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Pastorale

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French, Belgian, Pub
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Laarstraat 22, Antwerp 2840, Belgium
+32 0 3 844 65 26
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great art on the walls and in the plates!

My wife invited me for lunch in what I would call a particular and pretty original restaurant. A bronze statue of and by Jan Fabre is welcoming you at the entrance and once inside you are overwhelmed by a wooden structure designed by Arne Quinze. We were seated in the room which is totally painted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2014
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Keerbergen,Belgium
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  • Doing business
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Keerbergen,Belgium
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My wife invited me for lunch in what I would call a particular and pretty original restaurant. A bronze statue of and by Jan Fabre is welcoming you at the entrance and once inside you are overwhelmed by a wooden structure designed by Arne Quinze. We were seated in the room which is totally painted in black and where Quinze's... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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198 reviews 198 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Our 4th and so far best 2 star this year (in 3 different countries). We thought service was a bit formal but simply perfect, so we don't agree with many others here. Same thing for the price: Without wanting to sound snobbish: "only" 240 Euro for the two of us (85 pp for the menu) and had about 10 dishes... More 

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Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Welcome and still impressive professionalism , in a friendly , correct and finished enironment . Refined cuisine and service , distinctly tasteful , creative , and of a more stable quality over recent years . Upper category , expectations rewarded ... Extra travel worthly .

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Geneva, Switzerland
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194 reviews 194 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We had a business dinner and ordered the 10 course menu. The plates kept coming and coming and I must say that it does not happen often that I like everything on the menu, but this was really the case here. The best course was the truffle one. Amazing! Concerning the service, we had indeed also experienced a few things... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

De Pastorale is over rated for a 2 star. The modern interior would have been nice but the choice of video (in plain sight of diners) of a close up of what looked like a dirty and disgusting looking blackish blue mouth is offensive. In general, the staff are unfriendly, cold, incompetent (slow, forgetful, too busy) and some are even... More 

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Vilvoorde, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Don't get me wrong: they can cook (and cook well). However, the whole experience is let down by bad service. There is a lot of staff available but none of them are particularly helpfull. The hostess is indeed condescending, as others have noted. The sommelier will taste each wine but doesn't really offer any explanation on the wines. The menu... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The exterior is an old house, but the interior is modern, which is a nice touch. I personally like the TV playing art videos. The food is good, which is normal in a 2* restaurant. I only hoped for more experimental preparations, but the chef really focuses on the pure taste of the product. The wine list on the other... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My wife and grandparents had dinner at De Pastorale in November 2013. We had high expectations due to the raving reviews and the fact that this restaurant is one of the only top-places in Belgium we had not yet visited. The atmosphere is mediocre. Essentially, the place looks amazing and absolutely contemporary. However the waiting staff is not very engaging... More 

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Leuven
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Not quite sure what the fuss is about here. Yes, this is a beautiful place and a lovely garden, and the service is almost impeccable. At some moments the food was exquisite (dessert!), but at other times it tasted weird, up to the point of unpleasantly strange. Wines were nice, but they charge 10€ a glass which I find too... More 

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Dendermonde
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

quality, diversity and presentation of food is top!excellent service and nice location,modern art adds that extra touch

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Laarstraat 22, Antwerp 2840, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
  • Phone Number: +32 0 3 844 65 26

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 36 - 144
  • Cuisine: French, Belgian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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