Fiskeskur Restaurant (Antwerp)

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There’s a big greenhouse for the winter season and a gigantic terrace along the waterfront for the summer months on the Kattendijkdok in the Eilandje neighborhood (aka the “little island”): welcome to the Fiskeskur (“fisherman’s cabin” in Danish) of Nikolaj Kovdal, the co-founder of Fiskebar, and Sen Kulanthaivelu. Emblazoned across this former customs office, the “This fish is on fire” sign doesn’t lie: the impressive open fire grills up prawns, sting ray, salmon, sea bream and seasonal vegetables from Ferm, harvested from the fields in Hombeek. During our last trip there, we had organic pink shrimp with smoky cocktail sauce; smoked and spiced mackerel pâté with pickled vegetables and homemade bread; fish balls served in crab bisque; grilled prawns with oyster mushrooms, sautéed potatoes and a fermented garlic sauce; and even a sunset to complete the tableau! // Kiko Zushi

FEELING THIRSTY? A Mer du Nord cocktail (Hierbas liqueur from Les Dunas by chef Syrco Bakker + ginger beer, €11), homemade kombucha (€4.50) and a lovely selection of craft beers (Grappa-Foeder Aged Lambic at €7 for 180), plus some funky natural wines – Xinomavro Malagouzia-Assyrtiko pet’ nat’ (€9.50 a glass), a Roussillon Macabeau from Ose de Matin Calme (€9), Ageno, an Italian orange wine from La Stoppa (€11)…
PRICE: Irish Mór oysters €27 for six, plates €11.50 to €49.

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