was really good (even though we waited for 1 hour between the starter and the main dish.. Because we were 7..), the waiters are really nice and ery, always caring for you, especially because we were trying to understand each other in English, which wasn't each's native language. We had a great time !

10. Will's

Poststede 1, 3431 HP Nieuwegein, The Netherlands Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Dutch, Seafood, European Dinner +31 30 630 6511
Excellent
27%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 65 reviews

Will's

Reviewed By inetbas - Brussels, Belgium

On average the level of restaurant experience in the Netherlands is often below what I call average. Food variations limited, house wine to be avoided ( Although a house wine should represent the house, so maybe it often does ;-) )
Will's is OK. Decent food dishes with some suggestions, some wines choices per glass, which was also OK.
The service was good, but slow. So forget about a fast business lunch, but we that was not the reason for being in town. So, No direct rush.
Parking is paid at the shopping mall parking.

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