Where to Eat in Zandhoven: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 10, 2017 Major Galusha

Zandhoven (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈzɑntɦoːvə(n)]) is a municipality in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the villages of Massenhoven, Pulderbos, Pulle, Viersel and Zandhoven proper. On January 1, 2006, Zandhoven had a population of 12,286. The total area is 40.10 km² which gives a population density of 306 inhabitants per km².

1. Boshuisje

Boshuisweg 1, Zoersel 2980, Belgium Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Digital Payments Lunch HK$141 - HK$243 +32 3 385 94 53
Excellent
22%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
8%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 36 reviews

Boshuisje

Reviewed By kokalle

They serve very good food in the middle of the forest. They also have a nice beer selection. Spare ribs are their speciality.

2. 't Renteniershuis

Dijkstraat 14, Zandhoven 2288, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating Lunch, Dinner +32 3 464 04 33
Excellent
31%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 45 reviews

't Renteniershuis

Reviewed By Filip T - Brussels, Belgium

Great place to meet in all discretion during lunchtime. Not so far from Antwerp. Kitchen however was not really convincing. Paid 28 euro for a steak which wasn't worth the price. Seems a nice place for bikers and families with children though.

3. 't Boothuys

Robert Orlentstraat 1, Massenhoven 2240, Belgium Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Belgian, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +32 475 42 23 50
Excellent
17%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
9%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 93 reviews

't Boothuys

Reviewed By Pascal V - Antwerp, Belgium

't Boothuis is situated in Massenhoven, next to the boatclub. In a comfy environment, superb dishes are being presented with a smile. Try one of the special menu's and be surprised. This is definately value for money. I love coming back to this place, no matter about the outside temperature. Offcourse a hot day gives extra possibilities on the terras, but inside can also be fun.

4. Restaurant De Engel in Zandhoven

Langestraat 12, Zandhoven 2240, Belgium Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol European Lunch, Dinner +32 3 484 56 86
Excellent
13%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
11%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 145 reviews

Restaurant De Engel in Zandhoven

Reviewed By Victel - Houston, Texas

I felt quite sorry for the reviewer below this review who ordered the mussels and strawberry sundae (both on the menu) and was told they are out of season, because that is what happened to me! I was in the mood for mussels so was heartened to see mussels on page one of the menu and took my time choosing how I wanted them cooked. The waiter came to take our order and said "oh those are out of season" so A. why are they still on the menu, and B. why didn't he say when we sat down?!
I instead reluctantly chose a steak but unfortunately the sauce wasn't much good. They have 4 choices of sauce, all of which are cream based so nothing like port wine sauce etc, you have to have a cream one. I had mushroom sauce which I didn't like. I was told the steak came with salad but it came with undercooked (nearly raw) matchstick cut root vegetables which were slicked with way too much olive oil, and a basket of fries which were OK. We also had some oysters from Zeeland which happened to be in season (surprise).
The restaurant is quite big and there is lots of parking outside. The service isn't bad but do ensure they actually have everything on the menu and aren't just saying things are 'out of season' (like strawberries - and they aren't out of season because I bought some on Friday from Albert Heijn, our largest supermarket chain).
I wasn't overwhelmed with this place. We were on our way home (to Breda, Holland) from Lier (in Belgium) and just wanted something to eat, but we had been craving mussels so it was disappointing they let you sit down and make your choice and then announce they don't have them and didn't bother changing the menu or telling you. The prices are on the high side too. My husband had North Sea sole with a white creamy sauce, small bowl of salad and fries, and that was 30 euros. My steak with veg and fries was 24 euros.

5. Den Boer van Zoersel

Rodendijk 32, Zoersel 2980, Belgium Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Belgian, European, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +32 3 309 28 00
Excellent
17%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 85 reviews

Den Boer van Zoersel

Reviewed By 21Ellen1986 - Antwerp, Belgium

We went for a normal dinner to this place. The food wasn't all that good, the fish was filled with bones, while they not state this on the menu. The vegeatbles tasted like they had been defrosted and thrown on a plate. The only thing good were the fries, but if i wanted just fries i wouldn't have paid so much money... The people serving you looked like they were there but didn't want to be there. They were almost rude and not at all motivated... Wouldn't go back.

6. Bistro De Heerlyckheid

Boudewijnstraat 12, Grobbendonk 2280, Belgium Reservations French Dinner +32 14 50 66 50
Excellent
78%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 56 reviews

Bistro De Heerlyckheid

Reviewed By GertC433 - Grobbendonk, Belgium

good value for your money, certainly if you try the menu, the service was relaxed, friendly and correct

7. Oliver

Liersebaan 261, Zandhoven 2240, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi French, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +32 3 485 76 84
Excellent
56%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 145 reviews

Oliver

Reviewed By Janusz K - Katowice

Driving from A21 (or E34) along N14, towards Lier, one can easily spot a place called Oliver Restaurant in Massenhoven. The place is easy to locate due to the clearly visible sign over the main entrance.
I was hungry and looking for a decent place to eat and from now on it's been deep in my memory. As I'm fond of fish and fruti di mare dishes, I chose moules as the main dish and I didn't regret it. The dish was served in a garlic sauce and it was delicious. Not to mention a friendly atmosphere and „Come away with me” sung by Norah Jones. To finish my meal I ordered a cup of coffee which tasted delightfully. To your knowledge, moules are served seasonally and you should make sure it's the right time to order before you do so. I was there in October.
Janusz K.

8. De Sjoks

Halle-Dorp 142, Zoersel 2980, Belgium Wheelchair Accessible Dinner, Lunch HK$243 - HK$306 +32 3 464 23 73
Excellent
34%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
9%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 32 reviews

De Sjoks

Reviewed By patrickmieke - Zoersel

Looking for an honest, home cooked style menu, with excellent meat, with a very good price/quality ratio?
The Sjoks is a great address, especially for steak, but the menu shows a variety of fine and classic disches of the Flemisch kitchen, including soles and great shrimp croquettes.
Most people come back, very often. Town athmosphere where you'll meet friends.

9. dEssensi

Kerkstraat 20, Schilde 2970, Belgium Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Belgian, Fusion, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$322 - HK$1,012 +32 3 644 47 45
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 237 reviews

dEssensi

Gastronomy with a smile, the essentiels, no fuss.

Reviewed By iELM - Antwerp, Belgium

What a disappointing evening. The staff acting very emotionless without any passion. Previously we visited this place in December and unfortunately had the same impression. The paired wines being way too young and overpriced. Michelin please review. This establishment doesn’t deserve a star. I’m always very enchanted as you can tell from my reviews but it was a real disgrace. Not only once but twice.

10. Restauarant Il Forno

Liersebaan 83, Zandhoven 2240, Belgium Reservations, Waitstaff Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner +32 3 484 40 35
Excellent
13%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
23%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 94 reviews

Restauarant Il Forno

Reviewed By RVTAntwerpen - Antwerpen

Il Forno is a first rate Italian restaurant, offering a wide range of classic dishes from pizza to Osso Bucco at more than reasonable prices. Their base ingredients are top notch and the food is not only very taste but also seasoned and cooked to perfection. The salmon with lobster ravioli is my favorite, followed by the profiterols with gingerbread ice cream and hot Belgian chocolate.
The restaurant is modern and sleek, and hosts a large outside Terrace. The service is top notch. Not only is this restaurant excellent in terms of value for money, but they are also consistent in terms of quality, cooking style and taste throughout every dish on the money.
Highly recommended !

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