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Spots for a good Gin & Tonic

Gin & Tonic Het Gegeven Paard explore utrecht 2

My favorite drink is the G&T! It’s the drink of all drinks to order when chilling on a terrace. The Gin & Tonic is a very popular mixed drink at restaurants and cafes. But where can you get a good G&T in Utrecht? It’s going to take me some time to be able to answer this question but, lucky for you, I’ve already started doing some “field research”. And in this post I report the first findings of the G&T test. So let’s start with five spots for a great Gin & Tonic in Utrecht.


Het Gegeven Paard is one of my favoutite spots for an awesome G&T. Now that the large terrace is open and there is water flowing through the Singel, it’s extra nice. The menu offers a wide range of G&Ts, so just sit back and enjoy.

1) Hendrick’s & Thomas Henry – cucumber and rose petal
2) Sylvius & Thomas Henry – cinnamon and apple

Vredenburg Kade 11 | Opening hours: Mon to Fri from 09:00, Sat & Sun from 10:00

Gin & Tonic The Given Horse explore Utrecht 1

Restaurant Podium onder de Dom is a great spot for drinks! The restaurant in one of the best in Utrecht, but besides an awesome tasting dinner you can also enjoy great G&Ts in the lounge/bar. Pick one off the menu or let the bartender surprise you. Either way it’s guaranteed to be a special evening.

Domstraat 4 | Opening hours: Tues to Thurs 18:00 to 00:30, Fri 18:30 to 01:00, Sat 18:30 to 01:00

Gin & Tonic Stage under the Dom Explore Utrecht

Van de Straat, located in Lombok, has a few Gin & Tonics on the menu that go very well with the dishes made in the green egg. Tip: ask for the trick with the rosemary branch. Smoking!

Surinameplein 5 | Opening hours: Mon to Wed 17:00 to 00:00, Thur 17:00 to 1:00, Fri to Sun 11:30 to 1:00

Gin & Tonic Street

Restaurant Jozef , former Grand Café Maria, opened its doors very recently. On their terrace on the Mariaplaats, you can sit in the shade and enjoy a nice Gin & Tonic.

1) Hendriks with Fever Tree tonic and cucumber
2) Old gin with tonic and juniper berries

Mariaplaats 50 | Opening hours: Sun to Thur 8:00 to 01:00, Fri & Sat 8:00 to 02:00

Gin & Tonic Joseph

Restaurant Opium serves Asian cuisine with a Western twist, which goes very well with a G&T. (Closed for now.)

Voorstraat 80 | Opening hours: every day from 17:00

Gin & Tonic Restaurant Opium