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‘Dining with Art’

25/10/17 to 15/04/18

‘Met Kunst aan Tafel’ (‘Dining with Art’) is a cultural gourmet top event, which is being held in Ostend. Culinary delights prepared by a couple of renowned restaurants are paired with exclusive works of art created by Jan Fabre. This event ties in with the exhibition “The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely.”, in Ostend from October to April.

During “The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely.”, a number of restaurants will be offering a special menu to accompany the exhibition. After finishing your meal, you will receive a charger plate, designed by Jan Fabre, which you can take home as a collector’s item. Inspiration for the various works of art has been drawn from extracts of his ‘Nachtboeken’ (‘The Night Books’). During the next six months, you will be able to collect all six charger plates in the following restaurants.


For those who love culinary discovery trips and unusual combinations.
If you really want to experience what dining in a restaurant is all about, you should definitely come to Mange Tout. The menu changes in accordance with the seasonal rhythms and always focusses on traditional dishes, which have been given a surprising and modern twist. The place to be for foodies with trained taste buds and people who enjoy tasting the sea in a dish. Furthermore, Mange Tout offers a very elaborate wine list featuring both European as well as world wines, which really tops off your restaurant experience.

Menu (without matching wines)
6-course menu: € 91

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Bistro Mathilda

This restaurant, famous for its selection of fine wines, has built up a strong reputation in the past years. And it is not as if time has stood still, indeed on the contrary!
On the one hand, Bistro Mathilda apparently succeeds in continuing to offer its classic dishes without any problems whatsoever, whereas on the other hand, it continuously embraces new culinary trends. This results in a very special and successful culinary balancing act, which appeals to both traditional regular customers as well as curious gourmets determined to stretch their culinary boundaries. You will find nothing but satisfied customers here.

Menu (without beverages)
5-course menu: € 89

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Fort Napoleon

A great place to dine while overlooking the dunes, port and lighthouse.
Fort Napoleon is the right place for a relaxed bistro meal or a gourmet dinner in exclusive surroundings. The bistro serves drinks and snacks, whereas the restaurant offers an extensive menu with regional products. It features a sun terrace with a magnificent view of the East Bank. A place worth visiting.

Menu (without beverages)
4-course menu: € 75
With Cava, matching wines, water, titbits and coffee + € 25

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Le Chevalier

Traditional Belgian – French cuisine with a lot of vigour. Tasty cheese croquettes and a first-rate selection of main courses.
At Le Chevalier, you will be able to savour the traditional Belgian – French cuisine. It goes without saying that the menu features a lot of fish, but there is also a fine selection of meat dishes.
The restaurant was completely refurbished and now welcomes its guests in a light and modern interior, featuring a mezzanine offering an exquisite sea view. The service standard is exceptionally high and there is tremendous attention to detail. Furthermore, every question is answered with a smile.

Menu (without beverages)
4-course menu: € 67

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Vida welcomes you to Ristorante Marina in a warm and informal manner.
Backed by her team, she arranges an Italian culinary experience, which radiates lots of passion for her chosen profession. A perfectly prepared Carpaccio or sea bream wrapped in a salt crust immediately come to mind. In addition, the restaurant offers an impressive wine list, which will spoil you for choice. It is the ideal place for lunch, a romantic dinner or just to catch up or celebrate with family and friends.
Benvenuti a tutti!

Menu (without beverages)
4-course menu: € 79

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Enjoying culinary delights at a unique location in Ostend.
The menu features both French cuisine classics as well as surprising combinations, always focusing on the finest seasonal products. Just make yourself comfortable at a table and enjoy a delicious dinner in a brand-new interior. You will be savouring sublime dishes created by the kitchen team led by its Chef Ives Michiels.

Menu (without beverages)
4-course menu: € 80

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