I will tell you about two fantastic restaurants in Antwerp without actually showing you some food. The thing is, I don’t have any pictures of what we ate. I was too excited about the food I guess.
So we spent a great weekend in Antwerp, Belgium, which is only two hours by car from where we live. It was a nice short weekend trip.
It is an open secret that I have a soft spot for fries with mayonnaise so what was the first thing we did when we arrived in Belgium (the country of fries)? We stopped at a „Frituur“ to have a big portion of fries. After that we took a nap. Of course. Apart from that our trip involved excellent food on Friday and Saturday night. I found two great restaurants called Fiskebar and Le John.
On Friday we had dinner at the Fiskebar, a lively and laid back fish restaurant in the trendy south of Antwerp. It is probably the best place to have fresh fish in the city. The menu is on a chalkboard on the wall and either you speak the language or the people at the restaurant are happy to help. We had Ceviche and mackerel sashimi to start with. I had swordfish with a beetroot risotto and Philipp took catfish with mashed potatoes and fennel. It all tasted divine.
Good food and great atmosphere. The look of the restaurant is quite Scandinavian. We really liked it and would definitely come back.
Saturday night I chose Le John for dinner. A rather fancy and hidden restaurant and bar. They offer fusion cuisine with a Mediterranean focus. Minimalist interior and friendly service.
We both had pasta for dinner. Philipp had wild boar ravioli and I chose fettuccini ai funghi. We had a good red wine from Sardinia. My food choice was ok.
After dinner we went upstairs to have a drink. They have a nice lounge and bar upstairs. It was great to lounge on a sofa after dinner to have a drink. Love the concept. They have a wide variety of drinks. We can recommend this place as well.
I recommend making a reservation!