A Menagerie is an establishment of luxury and curiosity. Typically filled with animals and curiosities from all over the world. Normally our menu would be about things gathered from abroad, where the exotic meets the local and big travels and broad tales.
During these unprecedented times we are staying closer to home. Sometimes you just have to take shelter and embrace what you have instead of looking to far-away places.That is why, with this menu, we focus on animals a bit closer to home.
Every chapter is inspired by a different type of ‘Amsterdam Wildlife’. We do not offer you the ingredients, but instead offer you flavour descriptions. We invite you to choose based on what you want to experience. However, the ingredients are not a secret, please feel free to ask.
Right now we are more about sharing stories with neighbours and feasting on local produce. However you might be surprised by the flavours and types of spirits that can be found in the menu; although focused on the local, we are always inspired by the melting pot that is Amsterdam itself. A cross cultural influence from a city boasting more than a 100 different languages, not to mention cuisines and traditions. We celebrate Amsterdam's rich and vibrant nature.
The Amsterdam Pigeons are almost as much as an icon of the City as are the millions of bikes. They’re everywhere and seem to be able to thrive in any situation. They might look common, but they are serious birds! These highballs are just like that. Drinks that are easily accessible and easy to drink!
Bread & Tonic
Bakers Best Genever Becherovka Tonic12
Amer y Amaro
Picon Biere Elderflower Cider12
Turf Jenever Grapefruit Soda13
Zanders & Bicycles
The canals are not only pretty, they are also teeming with life. You might think only small fry live in these busy waters, but you’d be surprised at the variety and size of the fish that thrive in our waters. Pike, Bass, Roach and even huge Zanders swim through the bicycle graveyard at the bottom of the canal. The surface looks quiet and calm, but underneath is a whole other world! These drinks have uncommon and usual combinations. But we promise the flavours that will surprise and delight you!
Fresh Grassy Citrus Malty13
The Art of Destruction
Bitter Sharp Peaty Aperitif11
Funky Plantain Silt Molasses12
Although the true Amsterdam Pub cat is a dying breed, there are still plenty of feline bar companions to find in the city. Originally pubs used cats to scare away any mice in the establishment, they soon became favourites of patrons and companions for the imbibers in the Dutch Brown cafes. This soon became a tradition; in a true Dutch cafe one would always find a cat. Who wouldn’t want to cozy up with a purring friend and a drink? Here you will find big and bold flavours, perfect for a cozy evening in the Menagerie.
Cranberry Dry Marmalade12
Cereal Floral Spirit-Forward Bright11
Great Blue Heron
Originally a coastal wading bird, Amsterdam is full of these large birds stalking the waters for fish and other small animals. Stately, unfazed by the busy city life around them, the Great Blue Heron seems to be above the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam. A bird who seems timeless in an ever changing city, regarding our follies with reserved class. These drinks are original inventions, but already feel like classics.
Blush Tart Citrus Candied13
Whatever Floats your Goat
Sharp Bittersweet Sourdough Citrus12
Smokey Sharp Bold Smooth13
House twists on classics, turning old familiars into new Jenever based cocktails.
Tart Citrus Malty12
Contains egg white
Soft Full Bodied Nutty14
Woody Complex Dried Fruit12
Crisp Silty Citrus10
‘Johannes R’ Negroni
Bitter Dry Refreshing11
Fruity Fresh Malty13
House Old Fashioned
Malted Clay-Aged Cacao14
Here is where you’ll find some of our favourite cocktails from previous menu’s.
Spicy Bold Bright13
Wine Trader Punch
Black Fruits Tart Zingy13
Devil in Disguise
Apple Blossom Tart Refreshing7 11
Sil The Beachcomber
Tiki Dry Red Fruit Spiced14
Next to our signature drinks on this menu, we can make many other drinks as well! (provided we have the ingredients necessary) All off menu cocktails start at 13.13+
Please inform staff of any allergies when ordering custom drinks
Wine & Sparkling
Crémant de Bourgogne
Vin Biologique Sparkling Crisp Fruity Well-balanced14 59
Vin Biologique Oak Acidic Fruits Full-Bodied13 57
Vin Nature Citrus Stone Fruits Funky10 44
Vin Biologique Dark Fruits Earthy Long Finish9 41
La Grange d’Ain
Vin Nature Full-Bodied Dried Fruits Toasted Oak11 47
Beer & Cider
Fresh Malty Cereal Thirst quenching4
Kleiburg Sicilian White
Citrus Crisp Bitter7
Kleiburg Dubbel Blond
Hoppy Fresh Warming8
Uwe Awesome Blossom
Rhubarb Ginger Vanilla6
Handcrafted by Loren Holmes