Bardeau Cellar (Antwerp)

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Under the lime trees on Vrijdagmarket square, the sunny terrace at Aldwin Camus’ chic and shocking wine bar smacks of laid-back vibes and overwhelmed waiters. The menu is a mix of unimpressive conventional labels and naturopathic gems for every budget – with a slight tilt towards those with fat wallets: Ça se discute, a Loire red from Laurent Saillard; Frankstein d’Éric, a Riesling grand cru from the Alsatian winery Les Vins Pirouettes; a strict Ribolla from the great Slovenian producer Marjan Simcic; Socalcos, a Moselle white from Kettern & Niepoort… To go with all that? There are sponsored Spritzs, luxury G&Ts and other decent cocktails, along with some (not very plant-forward) eats like boudin blanc from Dierendonck, oysters, tinned goods and other fatty morsels to fill you up (€5-25). // Toni Negroni

The bullet-proof bottle: A scandalous and hard-to-find Fumé de Pouilly from winemaker Didier Dagueneau for €120.

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