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Het Nieuwe Palinghuis

#146 of 1,071 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
French, Belgian, European, Seafood
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St.-Jansvliet 14, Antwerp, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very relaxing restaurant, owners waitering, very friendly. Fantastic, very fresh, fish dishes. Good wines.

Thank Eric V
Antwerp, Belgium
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95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

We made a reservation as a couple in this restaurant, located in the old town close to the pedestrian tunnel. The restaurant is well known by local people. The interior has a maritime touch and is nicely decorated. The service is attentive and friendly. We got a nice “amuse-bouche” with a tartare of salmon. As a starter the North sea... More 

Thank Maurits V
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

If you want to spend your money to an overrated restaurant then you are at the right place. € 59.-- for a grilled turbot accompanied by five pieces of asparagus (not sufficiently cooked!!) is really too much. This dish was the suggestion of the grumpy lady which seemed to be owner. The oyster plate from the menu was not available.... More 

Thank heinrich M
Schoten, Belgium
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Actually it is a great, real classy old style, restaurant. Nothing bad to mention about the quality of the food and drinks. But terribly expensive. As paying for it is our own free choice what can one say. Just be advised.

Thank Stef M
Brussels, Belgium
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502 reviews
408 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Old Antwerp institution on Sint Jansvliet, a nice central Antwerp square where they have a weekend flea market. We enjoyed our mixture of Dutch and French oysters and smoked salmon. We were next to the window at the front which isn't in fact as nice as the bits of the restaurant further back. Pricey: €103 for two, with just a... More 

Thank higvin
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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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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70 reviews
48 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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159 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, Belgian, European, Seafood
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St.-Jansvliet 14, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
  • Phone Number: 032317445

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