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Het Nieuwe Palinghuis

St.-Jansvliet 14, Antwerp, Belgium
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Ranked #36 of 836 restaurants in Antwerp
Cuisines: Belgian
Dining options: Reservations
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- Apr 10, 2014
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Geneva, Switzerland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is the kind of restaurant I like. The best possible ingredients, well prepared in a traditional manner. The restaurant is well-located close to the river and the fish was among the freshest I have had for a long time. Here cod means a thick tranche of wild fish and not a tiny fish farmed specimen. The turbot I had... More

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Vilvoorde, Brabant, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Nice old style restaurant not far from the grand place of Antwerp. Service is very good and the list of suggestions outside of the menu card told by the chef himself is phenomenal. Food is excellent but comes at a steep price. A bouillabaisse costs a whopping 59euro per person but is extremely well prepared. For the non-fish eater the... More

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Lorgues, france
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Very assured food and service, all at the top of what one can expect from a quite expensive restaurant. You will not find any new ideas that will wow you, but you will get very good food

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Seregno, Italy
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136 reviews 136 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is nice.Everything inside make you think at the sea. Pople working there are friendly and smiling, really gentle. Food is fresh, well prepared, and you can find typical dishes from belgium. Wine list is nice, the problem is that it is almost impossible to find a bottle of wine below 30 euros. Finally the restaurant is really good,... More

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Riga
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Situated next to a quaint-looking hotel (both are painted in the same blue livery) in a quiet city-centre square near the river, this establishment is a bit of a mystery at first to foreigners like myself who do not know that its name means "The New Eelhouse". But it does exercise a silent appeal, instantly recognisable as being associated with... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

My husband and I had Sunday lunch in "Het nieuwe palinghuis". We had chosen the restaurant because of its high scores in various web rating services. For starters we shared a shrimp croquettes which curiously enough contained cheese; either because of sloppy cutlery cleaning between cheese and shrimp croquette preparations, or a silly attempt at fusion cooking.For main course we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The staff make a great impression and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable, and the attentions of the chef, who comes to each table when diners are trying to decide what to eat, are helpful and impressively delivered in various languages according to need. But it is the quality of the dishes that really counts and... More

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Lavenham suffolk
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

One of the very best restaurants providing an excellent and varies fish menu. The chef makes an effort to explain the menu and specials personally at the table and we were not disappointed by the results. Good ambiance, very busy...book early! Nicely laid tables and glass ware and a good although pricey wine list. In the end you get what... More

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Axel, Netherlands
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107 reviews 107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is a great fish restaurant in Antwerp with a very passionate chef. The wine is great, the food is great, the chef will make personal recommendations and the location, close to the tunnel that walks you from "Linkeroever" under the river Schelde allows for quick and easy metro transportation back and from the hotel. This place is on my... More

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pasadena
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I travel from California to Antwerp 5-6 time per year and Het Nieuwe Palinghuis is always my first destination. The seafood is incredibly fresh and superbly prepared. The staff is friendly, welcoming and very professional. If you have time for only one dinner in Atwerp - this is your place.

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