[‘t Klooster is closed]
With its use of fresh, local ingredients and its extensive beer selection, Trappistenlokaal ‘t Klooster is definitely one of the best restaurants in Delft.
They identify themselves as a Flemish restaurant, which seems to mean well-prepared meat and potatoes. The menu is limited, with only 4-5 entree options at a time. The restaurant prides itself on slow cooking and using fresh, local ingredients.There’s always a vegetarian choice and typically a fish/seafood options as well.
Definitely try the hoppas, a Spanish-style appetizer platter. The bacon-wrapped, cream cheese-filled dates alone make it worth it. The burgers are certainly the best in Delft. Since the menu changes so frequently, it’s difficult to pick a favorite entree, but anything with their Livar pork is delicious.
Both the restaurant and attached bar have a typical “brown cafe” vibe and are, overall, small and cozy. In homage to their name, the walls are decorated with all sorts of religious iconography.
The waitstaff is very knowledgeable about the food and especially about their beer selection. Generally, the service is prompt and friendly. You will likely need a reservation on the weekends.
There is no English-language menu, but you can read the menu in English in the window and the staff is happy to translate. You can opt to have a beer arrangement with your meal. They occasionally hold beer tastings and special dinners, so check their website to see what’s upcoming. If you want to organize a large party, they do host groups. And there’s free wifi.
A three course menu and drinks will cost around €40 per person.
Delft City Center
2611 KW Delft
Categories: $$$$, Burgers, Dutch, Restaurant, Table Service, Uncategorized