Antwerp Restaurants Guide
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Here is something for the travelers who enjoy good restaurants and those who believe experiencing local cuisine is part of the fun of traveling to new places. Antwerp has more than enough places to choose from - so to help you out we compiled a list of our favorite and top places to dine.
We are always on the look out for new venues to try out. Then there are those few favorites that we go back to again and again.
Some of the spots we recommend are not on the regular tourist itinerary or in the guide books - so be prepared to step off the beaten track and mingle with the locals.
Daniel, who wrote most of the reviews, is a certified cook and used to be a chef in several fancy venues in Antwerp - so he knows his food :)
... and me? I am more than very very happy to accompany him on his tasting explorations ... mainly for the sake of research of course ;)
Belgium has the highest density of Michelin Star restaurants in Europe. Want something top notch and fancy? - try out one of the best - Michelin dining venues in Antwerp
What is a Michelin Guide you ask?
The Michelin Guide is the classic guide to exceptional restaurants. Michelin Guides have become widely known as the world ís most respected source of information on fine dining venues. Click here to find out more about Michelin Guide - the business of evaluating and recommending restaurants world wide, Don't miss the "Tips" section!.
Michelin stars are awarded to restaurants offering the finest cooking, regardless of cuisine style. Stars represent only what is on the plate. They do not take into consideration interior decoration, service quality or table settings. Find out what a 1, 2 or " Michelin Star rating means and what to expect from one in Antwerp.
Past Michelin Stars
Sir Anthony van Dyck used to be Michelin star restaurant but the chef choose to give away his 2 Stars.
Best Antwerp Dining Venue
Want a romantic restaurant for a very reasonable price? Try Troubadour - rated 4.0 of 5 on TripAdvisor and ranked #20 of 431 restaurants in Antwerp.
The owner/chef greets guest at their tables and presents the menu of the day. Food is always fresh and the choice varies from day to day. Go there to celebrate a birthday and you'll get quite a show :)
Looking for great laid back atmosphere, scenic location and good food. Try one of the
Excellent Restaurants on the budget.
Number one on our list has a great view, and a very big patio - since your sitting on the Grote Markt!
If it's too crowded try the second floor for an even better view.
When it comes to steak - there is a lot to choose from – read our Steak Guide if you don't want to be served raw egg on a hill of raw ground beef. Places that specialize only in steak - Steakhouses - are very rare.
Despite that ‘Beefsteak frit’ is very popular – the national dish in Belgium - it is difficult to a find typical American Steak house. But there is steak in Belgium – We know. Friday is steak night at our house. Usually we make it at home but often we head out on the town in search of the perfect steak - and we keep adding to our ‘worth mentioning’ steak list.
Although you can find steak everywhere - If you want choice and really good steak try one of the
exceptional Steakhouses on our list.
Seafood in Antwerp
Antwerp is a good place for Seafood, if that's what you are feeling like having try one these top
Excellent Seafood Venue.
If you have been here for a while you might start to wonder where can you go for Lunch or Brunch in Antwerp? With bars and cafes overwhelming by their numbers, a cozy breakfast place migth be hard to find.
Here are a couple of suggestions for Lunches & Brunches along with what you can expect to find on the typical Belgian menu.
Here is a special location for Brunch - it is housed in a building still holding the old pumps that emptied the dry-docks: Het Pomphuis
What should you order from the menu? What do the locals eat? Check out our Belgium Food Recipes section to find out !
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