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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  • restaurant rolstoel Dinner at Danel for people with a disability

    At Danel we want everyone to feel welcome. That’s why we participate in the ‘Toegankelijk Uit Eten Utrecht’ event on October 5th, an event to raise awareness for the way people with a disability experience going out for dinner in the city. The event is part of the National Accessibility Week. Because too often going out for dinner comes with a lot of obstacles for people with a disability. During the event the participating restaurants show how normal hospitality and accessibility should be. The event is an initiative of de Hoogstraat Revalidation Centre, in association with Gemeente Utrecht, Koninklijke Horeca Nederland, Utrecht region en Solgu Utrecht.

    Besides participating in the event, we are very keen on training our staff as well as possible to be hospitable and helpful to guests with a disability. That’s why they participate in the ‘Bijzonder Gastvrij’ workshop by Solgu Utrecht. Want to know more about the workshop? Have a look at their website (in Dutch).

    Want to make a reservation for the event at Danel? You can call us or make a reservation online with ‘Toegankelijk Uit Eten Utrecht’ in the subject.

  • Les Bulles: unlimited bubbles on Sunday!

    Want to enjoy that great weekend feeling a bit longer and still be able to work on Monday? We have good news for you: From October 7th our lazy sunday afternoon concept Les Bulles is back! Come to Danel every Sunday between 2PM and 5PM for bubbles and get as many refills as you like. And the best of all: You only pay €25,- p.p., including several bites!
    A perfect birthday gift for your mom, a great excuse for not having to watch football on tv, to impress your date, as a fun sunday activity with your friends or just because.. Sundays are there to celebrate!

    You can already make a reservation via http://danel-utrecht.nl/en/#reserveren.

  • quatuor danel utrecht Where does the name ‘Danel’ come from?

    Often people ask us where the name ‘Danel’ is coming from. Our restaurant is named after Quatuor Danel, a famous French string quartet. Quatuor Danel regularly performs in TivoliVredenburg and is currently also ensemble in residence. Why ‘Danel’? Both French, cool and connected to music!

    Want to hear Quatuor Danel perform? Keep an eye on the TivoliVredenburg agenda for future concerts!

    Photo: Marco Borggreve


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
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.