Bistro Le Clochard

Set on the grounds of the historic Rif Fort, the award-winning Bistro le Clochard was named for the vagrants (or, clochard in French) who lived inside the fort during the 1970s. Today, the vagrants are gone, but the French and Swiss cuisine of the bistro keep the fort alive.


Some of the most delicious soups and dishes in seafood and hot and cold appetizers are served at Bistro Le Clochard. While beef dishes are their specialty, they also provide other delicacies like tenderloin with assorted mushrooms in cream sauce. Appetizers include snails marinated in cognac or crepes stuffed with a seafood ragout with a hollandaise sauce.

Bistro Le Clochard is a bistro that serves French and Swiss dishes. The formality of the menu and service to expect from this restaurant is informal. This eatery is open for both dinner and lunch, so don't hesitate to pay this place a visit. You might fall in love with a local favorite.


The bistro keeps up the historic element of the surrounding fort by embracing the stone walls and using dark wood furnishings. Strategic lighting and tropical plants brighten up the dining room, making it a comfortable and inviting locale to enjoy a meal. Bistro Le Clochard offers varying seating options which also include a glassed-in dining room resembling a greenhouse and an outdoor terrace arrangement. The restaurant has a formal air about it.


Bistro Le Clochard can be found in downtown Willemstad.

This section of Curacao has plenty of cultural and natural attractions, making it a spirited area of town. Two of the closest visitor favorites from the restaurant include The Money Museum Yotin Kortá and Postal Museum, both of which are within a quick trip of the restaurant.

People who dine here are also on the lookout for the range of fun activities found throughout the region. Golfers ready to take to the greens could plan ahead to play a round at the nearby popular golf course, Curacao Golf and Squash Club, which is located not too far from Bistro Le Clochard. While you're in town, also check out Avila Beach, which you will find to be the closest beach and is only a short distance away away. Remember, these two options aren't the only beaches and golf courses within the region.

Nearby Restaurants

For guests trying to find another place to eat with some similar types of food or similar prices, there are at least a couple of nearby dining spots to pick from, including Rozendaels Restaurant.

Of course, if you're in the mood for something different, this region of Curacao has an excellent range of restaurants, where you'll encounter all kinds of flavors and cuisine types. For instance, you can also try International cuisine at Ay Caramba Cafe, which isn't very far away.

Credit Cards and Other Info

Bistro Le Clochard accepts American Express, Discover, Master Card and Visa.

Contact Info

Location: Rif Fort, Punda, Curacao

Phone: (599-9) 462-5666




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