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£145 - £179
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French, European, Fusion, Dutch, Seafood, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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François Geurds has a clear vision and he brings it to life in this restaurant, which is urban, trendy and original. The chef adopts a style that is ve...
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Two MICHELIN Stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour!
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Reviewed 11 November 2023 via mobile

Everything was sublime. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left. The beautiful presentation of the food, the explanation to each dish, the exquisite taste of the food, the friendliness of the chef, who comes by to chat to each table and the...beautiful decor makes this experience one to never forget. Worth every euro. Towards the end the chef greeted and thanked us and even gave a us a gift for our anniversary. Will most definitely visit again.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2022

FG’s represents a different kind of 2 Star experience. Yes, the decor is innovative, luxurious and stylish. Yes, the staff are warm, professional and polished. There is a uniform shade of lipstick - for those who wear it. And yes, the food is innovative, amusing...and oh so delicious. The difference is the Chef. Francois hovers to welcome guests, pops into the dining room periodically to explain ingredients and his love of experimentation with them. He is warm, engaging, funny and connected to his love - food - and visibly enjoys watching the surprise his guests express when they pop a piece into their mouths. That’s something that is way above a 2 star rating. You leave feeling like you have made the beginnings of a new friendship. Thanks to FG’s from the residents of MV “The World”More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 24 June 2022

After having dined at several one-star Michelin restaurants, FG was our first two-star Michelin star restaurant and the devil between that one star is indeed in the details. Choice of steak knives, selection of salts and butters, immense wine card(s) and exquisite tastes make FG...stand out to others in the field. My only critical note. Include the coffee in the price of the multiple course Chef Tables concept. At 15 euros for a coffee, it would not have been noticed in the price but now was an eyebrows raiser, even in a two-star Michelin restaurant. Will try the FG Lab next time.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 10 October 2021 via mobile

What a treat. What a fantastic restaurant. Yes it has two Michelin stars (well deserved), but is very very relaxed. Francois walks the floor the whole night and makes sure that everyone is enjoying their dinner. We travel the world to eat, and I must...say that I did not expect to say this, but FG Restaurant in Rotterdam is for sure one of the top on our list. Floris the Somelier is also tops. Bravo Francois!!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 18 September 2020

We came here to celebrate my birthday. Before coming, we checked the website to see the menus they had available. I must say the website is terrible, the carrousel keeps spinning before you can read anything. I took screenshots of the menu that we considered....We decided that since we are not so much into deserts, we would have the 5-course tasting menu and order a cheese platter for dessert instead of having the two desserts all the other menus come with. On arrival, they told us that it was not possible to order the 5 or 6-course menu because it was a Friday. That information is nowhere to be seen next to where it shows the menus. Since this resulted in a total of 80 euros extra than we had planned, we ended up not having our cheese platter. The food itself was good, however, the service was extremely slow. It took 30 minutes to bring the first amuse, the whole dinner took about 4 hours, and I believe this was only because we told them if they could hurry a little bit. It was midnight by the time we left. There was also an incident with the wine pairing. I had the idea that pairing meant to pair food and wine. However, there was no coordination between the waiter and the kitchen. The wine would arrive sometimes 20 minutes before the food, by the time the food was there either there was no wine left, or the white wine was already room temperature. I complained about this, and they tried to coordinate a bit better, however, the speed in the kitchen was dragging the whole service down. I felt a bit sorry for the host, to be honest. All in all, the restaurant is beautiful, the servers are nice, the food is tasty, but the speed and the missleading information are a dealbreaker for me. I am not expecting fast food, but a bit of tempo does not hurt. It is the second time I am in a restaurant from FG and both times I had a similar experience. I do not think I will ever return here.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 9 January 2020 via mobile

Beautiful interior decoration, food that for us just about met the two stars the restaurant received, but service unfortunately miles away from two star level. In summary: very nice bread-serving staff, but lack of one waiter per table system and very bad planning. They even...did not take the effort to check the receipt before handing it over: they overcharged our table of 8 with about 350 euros due to bad administration. We will never be back nor recommend this place. We asked a waiter at 8pm what menu he would recommend as we needed to leave at 12AM. He (told us he) checked with the chef and confirmed the full 9 course menu would be fine. At 11:45 PM we still had 3 courses to go and we had to ask ourselves what was going on?! Without even apologizing or any type of communication they decided to skip one course and rush out the 2 deserts, the 2 wines (of which the self-made one was truly superbad, our group of 8 all confirmed) and the coffee ALL at once! Quite inappropriate (we would have been happy to just finish with one desert!) And they had no difficulties in charging us the skipped course ánd the extra ordered truffle we never received due to the late evening rush. They did correct the bill after we asked. But in one word: astonishing, how you can undermine your Michelin reputation in such a way. We will never go back nor would recommend this place.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 28 December 2019

My family and I went to the restaurant at 12:00pm (opening). We complained twice to the waiters about the pace of the meal and still ended the meal at 4:30PM. We sat for 2.5 hours before our first course was finally served. Somehow the tables...that came in after us got served first and left before us. When a waiter came to ask us for our feedback, we told him the food was good but the service attitude and pace was way too slow. He said he didn’t want to make excuses but still managed to make 2 excuses such as they were really full but they could’ve anticipated the demand as every table booked in advance and had to pay 50euro deposit for the restaurant. My family and I went to Rotterdam for a day trip and wasted all our time at this restaurant and we would’ve opted for something else If they informed us. When we got our meal, we were quite surprised for a lunch that we had spent over 600 euros for a meal (already deducted the 150euro deposit we had made prior). Don’t think I’m ever going to come back or recommend this.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 28 November 2019

My wife and I ate at FG Restaurant on a Tuesday evening as part of the 'Dining with the Stars' special offer. We were warmly welcomed when we arrived and immediately shown to our seats. After three amuses and bread, we were served with our...five courses (two fish, one celeriac, one meat and one dessert). We also took the 'Bob'-wine arrangement which gave us a half glass of wine that was selected to match each of the five courses. We finished off with coffee which was accompanied by a selection of chocolates, macaroons and ice-cream. The only negative was that, although my wife's main course was perfect, mine was a bit tough and fatty. When we commented on this, we were brought an additional 'amuse' with the apologies and compliments of the chef. What was also interesting was that when we were served with the bread a large box was brought to the table which contained 12 different types of salt. Our favourite was a smoked salt from Washington State. After the salt there was another box with 12 different types of pepper that we could pick and then ground with the mortar and pestle that was on our table. We were also allowed to select the knife that we wanted to use from a large tray full of different knives that the chef had personally chosen. Last, but definitely not least, all of the staff were very friendly and helpful and are a credit to the FG Restaurant.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 28 September 2019

Of course one becomes very demanding when it comes to a Michelin starred restaurant ... but if the experience triggers too many aggravations, it deserves a mediocre review. The food was very good but the plates were often incomplete (we made it a joke among...friends to see what one was missing ...)The chairs were very un-convivial (felt like being on a board meeting - so big you can't talk to your neighbour) the service was un professional (we wondered if some servers were missing) ... it is a shame for such a talented chef to get shaded this way. But all of the above can be easily improved - There is hope !More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 7 September 2019 via mobile

Overall the food, the experience and the gimmicks were good but not perfect, Three dishes we had were exceptionall (Cod, Lobster), two dishes were good but did not surprise (Carpaccio, tenderloin) and the dessert was a hit and mis. The dish was really polarizing especially...when compared to the rest of the menu. The cheeses & friandises were amazing. I do feel that the service was a bit inconsistent especially for a two star. In the system you don’t have your own waiter. the restaurant seems to be struggling to choose between formal and informal. some staff were very approachable and friendly but a number of others were uncomfortable in their role and it was very hard to “connect” with them. Two plates were removed without any communication and we waited far to long on our coffee and bill, not a good way to end the night! Overall it was a fun night out it is always great to be pampered. FG restaurant has good food and nice staff but we will not return here soon.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 31 July 2019

This was one of my worst restaurant experiences ever! I really cannot understand how you can have such a horrible service and be ok with it. It started when we arrived. We went at our table and the waiter left. After some minutes another waiter...more or less threw the menus on our table and left. Some minutes after I stopped one of the waiters to ask about the tasting menu which he explained briefly to us. After that finally the waiter came to take our order for the drinks. I didn't want to take any alcohol which seemed to be a problem. The waiter appeared to be annoyed and kept insisting(!?!?), to get him of my back I ordered an alcohol free cocktail of € 13,- (orange juice with soda or so). Later they left a box with different types of salt on the table. I had to stop another waiter to ask why they had left the box on our table. He explained us that you can take two and mix them your self. Personally I prefer following the restaurant recommendation but since no one explained anything that was not an option. Later while I was still reading the descriptions about the different types of salt another waiter came and closed the box and took it (really!?!?). After this I complained about the service to one of the waiters but he had no idea what to do with my complaint he was completely lost. Later for the meat we could pick a knife from the private collection of the chef. Whoow lucky us! The waiter try to make us feel like privileged people for having this option, pfffff. The piece of meat was so small that I only had to cut it twice. Here I also would prefer a normal knife instead of this fake show. The best moment of the day was when we left this cicrus. I you are a new rich hipster who wants to impress his girlfriend who never went to a fancy restaurant you might enjoy it here. If not go somewhere else (i.e. restaurant Fred in Rotterdam). Two positive points: the food was actually not bad and there was a Spanish waiter who was friendly and correct.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2019

It was my husband's birthday and our second visit to this restaurant. We booked it in advance and were asked a 100 euro deposit. Not so pleasant beginning. We chose a 6 course menu with matched wine. We started with a glass of champagne, Legras...& Haas, great champagne. The food was delicious and splendid. Very interesting combinations. Good timing between courses. Needless to say, the wine was perfect. The staff was professional and very friendly. We enjoyed that evening much.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 18 June 2019

Drove to Rotterdam just for this restaurant. Francois and staff will entertain you the entire night with a amazing food spectacle. Ingredients and flavours are well thought through. This is fine dining and entertainment as it should be. And ofcourse, that has its price.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 June 2019 via mobile

We had the time of out lives at FG. We were with three people, ordered the 6-course (fish/seafood) menu. I wish I could have eaten more, but six courses really is enough. Let’s start with the service. It’s off the chart. Our dietary restrictions we...reconfirmed several times and accommodated accurately. The waitstaff was outstanding, friendly, accommodating, and relaxed. You never feel rushed, even though we left at midnight, and it’s great that a restaurant if this quality doesn’t try to turn the tables. the relatively small locale creates a personable and relaxed atmosphere. The lack of dress code in the restaurant is a nice touch that adds to that relaxed and intimate atmosphere. We were there for 4 hours for the 6 course menu. The food itself was truly outstanding, creative, interesting, complex flavors and many other things that I don’t have the qualities to taste or describe. There we several amuses, and I recommend the cheese course that you can order in addition, there is a very wide selection of cheeses, but the portions are quite generous and that can be a meal in itself. All the breads and crackers are made in house (of course) and are really wonderful. Interesting touches are the pepper and salt selections that you can pick and grind, and the selection of knives to pick from. My only comment is the beer selection, which is not really a selection as they have only one brand (a solid middle of the road Pilsner). As someone who can’t drink wine, I would appreciate a choice of beers, and stocking several types wouldn’t be too hard to do. All in all we had a wonderful and memorable evening that is certainly worth the money and worth repeating!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 8 May 2019 via mobile

Tasting menu was lovely and even a bit much actually. After our dessert we got friandises and then an ice cream cone, I had no idea where to put it. That would be my only critique. I thought the dishes were great, both in appearance...as well as in taste. They really know how to make entertaining out of food, without letting the taste suffer. Service was also very good, the first courses felt a bit rushed but after that we settled into a nice tempo. All the service carts they have add to the experience (be sure to ask for the G&T cart!), the other pleasant surprise was that any non-alcohol drinkers get served lovely, original and gorgeous drinks too, the mixology is not just reserved for the cocktails. And how does anyone make the pepper the highlight of the meal? At FG they know how to. Definitely worth a visit.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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