A few steps from Marnixplaats, you will find a bistro that has no frills...it is called Meat and Eat, the brainchild of Mo Aoulad, an entrepreneur with a dream of changing the restaurant scene, not only in Antwerp, but the world...and what a meal we had! Here you get what you order, wothout any gastro surprises. You will find firm favourites like tartar and burgers, along with carpaccio and good steak...this is a restaurant for meat lovers, with a menu focusing solely on beef, veal, lamb and poultry. From the wonderfully aromatic carpaccio, to the steak (served with cabbage!), I loved this no-fuss appraoch to food where so much goodness can be lost in translation. True, there are fine dining restaurants galore in a city like Antwerp, but it is refreshing to have something down-to-earth prove to the gastro scene that good, honest food can appeal and surprise nonetheless.
Opening Photograph appears courtesy of antwerpen.stappen-shoppen.nl