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Lange Elisabethstraat Mariaplaats
Belgian, Dutch, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
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Achter Clarenburg 6, 3511 JJ Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 30 236 7876
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 02:00
Mon 11:00 - 02:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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The Netherlands
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Olivier in Utrecht is very special as it used to a church. This bar has an amazing beer selection. Very central, nice atmosphere, a bit noisy but worth a visit. We really enjoyed it!! Will go back there for sure.

Thank Jerome L
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Arriving at 2pm on a Saturday, the place was already packed. In a good way though. Had a nice bussy way about it. Very animated. The place looks great on the inside. Plenty of seats to be had as well. Went there with a friend. Started with tea and cappuccino. After a while switched to a nice red wine and... More 

Thank RKnigge
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for an interesting location, good vibe, great food and beers then look no further. I was informed it was a 20 minute wait for a table and although it was very busy on a Tuesday evening I was seated with a drink in under 5. Service was excellent and I had one of the nicest veal... More 

Thank freebo2
Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place as it's a deconsecrated church with organ pipes and statues a plenty. There's a bewildering array of Belgian beers with incredible names so try a few if you're not driving! They were very accommodating finding us a table for 8 when they were very busy. The staff were very helpful and pleasant. The frites are to die for!... More 

Thank Stef H
Egersund, Norway
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading the reviews here we decided to eat dinner her. Entered the room and ran out. This is not a restaurant. It´s a bar. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise. We came back the following day to eat lunch, which was better. Good food, although nothing special. The decor is very nice. However the acoustics that are awesome... More 

Thank Maarten_Robben
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Olivier is a Belgian beer café located in an beautiful old "secret/hidden church" (schuilkerk) in an old monumental house. On the menu are over 100 different beers. Doubles, triples, IPA's, fruit beers, you name, they have it. The bar tenders are always prepared to help you make a selection. Just tell them what you like and they choose the perfect... More 

Thank Jeroen A
The Hague, The Netherlands
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Olivier is a mix between a grand café and a brasserie located in a former church right in de the center of Utrecht. Though noisy this is a must see. Nice place for drinks or a good decent meal. They serve plenty of special beers and the staff is kind and helpfull.

Thank Walter_Oostelbos
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371 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can find this just outside the shopping centre from the train station, and one foot in the door, lets you know this is not your ordinary restaurant or bar. Went back a couple of times, food, drinks and service all enjoyable

Thank codym481
County Cork, Ireland
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw Olivier on Michael Portillo's travel programme 'Great Continental railway journeys' while he was touring the Netherlands and as Utrecht was on our itinerary we decided to check it out. Olivier is a large city centre bar/eatery that was once a Catholic Church, however it was never as ornate as your regular church and if you didn't know it... More 

Thank generator5000
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

It is next to centraal station, in the center of Utrecht. It is something different as design. We liked a lot the food, we enjoyed. A little bit turistic and expensive but with delicious dishes.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$27
Belgian, Dutch, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Achter Clarenburg 6, 3511 JJ Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Utrecht Province  >  Utrecht>  > Lange Elisabethstraat Mariaplaats
  • Neighbourhood: Lange Elisabethstraat Mariaplaats
  • Phone Number: +31 30 236 7876

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?