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Het Nieuwe Palinghuis

St.-Jansvliet 14, Antwerp, Belgium
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Ranked #74 of 897 restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Belgian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 30, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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82% Recommend
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Brussels Belgium
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76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 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
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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163 reviews 163 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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Senior Contributor
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
31 helpful votes 31 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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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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141 reviews 141 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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