Enchanté! Welcome to Danel!


At Danel, we love the lavish French life and this is what our restaurant reflects. Surrounded by bulb lamps, mirror walls and the black-and-white tiled floor, for a moment you’ll think you’ve just stepped into a  Parisian establishment.


Have a seat on one of our comfortable red couches, relax at our classy bar in the centre of the restaurant or, when the weather permits, sit down somewhere on our sunny terrace to enjoy the many classic and modern French dishes on the menu.


Whether you feel like having lunch, an extravagant dinner before a concert or a night out, or whether you simply want to sit down in a relaxed and informal environment to enjoy a good glass of wine and some oysters – at Danel, you’re in charge. Because the menu consists of many smaller dishes, it’s up to you to mix and match them to your heart’s desire. The dishes, once ready to be served, will appear at your table instantly. This way, you’ll have the opportunity to taste and share everything on the table with your friends and family.


Feeling curious? Make sure to make reservations for the chef’s table! From your seat you’ll have the best view of our chef Julio and his team preparing your food in our open kitchen.


Still hungry late at night after a concert or night out? Danel is the place to be! Monday to Thursday and on Sundays our kitchen is open until 22.00 and on Fridays and Saturdays until 23.00. When the weather is nice, we may let the kitchen stay open longer for you to enjoy a great summer evening on our terrace. Click here for opening hours. Make a reservation through our reservations system or by calling us at +31(0)30-7606829.


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  • uit eten in utrecht New dishes on the menu

    There are new dishes on the menu. A good excuse to come and visit Danel! Want to know what’s on the menu? Have a look here!

  • Boxing Day: Danel closed, celebrate at café Het Gegeven Paard!

    On both Christmas days, Danel will be closed. Looking for a nice spot for your Christmas dinner on Boxing Day? You are more than welcome to celebrate your Christmas dinner at our neighbour café Het Gegeven Paard. Keep an eye on their website and socials for more information or contact them via info@cafehetgegevenpaard.nl or 030-7606828.

  • flexwerken utrecht Come spend your workday at Danel

    Did you know you can have a workday or business appointment in our restaurant? Just pick a nice table to work at, connect your laptop to one of the many sockets and enjoy a relaxed and productive workday with perfect wifi, fresh coffee, enough sandwiches to pick from or an authentic French lunch from our menu! Coming back often? Ask our waiting staff for our coffee savings card. With a full card you can get a free coffee and a sweet bite for free!


Danel is looking for different kind of hospitality stars to join the ranks. Would you like to be a part of the most enthusiastic restaurant team in Utrecht and attend your favorite concerts? Are you experienced enough to know how to provide our guests with the very best service possible? Are you a true hospitality star? And, more importantly, are you fun to work with?

Currently we are looking for:


Waiting staff
Sous chef in training


Don’t hesitate any longer and apply for a job at Danel!



Coming to visit?

Bij Seven days a week at Danel, you’re welcome afternoons and evenings. Make a reservation through our online reservations system. Do you have specific dietary wishes or a food allergy? Be sure to mention it so that we can prepare something for you specifically.

Would you rather make reservations by phone? Of course that’s possible: you can reach us at 030-76060829.





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Danel is located in the same building as TivoliVredenburg and sits on the Singel (city canal), at the intersection of the Vredenburgkade and Hollandse Toren. Because of construction work in the surrounding area, the best way to reach Danel is either on foot, by bicycle or with public transport.

Coming from the city centre? The best way to reach Danel is to walk towards TivoliVredenburg and turn the corner. Danel is located around the corner and on the Vredenburgkade, about 200 meters past café Het Gegeven Paard.

Have a look at our map for different walking routes to Danel.



When you come by car, the best place for parking is in one of the car parks in the city. An overview of all car parks in the city centre is found here.