Every year I’m keeping you posted about the new restaurants that open up in Tilburg. On this page I’ve listed all new restaurants in Tilburg in 2023. During the year, I’ll add all new restaurants that open up. Is a restaurant missing on this page? Let me know in the comments below.
Bagels and Beans Spoorzone
Besides the Bagels and Beans location on the corner of the Heuvelstraat and the Oude Markt, a second location in Tilburg opened up in the beginning of 2023. You can find the Bagels and Beans in the Spoorzone, in between the Lochal and the Gourmet Market. So it’s right when you walk out of the Central Station. Perfect for when you need to wait on the next train!
30ML Coffee Tilburg
30ML Coffee started as a small espresso bar and is now a franchise with 16 branches across the Netherlands. They’ve opened up in Tilburg in February 2023, on the Oude Markt, opposite Anvers. In this living-room restaurant you can, of course, get all kind of coffee specialties. But you can also have something sweet to go with it, or a nice breakfast or lunch. Everything is also suitable for take-away.
Biryani Tandoori & Sweets
Biryani Tandoori & Sweets is a new Pakistan restaurant on the Tuinstraat. They’re mostly popular for delivery and take-away but they also have tables inside to sit down. They’ve got several kinds of curry. Some of them are quite spicy, so be careful what you order!
Jan en Ellen Bistro
Not really in Tilburg, but as Moergestel is so near, I’ve added them to this list anyway. Jan en Ellen Bistro opened up in March 2023. If you’re from Moergestel or nearby, you might know ‘T Stokske’ this family-friendly restaurant with playground is very popular. Jan and Ellen have decided to create two separate restaurants. T Stokske stays as it was in the back of the building, but in the front they’ve created Jan en Ellen Bistro. A more upscale restaurant where you can enjoy lunch or dinner.
During the lockdown Lucebert, the restaurant at the Schouwburg, closed down. In 2024 the area around the theater will have a whole new square and the Schouwburg will also have a new restaurant then. In the meantime they have a ‘pop-up restaurant’. You can have dinner at the Theatercafe of the Tilburgse Schouwburg from Thursday until Saturday. You get a two course menu and you can choose between meat, fish or vegetarian. You get bread with spreads as a starter from the house. If you’re going to a show in the Schouwburg or a concert at the Concertzaal, they’ll make sure that you’re in the theater on time. But you can also have dinner at the Theatercafe if you’re not going to a show afterwards.
Mon-o is not totally new, but it has returned to Tilburg. Mon-O Fastfood opened up in Corona times, but unfortunately also closed again in that period. But luckily they’ll open back up on April 12 2023. This 100% vegan fast food bar serves all your junkfood favorites; from burgers to sweet potato fries. They’re open for take-away and delivery from Wednesday to Saturday from 5-8:30pm. You can find them next to Focus Foodbar.
PLEASE NOTE: that Mon-O closed its doors again.
You can find the new EXpresZo bar in Stappegoor, underneath De Beren en next to Subway. Perfect to have lunch or a snack after you went to the swimming pool or the ice skating rink. They’re open seven days a week from 11am to 8pm for coffee, lunch, ice cream, nibbles and drinks.
GIST! opened up on the location where Don’s Noodle Shop used to be, in the city center, right around the corner from the Heuvelstraat. They’ve opened up in May 2023. Owners Lenore and Nick like to work with seasonal and local products. GIST! doesn’t have a lunch menu or starters and mains for dinner, but dishes that are the size of a starter that you can share with your table. So just order a few plates together and enjoy a variety of dishes. Check out their Aubergine with Miso and Tempura for example.
Wijnbar Ma Cherie
A new wine bar opened up in Tilburg. Wijnbar Ma Cherie opened up at the Piushaven (where Capo del Pio used to be, and before that Club Jolie). They serve many kinds of wines, but also champagnes and finger food. On the menu are ‘borrel’ dishes that mainly focus on meat and fish, deep fried dishes like gyoza and bitterballen and bigger dishes. The bigger plates are also ment to be shared and include dishes like burrata and camembert from the oven. The wine bar opened up at the beginning of May 2023. They have stylish interior with a gray floor, wooden accents and green chairs.
De Baron in Udenhout is a new restaurant where you can go with the whole family. They’ve got a playground for the kids and a really good food menu for the adults (and dishes for the kids too of course). They’re open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 9pm, and on the menu you’ll find lunch and dinner dishes as well as snacks and finger food.
I was very sad that Prinsheerlijk left in de Nieuwlandstraat, but luckily something amazing opened up there in September 2023! The new restaurant is called June and focusses on vegetarian brunch dishes. It’s open for breakfast, brunch and lunch, and you can order a good cup of coffee as well. The interior is simply beautiful and the service very friendly.
Good news for all the meat lovers in Tilburg: in the summer of 2023 Mr. Meat opened up. Mr. Meat Tilburg opened up at the Korte Heuvel, where Ribs Factory used to be. The steakhouse mainly focus eson meat dishes from the grill. Young owner Stijn recommends the 3 course menu, but you can also order a-la-carte.
Not located in Tilburg, but as Moergestel is so close, I’ve included it on this list of new restaurant in Tilburg anyway. Spring 2023 Bengels Moergestel opened up. It’s a sandwich shop where you can go for a good lunch to take-away or to have them delivered to your house or office. Besides making tasty sandwiches, Bengels is also a learning workplace for young people that got stuck in the school system. They offer the the youngsters perspective and a place to develop themselves.
In the spring of 2023 restaurant La Cabana announced to close its doors. But luckily, just a few weeks later, we already heard which new restaurant would open on its location. Restaurant Nomadâs will open up at the Academielaan in the West of Tilburg. Chef Javier Ordóñez was born in Ecuador and moved to the Netherlands, and Tilburg specifically for love. Now that an empty restaurant is available the young Ordóñez takes his chance and opens up a Latin American restaurant there.
The Retro Club
There’s a new Cocktail bar in Tilburg! At The Retro Club they serve tasty cocktails in a retro interior. With orange walls and coasters shaped like old records, and a menu printed on a record cover. The cocktails are very original. They’ve got a cocktail in a little bath tub and if you order the Bob Marley cocktail it’s served with an ashtray and a ‘joint’ (not a real one of course). The staff also does a great job picking a cocktail for you if you describe your taste to them. You can find The Retro Club on the Korte Heuvel, on the first floor of Studio Tilburg.
In the fall of 2023 al Maclaa opened up on the Schouwburgring in Tilburg, where Eetcafe 190 and Toasty Business used to be. Al Maclaa serves Moroccan food and very tasty cakes.
In November Restaurant Myzo opened up in Tilburg at the NS Plein. It’s located where Japanese restaurant Enjoii used to be. They serve sushi but also all kinds of other dishes.
In December 2023, a new cafe opened up in Berkel-Enschot. The owners of Eetbar Aards missed a nice cafe in their neighborhood, so they decided to open one themselves. Right next to Eetbar Aards, you can now enjoy a nice drink at Cafe Mout.
Pulci’s Burger Joint
Just before the end of 2023, Pulci’s Burger Joint opened up. It’s a burger restaurant that brings burgers to the next level. They’ve got just a few options, but they’re all very tasty. And you can make each burger vegetarian by choosing either the halloumi or the avocado patty. It’s located where Pulcino’s used to be at the Nieuwlandstraat/Radiopleintje.
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