Nice, spacious restaurant with impeccable service
Backyard is a trendy restaurant right in the center of Antwerp, serving typical Belgian bistro food. Stepping into Backyard, you’re immediately impressed with the spacious lay-out and the lovely well stocked bar.
When we arrived, we were seated in a small lounge area. We ordered drinks while we waited for our table. My company tried one of their 52 gins, I felt festive and drank a glass of champagne. We ordered the mini shrimp croquettes as a starter. They were absolutely lovely.
We were then seated in the front part of the restaurant. Tables are placed quite close together so you do overhear your neighbors from time to time. I don’t mind, but it could be awkward if you’re planning a romantic dinner. I had the steak tartare (hand-chopped beef served up with goodies like capers, chives, shallot, and a runny egg yolk). It was very well seasoned. My friend tried the steak with béarnaise. The béarnaise was fresh and the steak was well prepared.
Throughout the whole evening wait staff was extremely attentive and charming. The atmosphere in the restaurant was great and I would definitely return or recommend the place.
Price of a glass of cava: 5,5 euro
Grote Markt 52
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 – …
Closed on Tuesday