De Pelicaan

Hidden away from the main square in Delft, De Pelicaan is a cozy restaurant with excellent food.

The menu is vaguely Italian. They use the term “Italian-inspired” on their website. Don’t, however, expect pasta and pizza. Be aware when ordering that there are no sides or other supplements served with their dishes .

The menu covers the basics, vegetarian, fish and meat, but stay away from the fish. It isn’t that it’s bad per se, but the other dishes are exceedingly good. The meat, in particular, is very well cooked.

The guinea fowl is very good and served with orange and fennel. The veal is also quite good. Check with the server to see what the special of the day is. For a side dish, get the rosemary and garlic fries. They are perfectly seasoned and delicious.

It has the feel of a brown cafe with lots of dark wood and dim lighting, but the space was obviously recently renovated. There are neat wooden cutouts of pelicans on the ceiling and a giant wooden surfboard over the bar. It’s cozy enough for a meal with friends but fancy enough for a date.

The staff is on the friendly side for Dutch waitstaff but it’s still the Netherlands. Expect to have to flag your server down at least once.

English menus are available.

Dinner will cost around €30. If you go on Tuesday or Wednesday, the daily meal is only €10.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 8:00 – 18:00
Thursday: 8:00 – 18:00
Friday: 8:00 – 22:00
Saturday: 8:00 – 22:00
Sunday: 8:00 – 18:00

Delft City Center
Verwersdijk 47
2611 ND Delft