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Pastorale

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

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 17
    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
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We dined at Pastorale with 2 friends early in June and we had a beautiful evening. The restaurant decor was fun and quirky, unlike most stiff and formal Michelen star restaurants. Some of the staff were also stiff but there were a couple who managed to have some fun while still providing brilliant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Ashley B
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We dined at Pastorale with 2 friends early in June and we had a beautiful evening. The restaurant decor was fun and quirky, unlike most stiff and formal Michelen star restaurants. Some of the staff were also stiff but there were a couple who managed to have some fun while still providing brilliant service (especially the Dutch sommelier!). We opted... More 

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Keerbergen,Belgium
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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354 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 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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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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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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, European, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?