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$$ - $$$French, , European
Graanmarkt 7 | Behind the Bourla Theatre, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 232 16 32
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good56%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (17 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (5 reviews)
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French, Belgian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Graanmarkt 7 | Behind the Bourla Theatre, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant in a nice area with a great buzz, but the service was very haphazard. The staff were too stretched which resulted in items being forgotten and trays dropped. Could be great but they need to polish their service.

Thank FoodiePhil101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go. You won’t regret it. I went with a group of friends and we all had a great time. The service was attentive and friendly, the decor is interesting and comfortable and the food delicious. Be warned: if you order the steak it’s huge ......More

Thank Nudgemum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the restaurant for the secind time after a good first experience. The second was also going ok until by the end of the meal I had a visit from 2 mice walking inside of the restaurant catching food from the floor. It's a pitty...More

1  Thank Fearless708201
Anton V, Eigenaar at Bourla, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Fearless? In a historical city, in an old building, I can't guarantee there will never be a mouse entering the building. The only thing I can guarantee is that we take all measures(contract with professionals) to prevent this. You've written this also on our google...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is beautiful and very cozy even though it’s very big. The staff was kind and efficient and the food was great. Every dish we ordered was excellent. Desserts where perhaps a bit un interesting but still very good!

Thank Eran E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had snails, oysters, tartar, artichoke and croquettes. Everything was beautiful. The square and architecture made it complete.

Thank Domi S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on more than one occasion. Service mostly good, but sometimes staff were really under pressure. The food was well cooked, well presented and tasty but for me portions were overwhelming in size. I had to go for starters and desserts rather than tackle a...More

Thank Borderer12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Want too taken in by the crowded seating but was asked to try the food by a friend! Service took some time due to the amount of people there for lunch but when I did receive my steak order I wasn’t disappointed. I was beaten...More

Thank pgib
Reviewed 10 September 2018

I like my food to be in decent portions but found that, even though it was excellent, I was beaten by the portion size of my steak. I must be getting old. Enjoyed this place so much that it was actually my second visit here.

Thank Whiskydram
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Bourla on the Graanmarkt 7, behind the Bourla Theatre in Antwerp is a very good restaurant on a very good place in the hart off Antwerp. Very good food, we have chosen for a Zesrib and Spaghetti Bolognaise and both were from very high quality....More

Thank Zutterman
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Nice location (Small square), great seafood! The Bouillabaisse was just fantastic, the Moules too! The Service is. ..let's say improovable: Not really alert, seems to be more interested in other People around then in guests. ..But the food is just great!

1  Thank RolandK1982
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$46
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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