karel 5


Eat, drink and celebrate life with Karel 5, the culinary label of Grand Hotel Karel V.

Enjoy heavenly classics in the bistro or subtle refinement in the restaurant. The magic of the monastery has inspired us to a new way of gastronomy.

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The classic medieval dining room says it all. Experience the creativity and unparalleled flavour combinations of our Chef de cuisine Leon Mazairac.

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bistro karel 5

If you wish, you can enjoy iconic dishes all day around the open monastery kitchen. Afterwards, you can take a relaxing seat in the bar & lounge.

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Feel invited to the sun-drenched restaurant terrace overlooking the fountain. Or take a seat on the terrace of the bistro for an espresso, light lunch or simply a good conversation.

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A 14th-century monastery in central Utrecht. Grand Hotel Karel V was once home to medieval knights, priests, and emperors. Today it is one of the city’s most surprising hideaways. Step into a monument that is set around a striking inner garden. Wander through heritage, unwind in the spa and indulge in sparkling gastronomy at the foot of the Dom tower. Explore the stories of an iconic retreat, all tucked away on an urban estate with over 650 years of history.

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At www.karel5.nl, you can book directly online via the pop-up at the bottom right.

Prefer to speak to a member of staff in person? For Restaurant Karel 5, please call + 31 30 233 75 98 or email restaurant@karel5.nl. For Bistro Karel 5, please email bistro@karel5.nl or call + 31 30 233 75 95.

The menu for Karel 5 Restaurant here.

The menu for Karel 5 Bistro here

Restaurant Karel 5 is open from Tuesday to Saturday. The kitchen opens at 18:00.

Bistro Karel 5 is open every day. You can go there from 09.00 for a cup of coffee. Lunch is served from 12.00 and dinner from 17.00.