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Restaurant Lokaal

Restaurant Lokaal

This impressive villa was originally constructed in 1853 for a wealthy farmer and later served as a school. Nowadays, the building of Villa Ruimzicht is a great place for foodies, as it has two unique restaurants. Restaurant Lokaal is one of them and has a regional character. The dishes here are served according to a farm-to-table philosophy.

Restaurant Lokaal

Doetinchem, Netherlands
G&M 14,5
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Bjorn Massop

Bjorn Massop
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Chef Bjorn Massop, a native to the Achterhoek region, already dreamt of becoming a chef when he was a kid. After finishing culinary school, he landed his first job as an apprentice at Het Jachthuis in Hoog Soeren.

Modern Dutch cuisine

Unique location

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Restaurant Lokaal

The villa has a beautiful terrace with a view over the surrounding trees, some of which are over a century old. You can also enjoy an aperitif or dinner in the atmospheric second dining spot, BAR. And don’t worry about going home soon, as Villa Ruimzicht has the most comfortable suites for you to stay the night.

Lokaal’s cuisine

Using the best local products from nearby farmers, chef Bjorn Massop transforms these ingredients into modern, elegant dishes. After many years of experience in top restaurants, Bjorn now realizes his dream here, preparing contemporary dishes and giving them a unique Achterhoek twist. Favorites on the menu include wild duck breast with stew of the leg, roasted grains, puree of watercress, kumquat and gravy with spicy green elderberry. A complex, but perfectly balanced dish. The beautiful wine list is compiled by the sommelier and perfectly complements every dish. A wide variety of non-alcoholic beverages is also available.

Doetinchem surroundings

Situated in the town of Doetinchem, the surrounding area offers many activities. Park Overstegen is great for hiking and offers special cycling routes. Interesting sights close to Villa Ruimzicht include the historic castle De Kelder and the City Museum of Doetinchem.

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TASTE OF ORIGIN – in cooperation with Pommery

“Respect for nature is one of our main, on-going concerns.” Award-winning Chef Bjorn Massop from Restaurant Lokaal, in The Netherlands lives in harmony with his environment and takes great pride in it. Committed to serving fresh, sustainably produced and ethically sourced ingredients, Bjorn goes the extra mile to find the best local and seasonal produce. We honour him as well as Pommery for their dedication to sustainable development and raising awareness about how our choices impact the world around us.

Hotel Villa Ruimzicht

Kees Hensen bought Villa Ruimzicht in 2007 and put it through a process of restoration that turned the property into a modern four-star hotel. The luxurious hotel now includes 42 spacious hotel rooms, two restaurants, a cooking studio, a veranda with lounge terrace, and several meeting rooms. A combination of the historical atmosphere and contemporary design can be found in all 42 hotel rooms. Every room has Wi-Fi access, a digital lighting system, as well as high-quality audio and video equipment.



Restaurant Lokaal Ruimzichtlaan 150 7001 KG Doetinchem Netherlands


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Opening times

Monday 17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday 17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday 17:00 - 22:30
Thursday 17:00 - 22:30
Friday 17:00 - 22:30
Saturday 17:00 - 22:30
Sunday 17:00 - 22:30

Special offers by Restaurant Lokaal

Mastercard Priceless Experience

Welcome at Hotel Villa Ruimzicht, visit sources of inspiration from the chef. 9-course dinner, overnight stay, live cooking breakfast with the Chef (only on reservation via secretariat). Only available from tuesday untill saturday. Not available from March 27th until April 2nd, June 12th until June 15th and October 23rd until November 9th.

€ 450 p.p.

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