We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“"Grande brasserie" atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bourla

Bourla
Ranked #20 of 1,396 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $43
Cuisines: Belgian, European, Central European, French
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: A monument in every sense of the word. A loyal but varied clientele likes to come here for a coffee, snack, sumptuous dinner or quick lunch. Classic, well prepared home made dishes in a majestic setting and friendly/informal service
Antwerp
Level Contributor
32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“"Grande brasserie" atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

French-Belgian traditional kitchen with starters, mains and desserts but also pasta dishes, some snacks and salads. Permanent traditionals, and seasonal suggestions. Brasserie setting, especially at the back. Or marvelous terrace on a classical square behind the marvelous Bourla theatre.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank BelgianEater
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

499 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    146
    274
    53
    18
    8
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Antwerp, Belgium
Level Contributor
103 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“wonderful ceiling”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

very inspiring surroundings, great place to relax, good service, great location smack in the center of town, an absolute pearl for a town like Antwerp

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank Alex55_13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Antwerp, Belgium
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“good for a night at the theater next door”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Food was fine, and they know how to plan your dinner to be able to catch a show next door.
A decent restaurant, but not classy.......

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank p v
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Frederiksberg, Denmark
Level Contributor
299 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

We had this restaurant recommended by a friend with extensive knowledge of Antwerp restaurants. So we went straight for Bourla upon arrival in Antwerp only to find it closed on a public holiday... This didn't stop us - the next day we came back for lunch with more luck. We got a table without a reservation within 10 minutes. The service was polite and efficient. The food was exquisite - not very advanced, but so tasty. The interior impressive... Worth a visit!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank JeJeWe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Antwerp, Belgium
Level Contributor
78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful brasserie with fine cuisine and friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

This beautiful 'hôtel de ville' in the historic centre of Antwerp hosts a warm brasserie with an excellent kitchen and friendly staff. Menu and wine list are exactly the right selection and, while not cheap, offer good value for money. A very nice place to spend a few hours for lunch or dinner!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Bart J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Anton V, Owner at Bourla, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear Bart,
I'm delighted you enjoyed visiting our restaurant, and thank you very much for your warm and friendly comments!
You can not imagine how much my staff and me appreciate this. It gives us even more energy to make sure we'll always be that "beautiful brasserie with fine cuisine and friendly service"!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Bourla also viewed

Antwerp, Antwerp Province
Antwerp, Antwerp Province
 
Antwerp, Antwerp Province
Antwerp, Antwerp Province
 
Antwerp, Antwerp Province
Antwerp, Antwerp Province
 

Been to Bourla? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing