Antwerp restaurants

Top Choice International in Antwerp

The Jane

In a stunningly repurposed old military-hospital chapel, the Jane's sublime two-Michelin-star dining is such an overwhelmingly fabulous experience that you'll need to book online exactly three months ahead…on the do…
Top Choice International in Antwerp

Life Is Art

Loose cushions on bench seats, brocante mirrors, an old piano and a dangling canoe-skeleton all conspire to create a casually quirky venue for super-fresh food that changes so regularly that you'll have to ask the w…
Seafood in Antwerp


For years, locals have sworn that this bustling, fashionably dishevelled former fishmongers’ shop serves the best seafood in town. Finally the owners are responding to the ever-clamouring demand by enlarging the res…
Belgian in Antwerp

Elfde Gebod

In the heart of the tourist zone, this ivy-clad medieval masterpiece has an astounding interior decked with angels, saints, pulpits and several deliciously sacrilegious visual jokes.
Belgian in Antwerp

Het Gebaar

Celebrity TV chef Roger van Damme's Het Gebaar occupies the romantic former caretaker's house at the entrance to Antwerp's petite botanical gardens, within which some of the herbs are grown. It's an ideal setting to…
Bakery in Antwerp


The Dôme's renowned Zurenborg bakery-cafe now also has an old-city address whose two upper rooms are lavished with mouldings and camp colours. Perfumed with floral candles, these exclusively serve upmarket high teas…
Belgian in Antwerp

De Groote Witte Arend

Retaining the Tuscan stone arcade of a 15th-to-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 priced …
Ethiopian in Antwerp

Little Ethiopia

Discover a veritable museum of African artefacts in a historic old Antwerp house while perusing the multilingual menu supplement that helpfully explains the intricacies of Ethiopian dining. Rather than using a knife…
Seafood in Antwerp

Dôme sur Mer

In a classic Zurenborg building with an interior that's all white but for a mirror-topped blue stripe of an aquarium, this professional seafood outfit specialises in large, decadent sharing platters.
Belgian in Antwerp


Ciro's is an authentically nostalgic restaurant that dates back to 1962 and sports an almost untouched mid-century interior. The well-reputed cuisine features hearty steaks, great baked cod and some rarer Flemish cl…