Breman Brasserie is a comfort-driven spot that takes inspiration from turn-of-the-century European and South American cuisine named after the building’s original architect. Open all-day, Breman Brasserie kicks off from 7am with a slow and easy breakfast menu and a selection of freshly baked bread and pastries from local bakery, Fort Negen. From noon, light and healthy lunches are on the menu, but as evening draws in heartier dishes are on hand.
On weekends Breman Brasserie comes alive with its ‘Bagel Brunch’ – impressive towers of freshly baked New-York style bagels from Netherlands Bagels. The bar is in full swing from morning ‘til night with freshly squeezed juices, teas and coffee from local partner LOT61 by day and rowdy cocktails by night. As well as the main restaurant, Breman Brasserie is also home to a 270-seater terrace – perfect for those looking to soak up the sun on long, hot summer evenings.
Situated in the old ticket office that has been fully preserved in its original state, Barbue is a cocktail bar bringing European and South American cultures together. In collaboration with Tato Giovannoni, Founder of Floreria Atlantico in Buenos Aires (ranked fifth in the World’s 50 Best Bars in 2022), Barbue celebrates the rich history of the Lloyd building with Italian accents and Argentinian inspired cocktails.
Catching your eye upon entering the bar, the space has high ceilings adorned with the original light features and a mezzanine balcony overlooking the central horseshoe-shaped bar. Barbue’s drink menu includes a carefully curated list of Argentine amargos, such as Hesperidina, Pineral, and, of course, the Argentine regional drink Fernet Branca, imported from South America. In addition, there is an extensive selection of European vermouths and bitters, bringing together traditions and flavours.
A Hox Staple, The Apartment is the hotel’s hybrid meeting and events space set on the ground floor comprising two private rooms, the Dining Room and Drawing Room, based around a central kitchen pantry. A cosy design informed by wooden panelling and mood, vintage-inspired lighting sets the welcoming tone for a wide range of events, big or small, from intimate suppers and inspiring workshops to full blown kitchen parties.
Loved by locals and curious travellers alike for its easy-breezy vibe and boutique shopping streets such as Javastraat and Czaar Peterstraat dotted with independent galleries, cafes and bars, the Eastern Docklands district offers a striking counterpoint to Amsterdam’s distinctive canal house aesthetic with a waterfront dotted with contemporary glass and steel buildings. The hotel is well placed to discover the entire city, it’s just a quick 10-minute cycle or tram ride to Centraal Station and 15-minutes away from its sibling on the Herengracht.