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Restaurant • Fine Dining


Restaurant Hunker

You immediately feel at home upon entering restaurant Hunker. You'll even be able to see the cooking stage of award-winning chef and artist Ward Kusters from the chef's table. Every dish is perfectly paired by sommeliers Jeroen van Esch & Lieke Vos.


Sittard, Netherlands
G&M 13,5
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Ward Kusters

Ward Kusters
JRE JRE-Jeunes Restaurateurs

After finishing his culinary education, chef Ward Kusters took on a temporary dishwasher job where he met his current partners, sommeliers Lieke Vos and Jeroen van Esch. After this, Ward worked at several high-end restaurants, like De Kristalijn in Belgium and Pure C. In 2018 Ward opened his very own establishment, restaurant Hunker. Here, Ward rules the kitchen, and every dish is perfectly paired by sommeliers Jeroen van Esch & Lieke Vos.

Jeroen van Esch

Jeroen van Esch
JRE JRE-Jeunes Restaurateurs

A passionate wine lover with extensive knowledge of what makes a great wine truly special

Modern Dutch cuisine

Local seafood

Chef’s table

Restaurant Hunker

The interior is modern and warm with a chic touch, which makes a good representation of the restaurant’s menu. Get ready to be taken on a culinary journey and taste the best contemporary Dutch cuisine by the young ambitious team of restaurant Hunker.

Hunker’s cuisine

Ward Kusters continues to develop his cooking style throughout his career, and he does not wish to confine himself to one specific routine. As a result, he does not consider himself bound to one specific kitchen. He combines traditional Dutch cuisine with international influences and creates excellent new flavour pairings. Artistically, he draws inspiration from the seasonal offerings for a culinary, striking, and mouth-watering creations. Through this, he creates a fresh, light and modern cuisine with surprising depth. In Ward's opinion, the flavours do not stand alone, but should always complement each other in perfect harmony.

Sittard surroundings

Hunker restaurant is located in the center of Sittard's old town. Within walking distance you will find the historic city wall, the picturesque Market, and many beautiful "secret" city gardens of Fort Sanderbout. One of those gardens provides the restaurant with fresh herbs and flowers.



Hunker Paardestraat 17 6131 HA Sittard Netherlands


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Opening times

Thursday 18:30 - 21:00
Friday 18:30 - 21:00
Saturday 12:30 - 13:30 18:30 - 21:00
Sunday 12:30 - 13:30 18:30 - 21:00

Special offers by Hunker

Mastercard Priceless Experience

Dagje meedraaien in de keuken met de voorbereidende werkzaamheden, aansluitend een 6-gangen ALL-IN diner aan de chefs table en tot slot een lekker drankje met de chef. Per persoon te boeken. (uitsluitend op reservatie via het secretariaat)

€ 150

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Make your dinner reservations through our website for a high-quality gastronomic experience – it’s quick and easy. Book your table here and get ready for an unforgettable culinary event.

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