The Pool

We like to think of the Mediterranean as a giant pool surrounded by food-loving communities. From The Old Silk Road trade route of 114 BC to the thriving tapas culture of modern-day Spain, this is the part of the world where food and coffee are more than a material goods. They’re a way of life.

Our Groningen restaurant’s menu is inspired by the tastes and culinary cultures of Southern Europe, Africa, Arabia, Persia, India and China, where stories, ideas and meals were meant to be shared. We’ve taken the fresh, vibrant cuisines of France, Italy and Spain and fused it with the exotic flavours of the Levant, the Balkans and North Africa. All dishes have been designed for sharing, so we encourage you take part of the age-old Mediterranean tradition of mixing, mingling and enjoying.

The Pool – Groningen

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Reservations can be made 60 days in advance either online or by telephone. If for some silly reason you can’t make a reservation online for your preferred date or time, give us a call on +31 (0) 50 20 69 163 to check for availability. Last-minute cancellations do happen, so who knows? You could get lucky.

Walk-ins are always welcome! Feel free to drop by at any time and we’ll find a way to hook you up.

Planning to dine with 11 guests or more? You must be popular! Please call us on +31 (0) 50 20 69 163 for a head’s up. Credit card details are required to secure the table. Please note: a no-show fee will be charged if you don’t turn up.


For group reservations (11 or more) please give us a call!

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Monday — Thursday: 07:00 — 22:00

Friday – Saturday: 07:00 — 23:00

Sunday: 08:00 — 22:00