Lion’s Head Restaurant and Brewery is the realization of a dream by husband and wife team Shaun and Katja.
After getting married in sunny Cape Town and inspired by Cape Town’s vibrant culture, its spectacular natural beauty and a food scene that rivals the best in the world, they made a promise to each other to start a restaurant and bring the Cape Town food culture to Amsterdam! They wanted to recreate that magical experience they felt in South Africa and together imagined a place where a warm caring atmosphere, excellent South African inspired food and hand-crafted beers could create the perfect place to meet up with old friends, new friends and friends to be…
With Shaun’s expertise in brewing and gastronomy and Katja’s background in nursing and caregiving, all of the boxes for excellent food, drink and hospitality were ticked. And as a proud South African and massive Springbok rugby fan, rugby and live sports would have to be a huge part of the plan.
In 2018 they opened The Lions Head in the heart of Amsterdam, named after the iconic mountain that forms the dramatic backdrop to Cape Town. The Lion’s Head is much more than great food and beer! When you walk in, it’s like coming home, irrespective of where you’re from.
The Lion’s Head takes some of the best parts of South African cuisine and service and combines it with a celebration of the international life that embodies Amsterdam. In the warm and welcoming atmosphere you might meet someone who’ll change your life… or simply have a great experience with our hand crafted beers, caring atmosphere and South African soul food! Whether you’re an old friend, a new friend or a friend to be, we can’t wait to welcome you to The Lion’s Head!