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Het Nieuwe Palinghuis

French, Belgian, European
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St.-Jansvliet 14, Antwerp, Belgium
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Great service and super good seafood.

This restaurant is located next to the old pedestrian tunnel but although the location is less known the restaurant is a real jewel. The mussels are outstanding and the fresh fish dishes a must.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
Christian H
Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This restaurant is located next to the old pedestrian tunnel but although the location is less known the restaurant is a real jewel. The mussels are outstanding and the fresh fish dishes a must.

1 Thank Christian H
Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Walking through Antwerp old centre was interesting but besides a few bars, there was not much local cuisine offered. Then we turned a corner into this little square and found the palinghaus. As eel is my favourite fish, we had to eat there. We were a tad early so sat in the square opposite for half an hour til it... More 

Thank David F
Zurich, Switzerland
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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 

Thank Clo C
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133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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 

Thank cotswolds47
Wokingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Swynw
Brussels Belgium
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98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 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

1 Thank crsm123
Geneva, Switzerland
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188 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 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 

Thank mjelling
Vilvoorde, Brabant, Belgium
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 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 

Thank Christophe B
Lorgues, france
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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

Thank Leif O
Seregno, Italy
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239 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: St.-Jansvliet 14, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
  • Phone Number: 032317445

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Belgian, European

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