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Restaurants and bars in Nieuw-West

As one of Amsterdam’s most rapidly developing and multicultural neighbourhoods, Nieuw West has so much to offer in terms of eating and drinking. From Turkish and Lebanese dining rooms to urban vineyards, cosy cafes, sky-high roof terraces and trendy wine bars, you’ll find all manner of exciting locations to wine and dine.


Head to this Franco-Lebanese restaurant at Osdorplein for cold and warm mazzas (small snacks) and fish and meat dishes prepared on the charcoal grill. The restaurant is housed in one of the new buildings on Osdorpplein, which has undergone a beautiful metamorphosis in recent years. So if you fancy a knock-out dinner, have something to celebrate or just want to pop by for a drink at the bar, Sallora is a place in Nieuw-West not to be missed.

Foodbar 63°

Foodbar 63°'s low-key décor and laid-back atmosphere make it the perfect space to indulge in Mediterranean cuisine and antipasti over a bottle of fine wine. The five-course chef’s menu is the ideal way to try a bit of everything, or you can order à la carte, choosing from a selection of inventive dishes that change every few weeks; unpretentious dining done well.


Cedars restaurant interior
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The warm glow of Cedars’ floor-to-ceiling windows illuminates Westlandgracht each evening while the chatter from the terrace echoes across the water. The interior is sleek and airy, while colourful mezze plates laden the tables dotted around the glass-fronted eatery. Tuck into an extensive range of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare; the fattoush, falafel and kibbeh come highly recommended. And be sure to check out the selection of Lebanese wines on the menu.

Bar Bistro Bureau

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Socialise with friends or network with the business crowd at Bar Bistro Bureau, a rooftop ‘park’ located on the fifth floor of B. Amsterdam. With its abundance of potted plants and ivy-covered trellises, it truly is a park. Open for lunch or dinner, the restaurant serves an inventive menu with international influences, while the expansive rooftop terrace is especially popular for enjoying a glass of wine in the summer months.

Bar Lely

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Across the street from Lelylaan Station is Bar Lely, a homely living room-style restaurant with enough space for laptops, a menu full of distinctive drinks and lunch or dinner dishes like grilled sea bass and roasted duck. Running late? Their to-go meals with fresh fruit, yoghurt and granola or hefty sandwiches are excellent choices. And for early-evening drinks, the terrace is a lively spot to enjoy a cocktail pitcher among friends or colleagues, with bar snacks taken care of.


For a reliable and cosy coffee spot in the neighbourhood, Podieum is an excellent choice. With a pared-back minimal interior, this no-frills cafe shines in its confectionary offerings as it does with its cultural. Complete with a stage for budding talent across music, poetry and theatre, tuck into one of Podieum's signature pancakes while watching creatives take to the stage – you never know who might make it big.  

Theehuis de Akermolen

A popular meeting place for locals, Theehuis de Akermolen is a picture from another era and a wonderful one at that. A compact and cosy tea house perched in a meadow, it's a popular stop-by for cyclists and walkers. While the usual tea and coffee are on the menu, Theehuis de Akermolen also serves a grand high tea, where you can dig into delicate scones, finger sandwiches and cake, perfect after a long afternoon strolling the canals.  


Head down to Şerifoğlu for the strongest coffee and the best baklava in town. This delicious sweet treat is made from layers of filo pastry filled with a mouth-watering mixture of walnut, pistachio, hazelnut, coconut and almond. In the café you can enjoy traditional Turkish sweets, pastries and savoury snacks with a hot drink - the perfect lunchtime pick-me-up for sweet tooths.


Sahan is arguably the most talked-about Turkish restaurant in Nieuw-West, offering a delicious menu of Mediterranean sharing plates. We’d recommend starting with a selection of hot and cold mezze dishes without missing the fried calamari and hummus. Then, tuck into some lamb skewers, stuffed aubergine, vegetable stews and a whole grilled fish.