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#17 of 1,159 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, European, Central European, French, Vegetarian Friendly
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Graanmarkt 7 | Behind the Bourla Theatre, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 232 16 32
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fab location. Great food. Nice place to have dinner. Highly recommend. Very friendly staff. We took the starters to share and was very nice. Steak well cooked.

Thank Marie-Ange C
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lively restaurant large spacious beneath the cathedral. Lovely view if you have a window seat of the cathedral with its lights on. The food is good both in quality and portion size in relation to price. We had a pizza and a pasta dish both were excellent. The service is efficient and not over fussy. Great cheap eat in... More 

Thank Maurice H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Typical belgian food of good quality in a very nice and pleasant setting. Service was excellent and very timely. Food simple but extremely good. Pas donné but worth it.i'll definitely be back

Thank marcrenton
Mechelen, Belgium
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205 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Place with a great atmosphere in a nice building (classical old building) and good, friendly and efficient service. Just my food was not what i expected! I ordered a thai vegetarian curry. It was an ok dish but it did not resemble to curry at all! The saus was a cocos-cream type of saus wish did not resemble a curry... More 

Thank Hans J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This place is very popular with the locals of Antwerp. They have a fine menu with a range from normal to high end dishes. Its a very busy place, so you have to make a reservation. When you do, say you want to sit in the back. Thats where the locals sit, but too honest,,in the front it looked ok... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Visited this restaurant with a big group of coworkers. It's a nice restaurant with good ambiance. I tried snails as appetiser for the first time and I really liked them, surprisingly. For the main course, I tried their round steak. I asked for medium well but they brought medium rare. They also did not bring steak knives, I had to... More 

Thank Atamel
Turda, Romania
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Close to the Central Station and the downtown, Bourla restaurant is a nice and friendly place for diner with colleagues or friends. Food is great and services also. Reasonable prices.

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Walchwil, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

It is my second time I eat in Bourla. It is a beautiful historical house at a central location. The food was great. I had fish for a main and snails for a starter. It was delicious and the portions were almost too big - definitely for me. The service was fast and very friendly. The only downside is the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were here for dinner and we were not disappointed. The Bolleke was cold and good. The service excellent with very friendly waiters. I had the 'filet pur' with fries and sauce béarnaise, extremely tender meet with perfect pommes frites and lovely sauce. Highly recommended and I will go back when in Antwerp!

Thank Carl S
Oslo, Norway
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is known for years and this visit impressed me. A quite young team serves fluid the dishes. These dishes are rather classical but made with respect and know ledge. It was pretty busy but the service went smoothly and the food followed quite fast. For this size of restaurant I can only say : respect!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$42
Belgian, European, Central European, French, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Graanmarkt 7 | Behind the Bourla Theatre, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
  • Phone Number: +32 3 232 16 32
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

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