Our Story

In the beautiful summer of 2018 we started a great journey in the Hague, the city where we live and which we truly love. Given our diverse background it first was an exploration of ideas, trends, but more importantly, discovering our universal passion.

The outcome of that discovery is Bistro La Cigogne, a place where we celebrate life. La Cigogne is French for a stork, the symbol of the Hague, ‘de ooievaar’ . Located on the Piet Heinstraat 97, in the heart of the Zeeheldenkwartier, our bistro delivers a new concept.

Our Team

Our chef ‘s food is predominantly French inspired, with a modern international twist, using seasonality to lead a menu that invokes memory and brings a narrative to each plate. Born in Brazil and having lived in several countries around the world, our chef, Joao Proenca holds a degree from the Alain Ducasse Education Institut in Paris-France and also served as cook for the same group in its Paris restaurant. Last serving as chef of Bistro Robert in Scheveningen, his different experiences allowed him to expand his knowledge of food, culture and adaptation to diversity.  As we care much about our environment we continually strive to source locally, reduce waste, and minimize our impact on the earth while simultaneously upholding quality levels of our menu.

Our Restaurant manager, Anthony Oms, has great love of food and passion for people. He brings our guests a truly memorable experience to their tableside. His keen eye for detail, nurtured in different roles in France and in the Hague, ensures the dining room is kept at its very best before, during and after service. In the background the team is complemented by our general manager, with unsurpassable organization and financial skills gained in the banking sector, who oversees the running of the restaurant from the finances to promotion to the floor.

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

Our Service

It’s all about sharing love for each other, enjoying great food, drinks, music and much more. La Cigogne is a contemporary culinary and wine destination where local and international guests meet. We hope to present you a sincere and cheerful cuisine inspired by traditional recipes or classics revisited. For us a bistro delivers the same quality standards as a gourmet restaurant in a joyful and intimate atmosphere. You can choose from the a-la-carte menu to a maximum of 8 guests. When you visit us with a larger party, we are more than happy to create a tailor-made menu for you.

Wanneer passie het spel regeert, komen ideeën in actie.

Bistro Gallery

Menu à la Carte

* Gluten free

Huîtres Supérieur n° 3 (6pc)

Oysters « Superior » n° 3


Velouté de Saison *

Seasonal Velouté


Foie-Gras Maison, Chutney d’échalotes aux dattes et noisettes *

Homemade Foie-Gras, Shallot chutney with dates & hazelnuts


Poireaux grillés aux amandes, Sabayon de Banyuls *

Grilled leek with Almonds, Banyuls Wine Sabayon


Cassolette d’escargots à la crème *

Old-Style Snails Cassolette with Cream, Garlic & Parsley


Gambas crues et marinées au citron vert, Infusion Florale  *

Old-Style Snails Cassolette (with Cream, Garlic & Parsley)


Plats – Main

Canard Confit au Porto, Mousseline de Patate Douce et Salade d’Herbes Fraîches

Duck Confit with Porto Wine, Sweet Potato Mousseline & Aromatic Herbs Salad


Sole « Meunière » (400g), Rattes Rissolées *

Dover Sole « Meunière » (400g), Ratte Potatoes & Spinach


Petite épeautre « façon risotto » aux champignons et Poire Rôtie *

Roasted Spelt « risotto way » with Mushrooms & Grilled Pear


Noix de St. Jacques à la plancha, Salsifis au Paprika fumé, Caramel de Carottes *

Scallops à la Plancha, Salsify Confit with Smoked Paprika & Carrot Caramel


Bavette à La Cigogne *

Beef Flank Steak à la Cigogne



Oesters – Fines de Claires, klassieke garnituur – ¼ of ½ dozijn

Fines de Claire oysters, classic garnish – ¼ or ½ dozen

€8,00 / €16,00

Plateau Charcuterie – selectie luxe vleeswaren

Charcuterie – selection of luxury meat cuts


Schaaldieren crème met ravioli van kreeft

Crustacea bisque with ravioli of lobster


Vegetarische loempia op bedje van munt, mango, taugé en paprika

Vegetarian spring roll on bed of mint, mango, been sprout and peppers


Ballotine van Gildehoen, paddenstoelen, spinazie en groene erwten

Gildehoen ballotine with mushrooms, spinach and peas


Rollade van zalm en asperges met een saus van limoen

Roullade of salmon, asparagus and lemon sauce



Lamsrack met groenten van het seizoen, paprika polenta en rozemarijn jus

Grilled rack of lamb with seasonal vegetables, peppers polenta and rosemary sauce


Gegrilde Entrecote van het rund met gebakken aardappelen en sjalotten saus

Grilled entrecote with baked potatoes and shallot sauce


Heilbot met saus van peperkoek geserveerd met een mousseline van pastinaak

Halibut with ginger bread sauce served with parsnip mousseline


Truffel risotto met paddenstoelen en groene asperges

Mushrooms, asparagus and truffle risotto (veg)


Vangst van de dag

Catch of the day

Vlees van de maand

Monthly meat special from Menu Gourmand

Vraag naar onze overige vegetarische opties.

Ask for our additional vegetarian options.

dag prijs

Daily price


Mousse au Chocolat Noir 70% Cacao, Crumble de Lait et Caramel au Beurre salé *

Dark Chocolate Mousse 70% Cocoa, Milk Crumble & Salted Butter Caramel


Crème Citron et Meringue Flambée, Coulis aux épices et rochers au sésame noir *

Lemon Cream & Meringue Flambée, Spices Coulis & Black Sesame


Tarte aux Pommes à la Vanille et Pistache, Sablé aux noisettes et Labneh au Citron Vert

Apple Pie Vanilla and Pistachio, Hazelnut Sablé & Labneh with Lime


Assortiment de Fromages, Compote de Saison *

Selection of French Cheeses, Seasonal Homemade Compote


Brood met tapenade & aioli

Bread with tapenade and aioli


Oesters – Fine Claires – 1/2 dozijn

Oysters Fine Claires – 1/2 dozen


Plateau Charcuterie pour 2

Luxury meat cuts for 2


Gegrilde Entrecote met sjalotten saus

Grilled entrecote with sauce of sjallots


Sint Jacobsschelpen met groene erwten en munt

Scallops with peas and mint


Plateau Fromage pour 2

Selection of farmhouse cheese


Portie Geitenkaas Kroketjes

Goatcheese Croquettes



Croque Monsieur/Madame


Uitsmijter Bacon/Rosbief La Cigogne

Eggs with ham/roast beef and cheese La Cigogne


Rosbief met truffel mayonaise

Roasted Beef with truffle mayonaise


Gegrilde groenten met Provolone kaas

Grilled vegetables with Provolone cheese


Zalm met avocado en mierikswortel dressing

Salmon, avocado, salad green, horse radish


Soup & Salads

Soep van de dag (veg)

Soup of the day (veg) supplements 1.50


Guldehoen Caesar salade (bio)

Guldehoen ceasar salad (bio)


Salade met pompoen en geitenkaas

Pumpkin and goatecheese salad



Limousin hamburger met huisgemaakte frieten

Hamburger Limousin beef with homemade fries


Fish and chips van kabeljouw filet

Cod Fish and Chips


Quiche van de dag (veg)

Quiche of the day (veg)



Cake van de dag

Cake of the day

dag prijs

day price

Koffie of Thee met “Hop & Stork” chocolatier

Coffee or Tea with “Hop & Stork” chocolatier


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Kindly contact us for bookings larger than 9 visitors