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Bourla

#19 of 1,154 Restaurants in Antwerp
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€€ - €€€
French, Belgian, European, Central European
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Graanmarkt 7 | Behind the Bourla Theatre, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 232 16 32
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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169 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very popular with the locals of Antwerp. They have a fine menu with a range from normal to high end dishes. Its a very busy place, so you have to make a reservation. When you do, say you want to sit in the back. Thats where the locals sit, but too honest,,in the front it looked ok... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Visited this restaurant with a big group of coworkers. It's a nice restaurant with good ambiance. I tried snails as appetiser for the first time and I really liked them, surprisingly. For the main course, I tried their round steak. I asked for medium well but they brought medium rare. They also did not bring steak knives, I had to... More 

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Turda, Romania
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69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Close to the Central Station and the downtown, Bourla restaurant is a nice and friendly place for diner with colleagues or friends. Food is great and services also. Reasonable prices.

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Walchwil, Switzerland
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

It is my second time I eat in Bourla. It is a beautiful historical house at a central location. The food was great. I had fish for a main and snails for a starter. It was delicious and the portions were almost too big - definitely for me. The service was fast and very friendly. The only downside is the... More 

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Ljunghusen
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were here for dinner and we were not disappointed. The Bolleke was cold and good. The service excellent with very friendly waiters. I had the 'filet pur' with fries and sauce béarnaise, extremely tender meet with perfect pommes frites and lovely sauce. Highly recommended and I will go back when in Antwerp!

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Oslo, Norway
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is known for years and this visit impressed me. A quite young team serves fluid the dishes. These dishes are rather classical but made with respect and know ledge. It was pretty busy but the service went smoothly and the food followed quite fast. For this size of restaurant I can only say : respect!

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Anton V, Eigenaar at Bourla, responded to this review

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Antwerp, Belgium
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106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Perfect place to have lunch or dinner in the centre of Antwerp next to the Bourla theatre. In summer they have a great and nice terrace under the trees. Food is classic and really good.

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Eeklo, Belgium
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

So pitty,because of so many good reviews I expected it to be a wonderful experience but unfortunately it wasn't. We made a reservation for 9 people (6 adults and 3 big kids), they gave us a table of 8 which was very narrow. We arrived at 6 pm at that time we were the first customers inside the restaurant. By... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had had a reservation for another restaurant that evening, but were lured away by Bourla's shaded, lively square. The food was very tasty and in large portions. It included typical Belgian dishes such as moules frites. We could have lingered for hours. Only qualm was that our waiter was less than attentive.

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Brasschaat, Belgium
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Very nice Brasserie type restaurant in the center of town. They have a terrasse, and when the weather is good it is very enjoyable. If you don't choose one of their fixed menu's, which are a good combination price/quality, they do have an extensive choice on the menu, every one will find something suitable ! Wine list is good, Service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$43
Cuisine
French, Belgian, European, Central European
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Graanmarkt 7 | Behind the Bourla Theatre, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
  • Phone Number: +32 3 232 16 32
Description
A monument in every sense of the word. A loyal but varied clientele likes to come here for a coffee, snack, sumptuous dinner or quick lunch. Classic, well prepared home made dishes in a majestic setting and friendly/informal service

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?