I just love fish! Healthy, light and it always gets me in a summer mood. I’m very happy that Moroccan and Turkish immigrants seem eager to start up new fish restaurants because this was really missing in Antwerp. Some of them are really good, all of them are very low budget.
Fiskebar is in another league though. They combine Scandinavian cool with a touch of French warmth. I like the fact that you can go for either a no fuss approach and order a simple piece of fish with some salad and potatoes on the side. Or if you’re in a more fancy mood – and I always am – they have some more posh suggestions on the menu.
I always start out with oysters. I think it makes a huge difference if you get them served somewhere where they have good skills in preparing it and have them cooked properly. As a main dish I’ll have catfish with risotto and a delicate vanilla sauce. Just ask the waiter for suggestions as far as the wine goes. They won’t let you down. They don’t serve tuna fish anymore since this fish is on the verge of being extinct. As much as I love tuna on a plate, I love Fiskebar even more for their decision!