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Brasserie Appelmans

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Papenstraatje 1, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32(0)3 226 20 22
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“stew” (11 reviews)
“steak” (18 reviews)
“tuna” (7 reviews)
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Belgian, Dutch, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Papenstraatje 1, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was ok, we tried the steak tartar and the mussel pot. The place is really loud and tends to feel touristy. Staff was very polite and attentive

Thank NikiNY1
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We come here once or twice a year, more in the winter than in the summer since their food can be a bit traditional, read heavy (e.g., stews, game). The restaurant has several levels and if full, it gets noisy. The bars are their main...More

Thank elline_traveller
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Located between Groeplaats and Quinten Mattsijs place - next to the Catherdral - the Brasserie Appelmans serves pub food. I have visited the brasserie for a lunch with a group of approximately 50 people. Service was friendly and staff did their very best to have...More

Thank sonja p
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

You won't get a bad or small meal here, the wine list and beers are also good. Although the food is a little uninspiring, essentially a solid gastro pub with a few belgian classics thrown in.

Thank John F
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I would say the food is great and they have some great cocktails. It is always busy so making a reservation is advisable! Good for Dinner as well. Highly recommend!!! Only drawback is "a little bit pricey!!"

Thank antwerpcity2000
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I had my first meal in Antwerp here. Cool on the inside and also outside for the area view. Food are pub type of food, decently presented but in small portions and high price. I would look somewhere else around next time.

2  Thank Elmunyoz
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a very nice dinner here. The ribeye was cooked exactly as ordered and very tasty, especially with the pepper sauce. My wife's mushroom ravioli were also quite nice. She liked her caipirinha and I enjoyed my homemade iced tea. The...More

Thank Ejeffrey
Reviewed 12 April 2017

the first thing I have to tell you is BOOK! Often I have passed Brasserie Appelmans and decided to "go for it"and have been told no booking, no eating...which is a shame as the food is good and honest...not too pricey (not cheap either to...More

Thank Angry_of_Antwerp
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Nice atmosphere in a modern restaurant with embedded bar. Modern und creative food and good selection of local beers. The wine card is international. Friendly personal and good service.

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Late arriving in Antwerp but managed to get a table for 9pm. A good selection of Belgian food with lots of local ingredients. Have been before and will go aback again.

Thank TheFatLaird
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 36
Belgian, Dutch, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Papenstraatje 1, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
  • Phone Number: +32(0)3 226 20 22
  • E-mail
In hartje Antwerpen, gelegen in een historisch pand, vindt u Brasserie Appelmans & Absinthbar terug. Een hippe trendy zaak waar u terecht kan voor zowel een snelle lunch, uitgebreid diner of fijn kan komen genieten van de uitgebreide cocktailkaart in de bar.
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