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Het Vermoeide Model

$$ - $$$
Belgian, European
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Lijnwaadmarkt 2, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 233 52 61
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188 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly, this is a gorgeous building, stunning. Food is interesting and they have two tasting menus. The food is good, probably better than good. I also thought that it was pretty good value for money. Staff were pleasant. Wine range is quite limited and also mainly new world, but it was fine. Lovely way to enjoy a winters evening.

Thank pieboy
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Old style restaurant. Excellent menu. Efficient friendly service. Slightly more expensive than some other local restaurants. Stairs can be difficult to climb so if mobility a problem, then this could be a disadvantage, although they do have ground floor tables. I didn't notice a ground floor toilet - but didn't look for one either.

Thank JohnEssex1957
Arlington, Virginia
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I think that this restaurant deserves higher ratings than it it has received on TA. We dined in a beautiful outdoor courtyard with a great view of the cathedral. The service was first rate - friendly and efficient, the food was excellent and nicely presented. We enjoyed our first meal so much that we made another reservation for the next... More 

Thank Marji H
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I showed the very friendly waitress a small piece of aluminum in one of the mussels, which where mostly closed, broken or over cooked shrunken. This was by far the most horrible pan of mussels ever served to me and my tablegast. Health inspector worthy if you ask me. In the end I didn't have to pay for it, but... More 

Thank Stanoppad
Budapest, Hungary
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

...... because two fellow customers we spoke to said so, and they live in Antwerp ! Reading the reviews below, I cannot believe the critical ones are talking about the same place as it was a truly wonderful meal experience : the food, location, service and atmosphere were spot on. The tables ARE a bit small and my starter ended... More 

Thank marek632
Zaventem, Belgium
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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Pro: Cosy (inside and outside), great rooftop terrace (you can touch the cathedral), good food (never had mussels with bacon and curry before, but it tasted great), prices in line with the tourist center, attentive service. Con: tables are a bit small and (too) close to each other.

Thank Dieter B
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449 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice old house where you can relax after spending a day in the centre of Antwerp. But no value for money...only the views (especially from the roof terrace) are stunning. Poor service. Poor food. High prices.

Thank Rafael J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We discovered this place today. We had a truly fresh and tasty salad as a starter. We had mussels later. Everything has been done with passion in this restaurant! We spoke to the owner. She took her time to enjoy us with interesting facts...about antique! :) This owner lives for her business! What a great woman. What a spirit! We... More 

Thank Eva H
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We went this august and was terrible and slowly service. The waitress didn't offer dessert neither coffe. We wait a lot of time between the vorgereichte and the main dish. The local wine wasn,t good. The dishes were very poor!

Thank Ariadna S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Appears to be the ultimate tourist trap. Not so. This restaurant has wonderful food at very reasonable prices. In the summer they not only have a terrace at the front but two floors of tables plus a roof terrace. They must take hundreds of covers per day but the standard is high and the service impeccable in a very low... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lijnwaadmarkt 2, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
  • Phone Number: +32 3 233 52 61

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?