Restaurants in Antwerp

The people of Antwerp have a long-standing reputation as connoisseurs. Thanks to the port, all kinds of foods, drinks, herbs and spices from all over the world have been introduced since as early as the 16th century, influencing the city’s gastronomy.

Antwerp restaurants

Today, Antwerp offers a wide range of European, exotic and of course Belgian eateries. Many restaurants serve French cuisine, but with Belgian touches. Most restaurants are located around the historic centre, Het Zuid and Het Eilandje.

Antwerp has numerous Michelin-starred restaurants:

’t Zilte **
The Jane **
The butcher's son*
Bistrot du Nord *
Het Gebaar *
Kommilfoo *
Lam & Yin *
’t Fornuis *
The Glorious *
Nathan *
Restaurant FRANQ *

Many cultures have their own cuisine in Antwerp. For instance, Antwerpen Noord is a multicultural district whose more than 100 nationalities are reflected in the many types of cuisine to be found there: Turkish, African, Japanese, Arabic and Indian restaurants and shops all make the place more colourful. Chinese restaurants and supermarkets are clustered together in Chinatown (Van Wesenbekestraat).

Jewish culture also has a strong presence in Antwerp. Especially in the area around the Central Station you’ll find a number of kosher restaurants.

Jan Crab


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