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 rillette – 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 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! Our kitchen is open Monday to Saturday till 11.30PM and 10 PM on Sundays. During the weekends, Danel is also open for lunch. Click here for opening hours. Make a reservation through our reservations system or by calling us at +31(0)30-7606808.


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  • high wine utrecht Les Bulles: “Bubbles & bites” on Sunday

    Want something else than the usual lunch date? Celebrating? Looking for a fun Sunday activity with your friends? Or just not in the mood for watching football on the television with your boyfriend?

    Come to Les Bulles in restaurant Danel, every Sunday!
    Kom dan vanaf 18 februari a.s. elke zondag naar Les Bulles in restaurant Danel!
    A lazy Sunday afternoon with unlimited glasses of sparkling wine and matching bites from 14.00 to 17.00 o’clock, for only €25,- p.p.!

    So what are you waiting for? Gather your friends, drag your boyfriend from the couch or call your mother and just enjoy that wonderful weekend feeling a bit longer!

    Make a reservation via our website.

  • Sunday Lunch

    Together with TivoliVredenburg’s concert series Hertz op Zondag and Romantiek op Zondag we’re offering a package deal!

    Would you like to sit down for a chat after a Hertz op Zondag concert enjoying a bite and drink? Or is a preceding lunch exactly the thing you’d like to make a Sunday afternoon enjoying a Romantiek op Zondag concert just that little bit extra special? Why not combine your concert visit with a delicious French lunch at Danel? Order a ticket including a concert and lunch at the TivoliVredenburg website now!

    Already got a concert ticket? Upon showing us your ticket, you’ll have a lunch for our special prices! The standard lunch package deal is priced at €17,50, whereas the deluxe package is priced at €25,50.

    Bon appétit!

  • Lunch at Danel

    Did you know? During the weekends, Danel is open for lunch! From 12PM Saturdays and Sundays, we’re open for you to come and enjoy the taste of our French menu. Perhaps you prefer a sandwich? No problem! Maybe you’d like the pastrami and Comté cheese croque monsieur à la Danel, topped with creamy gruyère? Or maybe a sandwich with some pâté, mustard and celery salad and some gherkings? Rather something vegetarian? In that case we’d recommend the cream cheese and grilled veggie sandwich.

    Bon appétit!


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


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 every day from 4PM at 030-76060808.





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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.


LNote: the Google Maps walking directions from Utrecht Central Station to Danel is not the quickest route! It’s possible to pass through the Hoog Catharijne shopping centre. Follow the directions towards the city centre and descend the escalator located next to Sissy Boy store. To the left of the escalators, there’s an exit which takes you to the Vredenburgkade and Hollandse Toren intersection, where our restaurant is located.

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.