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 European in Turnhout

Cachet de Cire

Superb attention to detail is evident in every little touch here from the fresh market produce to the hand creams in the bathrooms. The cuisine and presentation are gourmet in quality yet with generous portion sizes…
Top Choice Fusion in Mechelen

Graspoort

Despite her restaurant's improbable location down a dead-end residential alley, traveller-turned-chef Greet has a winning combination of Asian and Mediterranean flavours, market-fresh ingredients and lots of vegetab…
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…
Cafe in Leuven

De Werf

With an extensive tree-shaded terrace, this rambling student classic uses road signs, lanterns and very rough walls dangling with builders' tools to add character. Remarkably low prices keep the crowds coming for ba…
Seafood in Antwerp

Fiskebar

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-clammering demand by enlarging the res…
Belgian in Mechelen

D’Afspraak

For years, great pub food has draw diners to what was – until more recently – a traditional low-key café…so much so that these days the place essentially operates as a restaurant, though the old beer-sign-and-bottle…
International in Mechelen

Stassart11

Hidden away in the rear of the De Borght flower and interior design shop, this indulgent lunch spot has a menu of regularly changing sharing plates: select five dishes between each pair of diners. If you come alone,…
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…