Top Choice Belgian in Antwerp

Het Gebaar

Chef Roger van Damme only does fancy and only does lunch. At the entrance to Antwerp's petite botanical gardens, the former gardener's house is a deeply romantic setting to write off an afternoon. The Flemish stew a…
Top Choice International in Antwerp

The Jane

Fine dining meets rock ’n' roll at Antwerp's most dramatic restaurant, where architect Piet Boon has preserved the ceiling of an old military-hospital chapel in its decaying state and put an open kitchen where the a…
Pub Food in Antwerp

Dansing Chocola

This very agreeable creeper-fronted pub-café has mismatched lamps, tattooed staff, pavement terraces and ceiling mouldings painted marble-green. Steaks are of good quality but the menu is otherwise unremarkable: it'…
Mediterranean in Antwerp

De Kleine Zavel

The rough floorboards and wrought-iron chandeliers might suggest that this is another gleefully dishevelled Flemish bistro, but this fashion-set favourite offers an innovative menu of small dishes of mostly Mediterr…
Bistro in Antwerp

L'Entrepôt du Congo

As the name might suggest, dark marble tabletops, chequerboard floors, mirror panels and carved wooden beams on the high ceiling are all surveyed by a portrait of a young King Baudouin. The menu is extensive, cheap …
Vegetarian in Antwerp


Straight out of Antwerp in the 70s, a pun-loving, all organic, if rather pricey menu caters to vegans and special diets.
Belgian in Antwerp

Elfde Gebod

This ivy-clad medieval masterpiece has an astounding interior decked with angels, saints, pulpits and several deliciously sacrilegious visual jokes. Good, if pricey, sandwiches supplement the mussels, vol-au-vents a…
European in Antwerp


This landmark 1950s building provides river views through enormous plate-glass windows and from summer tables that fan out along the walkway. It’s a superb place to be dazzled by sunset rays while ordering respectab…
Indian in Antwerp


Unpretentious little place that's well known for its vegan/vegetarian Jain-Indian food. No menu, just an eat-all-you-like buffet with five mains, two sweets and rice.
Belgian in Antwerp

De Groote Witte Arend

Retaining the Tuscan stone arcade of a 15th- and 17th-century convent building, as well as a little family chapel, this place combines the joys of a good beer bar with the satisfaction of well-cooked, sensibly price…