Away from the hustle and bustle of Rotterdam’s city centre, on a pleasant suburban street, this outstanding French restaurant is a family-run affair, a neat and trim bistro-style little place with an ivy-clad facade. Altorf simply loves the place, especially as it boasts a sun-trap pavement terrace and a relaxing, rusticated air – kneuterig, as she (and her compatriots) say. The restaurant offers an à la carte menu of three courses for €35 (£30) or four courses for €42 (£35) – something of a snip considering the quality of the food. Steak tartare, pork cheeks, snails and oysters are all immaculately prepared and presented. Reservations are essential.