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Het Nieuwe Palinghuis

St.-Jansvliet 14, Antwerp, Belgium
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Ranked #147 of 981 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Belgian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
1 review
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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84 reviews 84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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187 reviews 187 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Address: St.-Jansvliet 14, Antwerp, Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
Cuisine: Belgian

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