If you are looking for a good piece of meat in Antwerp, restaurant Piétrain is a safe option. ‘Piétrain’ is actually a Belgian breed of domestic pig. It is native to Wallonia and takes its name from the village of – you guessed it… Piétrain. What’s in a name, right? The restaurant is situated at an off-the-beaten-track location, in a street that is traditionally known for its meat processing at the former abattoirs in the area.
I’m a flexitarian and I don’t often eat meat at home but, if I fancy a juicy steak with a rich sauce and delicious homemade fries, I will go to Piétrain – not only for its large meat offer but also for the authentic interior that takes you back in time but never feels outdated. Think black and white pictures, vintage campaign posters, an old scale and a bar from back in the day.
Of course there is much more on the menu than just steak. I like to start the evening with a fine selection of deli meat, for instance. You can also opt for lamb, picanha, horse meat, marrow and stew. Some typical classic desserts like ‘Dame Blanche’, Crème Brulée, apple pie and Tarte Tatin close the menu list. Owner Marc Winant is also very proud of his large gin and whisky offering. There is no doubt, at Piétrain you are set for a whole evening full of food, drinks, and fun!