FG (restaurant)

FG (formerly Ivy) is a restaurant in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It is a fine dining restaurant that was awarded one Michelin star for the period 2010-2013, and two stars since 2014.[2][3][4][5]

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FG when it was still named Ivy
Restaurant information
Head chefFrançois Geurds
Food typeFrench
Rating2 Michelin stars Michelin Guide
Street addressKatshoek 37-b
Postal/ZIP Code3032 AE
Seating capacity60
WebsiteOfficial website

GaultMillau awarded the restaurant 17.5 out of 20 points.[6]

Head chef of FG is François Geurds [nl], who opened the restaurant in 2009.[7] Geurds, formerly a sous chef in The Fat Duck of Heston Blumenthal, uses Molecular gastronomy in his kitchen.[1]

Name disputeEdit

Due to a lost court case with Caprice Holding, owner of the European trademark for the name The Ivy, Geurds was forced to change the name of his restaurant. Geurds' argumentation that The Ivy and Ivy only served their local markets in respectively London and Rotterdam, were dismissed by the judge.[8] The new name of the restaurant became FG and was unveiled on 13 June 2013.[7][9]


  • The restaurant possesses an espresso machine with foot-control. In 2011, it was the first time ever the manufacturer made a custom-made machine with foot-control.[10]
  • The restaurants has a "fragrance table" in the kitchen. The chef's table can spread 30 different flavours. According to the restaurant to promote the taste process.[1]


Originally, the restaurant was located at the Lloydstraat 294 in Rotterdam. In 2016 is moved to Katshoek 37-b in Rotterdam, the former site of the FG Noodle Bar, next to FG Food Labs.[11]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c Kok, Richard (23 February 2009). "Wereldprimeur voor nieuw Ivy" [World premiere for new Ivy]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  2. ^ Brandligt, Vivie (1 May 2012). "Historisch overzicht Michelinsterren 2006 t/m 2011" [Historical overview Michelin stars 2006-2011]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Archived from the original on October 15, 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  3. ^ Brandligt, Vivie (30 November 2012). "Historisch overzicht Michelinsterren 2012 - 2013" [Historic overview Michelin stars 2012-2013]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 15 June 2014. (subscription required)
  4. ^ (in Dutch)Alle 2014 Michelin sterren in een overzicht Archived June 25, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Brandligt, Vivie (17 November 2014). "Michelin 2015: Totale sterrenoverzicht" [Michelin 2015: Total star overview]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 17 November 2014. (subscription required)
  6. ^ GaultMillau - FG
  7. ^ a b Bluiminck, Nathalie (13 June 2013). "Sterrestaurant Ivy heet voortaan FG" [Star restaurant Ivy from now on named FG]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 October 2014. (subscription required)
  8. ^ Leonards, Rik (26 April 2013). "Sterrestaurant Ivy moet naam wijzigen" [Star restaurant Ivy must change name]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 2 June 2013. (subscription required)
  9. ^ "Sterrenrestaurant Ivy verandert naam in FG" [Star restaurant Ivy changes name in FG]. Nuzakelijk.nl (in Dutch). 14 June 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  10. ^ Van der Reijden, Demian (18 October 2011). "Ivy trots op espressomachine met voetbediening" [Ivy proud of espresso machine with foot-control]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  11. ^ Posthumus, Wieteke (1 April 2016). "FG restaurant verhuist naar Hofbogen Rotterdam, Noodle Bar sluit deuren". Misset Horeca. Retrieved 5 September 2016.

Coordinates: 51°54′8.46″N 4°27′40.16″E / 51.9023500°N 4.4611556°E / 51.9023500; 4.4611556