Everbody knows The Jane Antwerp or has at least heard about it. And if you haven’t, you should know that The Jane is a phenomenon in foodie Antwerp. It’s a gastronomic restaurant, located on the ground floor of a former chapel. The Jane is run by the renowned chef Sergio Herman and by the talented Nick Bril, who was Herman’s right hand man at the former star restaurant Oud Sluis in Zeeland (The Netherlands). Together they decide on the menu, as some kind of “high priests”. Because in this restaurant, food is a religion. That’s also why the kitchen is located on the altar. There’s space for 60 guests, who can witness the magic that’s happening in the open kitchen. Herman and Bril thought about every detail, from the furniture and tablecloth to the plates and cups. In this restaurant, it’s all about the experience. There’s one menu out of which you can choose 3 versions. You can either go for 3, 5 or 7 dishes, followed by a main course and a dessert or cheese plate. The prices are 55€/70€/85€. The food is served with a fine selection of matching wines or beers. If you want to go to The Jane, you really have to make a reservation, even up to 3 months in advance!
The restaurant also has an Upper Room Bar, featuring cocktails, beers, food and music. In the place where the chapel’s organ used to be, there’s a more relaxed and informal atmosphere. At the bar run by bartender Paul Morel, who started his career at Sergio Herman’s other star restaurant Pure C, you can enjoy your meal (prepared à la minute!) while sitting around the beautiful marble bar, built around a tattooed mini kitchen. Spectacular food in spectacular surroundings!
Once a month at The Jane, you can attend the “Night Sessions”. At these nights, there’s a DJ and the volume is a bit louder than usual, while tasteful snacks and drinks are being served for you. Check the Facebook page for the dates of the Night Sessions.
- Address: Paradeplein 1, 2018 Antwerpen (in the former military domain of ’t Groenkwartier)
- The Jane is closed on Sunday and Monday.
- Tel. +32 3 808 44 65 (between 9am – 11am & 3pm – 5pm)
- Reservation is a must!