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#28 of 1,107 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
French, Belgian, European
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Laarstraat 22, Antwerp 2840, Belgium
+32 0 3 844 65 26
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Antwerp, Belgium
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and wines. The interior is also nice with a lot of art. Quite expensive but acceptable. This is what you expect from a Michelin star restaurant

Thank joriscar
Paris, France
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'll try to be concise – It's a place to return. Food and presentation is top notch, without pretence nor decoration for the decoration sake (like some *restaurants over-indulge in). Absolutely approachable, professional waiters. We were served by three of them, and especially the service the Dutch waiter presented us with, was truly warm and memorable. Particularly loved the contemporary... More 

Thank experincedtraveller8
Mechelen, Belgium
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260 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

This is a 2 star Michelin restaurant. And the food and service are really like that. High end! In summer when the weather is nice , you can have lunch in the nice garden. There is also a small private room for private dinners in a small group. One of the best restaurants in the Antwerp area.

Thank Luk V
Coventry, UK
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114 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

It is almost five years since we initially experienced dining at Pastorale. This time I returned with almost the same party of friends to celebrate an extremely large milestone birthday. Once again we lunched on the Expressions menu accompanied by their wine selection. Once again we sat at the same table in the garden on a glorious summer’s day. Very... More 

Thank RnBrian
Mechelen, Belgium
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This is my second time visiting this special place and it is really a unique experience. Prices are higher than regular restaurants but you also get totally different level of food. The very small suggestion to the staff and policy is about the cheese plate which is being offered just before desert.. when you ask a client "can we offer... More 

Thank RasMechelen
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

The Past-oral-e-motions restaurant is definitely amongst the best in this country and deserves all credit. We took the 7 course menu with wines in this 2 stars Guide Michelin restaurant and were flabbergasted by the variety of tastes, explosion of senses and exquisite products . The lobster was the best I ever ate and the setting is special with art... More 

Thank Lesotlylaisse
Helsinki, Finland
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93 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

Location is in the quiet village, but both the backyard and the restaurant itself is very stylish. Service was good, perhaps a little slow every now and then. Every dish was either good or excellent! White tomato juice prepared as an apetizer was superb. Beats 't Zilte (tested day before) 6-0.

Thank dr_aaltonen
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258 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

We went on a Tuesday night and there were only six guests in total which was a bit disappointing. Very beautiful place with an impressive art work from Arne Quinze in the dining room. Selection of three champagnes to start, 6 to 7 beautifully presented flavor bombs to start the meal. Went a la carte with white asparagus and lobster... More 

Thank Gilbert V
Brussels, Belgium
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

If you would like to have a dinner during the week end, book a table in advance. The restaurant is very good and well known among the locals. Try a menu (9,7 or 5 dishes) or a la carte. All of them are outstanding. The list of wines is generous and the sommelier would recommend very good wine by glass,... More 

Thank Gabriel A
Buggenhout, Belgium
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

Setting is refined, the menu we took was 7 or so courses, each of the dishes was carefully composed; enjoyed every one of them. Great ingredients and contrasts superbly prepared. It is not cheap but it is worth every euro.

Thank RodrigoGSt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$36 - $144
French, Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Laarstraat 22, Antwerp 2840, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
  • Phone Number: +32 0 3 844 65 26

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?