Rotterdam; some years ago locals called it the most beautiful ugly city of the Netherlands. Now, years later, most of them call it just the most beautiful city. Even though it might be a tough job to realise it during those short, dark and rainy autumn/winter days.
It is the perfect time of the year to get out and find those small cosy bars and restaurants close to home. A while ago while cycling back home after a nice dinner at Tosca. One of those small cosy restaurants in the neighborhood. While cycling home I noticed a small cosy restaurant called SPECK. The spot was closed already but a peek through the window was enough to make me realise I had to come back another time. A bunch of small wooden tables, some stuff on the shelves on the wall and the most interesting piece in the back, a huge stone oven. A little voice in my head told me ‘this must be good’. After a few visits I can honestly tell you that the voice in my head was completely right. It is good.
SPECK serves a small menu with different kinds of dishes, of course, from the oven. The pizzas are great but the meat is delicious too. Always a hard choice. For a drink you can get a good house-wine, all for a reasonable price and served with a smile.