Outside the country, Belgium is best known for its chocolate, waffles, fries and beer. As for the traditional Belgian dishes, it is sometimes said that Belgian food is served in the quantity of German cuisine but with the quality of French food. Antwerpen, traditional Belgian restaurant in Kyiv, invites to discover all the secrets of this less known European cuisine.
The restaurant was founded 6 years ago. It is conveniently located in a cozy courtyard on Pushkinska street in Kyiv downtown. The courtyard itself is styled in a traditional Belgian style: lots of greenery on the walls, wooden barrels and atmospheric pictures on the walls.
Besides traditional Belgian food this restaurant also offers to explore vast collection of art and antiques created by French, German, and Flemish artists from Antwerpen. The outdoor terrace is rather spacious and can comfortably accommodate up to 30 guests. Visitors can watch sports games on the big screen enjoying a pint of frosty Belgian beer.
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From the inside the restaurant reminds of a museum. Many items were handpicked by the owners from the various flea markets in Europe. There are 4 separate halls in the restaurant: French, German, Hunting and Bar halls.
The menu offers traditional Belgian dishes, focussing on seafood and steaks – robust, hearty, good food without fuss. Here guests can savor well prepared Belgian classic dishes such as croquettes de crevettes, moules-frites, waterzooi, and carbonnades de boeuf à la gueuze (beef stew made with Brussels beer).
As for the drinks, the selection of Belgian beer in Antwerpen restaurant is impressive: Kwak, Tripel Karmeliet, Palm, Hoegaarden, Blanche de Bruxelles, Leffe Blonde, Leffe Brune and over 20 kinds of bottled beer.
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Address: 38A, Pushkinska street, Kyiv.
Image source: Antwerpen Facebook page