The Reload was one of the first (or actually it really was my first overall!) restaurant I visited in Antwerp. It is located in a university and student neighborhood.
The 2 owners are very friendly, will welcome you with their smile and there is always a familiar atmosphere in the restaurant. Feels like there are always a bunch of the owners’ friends in Reload.
My favorite dish is ‘gambas a la plancha’, they are big shrimps. Luckily for me they renew their menu often, so every time I could choose something else (but I choose the gamba’s 90% of the time).
Tip: After eating here, go right to the square Ossenmarkt. You will find some typical student bars, but one is different: Kassa Vier. It is a small jazzy bar. Don’t be put off if you think the bar is full. Enter, go towards the right of the bar and you will find an extra bigger room, but probably also full with students. The bar is open till 05:00!
Tip: Feel like dancing? Go to Barraccuda. Open till 03:00!