In some places you feel comfortable and welcome right from the second you step into the room. This is what we feel while entering restaurant Volt. The interior is modern, warm and welcoming the same time: Dark wooden floors, olive green leather couches, and modern wooden chairs. The restaurant is split into two different sections which makes it feel small, personal and cozy. When the weather is good enough, it is also possible to have dinner on the terrace. Volt exists now for approximately one year. The audience at Volt are mostly locals. Many restaurants have been on the same, super central location in the Pijp-area, before. However before there were restaurants in the building it was a lightning store. That is where the name Volt is coming from.
The menu changes several times a year. The only thing always on the menu are the oysters, however they vary in the way they are being served as well. Furthermore Volt always offers a three courses menu for 33 Euro. Chef Rick also likes to surprise you and offer more courses if you like so. The passion Rick has for cooking, have the waiters for hospitality. They really make an effort in letting you enjoy your evening. Something which is sometimes difficult to find in Amsterdam. The kitchen is a typical world cuisine. Think of steaks with Cantherels, but also Paella from Dorade, Gamba spring rolls and chicken nuggets. I (Hunter Niels) had salmon with three different kind of pesto’s as a starter and plaice with cantherels and veggies as a maincourse. Hunter Linda had chicken nuggets, sirloin steak and obviously a dessert. She even had two desserts because she couldn’t choose: chocolate and cheesecake. Volt is perfect for extensive dinners, but also a good alternative for a quick bite. The location is very central, but also easy to reach and park for cars.
Restaurant Volt, Ferdinand Bolstraat 178, (0031) 20 4715544