The Malt Vault

Oudegracht 54 (aan de werf), Utrecht 3511AS
$$$ Continental Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room

our reservation system has changed! visit our website at themaltvault.nl to book your table.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

our reservation system has changed! visit our website at themaltvault.nl to book your table.

Business Info

  • Address: Oudegracht 54 (aan de werf), Utrecht 3511AS
  • Cross Street: Jacobijnenstraat
  • Cuisine: Bar-B-Q | Contemporary | Continental | Dutch | English | International | Italian | Spanish |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Bar/Lounge
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner | Late | Other |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 06 36194200
  • Features: Late Dining, Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Smoking Area, Tasting Menu, Lounge / Bar, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

Photos

The Malt Vault - Tmv

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Because our stock changes so quickly we do not have an online menu. Pay our Vault a visit and be surprised!
We strongly recommend you to book a table through this system to always make sure we save a spot for you.
For groups larger than six people, please send us an email to [email protected] ; we’ll make sure to find the best solution for you.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.76 out of 5 stars based on 850 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 12, 2022
Inge Z.
We enjoyed our evening and the flight of whiskeys we tried. Hosts and service wete perfect and everybody knew a lot about the different whiskeys. We will come back definitely

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 11, 2022
Chaja V.
It was very nice. Maybe you could add some more snacks to the menu? And we were placed near the door, while the rest of the place was and stayed almost empty at that time so it would be nice to be seated somewhere else, with some distance to the door. But that are little things, we had a very good time that afternoon!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 09, 2022
Robert R.
Awesome! You can even play a game of Chess :-D

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 31, 2022
Bob V.
We had a great time at the Malt Vault. Very friendly and helpful staff, good vibes and an adorable cat. In our opinion 10 out of 10, except for the food, but that is because we did not have any, so we cannot rate that. Thanks again for the great experience and until next time!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 15, 2022
Adi I.
Fantastic place and unique experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 26, 2022
Jasper W.
The MaltVault is such a lovely place, great atmosphere and they know so much about what they have (even with changing menus/bottles). 10/10 would come again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 01, 2022
Julie E.
We had an amazing time at the Malt Vault. Really nice service, good food and amazing whisky tasting. We will definitely come back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 27, 2022
Joel W.
Best whisky bar in the country, hands down

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 13, 2022
Robin O.
The staff was so kind to us and passionate about the whiskies. They gave us an amazing and fun experience. A few of us were not into whiskey that much, but as total noobs we learned to appreciate the craft. Also, the location and exterior of the malt vault makes you feel like you’ve found a hidden gem in Utrecht. Thank you for a great time!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 22, 2022
Michael C.
Pretty much a perfect experience. An attentive and very well informed staff, a great menu to choose from, and a wonderful ambience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 20, 2022
Kaÿa S.
My second visit. They still have an amazing selection of whisky, the top shelf is 1000% worth the money, and the server was fantastic. The venue is dimly lit and has a lovely atmosphere, the perfect place to enjoy a dram. (Note: Food is rated 10 because there wasn't a N/A option; I only had drinks this time, but the cheese platter I had in 2019 was great!)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
May 09, 2022
Joren d.
Awesome place to go and experience new whiskys. Fun to do is that you can try 3 whisky's in a tasting experience. They have a lot of different styles and flavors to chose from and the staff is very welcoming and keen to help and advice you on your whisky selection. :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 30, 2022
Stijn V.
The setting was nice, the waiter had some knowledge of whisky but was not into starting conversation. Did not feel like real whisky enthousiast. Whisky's where tasty but expensive

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 04, 2022
Joris V.
It was my first time coming to the place. Me and my friend both enjoyed it a lot, the people working here are very kind, entertaining and know a lot about the whiskeys. Its a small but cozy place which fits the concept perfectly. The only thing that we struggled with was finding the place. But overal a great experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 22, 2022
Dagmar T.
Most lovely place I have been to in ages :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 28, 2022
Wouter V.
Just simply the best ❤️

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 27, 2021
Stephan O.
We had a great experience last Saturday. Very nice whiskeys and the service was wonderful. See you next time!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 10, 2021
Daniel M.
Great service, food and drinks. Always a pleasure to go back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 08, 2021
Pascal V.
Very nice place, friendly and experienced staff and perfect foods and whiskies. Love it!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 03, 2021
Sean B.
We had a grate time taking our whiskey flight super attentive staff with loads of knowledge. Love that they take their time and don't rush you! great experience will definitely go back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 21, 2021
Hans F.
What a find this place is! Amazing service, and an outstanding array of whisky’s. The staff is knowledgeable, and very friendly. We’ll definitely come back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 16, 2021
Paul V.
Amazing as always

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 10, 2021
Henri M.
Enjoyed

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 24, 2021
Joy A.
I love this place absolutely! Is a bit pricey but warranty of a nice quality drinking evening. I love the ambience and the service! The best of the best!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 21, 2021
Kimberley H.
Great service, great staff, great spot and even better drinks :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 17, 2021
Etienn J.
A great place to go with friends, love the atmosphere and the personal touch from Said and Chiusi.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 15, 2021
Immanuella W.
It’s the best place to have a drink

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 14, 2021
Sayed Y.
This is a really amazing place. Been there a few times, and every single experience is always very memorable and special ! The staff are totally incredible, feel like friends straight away. They even remember you if you come by another time ! No matter how long its been ! Which is really cool ! The inside area is really unique and nice ! And sitting on the outside too is just amazing. Really love this place, I would say my most loved place to come for drinks and a nice time here in my most loved City, Utrecht :) Cheers for the amazing drinks, service and memories ! :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 07, 2021
Lydwien M.
As always this was a great experience. The whisky was fantastic, the food very tasty and although the outside seating area is small, sitting so close to the water has something magical. Would highly recommend to anyone!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 31, 2021
Charlotte S.
Loved the staff and the hospitality. Highly recommended!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 10, 2021
Linda V.
A hidden gem in the city of Utrecht for whiskey and gin lovers. Excellent service, easy going, intimate, great food. Sadly we do not live in Utrecht so we cannot become a badge holder. But we know where to go when we come back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 07, 2021
Robin v.
I would have given a 11 if it was possible! The Malt Vault is the best place in whole of Utrecht. They are warm people that make you feel at home the minut you sit down!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
May 04, 2021
Lisa v.
The ambiance inside is so so so great, hopefully they can open again, because they have more space!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 03, 2021
Maxime S.
It was amazing! The service is great, they have a lot of knowledge. And the drinks and bites were perfect.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 13, 2020
Ohudy L.
Best hospitality experience in the entire Netherlands

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 18, 2020
Stefan H.
Had a super time with fantastic whisky's. Thanks again for a great tasting night in a relaxed setting.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 12, 2020
Diederik v.
Amazing experience! Definately coming back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 07, 2020
Sara S.
Outstanding as always.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 31, 2020
Ezra v.
You have one job... And these people actually know that and always provide you with the best service, incredible knowledge about what they are serving you, the place looks great and they have also adapted to the new measures regarding the coronavirus. One of my favorite place's to be in Utrecht City :D

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 30, 2020
Bas J.
Absolutely loved everything about The Malt Vault. However the distance between tables, and trying to get to the toilet doesn't really seem 'Corona-proof'. If possible I'd like to see a little bit more space between people. Thanks for the amazing service and whiskey however, I'm absolutely coming back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 29, 2020
Pim T.
Definitely my favorite bar if I go out it's very probable I'll end up here. Nice relaxed atmosphere, very friendly and knowledgeable people behind the bar, excellent selection of whiskey and accompanying food. Whiskey is expensive but the overall experience and the fact one glass will last a long time are definitely worth it.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 29, 2020
Arjuna V.
Fantastic place for whisky lovers

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 23, 2020
Nataliia U.
That was a great experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 21, 2020
Koen v.
We were complete noobs. Had a great time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 15, 2020
SuzAnne V.
It was great! The girl who worked there is absolutely amazing! She knows everything about the whiskeys and make us feel so welcome. Thanks again for this great evening

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 06, 2020
Marjon H.
Erg leuke bar, vriendelijk personeel en de drankjes waren uitmuntend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 08, 2020
John L.
Had a great night in the Malt Vault. We had travelled from Cologne in Germany and was running late . Still the owner managed to get us seated outside until a table became free . The “tables” of Whiskey were just great. Nothing was too much trouble for the owner . Great Night!! Will return !!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 29, 2020
Sarah M.
Great place with very friendly staff. Impressive range of whisky's

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 29, 2020
Suzanne F.
very warm and bad ventilation, but the rest was perfect!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 27, 2020
Maartje W.
Great experience. Lot's of know how about whiskey's. Haggis also great. We will definately come back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 24, 2020
Carla H.
Thank you for a great evening of tasting and sharing knowledge. We will come back for sure!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 23, 2020
Pascal B.
The best hidden bar with such good drinks and food and exceptional staff who know what they are talking about

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 14, 2020
Will S.
Great as always. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, who are able to work with you to explore amazing new flavors.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 08, 2020
Vijay N.
Great, great place. Superb staff and ambiance!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 07, 2020
Vincent O.
If i could rate any higher than 10 i would! The best service and ambiance i have ever experienced anywhere! Honestly the best bar i have ever been to and for sure my favourite place in utrecht!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 07, 2020
Yunus C.
Best place in Utrecht to have some drinks and n’joy your self

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 07, 2020
Romano B.
Always a pleasure.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 05, 2022
Frank N.
Bit expensive but good experience very frendly staff.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 1/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 01, 2022
Arie v.
I took my friends to TMV and they loved the unique experience. It’s not a place for a cheap drink, but the service is friendly and knowledgeable! Btw we didn’t take food so no rating.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 30, 2022
Ernst Paul S.
Staff was very polite & helpful! We will definitely return.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 18, 2022
Matthijs V.
Great experience. Had the owner last time who had more information and a story about the whiskeys but overall more than good. Thanks again

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 07, 2022
Hans d.
Too bad the brownies and such weren't available. So we went for the 'meat' platter. Besides that everything was great as usual. Even a glass of prosecco to start the evening, because of the normalcy being back (sort of).

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 07, 2022
Saar R.
Wonderful gem in Utrecht! We had an amazing time. They really took the time to explain the concept, surprised us with 3 different flights and a lot of background information about each choice. Will definitely come back!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 28, 2021
Jacqueline K.
Het was even zoeken naar de ingang (beneden aan de gracht), maar wat een leuke plek! De bediening is super vriendelijk en neemt de tijd om de verschillende whiskey's uit te leggen. Het is en blijft een whiskey "vault" dus zijn er welkome bites maar verwacht geen uitgebreide (eet) menukaart. Voor ons absoluut voor herhaling vatbaar.. en wat ons betreft is de tasting "flight" echt een aanrader.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 08, 2021
Timothy K.
Its priceless if staf can read your mind / assess your taste and serve spot on whisky perfectly balanced @ your Whish. Without a shadow of doubt the best place to enjoy a top shelve whisky on your own convenience

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 31, 2021
Margriet V.
Very nice and friendly people. You feel at home And also as a night out. I’m going to come back for sure.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 10, 2021
Peter d.
The enthusiasm and knowledge from the crew, combined with the entourage, and the tasty food and drinks make me keep coming back! Thnx again!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Oct 14, 2020
Lorant Z.
We had a very nice experience during our first visit. Great ambience and very professional staff. The only negative is the pricing, we won't go there every week for sure. But for special occasions I would definitely recommend it and would go again!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 07, 2020
Jurrian T.
Didn't have food; rest was great as usual.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 23, 2020
Vanetta S.
A really beautiful place and very friendly personal! My only recommendations would be the use of blankets, especially with the autumn coming! And a very good Chardonnay...Looking forward to my next visit already!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 22, 2020
Sophie v.
Great people, great whiskey! Bit expensive tho ;) but ah well, whiskey is pricey.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 28, 2020
Edwin H.
My second time here and once again a great experience. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and guide you through your selection perfectly. I'll be back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 23, 2020
Rob B.
Great service, choice and quality The place to be for whiskey, gin and original cocktail lovers.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 04, 2020
jaap s.
Ome word fantastic

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Nov 12, 2022
André d.
Price too expensive for 3 glasses of whisky.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 16, 2022
stijn v.
No food was orderd. Prefect night.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 09, 2020
Thijs v.
Please do something about the heat inside, its nice but to hot!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 15, 2020
Jos W.
No comment.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 6/10
Oct 03, 2022
Alex B.
Veel verbeteringen mogelijk! Opzich best goed maar service kan echt zoveel beter. Best veel fouten

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 26, 2020
Jacques V.
The overall experience would be certainly beter if pricing was more moderated . (Certainly the food prices are much to high) But knowledge of staffing and the collection of Spirits was great. And would us to visit the Malt Vault again. But at the present time, the small location, the amount of people they let in (a big and loud group of people at the bar) and the coved-19 virus makes a new visit the upcoming time not safe enough.