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Brasserie Appelmans

#36 of 1,182 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, Dutch, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Papenstraatje 1, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 226 20 22
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 be honest) and infinitely better than (literally) across the road in Da Giovannis (who seem... More 

Thank Angry_of_Antwerp
Speyer, Germany
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144 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Inverness, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The place probably is one of the most posh you can visit in Antwerpen, when you see the price of the menu you understand why. The food is not bad but also is not something I would pay again to eat. If you want to come to this place better stay downstairs drinking cocktails (and prepare the pocket as well... More 

Thank TheKitchenOfSpain
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Really nice place for lunch and dinner. Great modern styling in an old building. Food quality is good, modern and leaves an impression of 'fine dining' minus 1. Pricing is ok but expensive. Service not great and we almost walked out due to no service. Another waitress was fantastic so it can vary.

Thank Thomas G
Antwerp, Belgium
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106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This place serves excellent food but is also known for its mojito and absinthe drinks. It's a very nice place for lunch dinner and drinks

Thank Peter T
Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This brasseries was full when we first found it, so we booked for the next evening. It's very trendy, and the atmosphere is great. It was full though, so service was slow- good if you're not in a rush!

Thank Ronni L
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This brasserie was recommended to us by our hotel, so we chose it over a small secluded little restaurant nearby. Big mistake for us. This place is buzzy and great for meeting friends for drinks, however as a restaurant it had no atmosphere at all, the staff were distracted and the food was poor. We came to Antwerp because we... More 

Thank ladysnowdon
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

we stop at this brasserie by accident - we were just hungry and looking for place were we could enter with stroller too...drinks were amazing and we had tomato soup which is served in the way I have never seen before and I loved it...it was tasty...just yamii...menu is simple - steak, burger, fish, salad but very tasty.

Thank Maria K
Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or, France
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

really good modern brasserie, Standard dish from brasserie , good presentation and taste, as a brasserie could be noisy when busy

Thank bernard b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
Belgian, Dutch, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Papenstraatje 1, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
  • Phone Number: +32 3 226 20 22
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?