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 location is open for both dinner and lunch, so why not stop by?


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.


Set in downtown Willemstad, It is on Rif Fort.

Guests can merge their dining experience with excellent sightseeing opportunities by heading to one of the many area attractions nearby, including Postal Museum.

Families and couples alike are also on the lookout for the selection of activities made for the great outdoors, found about the area. Any golfers who find themselves anxious to tee off could plan ahead to play a round at the neighborhood golf course, Curacao Golf and Squash Club, which can be found not too far from Bistro Le Clochard. Other types of travelers are content napping on Avila Beach, which you will find to be the nearest beach and is only a short distance away away. And, these are just a few of the beaches and golf courses in the surrounding area.

Nearby Restaurants

If you are seeking out a restaurant with some similar types of food and/or a comparable price range, there are a couple of nearby dining spots to consider, including Rozendaels Restaurant.

On the other hand, if you want something different, this part of Curacao features an excellent range of restaurant options that will surely suit the tastes of nearly every kind of diner. For example, you might also consider trying International eats at Ay Caramba Cafe, which isn't very far away.

Credit Cards and Other Info

Bistro Le Clochard accepts the following credit cards: American Express, Discover, Master Card and Visa.

Contact Info

Location: Rif Fort, Punda, Curacao

Phone: (599-9) 462-5666




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