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Het Nieuwe Palinghuis

#136 of 1,108 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
French, Belgian, European, Seafood
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Sint-Jansvliet 14, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Singapore, Singapore
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We went there to celebrate my mothers 90 th birthday, only the 4 of us. We took two times the sole normandic, and two times" Rog" ray fish. starter outstanding lobster soup and the eal prepared with green herbs.(Paling in het groen !) All the dishes were excellent prepared and had an outstanding taste. This restaurant is for fish lovers... More 

Thank RITA Z
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Great classic seafood and super hostes in a classic environment good location and perfect service the best Irish coffee in town

Thank Alex v
Antwerp, Belgium
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

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

Thank Eric V
Antwerp, Belgium
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113 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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553 reviews
445 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Belgian, European, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sint-Jansvliet 14, Antwerp 2000, 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?