Best Restaurants Texel


Texel offers a variety of restaurant options that cater to different tastes and preferences. Here are some of the best restaurants on Texel, that we tried and tested:

Restaurants on Texel

Because you are on an island surrounded by the North sea, it will come as no surprise that fish and shellfish are served on almost every menu. Especially muscles, clams, fresh oysters and worth trying here. Having said that, there is so much more. Texel lambs meat for example, homemade ice-cream and honey.

Texel is also known for its white asparagus, so if you come from late April to June you can taste the so called “white gold”. This list covers some high end restaurants, but also low key eateries that are relaxed and fun with kids. Take your pick!

Het Kook Atelier

We dare to say that this is the best restaurant on Texel. Run by the owners of 5 star hotel ‘Op Oost‘, they are also featured in our book 110 Bijzondere Bestemmingen, and not without reason!  Chef Joram Timmerman knows how to cook. Nature is served on a plate, where nature decides what will be served. They cook with all home-grown herbs and fruits from their own garden and with products from local suppliers. 

Kook Aterlier Op Oost

Floris Restaurant

A cozy restaurant in Oosterend, right next to the mudflats where you can collect fresh oysters. With its cheerful colors and tropical decor, the good vibes are there. The menu has something for everyone, even kids will love it – highchairs and colorings available! Definitely highly recommended! On Sundays, they offer live music, but check their website for updates!

Floris Restaurant Texel


Eerste Etage Paal 17

This beachfront restaurant, has 2 floors for 2 different dining options. The ground floor is open to everyone – families, friends or couples. A simple but tasty menu. However, walk to the second floor and you’ll find yourself in an upscale setting with a beautiful sea view. It is a fine-shared-dining concept, and you can choose from delicious dishes, with a Texels touch. They have a nice wine list and fresh seafood.

Eerste Etage Paal 17 - Texel

‘t Pakhuus

This old building by the water is a household name on Texel. Here you eat the most delicious fish dishes, mostly caught in the Wadden Sea. You can choose to order a la carte or go for a 4, 5 or 6 course surprise menu. But you can also have a “simple” lunch here, with a good wine. A must visit restaurant on Texel!

't Pakhuus - restaurants Texel

LvY Indonesia by Anneke’s Kitchen

Located in the beating heart of Texel, Den Burg. An Indonesian menu that changes every three months, so you can keep coming back. Don’t compare this restaurant on Texel with your local Indonesian food joint – this is high end cuisine. Customers describe the menu as 5 amazing courses with 5 different stories. Host Anneke, is well loved and if she has time, she will have a chat at the table.

Strandpaviljoen Kaap Noord

The place where everyone is welcome, with a casual atmosphere. Affordable prices, and right by the sea in Cocksdorp (North). They are open every day for lunch, drinks or dinner. For kids they serve pancakes, pasta and tosti’s.

Strandtent Kaap Noord

Peek aan Zee

Formerly known as Paal 15, this remains a fine spot on the beach. We found the menu a bit on the pricey side, but you’re in a good spot, with a spacious terrace and good service. Come for relax afternoons on the beach!

Texelse Branding

For coffee, pastries or lunch we can recommend Texelse Branding. Nothing fancy, but trendy, local coffee and “gezellig” as the Dutch would say. Bonus for parents: there is an open playground right across the outside terrace, so you can chill and kids can play.

Texelse Branding - lunch Texel

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