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The best restaurants in Antwerp

When you go on a city trip, you naturally want to eat and drink well. Antwerp is a multicultural city and the restaurants in Antwerp are a perfect reflection of this.
Whether you love Italian, Moroccan or Lebanese, it's all here. Want to know which restaurant in Antwerp you really need to try? Here are our tips for the best restaurants in Antwerp.

Italian restaurants

Italian is one of the most popular cuisines in the world. It is also well catered for in Antwerp. But what is a good Italian restaurant in Antwerp?

  • The best restaurant in Antwerp with Italian dishes is, without a doubt, Ristorante Renaissance. Here you can feast on traditional Italian dishes in a modern setting.
    Address: Nationalestraat 32
  • Do you prefer pizza? Then Orso Pizza is the place to be. At Orso's they prepare pizzas with typical Italian ingredients. Think real buffalo mozzarella, Tuscan ham, turnip greens and Sicilian oregano.
    Address: Grote Beerstraat 46

Both Italian restaurants are among the best in Antwerp.

Moroccan restaurants

O’Tagine is a good Moroccan restaurant in Antwerp. The name says it all: tajines and couscous dishes are this establishment's speciality. Here you can enjoy typical Moroccan food.
El Warda and Restaurant Bizanaat belong to the same owner and here you can also eat delicious Moroccan food. In Restaurant Bizanaat, the food is served in the form of a buffet.
Address O’Tagine: Ernest van Dijckkaai 13
Address El Warda: Draakstraat 4
Address Bizanaat:
Kleine hondstraat 3

Lebanese restaurants

If you want to eat Lebanese food in Antwerp, YallaYalla Foodbar is the place to be. At YallaYalla you can enjoy Lebanese mezze, home-made falafel, original cocktails and Lebanese wine. The majority of the dishes is vegetarian and lends itself perfectly to sharing. Nice to have your table filled and enjoy it together with your dinner companions. Little Beirut, is a more traditional Libanese restaurant located on the Eilandje. Another recommendation if you are in the area!
Address YallaYalla: Tramplein 2 (over Draakplein)
Address Little Beirut: Kribbestraat 18

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American restaurants

When you say American food, you say meat. At Black Smoke they have understood this completely: this American restaurant in Antwerp prepares authentic American barbecue dishes. They do this according to the low&slow principle as it is done mainly in the southern states of the US. The meat is so tender that after a few hours it literally falls off the bone. Highly recommended for real carnivores.
Address: Boomgaardstraat 1

The Jane restaurant Antwerp

One of the most famous restaurants in the city is The Jane. The owner of this starred restaurant is the Zeeuws-Flanders chef Sergio Herman. He is not working in the kitchen himself, but the quality of the dishes is of undiminished high quality.
The Jane restaurant Antwerp is located in the former chapel of the military hospital. In combination with the fantastic dishes, this ensures an unforgettable experience.
Address: Paradeplein 1

Nice restaurant in Antwerp city centre

You can find most restaurants in the centre. One is really different from the rest: Graanmarkt 13. Here you can eat great vegetarian food. In 2021, Graanmarkt 13 received a green Michelin star. This means that the quality of the dishes is of star level. And completely vegetarian. A very original and nice restaurant!
Address: Graanmarkt 13

The best restaurants on "the Island"

Het Eilandje (the island) is a district outside the centre of Antwerp that is becoming increasingly popular. In recent years, many nice bars and restaurants have opened their doors here.

The best restaurants on het Eilandje in Antwerp are Felix Pakhuis, The London and Zilte. The latter has three Michelin stars and is located on the top floor of the Museum aan de Stroom. So during this culinary experience, you also enjoy a fantastic view of the city. The London does not have a star, but it is listed in the Gault&Millau.
Are you looking for a nice restaurant in Antwerp to have lunch? Then Roest on het Eilandje is a laid-back place with tasty lunch dishes.
Address Felix Pakhuis: Godefriduskaai 30
Address The London: Amsterdamstraat 34-36
Address Zilte: Hanzestedenplaats 5
Address Roest: Sint-Aldegondiskaai 64  

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By train to Antwerp

Do you feel like dining in Antwerp? You can easily travel from the Netherlands to Belgium by train. In some cases, you do not even have to change trains! From Amsterdam you can book a ticket from € 20 one way. If you book at least 7 days in advance, you can benefit from the low Early Bird rate.
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The best restaurants in Antwerp

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