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Laarstraat 22, Antwerp 2840, Belgium
+32 0 3 844 65 26
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Ranked #57 of 960 Restaurants in Antwerp
Price range: $36 - $144
Cuisines: Belgian, French
Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Keerbergen,Belgium
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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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140 reviews 140 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
250 helpful votes 250 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
67 helpful votes 67 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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72 reviews 72 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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Address: Laarstraat 22, Antwerp 2840, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 0 3 844 65 26
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
Average Prices: USD 36 - 144
Cuisine: Belgian, French

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