Do you love to share different dishes when you dine out with friends? Then these 5 Antwerp restaurants are perfect for your next night out.
Humm’s tagline is “Restyled Middle Eastern cuisine“. They pride themselves on using organic ingredients to bring you high-end yet straightforward dishes. These are all smaller dishes meant to share. At Humm you can order a wide selection of dishes with middle eastern flavours. If you are a big group, you can basically try everything on the menu. All options are delicious and beautifully plated. The interior is very trendy and cozy. I like the laid-back atmosphere and the affordability of it all. The only downside is their tiny tables that have to accommodate many plates.
YUST is a total concept with a hotel, a co-housing project, and event rooms & facilities. YUST offers exquisite, refined dining with unique flavors. You pick your preferred formula: select your own individual dishes from the menu or try one of their fixed tasting menus. Whichever option you choose, you’ll get dishes made with fresh ingredients, adapted to the seasons, and inspired by the world’s kitchen. Also, be sure to start diner with one of their fabulous cocktails.
#3 The Gilded
The Gilded is the restaurant inside hotel Gulde Schoen of football player Mousa Dembélé and his sister Assita on the Melkmarkt in Antwerp. Its extraordinary design exhumes class and style, but it’s the quality of the dishes that should win you over. Here you can order sharing plates à la carte or opt for the chef’s menu from 3 up to 7 courses. Dining here feels like a culinary journey around the world, with ingredients and flavors from everywhere. The service is excellent, and so is every dish I’ve tried so far. Actually, some dishes are so good that I’ve seen people order them multiple times for the same table.
Good food and great wine in a relaxed atmosphere is what L’Amitié on the Vlaamse Kaai is all about. The hip restaurant is fully committed to a menu full of fresh, local, and honest products. The high-quality ingredients are processed into bite-size tapas and small sharing dishes. L’Amitié offers cold bites (cheese!), warm plates, and desserts. It feels like a traditional Spanish tapa concept (minus the Spanish). Although you will find typical tapas on the menu, it offers a proper mix of classics and stuff you’ve never seen anywhere before. The menu also changes regularly. Wine lovers rejoice: you can order 10 to 15 wines by the glass.
The dishes at MESA are inspired by the “Tastes of the World” kitchen of Tomorrowland: typical and delicious flavors from all corners of the world, brought together. Every few months, they bring a new range of 12 seasonal dishes with influences from Spain to Singapore to Peru. Your dining experience is accompanied by a nice beat, youthful yet professional waiters, and a trendy interior. If you want, you can also complement your dish with one of their experimental dining cocktail suggestions. The food and cocktails are excellent, but dining here doesn’t come cheap. This is definitely one of the more expensive food sharing concepts in Antwerp. However, eating here is undoubtedly a worthwhile trip around the world.