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“Food is good, service not”
Review of De Pottekijker

De Pottekijker
Ranked #8 of 1,577 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue, Belgian, French, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We had dinner there once and the food was good: large portions and good price. The next time we wanted to make a reservation, the person answering the phone was very unfriendly, arrogant and unprofessional.

Thank Antwerp99
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

My husband and I have just eaten the most delicious meal at this delightful restaurant. Great atmosphere and good service. Definately recommend it.

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2  Thank Debrah L
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

In the old town part of Antwerp this cosy restaurant serves great meat dishes. We felt welcome and at home in the warm atmosphere of the Pottekijker. Service was nice and quick and the quality of the food was good.
This is a great place to go for a meat dinner!

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Thank jerha
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Once a year four British males - all interested in politics, literature, international relations and military history - do a road trip to Antwerp.
Part of their tradition is to book themselves for the first night into this great little family-run restaurant (after drinking their body-weight in strong lagers in various bars around the market place). They always have the same table in the little upstairs bit which allows them to unashamedly view the cleavages of women eating below. They really are very silly little boys, and should grow-up.
And in case any of these men can be accused of being at all interesting, they avoid it by always choosing the same food - the completely excellent fish soup (best ever) and the steak frites.
It is best to avoid being seated next to these very silly little boys as they drone on, and on, and on about arcane topics, while attempting again to drink their bodyweight, but this time in wine.
I keep meaning to bring Lady Denimes here as she'd love the fish soup and the lovely romantic atmosphere and the candles. Such a lovely place. I generally dislike restaurants, but this is great.
The only time all four of these very silly little boys have been quiet at this little resto is once when a lovely buxom waitress, who's stepped out of an Old Master's painting 'the serving wench', went round our table polishing it very slowly. She wore a low top and leaned over. And she knew exactly what she was doing. One by one, the silly little boys stopped blathering on about politics and concentrated fiercely on this truly heroic service.
The little boys dream that such devotion to table cleanliness will happen again, but it hasn't. That's why we keep going back. And we keep asking if the table can be polished.
They really are very silly little boys!

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Thank Denimes
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

We have booked our dinner last minute and luckily enough we managed to get a table for the night. We were greeted nicely by the waiter and seated on the ground floor ( can be a bit cold during winter when the doors are open) We decided to order an onion soup with emmental cheese, which was very good. For our main we have decided to pick the fish stew ( mix of salmon, shrimps, Victorian bass, scampi & vegetables in a delicious sauce with fries on the side. The main was delicious and the portion was quite big.

Overall, I would rate the atmosphere, food, waiters and pricing as very good and would recommend this venue as a place to go while in Antwerp.

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Thank Robin B
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