why come up with a name for your restaurant by yourself if you already find a mysteriously alluring one in a delicate art nouveau glass window, right? thought pim de lange when he was looking for the right spot for what was to supposed to be called “prime cuts”. ter marsch, he found out, used to be a butchery in the now hip and outgoing witte de withstraat by the late 19th century – the perfect place for his burger joint!
about a year later, ter marsch & co won back-to-back contests for “best burger of rotterdam” and “best burger of the netherlands” with their signature beauty: wagyu and scottish angus beef topped by winter truffle, young salad, pickle, soft tomato, spanish onion, and local farm cheese – what a bold call, executed to perfection! my beloved go-to “delicious” doesn’t even cut it here, with the eating experience bordering on orgasmic, especially when introduced by grilled green asparagus on a bed of thinly sliced parmesano and topped by a poached egg that beautifully bleeds into the dish!
the excitement over the food is perfectly constrasted by the rough and simple style of the place: raw brick walls, unshielded light bulbs, wooden boards as plates, open kitchen. the place is particularly busy in the evening with people even cueing up, but what you get at ter marsch & co (and at very moderate prices, too!) is well worth the wait.