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Het Nieuwe Palinghuis

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St.-Jansvliet 14, Antwerp, Belgium
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  • 30
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent seafood

This place is excellent for fish and seafood, but be aware that it is also very expensive. As an entree I had the Salad of gray shrimps and king crab, very tasty. As a main dish we had the st. Jacobs with asparagus and Fried sole with mustard sauce. Both excellent. I do not rate the place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

This place is excellent for fish and seafood, but be aware that it is also very expensive. As an entree I had the Salad of gray shrimps and king crab, very tasty. As a main dish we had the st. Jacobs with asparagus and Fried sole with mustard sauce. Both excellent. I do not rate the place excellent, because the... More 

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cheltenham
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96 reviews 96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Looking for a good seafood restaurant away from the tourist areas we came upon this one in a quiet square, and looking through the window could see it gave the impression of being a serious place. I was set on the seafood platter for 59 euros, and was not disappointed, plenty of winkles and welks, warm crab, half a lobster,... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Until last Saturday, this was easily my favourite restaurant in Antwerp, one I had visited 4 or 5 times. This time the quality of both the service and the food failed to meet our expectations and both were well below the standard experienced on our earlier visits My main course of eels in green sauce was half the size of... More 

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Brussels Belgium
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90 reviews 90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I've been to this restaurant a few times and enjoyed it every time. This isn't food to make you go wow but steady cooking of classic fish dishes. The house white wine is really very good

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Geneva, Switzerland
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143 reviews 143 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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200 reviews 200 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: St.-Jansvliet 14, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian

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