Since its opening in 2020, restaurant Cristó has transformed itself from 'new kid on the block' to a serious contender of 'best restaurant in the area'. Bocuse d'Or (2021) award-winning chef Jeffrey Buijl is recognised as talent of a new generation of young chefs.
Advocate of regional, seasonal and sustainable cooking, 'Chef Jeff' pampers guests with his top-notch seven (of five) course set menu. Just be sure to make your reservation in time!
For more casual dining, "Le Bistrôt" has found its niche amongst hotel guests and local gourmets alike. Boasting traditional French bistro-fare, we aim to please those looking for a new experience in 2022 on Schouwen-Duiveland.
Walking through the Oude Haven you’ll see Restaurant Cristó, opposite the Museumhaven. The glow of the charming interior gently illuminates the street. Enter through the door painted a gorgeous carriage-green and our staff will show you to your table. Sit back, soak up the evening atmosphere, and leave the rest to us. You’re in good hands.
But you’re here, of course, for our food. Our chef and his team serve up a fabulous selection of culinary treats each and every night. If you know your classics, you’ll love our contemporary take on French cuisine. And if the delights of the French kitchen are new to you, no worries… we know you’ll enjoy the treats we have in store.
The chef himself may even visit your table to talk you through the menu!
Our menu occasionally flirts with the Basque cuisine. A legacy from Cristó, the general who gave us his name, who was born and raised in the Basque Country in Spain. But get ready to venture back to ‘la douce France’ and the Zeeland Delta. Choose from our imaginative wine card. Choose one of our superb European wines, or a bit further afield. Our 'coup de coeur' happens to be an Israëli wine of the Judean Hights...
Wednesday 18:00 - 21:00
Thursday 18:00 - 21:00
Friday 18:00 - 21:00
Saturday 18.00 - 21.00
Please note that we currently have limited seating capacity. Advance reservations are strongly recommendend and a necessity during weekends. The menu served is a set five or seven course meal. Should you have an allergy or dietary needs, please advise us - preferably in writing - at least 48 hours in advance. Menu changes which are requested on the day itself can unfortunately not be honoured.
“BIenvenus, entrez messiers-dames”. A warm welcome to all who have chosen to diner at “le Bistrôt” à l’Hotel Mondragon. Just next door to its ‘big brother’ Cristó, this quaint little bistro offers a bit of ‘vrai Paris’ in Zierikzee.
Tables are laid with brilliantly starched white linen. Glassware and cutlery sparkle. The menu features a fine selection of French wines from Burgundy to Bordeaux clarets. Many available per glass. Be sure to browse our chimney with our ‘coups de coeur’ of Grand Crus.
Soft music – chansons of course – plays in the background, the waiters look chique in their long, linen aprons. A pan of steaming mussels fills the air. The chefs work diligently throughout the evening. Once dusk sets in outside, it stimulates the atmosphere inside.
Opening hours Le Bistrot
We serve a small but authentic French à la carte menu from Wednesday to Sunday. You are welocome to make your dinner reservation from 5 p.m to 9 p.m. (Wed-Sun) or a lunch reservation from noon to 2 p.m. (Sat-Sun), prefrerably online. Weather permitting, an outside terrace is available.
Due to the limited number of seats available, we ask you to make reservations well in advance, especially during weekends.