All about us

After initially being active as employee in Restaurant Allure, Brian Bennink took over the restaurant in 2011. His philosophy was (and is): Give Restaurant Allure the kind of allure that is needed to change 'just going out for dinner' into a personal experience. The number of tables were reduced to create a more spatial experience, staff from renowned restaurants was hired, the menu was thoroughly reviewed and, from that moment on only the best ingredients were going to pass the restaurant’s threshold.

The result? In 2011, De Gouden Pollepel (the culinary competition of the daily paper Algemeen Dagblad) described Restaurant Allure as ‘A culinary pleasure boat trip’.

Welcome aboard!

Our people

Brian Bennink – Maître
After graduating from the Hoge Hotelschool, owner Brian worked in various outstanding establishments. Along with his team, he guarantees an unforgettable evening. His detailed explanation about the dishes and expert notes on the wines complete the experience.

Nicky van den Heuvel
Nicky's history in the kitchen goes back to the age of 3, where he was helping his grandma in the kitchen. Right after high school, he choose for specific education in the field of cooking. This gave him various internships in well-known and recogdnized restaurants such as Restaurant Niven, De Zwethheul and Las Palmas.

Larissa van Veelen
Larissa started as a trainee in Restaurant Allure. After her traineeship, she gained even more experience at Michelinstar-rated restaurants, such as Joelia. She is back with Restaurant Allure and sharing all her knowledge and passion of (especially) wine and cheese to all her guests. With great enthusiasm, Larissa will definitely complete your night out in our restaurant.



Restaurant Allure is located directly at the Entrepothaven harbour in the southern part of Rotterdam. The location is characterized by a cozy, maritime atmosphere in an area with a rich history. Just in front of Allure’s doors there is a jetty where the water taxi or your own boat can moor. A temporary mooring permit can be arranged. Please ask for this while making your reservation. Our restaurant is also easily accessible by car. The parking lot of the Entrepothaven offers ample parking space.