We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 897 Antwerp Restaurants

Pastorale

Laarstraat 22, Antwerp 2840, Belgium
+32 0 3 844 65 26
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #89 of 897 Restaurants in Antwerp
Price range: $36 - $144
Cuisines: Belgian, French
Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

64 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    35
    15
    7
    6
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 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 .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Geneva, Switzerland
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vilvoorde, Belgium
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Antwerp, Belgium
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brussels, Belgium
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Leuven
Top Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dendermonde
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
BRUSSELS
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Having tried the meals of this cook on Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium flights in Premium Service I was not convinced to visit this restaurant. However the food in the restaurant was excellent. Friendly and professional service, attentive staff and a mega wine list. We were very happy finding wines of one of our favourite winehouses "Breuers" on the list. A... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The restaurant building to start with is beautiful (an old house of the priest I heard) with statues from Jan Fabre in the front yard and in the garden. Entering this place feels exquisite. You are then welcomed by very professional yet friendly staff. The interior space is a treat - it has beautiful art installation across the ceiling that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Pastorale also viewed

Antwerp, Antwerp Province
Antwerp, Antwerp Province
 
Antwerp, Antwerp Province
Antwerp, Antwerp Province
 

Been to Pastorale? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing