Restaurant Royal Aruba

Restaurant Fred is now under the ownership of Chef Roy Engelen.

Welcome to Royal Chefs Table Restaurant. We want to give you a unique and intimate dining experience filled with an evening (3.5 hours) of delicious food, great wines, and lots of fun, without having to think about yesterday or tomorrow because it all about this evening.

We are a small restaurant that seats maximum seventeen guests at a U-shaped high-top bar for guests 18 years and older. We believe this is the best way for us to highlight fine dining in a casual way. We will present you a playful five course set chefs menu with an optional wine pairing that will compliment every course. We put a lot of love and effort into creating the menu along with the wine pairings, so we ask you to come in open minded and not to be afraid of trying new things. Please be informed that we are not able to serve vegetarian, vegan or fully dairy free dishes as we are not able to cook without butter.  

We start at 7 PM sharp and dinner will be finished around 10:30 PM. In between courses we have a couple of small breaks to stretch your legs and mingle with other guests. At the end of the dinner, we offer the opportunity to sit on the rooftop terrace with us. (Talk about silly things)


Dinner is $120 per person included a glass of bubbles when you arrive.
We offer a wine pairing with your dinner, we have no set price as our wines will change each 8/10 weeks with the menu. 

Opening Hours:

Monday through Friday from 7PM until bedtime. For re-confirmations the best time to call is please between 10 am and 4 pm everyday.

Vacation/closed for 2023:

March 16th till March 29th 2023
June 8th till June 25th 2023
September 7th till October 1st 2023
November 10th and November 13th 2023


Making your reservation (18 years and up) is key at Restaurant Royal Aruba. Your reservation request will be confirmed, if the seats are available. We will do this by phone as we need to have valid credit card on file to confirm the booking with you. When you make a reservation please provide the email that you check on a daily base, a cell phone number that we can reach you at, your food restrictions and celebrations. If you have not received a automatic reply that your reservation request is received, please check your spam folder

If your requested date is not available, please send us a waiting list request email, thank you. PLEASE DO NOT BOOK A RANDOM DATE TO INFORM US WHEN YOU ARE ON THE ISLAND, SEND US AN EMAIL THANKS A LOT. 

Keep in mind that you will need to re-confirm your attendance at this dinner feast 24 hours in advance with a valid credit card and expiration date, otherwise your reservation will be cancelled.

Waiting list request:

If your requested date is unavailable, please send an email to
* Arrival and departure date
* The cell phone number we can reach you add
* Amount of guests
* Food restrictions and celebrations 

When you have not received a reply, please check your spam folder or call +297 565 2324 and we are happy to add you on our waiting list.

Food restrictions
Please be informed that we are not able to serve vegetarian, vegan and fully dairy free dishes as we are not able to cook without butter. 

We are anything but pretentious, as long as you're comfortable, your'e fine. Please leave swimwear and speedo at the hotel though...

Parking downtown is free after 7 PM. Next to our restaurant you are able to park for free after 5 PM, the gate will be open. The parking lot has a sign Que Pasa? Parking and its for our guests as well.
We accept major credit cards: Visa, Master, AMEX & Discover.


The Chef

My name is Roy Engelen, chef and owner of Restaurant Royal, born and raised in the south of Holland, Roermond. I started cooking when I was 15 years old, and I am still very passionate about it. After I graduated from culinary school, I learned/worked for some great chefs in several 1 and 2 Michelin Star restaurants and other high-level restaurants in the Netherlands. I enjoy cooking for guests every day and serving them tasteful and beautiful plated dishes. I love to recreate classic dishes and present them with a more modern twist. Plating and flavors are the most important part of my cooking.

Contact Details
Wilhelminastraat 18, Oranjestad Aruba +297 565 2324 Facebook