Is there anything better than enjoying the perfect lunch or having drinks and tasting tapas, whilst feeling as if at home? This is exactly what Lilly’s Lunchroom in Amsterdam Osdorp can offer. 

“Osdorp is an up-and-coming neighbourhood here in West. But places like Lilly’s – quality lunchrooms – are mostly found in Oud-Zuid. We wanted something like this in our part of the city, so in 2016, we opened Lilly’s here. Our cosy, timeless ‘den’ fits in perfectly with the neighbourhood,” smiles Robin, who manages the lunchroom.

Every day, Lilly’s serves breakfast and lunch until 4.30pm. From then on, guests can order different kinds of tapas. “We have a Spanish chef and our menu is Mediterranean orientated. We serve different egg-based dishes such as scrambled egg with truffle cheese. We also have lovely pies to go with a good cup of coffee or tea. What we are known for is our chef’s special, battered chicken thighs. They are renowned throughout the city.”

The menu of Lilly’s changes with the seasons. “We use a lot of seasonal vegetables in our dishes, and change the menu accordingly,” explains Robin. “This summer season is perfect for our Lilly’s Salad. It is based on a Caesar Salad with our own twist, along with the usual anchovies and chicken. And the chef’s special is always available!”