Antwerp Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Antwerp

March 18, 2018 Matilde Konrad

Lively Antwerp is a hidden gem. Its medieval streets, Renaissance monuments and vibrant nightlife tend to be overshadowed by its reputation as center of the diamond trade and as the world's fifth-largest port. Biking is a popular choice for getting around this stylish Flemish city. See thousands of Old Masters at the Royal Museum and Rubens House. Experience the bustle of life at the Grote Markt. Marvel at the art and architecture of the still unfinished Cathedral of Our Lady, started in 1351.
Things to do in Antwerp

1. Pastorale

Laarstraat 22, Antwerp 2840, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking French, Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$283 - HK$1,130 +32 3 844 65 26
Excellent
71%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 204 reviews

Pastorale

Reviewed By michel l - Leuven, Belgium

we had a perfect lunch, starting with surprising appetizers served in a very original way. All dishes are little paintings: the clam carpaccio, the succulent beef, the range of après desserts, .... Nice winelist, though very french. The setting is very original, the tables very special.

2. Bart-A-Vin

Lange Slachterijstraat 3-5, Antwerp 2060, Belgium Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Belgian, European, Wine Bar Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$173 - HK$228 +32 474 94 17 86
Excellent
63%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 148 reviews

Bart-A-Vin

Reviewed By Bettina F - Essen, Germany

On our little city trip we came here on recommendation. We indulged in the immediate warm welcoming and friendly atmosphere. The communication between the chef and his clients went so smoothly ..he seemed already to guess which would be the perfect wine or bubbly for the individual taste and the food: just heaven. Small place, small card, just perfect!! We definitely come back!

3. Minerva

Karel Oomsstraat 36, Antwerp 2018, Belgium Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +32 3 216 00 55
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Minerva

Reviewed By Georges V - Antwerp, Belgium

Dining at Minerva is not only enjoying excellent prepared food. The setting and the service make you relax and enjoy your meal.
The cuisine is very classic French-Belgian style. Everything is perfectly prepared. The service is "old school" highest level. The new generations of waiters should come and see how it should be done.
Very nice wine menu. Most wines are pricey, but you can find interesting wines at affordable prices.

4. Het Gerecht

Amerikalei 20, Antwerp 2000, Belgium Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Belgian, European, Delicatessen, French, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +32 3 248 79 28
Excellent
81%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 199 reviews

Het Gerecht

Gastronomy Lunch menu 2 or 3 cours Only Menu 4 or 5 cours

Reviewed By NYNJ76 - New York City, New York

We just came back from our dinner at Het Gerecht. My colleagues and I were a party of 10. All day long the number of people kept changing, we kept gaining people, losing people to reservation, hotel concierge called twice to rearrange the number, the...MoreThanks, Wim & Peggy

5. Bolivar

Jan Van Beersstraat 54, Antwerp 2018, Belgium Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Belgian, Healthy Lunch, Dinner HK$118 - HK$322 +32 3 293 71 92
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 203 reviews

Bolivar

Reviewed By AgataStar - Mechelen, Belgium

Absolutely delicious, savoury and juicy meat of highest quality. Super fresh salads that bring back recollection of how "real" vegetables taste like (forget here the usual out-of-the-plastic-sack experience)! Most charming and welcoming lady who runs the place, delivers the dishes and is taking care of everyone with such a grace! Top evening and top place! Highly recommendable and by far my favourite restaurant in Antwerp!

6. Eetkamer a l'Infintiste

Kasteelpleinstraat 6, Antwerp 2000, Belgium Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Belgian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner HK$353 - HK$510 +32 477 82 03 80
Excellent
86%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 168 reviews

Eetkamer a l'Infintiste

Reviewed By Oli_Vdl - Antwerp, Belgium

Discovering "Eetkamer a l'Infintiste" is not only about food but also about a concept. Season product were presented like art on your board showing a great sense of creativity. The taste was great and you shouldn't ever expect less in a restaurant. Soft prices for a wonderful experience to share with your love or friends (or both). Many thanks for having us in your restaurant, we'll be back;

7. Mojo

Kasteelpleinstraat 54-56, Antwerp 2000, Belgium Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood Lunch, Dinner HK$173 - HK$251 +32 3 237 49 00
Excellent
65%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 174 reviews

Mojo

Visbistro Mojo is the place where seafood and seafood are the main ingredients of delicious and affordable meals. That quality and freshness will be of paramount importance here, speaks for itself. The passion for the profession and the sense of adventure of the chef make sure you will enjoy themost delightfully prepared seafood. Do you like more meat than fish? Do not despair and ask for the meat suggestions. That you can here every day. Visbistro Mojo wants to distinguish itself from other bistros by asking you to allow yourself your main course together or make a selection from the 'creations-of-the-head "on the chalkboard.

Reviewed By pilipili2009 - Anvers

Had dinner with three on a Wednesday evening. We were lucky to have a table without reservation as restaurant was fairly full. Excellent appetisers and excellent meal. Opted for large grilled gambas which was an excellent choice, and my guests were all satisfied with their...MoreThank You

8. Velazquez

Steenhouwersvest 29, Antwerp 2000, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments Diner, French, Belgian, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$196 - HK$777 +32 498 12 37 73
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 261 reviews

Velazquez

Reviewed By Desmond P

A lovely small restaurant ..about 30 seats ...food was excellent ...the maitre d was on her own & did an excellent job ..said her son was the chef ..a charming lady ...surprisingly in expensive...highly recommendedDear Desmond, Thank you very much for your nice review. We highly appreciate it. Regards, Monique van der Heijden Patrick Campman

9. Sombat Thai Cuisine

Desguinlei 196, Antwerp 2018, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night +32 475 32 04 85
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 341 reviews

Sombat Thai Cuisine

Private Home Dining, Catering, Event and business meeting.

Reviewed By Anna P - Antwerpia

What I really love about this place (apart from great food) is the intimacy and cosy atmosphere. Very special place.

10. Billie's Bier Kafetaria

Kammenstraat 12, Antwerp 2000, Belgium Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Belgian, Bar, European, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Drinks HK$126 - HK$212 +32 3 226 31 83
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 422 reviews

Billie's Bier Kafetaria

Friday the thirteenth in December 2013 Billie's Beer Kafetaria opened the doors. The original name was still just "the Kafetaria. " Billie's Beer Kafetaria is part of a dying breed of genuine, old-fashioned brown cafes. Billie's Kafetaria Beer is not just a bar but a decent tasting room where the bierologische (zytologische) enthusiasm is propagated to the many domestic and foreign guests. It is a place to quietly enjoy new discoveries or beer to catch the evening with friends. There is a casual friendly, familiar and friendly atmosphere at Antwerp, nothing - almost anything goes. We have made ​​a selection of some 60 major new Belgian and local beers. Besides, we constantly monitor five foreign brewers. All our beers were expertly chosen to suit every taste. Each beer in stock or in the basement have is not always possible because some beers only in certain periods or in limited quantities brewed be why we have multiple suppliers and also try as much beer spot to get it. If the beer you want is not available, we will gladly help you in choosing a beer to suit your taste. Culinary connoisseurs we spoil like. Every day you can enjoy Belgium on your plate; typical Belgian dishes are therefore most of our map. Thursday, Friday and Saturday there is a choice of more freshest dishes a la carte are prepared by our chef. Try to push during your gastronomic experience with us the limits of your taste buds; combine even a dish with beer. Beers have an exceptionally broad palette of flavors that combine with dishes makes very interesting and surprising. Regularly, we organize office sessions to spoil the ear. In an extremely pleasant and enthusiastic way have known and lesser known performers can experience a truly Eargasm. (Follow program on facebook) A night Billie's Beer Kafetaria ... A cozy, entertaining experience. More should not be

Reviewed By LCNtraveller - Victoria, Canada

Good, knowledgeable service. More than a hundred beers, most of them Belgian. Great beer-bar in the centre of Antwerp, near Groene Plaats. Playing old pop music, which was fun. There is quite a bit of Seating upstairs. Eleven keg taps, some Belgian. Also offers imported bottled/canned beers from UK, USA and around Europe(?), with prices in the €9-12 range. I chose a Belgian-made North-American-style IPA, which was tangy, hoppy and good, €5.70. Iffy WiFi some days. Wish they opened earlier than 4 pm weekdays, like 12 noon. Next visit I had a southern Belgian Tripel and took away bottles of two hoppy Belgian ale. Knowledgeable staff. I know Billie the French Bulldog is a feature (and the name) of the beerhouse, but there should not be any Barking at customers!

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