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Graanmarkt 7 | Behind the Bourla Theatre, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 232 16 32
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good58%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Graanmarkt 7 | Behind the Bourla Theatre, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere is nice although the room is a bit loud and it was especially warm inside. The food was a bit mediocre for its price. Friendly staff.

Thank Clovis S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here on a Saturday night. It was very busy and I would recommend you make a reservation. Food was very good. That service was excellent everyone was friendly and helpful. It was on the noisy side but as it was Saturday and the...More

Thank rrhCarrollton_Texas
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We ordered the surprise list of appetizers. What we got was a bit disappointing. A bit of spareribs, shrimps in curry and artichokes. Very little and not extraordinary. It was also rather overpriced for what we got. For the rest a very nice location for...More

Thank MarnixMarjolein
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This restaurant had good reviews on Trip Advisor and was also open all afternoon for food which can be difficult to find. When we arrived we were moved twice as the tables we wanted were reserved for customers who were apparently arriving at 7.30pm (this...More

Thank SusieCR
Anton V, Eigenaar at Bourla, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Dear Susie, Thank you for your feed back. It has been forwarded to the whole team in order to draw lessons from it. It is absolutely unacceptable that the service level drops during the quiet moments of the day. The experience you had is -as...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I'll be honest, having read other reviews I told my somewhat elderly mother on our day trip to Antwerp that the restaurant I was looking for was nearby and then made her walk across half of Antwerp just to get to the Bourla. But I...More

Thank meaningofliff
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

"Den kleine bourla " has been around forever in Antwerp. The design is gorgeous and was made by Peeter Porters if I remember correctly. The food is always very good .. I had the "vol au vent " with fries and the shrimp kroketten today...More

Thank Florence V
Anton V, Eigenaar at Bourla, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

a five star rating maybe? :-) Thank you for these kind words

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Nice and classical bistro with very tasty food and good wine list. We were there for lunch at the very nice terrace in a quiet inside square.

Thank svilen c
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Location is very nice (you can sit outside - sundowner location) and the food is ok, but nothing special, prices are ok. The service is friendly and willing to help. We would came back again.

Thank JMK2014
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Finding lunch in a restaurant in Belgium after 2:00pm is always a challenge, so image our trepidation when we stumbled upon a full-service restaurant on a quiet square in Antwerp that seated us in the mid-afternoon. Although the full menu was not available for lunch...More

Thank paula m
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

It has been a while since we went there and once again service, food and prices were appreciated. The menu is extensive and diverse, vatering for all tastes and desires. We sat on the lovely terrace and had great food. The waiters are professional and...More

Thank OlivierFromBrussels
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
US$24 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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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