The Glennie’s restaurant is located in our apartment complex Kristall Plaza in Niederau, Austria.
We serve the best dishes of the Netherlands, such as a super tender Dutch steak, a delicious sandwich with smoked salmon, various types of sandwiches, fresh fruit salads, fresh Dutch fish and of course the Mc Glennie’s burger!
We also serve Austrian specialties. For instance, the Wiener schnitzel and Tiroler Gröstl with a modern touch. Of course there are a lot of other dishes on the menu. Quite a choice and something for everyone.
Of course we also thought of the little ones. For example, they can choose from pancakes, spaghetti bolognese or a Glennie’s schnitzel.
After a day of walking or cycling you can relax in Glennie’s with a nice glass of wine or a clear Heineken. We are happy to serve you one of the bitter garnishes with the Dutch van Dobben bitterballs!
We also have a beautiful Ginbar where you can enjoy the tastiest Gin Tonics. Of course we also serve other (alcoholic) drinks.
Paul de Römph (owner) proudly tells the background story of Glennie’s Resto:
“My wife and I have a child with Down syndrome, called Glenn. He was born in 1994 and then your world is turned upside down. Fortunately, Glenn was physically in good order and he developed especially socially great.
For Glenn we already had 2 boys and after Glenn we also got 2 more girls. A complete family, in which Glenn is the center. He has absolutely enriched our lives and we receive a lot of love and pleasure from him.
He just runs in the family, goes to work every day, occasionally he does a bit of fitness, goes out to restaurants and fun activities, he participates on wintersport and other holidays and is much on his iPad. He also loves football a lot and is especially fan of Feyenoord. Glenn regularly goes along with me and his brothers to the Kuip to support Feyenoord.
In society, a lot has changed in the last decades, also in relation to Down syndrome. Much more acceptance and possibilities. The guidance has become more intensive and much more professional, especially from the medical angle. We ourselves do not or hardly encounter negative reactions. Nevertheless, there is still much to do in the field of integration in the labor process and social participation.
However, there is always the concern of my wife Carina and me about how it will go with him later. An ordinary child normally finds his or her way and with Glenn it is different. Independent living, caring for themselves and work remain a major concern and responsibility.
Over the years we have come up with the idea to create something for him, in which he can come into his own right. This has resulted in the design of the GLENNIE’S restaurant chain. We proudly opened the first in 2016 in Austria. In the coming years there will certainly be one in the Netherlands, where Glenn will come to work!