Ciel Bleu: Refined Flavours
Welcome to Ciel Bleu. Here, you step into the world of our refined flavours. Where the focus is on details and everything is perfectly brought together. Our dishes, the wines, the ambiance, and personal service make a visit to Ciel Bleu an unforgettable gastronomic experience with a panoramic view of Amsterdam.
We are dedicated to pure cooking with courage, love, and craftsmanship. True to the traditional French cuisine with innovative techniques, enriched with wordly influences and spices.
Our Ciel Bleu team is a unity. Together, we create the authentic two Michelin-star experience of Ciel Bleu. A complete culinary experience at the highest level. We invite you to taste the purity of our ingredients and to explore traditional craftsmanship filled with surprising elements.
We enjoy getting to know our guests and showing them who we are. With each guest, a connection is formed. Our Head Chef Arjan Speelman, Service Manager Francesco Simonelli, and the rest of the team warmly welcome you and are pleased that you are here.
We cook with courage, love, and craftsmanship. At Ciel Bleu, you will taste the artisanal and traditional cuisine with worldly influences and spices. We draw inspiration from all corners of the world, utilizing the beauty that nature has to offer.
We bring together pure ingredients, spices, and innovative techniques to create an original and surprising flavor experience. Each bite is a journey in itself. Our dishes progressively immerse you while the main ingredient takes center stage.
Spices are important flavor enhancers for Ciel Bleu. Our curiosity and passion for spices are evident in our dishes. Allow us to amaze you!Menu
You will also find refined flavors in our wine selections. SVH Wine Master Noël Vanwittenbergh and sommelier Niccolo Benigni have carefully selected the most exclusive wines that harmoniously complement our dishes. The result is a traditional yet surprising wine list where no compromises have been made. Our sommelier team is always ready to provide you with a fitting and personal choice.
“We cater to our guests’ palates and preferences and create the Ciel Bleu experience by adding a third flavour profile to the dishes; something unexpected yet carefully considered.“Noël Vanwittenbergh, SVH Wine Master
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Team-oriented collaboration and structure. According to Executive Chef Arjan Speelman of Ciel Bleu** at Hotel Okura Amsterdam, these are the key factors for achieving a culinary top performance. In the kitchen of the Michelin-starred restaurant, a clear hierarchy is maintained, and everyone has a defined role. But if any deviation is noticed, everyone is encouraged to give feedback. We go above and beyond for each other. Arjan compares it to Formula 1 racing, where losing is not an option!
The Chef’s Table is the vibrant heart of Ciel Bleu. A seat at this table guarantees an unparalleled experience. What you eat remains a surprise and changes daily. Here, you have front-row seats with a view of the kitchen and the spectacular scenery.
Ciel Bleu’s private dining offers the space to enjoy culinary delights with your guests in complete privacy. The Starlight is a unique location with magnificent panoramic views. Our private dining is ideal for meetings and dinners for groups comprising between eleven and eighteen guests. For more information on private dining, please contact us via [email protected] or +31 (0)20 6787 450.
Ciel Bleu Experience
Every visit to Ciel Bleu is an unforgettable experience. If you wish to extend this experience, you can continue to enjoy all the comfort and service under the Amsterdam stars at Hotel Okura Amsterdam.
The five-star hotel excels in pampering its guests. The delightful breakfast combined with a late check-out ensures the ultimate conclusion to a Ciel Bleu experience. Or perhaps a visit to Nagomi Spa before heading home? Everything is possible within Hotel Okura Amsterdam.Book Now
Hotel Okura Amsterdam
Ciel Bleu is located in Hotel Okura Amsterdam. From the 23rd floor of the 5-star hotel, Ciel Bleu offers a breathtaking view over the entire city.
Ciel Bleu is a crucial part of the overall experience at Hotel Okura Amsterdam. Everything revolves around the ultimate sense of hospitality, known as Omotenashi.Read more
Ciel Bleu has been recognized as one of the top three restaurants in the Netherlands by La Liste Top 1000 Restaurants in the World for 2023. Additionally, the restaurant rankings for La Liste 2024 have been unveiled, with Restaurant Ciel Bleu rising to 95.5. This maintains our position in the top three restaurants in the Netherlands. Thanks to Chef Arjan Speelman and Maître Francesco Simonelli, our dedicated team, our wonderful guests, and all contributors to this success.
JOOP BRAAKHEKKE HOSPITALITY AWARD
Our sommelier at Restaurant Ciel Bleu, Noël Vanwittenbergh, received the Joop Braakhekke Hospitality Award for his exceptional contributions to gastronomy. The deserving awardee will mentor young talent Marly Sauer in the industry for a year under the supervision of esteemed jury members. This initiative aims to inspire and promote the next generation of restaurant professionals.
WINE SPECTATOR 2023
Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards 2023 recognized the extraordinary wine selection at Restaurant Ciel Bleu. It is an international acknowledgment in three categories: Award of Excellence, Best of Award of Excellence, and Grand Award. Ciel Bleu has been receiving the Best Award of Excellence for over ten years. Thanks to Noël Vanwittenbergh and Niccolò Benigni for their dedication to the finest wine selection!
Our two Michelin-starred Chef Arjan Speelman was part of the lineup of 100 Chefs. This prestigious culinary event is organized by Gault&Millau, a highly respected restaurant and hospitality guide. The event showcases the culinary skills and creations of top chefs from the Netherlands and beyond.