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De 7 Schaken

#30 of 1,132 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, Bar, European, Central European
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Braderijstraat 24, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 232 52 44
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The waitress said we wouldn't be disappointed but we were. Small portion size and we were expecting tender meat but it was not - needed cooking for longer. Also food not piping hot. Very busy (fine) but servers couldn't cope and mistakes with menu and order made. Really looking forward to some traditional food and Belgium experience - I guess... More 

Thank OrchyB
Vinhedo, SP
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice setting in the midst of the historic center of Antwerp this restaurant is a nice option to go for local cuisine. Rustic and cozy inside furnished in old wood, very friendly service and good food for a just price. Had the stoemp (local dish mashed potatoes with seasonal vegetables, Bacon and sausages) which was hearty and delicious. Also tried... More 

Thank Raymond K
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i booked this well in advance as they said they could cater for my wifes coeliac - however her choice was very limited - it was very busy with 2 large parties so we decided to skip starters - we werent offered the specials board and no translation to it - my wife had chicken and i had a terrible... More 

Thank Billy K
Antwerp, Belgium
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186 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time here for a casual dinner with friend. We were not disappointed. Nothing super spectacular but good and tasty. Staff was very friendly and efficient as well.

Thank deedee-2004
Milan, Italy
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Characteristic and relaxing place, where you can spend your cold and wet days . Typical food well cooked, extraordinary snails and good beer. With good friends you can spend splendid hours.

Thank Mark G
Antwerp, Belgium
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This place serves traditional flemish kitchen at fair prices. The dining room is spacious and the staff is really friendly. The food itself is ok, nothing fancy but enjoyable.

Thank YvesCal
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We went there Saturday night at 7pm with a few friends without any reservations. We did one for 8pm and meanwhile stayed at the pub for an hour to drink a couple of beers. The staff is very friendly and they have good tap beers. About the food, it was simply awesome. Very friendly staff again, and I ate some... More 

Thank Gross D
Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

What a great place to stop for a cold beer or have an enjoyable dinner with friends. Lots to chose from on the menu and a plus for me a menu in English. (also in french, german too). Friendly atmosphere makes it a place you want to go back to.

Thank sue4az
Wirral, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Relatively short beer list by Belgian standards. Food (we had sausage and chicken) was OK but frites could have been better.

Thank John C
Paul V, Manager at De 7 Schaken, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you for your response! We hope to see you again one time. Kind regards, Daniella en the 7 schaken team More 

Heerlen, The Netherlands
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had only main dishes and this was enough for us. We had the beef steak with mushroom sauce and fries and Steak tartare, chef's style. I rated "average" because the steak was really good but the tartare not so (topped with a sad dryed out piece of 2 day old parsly). I really should have chosen the classic steak... More 

Thank stefanie79

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, Bar, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Braderijstraat 24, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
  • Phone Number: +32 3 232 52 44

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