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

August 3, 2017 Trinity Boughner

Geel (Dutch pronunciation: [ɣeːl]) is a city located in the Belgian province of Antwerp, which acquired city status in the 1980s. It comprises Central-Geel which is constituted of 4 old parishes a/o towns: Sint-Amand, Sint-Dimpna, Holven and Elsum. Further on around the center are the parish-towns of Ten Aard (N), Bel (E), Winkelomheide (SE), Stelen, Oosterlo and Zammel (S), Punt (SW) and Larum (W). On December 31, 2016, Geel had a total population of 39,535. The total area is 109.85 km (42 sq mi) which gives a population density of 320 inhabitants per km². Geel’s patron saint, the Irish Saint Dymphna, inspired the town’s pioneering de-institutionalized method of care for the mentally ill.
Things to do in Geel

1. Numerus Clausus

Keldermansstraat 2, Lier 2500, Belgium Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, Belgian, Seafood, European Lunch, Dinner +32 3 480 51 62
Excellent
72%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 143 reviews

Numerus Clausus

Reviewed By karine1301 - Lier, Belgium

Don't forget to make your reservation on time as extremely popular.
Nice stylush atmosphere, perfect for an intimate dinner or a business lunch. If you are looking to impress and enjoy excellent cooking then this is the place to be.
Nice service an also great wines.
Price-wise not your weekly hangout, but definitely a must go to once in a while

2. 't Korennaer

Nieuwkerkenstraat 4, Sint-Niklaas 9100, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, Belgian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$157 - HK$392 +32 3 778 08 45
Excellent
77%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 189 reviews

't Korennaer

Amazing fine food in a wonderful environment, with nice Terrace. Quality for us, is the most important thing. More than 250 wines on the wine list.

Reviewed By belgianvisit0r - Ghent, Belgium

Meal, experience, staff, ... all very good. The restaurant looks very nice too. Food is delicious. The chef himself also comes to great the guests & is open for a chat - which always is nice & makes you feel important. Staff very friendly, young but efficient & nice.

3. Het Gebaar

Leopoldstraat 24, Antwerp 2000, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol French, Belgian, Dutch, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch HK$369 - HK$612 +32 3 232 37 10
Excellent
68%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 455 reviews

Het Gebaar

Reviewed By Zhozho - Prague

This restaurant is located by a nice little park, and not far from the very center of the city. Staff were very helpful and patiently translated every single dish for us who can not read French. The food is definitely worth the price and the visit. Just we didn't know that extra plate of the bread cost that much. Still, it is a pleasant visit.

4. 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.

5. 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!

6. 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

7. Da Vinci

Koning Albertstraat 29, Dendermonde 9200, Belgium Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards French Lunch, Dinner HK$251 - HK$573 +32 475 92 58 35
Excellent
79%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 145 reviews

Da Vinci

Superb dining. Absolutely worth mentioning!!!

Reviewed By meskean - Brussels, Belgium

We celebrated a family event here, and had a fixed meal option, which was adapted to the dietary needs of two of the participants.
The restaurant is run by a couple, and we were geven an excellent service. Beautifully presented dishes, excellent food.
Modern interior, lovely garden for the Summer. The only minus is the location away from the city centre.

8. Fleur de Sel

Turnhoutsebaan 189, Kasterlee 2460, Belgium Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards French, Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +32 14 75 34 68
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 188 reviews

Fleur de Sel

Alex Verhoeven & Nathalie de Baenst welcome you at Fleur de Sel, an exclusive restaurant in Kasterlee.

Reviewed By Leiden_food_lover - Voorschoten, The Netherlands

Excellent food, and great service. Innovative menus and food preparation and display by a young chef and his partner who is front of house. The rest of the team are even younger!
These two worked at the 1* Pastorei in Lichtaart before setting up on their own 3 years ago.
The service is attentive and formal in style, matched/complemented by the owners informality in approaching their guests to ensure each one enjoys a superb experience.
We chose the 7-course tasting menu with wine arrangement and a couple of large bottles of sparkling water. The decor, custom-made porcelain, table settings and food presentation are all worthy of a Michelin star or two, and this will not be long coming.
One point for improvement could be the wine/food matching, although apparently this is in progress already.
Our dinner was expensive at 280 Euros for two, so if cost is an issue you might prefer to try the lunch. However the overall experience was worth the cost, with 4 amuses and seven different courses with seven different wines to try. We arrived at 7:30 pm and left after midnight!
We will be back!

9. De Pastorie

Plaats 2, Lichtaart 2460, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible French, Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +32 14 55 77 86
Excellent
84%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 147 reviews

De Pastorie

Reviewed By ludovicus D - Duffel

The food was good to great (with exception of the dessert), the price was much to expensive (veryvery high for one star). For the first course, on the other hand, the meat was announced as the basis element, but it was only the background of the picture, not the most interesting moment of the food. Also, the wine accompagnement was not enough (for the price); the Grüner Veltliner to sweet; the red mediocre.

10. Inter scaldes

Zandweg 2, 4416 NA Kruiningen, The Netherlands Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi French, Dutch, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +31 113 381 753
Excellent
82%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 143 reviews

Inter scaldes

Reviewed By Genieterke188644 - Brussels, Belgium

Like i mentioned in other critics before it is my believe that the Netherlands is a country that is underestimated on culinary level and deserves a place at the top of the world.
Tonight this restaurant gave me this confirmation again . I opted for a 8 course tasting menu and because i love to taste i asked for 2 extra courses from the carte with they did with pleasure and the exra i paid was very correct . Because i was alone i also asked to adapt the wines with the courses so i could drive safe home and the Somelier did this very well. Each course i tasted a different wine interesting to discover less more kown wines bud the perfect match with te menu and this was very educating for me.
The maitre D O is Mr Bono that seems the read the wishes of the dining guests individual
and besides rocking around the globe he will look for your comfort during your dining experience. The same will happen with the lady of the house the chef s wife who will welcome you at the beginning and with who you will discuss your culinary desires .
About the cuisine of the house well for me it was the reinvention of the classic cuisine but with a modern approach and the individual taste of the chef and that is the strong part of each dish the taste you will discover.
2 stars in my believe is modest for this level.
If you like good food good service well the region Zeeland in the Netherlands is a recommendation i like to share and you will have it in this place as also the restaurant The Kromme Watergang not far away. You will have Two cuisines different styles but top level and great dining experience !!!!

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