Nonkel Wannes Antwerp

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Nonkel Wannes – Smooth-talking in Antwerp

Let me start off with a small lesson in Dutch and genealogy. “Nonkel” means uncle, a family member with whom we are all acquainted. He can be the brother of your father or mother or the husband of your cougar-like aunt.

Enunciating the copious varieties of uncles is tough. However, I will try to sum up a few: there is the obvious creep, the know-it-all lecturer, and the teenage dirtbag who was undoubtedly conceived by accident: the youngest baby of the tribe, an actual contraceptive escape artist.

Wannes is unlike any of these annoying characters. His persona oozes coolness and provides you with a solution for any colourless, insipid and possibly unscented night. He is a zealous member of your clan and will help illuminate your Antwerp experience. His substantive personal approach, a touch of retro flair – meaning that Iron Maiden is not on his playlist – and his good sense of humour will work their magic.

Within his warm and cosy establishment, Wannes offers you a killer-burger, a plate of delicious homemade spaghetti – his mum’s recipe – and savoury snacks to please your taste buds. While enjoying a Belgian beer, a soothing glass of wine or a kick-ass cocktail simultaneously.

Although the kitchen closes at 22:00, you can always try to make him an offer he can’t refuse (in the name of a late night snack, maybe). So step through my favourite uncle’s door, mind your manners and have a rad time.

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Details about this spot



Montignystraat 21, Antwerp

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Wed 11:00 - 16:00, Thu 11:00 - 01:00, Fri 11:00 - 03:00, Sat 17:00 - 03:00


La Chouffe: € 2.70

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)