The golden letters on this art nouveau building of The Bank Hotel say Roebling’s, the newest restaurant in city’s centre on the Haarlemmerstraat. It’s been a while since we’ve welcomed a new kid on the block. And how happy are we? Very!
I hear you think: is the restaurant named after a philanthropist? Nope, the chef de cuisine’s name is Carsten Röbling. He was the former chef at Restaurant Den Burgh in Hoofddorp and now has its own palace. This chef is all about using pure ingredients coming from the best suppliers which you taste and see when you take a look at the menu: bisque, truffle, oysters, beef tataki to name a few.
Start your day with coffee, tea or a fresh juice together with baked oats (what?), yoghurt, a croissant or poached eggs with brioche and salmon in this lovely interior. You can go for a fancy lunch with oysters and a bisque or go for a humus sandwich, burrata or caesar salad for a healthy break. A big lunch is also possible with truffle papardelle, a hamburger or a meisterschnitzel.
One look at the dinner menu and you want to order it all: the oysters, burrata or coquilles, both the onion soup as the bisque sound delicious, as a main you can go for fish, vegetarian or meat. And I only hope their pannacotta is as delicious as the one of Toscanini.. ;-)
Yesterday March 21st, I spent the evening at Roebling’s. Starting off with a cava, a charcuterie with delicious smoked pork belly and two other meats, raw oysters with a red wine vinegar with shallots and olives.
The chef’s menu sounded delicious but we already ate too much of all of the above so we went for two mains: the truffle ravioli with porcini mushrooms and hazelnuts and the sweet potatoes gnocchi with cabbage, cashew and portobello’s. Finally a tasting dessert with a macaron and a bit of the bread & butter pudding was a lovely ending to it all.
It was a delight to dine here: very friendly service, the food is tasty and qualitative and the interior is a feast for the eyes.
Roebling’s: Facebook & Instagram