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4.7 (495) $$$$ $$$$ Modern, Creative, Fine Dining


Summary: Stunning river vistas and refined tasting menus.

At Zilte, indulge in expertly crafted tasting menus with a view atop the Museum aan de Stroom, offering a serene atmosphere and a journey through textures and flavors in every dish. The high-ceilinged space exudes calm with its neutral palette, while the panoramic city and river views provide a breathtaking backdrop. Zilte's tasting menus showcase a mastery of texture and flavor, with desserts like sea buckthorn with yogurt, bitter chocolate, and shortbread standing out. The restaurant's location on the top floor of the Museum by the River complements its stylized and artistic cuisine. With a focus on detail, creativity, and a rich palette of preparations, Zilte impresses with both its Pure Zilte and Pure Vegetarian menus. Vegetables are elevated to impress at high levels, starting with a collection of amuse-bouches that reveal sensitivity to textures, finesse, and intensity. Follow the chef on a culinary journey featuring exclusive products, such as North Sea crab with exotic pairings and a special mention for the signature fougasse bread. The menu continues to impress with dishes like squid and a curated selection of caviar, served with a sublime beurre blanc. Delicate combinations mark the entire menu, culminating in a sweet double finale that exemplifies the harmonious balance of tension and refinement, warranting top scores.


3 Stars
La Liste
Score 96.0 / 100 2023
Ranked # 118 in the World 2023
Gault & Millau
4 Toques
Sommelier of the Year 2014
Chef of the Year 2009
Young Chef of the Year 2005
50 Best


Hanzestedenplaats 5, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

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