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De Pottekijker

#12 of 1,159 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, Dutch, European, Gluten Free Options
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Kaasrui 5, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 225 21 97
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri 18:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Chester, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As our last night in Antwerp we spent many hours researching which restaurant to visit to get the authentic Belgian Cuisine experience. In the end we picked this place because it was near to where we were stood and looked good! When we arrived we were seated (up in the rafters) even though it was VERY busy and we hadn't... More 

Thank BarryW1970
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Babies not welcome here. Despite having a booking and mentioning we have a small baby, we were refused entry and asked to leave. No room at the inn during the festive period! Happy new year.

3 Thank Ranger1976
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Beste Ranger1976, U belde kort voor aankomst en u had dan ook het allerlaatste, kleinere tafeltje nét naast de inkomdeur.... More 

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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Went there for a dinner. The place is small and cozy and is quickly full, so better you book in advance or wait for a second service. The food was delicious, nice starters and main dishes, didn't tried desert.

Thank Aleksandar_GVA
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

My wife and I turned up an hour ahead of booking time and asked if the waitress could squeeze us in. The restaurant was very busy but she managed to accommodate us early. The food and service was excellent. The Chicken brochette is superb and my steak with pepper sauce was one of the best ever, (and I've eaten hundreds).... More 

1 Thank billwalker75
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Favourite restaurant in Antwerp. If you are a meat lover then you will certainly enjoy. The "lambskroon" (hopefully spelt correctly) is always excellent. Booking is recommended as De Pottekijker is always busy!!!!

Thank PaulandShirls
Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Been there 3 times already in couple or friends. Daek cosy atmosphere and slightly noisy (not too much) for great typical Belgian food. Awesome location but many locals here (me!). Very awesome menu.. mixed grill is awesome and shrimps too. Highly recommended!

Thank Yann L
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

my wife has coeliac disease and has to have a gluten free diet so i research restaurants in advance and they assured me they could cater for her - the choices however were a bit restrictive but she ( and i ) had a beautiful steak and we thoroughly enjoyed it - the staff were friendly and attentive and we... More 

Thank Billy K
Hamburg, Germany
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118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This restaurant is located near the cathedral in the pedestrian area. I recommend to book a table well in advance. They serve traditional Belgium food in a cory atmosphere.

Thank S G
Berkel en Rodenrijs
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The portions are not for the faint hearted! Taste was also very good. We had fish stew and Belgian beef stew with fries, we recommend these for those who are not big meat eaters. We saw the mixed grill and the meat on the sticks, they were huge! Small and cozy restaurant which had to reject quite few unreserved guests,... More 

1 Thank Angelinatasia
Arlington, Virginia
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We decided to book a table based on TA reviews. The only downside was that they were not offering outdoor dining. Every other aspect was positive. We had a wonderful table upstairs, overlooking the downstairs activity. Our waiter was a great guy, and we enjoyed his translations of the (only) Dutch menu. The food was excellent; the servings were enormous... More 

Thank Marji H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, Dutch, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kaasrui 5, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
  • Phone Number: +32 3 225 21 97

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