Restaurants

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…
Top Choice Belgian in Stavelot

Mal-Aimé

This eccentric delight is a special place to eat that also offers comfortable, if ultra-minimalist modern rooms (single/double €85/95). Despite absurdly slow service, the three-course meals are feats of top cuisine …
Top Choice Seafood in Namur

Entre Sambre et Mer

Offering great value for quality seafood, this is a family-run restaurant with a warm, unpretentious feel. Daily specials complement a menu heavily weighted towards the sea with very fair prices; delicious oysters a…
Top Choice International in Bruges

De Stove

Just 20 seats keep this gem intimate. Fish caught daily is the house speciality, but the monthly changing menu also includes the likes of wild boar fillet on oyster mushrooms. Everything, from the bread to the ice c…
Top Choice Belgian in Diest

Gasthof 1618

At the heart of the begijnhof lies this suitably medieval-style hostelry whose high ceilings and manorial atmosphere feel all the more believable once the candles and central woodfire are lit. In summer, try the sea…
Top Choice French in Bouillon

La Table des Sépulcrines

A comfortable modern interior in part of the old convent complex on the riverside is Bouillon's best recent arrival. With a generous spirit and inventive eye, the chef creates some wonderfully satisfying dishes base…
Top Choice Belgian in Tournai

La Petite Madeleine

Petite indeed in size, but flexing big culinary muscles, this place offers beautifully presented modern gastronomic fare, with more than a nod to the new Nordic cuisine's foraging ethos. The atmosphere is friendly a…
Top Choice French in Liège

Terra Terrae

Confident contemporary cuisine with a variety of influences makes this eatery on a quiet street near the cathedral a pleasure – but not one you can expect to bag a table for without a reservation. Influences from 't…
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 Burgers in Mechelen

Il Cardinale

Belgian burger mania and a gently ironic reworking of the city's Catholic iconography meet at this friendly place, set in the shadow of the cathedral, with big windows facing a pretty patch of green. The burger menu…