New ‘all day’ food concept opens at Elandsgracht on December 19

ELA Restobar invites you to experience the warmth of Jordanian hospitality, inspired by Mediterranean cuisine in a mid-century modern interior. ELA Restobar will unveil its “all-day” food concept on Dec. 19 at Elandsgracht, transcending the contemporary trends of trendy restaurants by re-emphasizing a sense of community. A new establishment that effortlessly combines modern with the timeless comfort of a home away from home.

The Jordaan is pre-eminently the neighborhood where ELA, which refers to the Elandsgracht, is in its rightful place. Located on the corner of Elandsgracht and Eerste Looiersdwarsstraat, it is a warm Mediterranean-influenced resto bar that also refers to the typical Jordanian conviviality and is open to everyone from morning to late in the evening. In the morning and in the afternoon it is the perfect spot for a good cup of Spanish coffee, lunch or, for example, a (business) meeting. Later in the afternoon, it’s the go-to place for a nice Italian beer or refreshing cocktail, with friends or while you finish some work, and for those who want, a snack.

“Restobars have been on the rise in the city for some time, but what the city has been missing for years is a place that feels like coming home again for the neighborhood. A place where people come together to share not only delicious drinks, lunch and dinner dishes, but also ideas, thoughts and emotions. With friends, acquaintances and complete strangers,” said the initiators of ELA Restobar. “The Jordaan lends itself perfectly to this concept. Inspired by the Mediterranean, this is still unique at this location. A place where locals and visitors ‘from outside’ always feel at home. Here everyone is a welcome guest.”

Chef Teun Dikkers’ carefully crafted menu reflects his passion for classic Mediterranean cuisine.He gives it a contemporary twist, with an emphasis on pure ingredients and sustainability. Through his years of experience in renowned Amsterdam restaurants such as Bridges and Morgan & Mees, Dikkers knows the importance of moving with changing trends without losing sight of his own core values. Within ELA, the focus is on creating an approachable, timeless atmosphere. This by serving honest dishes that feel like coming home warm, or like sitting somewhere by the sea under the Mediterranean sun, with a refreshing drink in hand.

ELA Restobar opens on December 19 at Elandsgracht 45 in Amsterdam.
Instagram: @ela.restobar

Opening hours:
Tue, Wed, Thurs and Sun: 10:00 – 01:00 hrs
Fri & Sat: 10:00 – 03:00 hrs

Image credits: Imme Jonker