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“Hidden Gem” 5 of 5 stars
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Hofstraat 24
Hofstraat 24 | 2000, Antwerp, Belgium
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Ranked #73 of 875 restaurants in Antwerp
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Bournemouth, England
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92 reviews 92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Booked into here by a helpful staff member at the nearby Hilton Hotel (5 minute walk) who recommended this restaurant. Wouldn't have found it otherwise.
My wife and I were welcomed and sat down in 1 of 3 rooms and in a spacious high ceiling setting with great pictures, mirrors and classic decoration.
Pleasant staff and good choice from both food and wine menus. Also offered a selection of daily specials, which were sourced locally that day.
Very good quality, presentation really did impress and taste matched the plate.
Choice of wine from selected areas of the world - but chose a Burgundy (Gevrey Chambertain), to accompany our main.
Service was just right, not slow or rushed - pace was perfect.
Even spent time discussing the history of the building and artists with the owner, who was really wonderful and friendly. Made our evening.
Not cheap but worth every euro spent.
Left with a glow. Would recommend.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Antwerp, Belgium
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Excellent food in a beautiful house with good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Some reviewers seem to complain that the choice on the menu is limited. I'd call this an advantage. At least what you're eating is fresh and seasonal.
We made a last minute booking on a weekday. We were lucky to be seated in the small library which for a small group is the place to sit.
The chef adapted the dishes for the vegetarian amongst us.
We were all very enthusiastic about the quality of the food. We will definitely go back!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brussels, Belgium
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166 reviews 166 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“very cosy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

this is a very cosy restaurant ..; a very small one but a lot a place between the tables and that's what we like...very friendly and the food was excellent .. a little expensive but the tastes are top ... do it.....there was no menu ...that's a minuspoint ....

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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anvers
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“JUST FANTASTIC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

I was now a few times in this restaurant wich absolutely fantastic
very good kitchen, a perfect service, very friendly
you can't expect more
Don't miss it!

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Poor very poor”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2011

Cant say we enjoyed this one. Service was very slow overall. We had to ask everytime to refill our water our wine.
Food wise its was poorly executed. The ravioli of lobster tasted like it was canned and the fish was overcooked in addition. I choose turbot my wife cod and the sauce and the dishes were almost similar.
Skip this one there better restaurants in Antwerp

  • Visited February 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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