In 2014, Restaurant Monarh opened its doors in the 125-year-old monastery and national monument ‘Het Heilige Hart’ in Tilburg. Just four years later, Monarh became the first and only restaurant in Tilburg ever to be awarded one Michelin star. With high-quality service, an innovative kitchen, and unique preparation methods, Monarh has positioned itself exceptionally well in the Dutch fine dining landscape.
An Unpretentious Atmosphere
“Michelin-starred restaurants sometimes have the impression of being a bit formal, but at Monarh, we create a cozy Brabantian atmosphere.” says Ralph Kappé, the host and co-owner of Restaurant Monarh. This relaxed ambiance, combined with the stunning building and interior, makes a visit to Monarh a unique experience from the moment you walk in the door.
Monarh offers an innovative French cuisine with global influences. Ralph tells us that Monarh serves surprising dishes prepared in unique ways. This sentiment is also echoed by our own team; a visit to Monarh always brings about a delightful surprise. “This is why we have a loyal group of regular guests who return regularly.”
When owner Ralph talks about Monarh, his passion shines through. “I’ve been working in the hospitality industry since I was fourteen, and eventually, I entered the world of Michelin-starred dining. I wouldn’t want it any other way.” This passion is clearly reflected in the quality of service, food, and drinks.
Transition from Lightspeed
In September 2023, Monarh made the transition from Lightspeed to the Mr. Winston Hospitality Point of Sale System. “Mr. Winston is a Dutch company, their team came to discuss the possibilities, and the communication was much better. That instilled confidence”, said Ralph.
When we asked Ralph about the benefits of Mr. Winston, he mentioned that the system is very user-friendly. Just one week after the initial contact regarding a possible switch, Mr. Winston was operational at Monarh. Koen from Mr. Winston is delighted to provide Monarh with a hospitality system and says: “As a local Tilburg company, it’s naturally extra special to have the best restaurant in Tilburg as our customer. We are incredibly proud of that!”