The underrated European city that should be your next foodie break

It looks like Antwerp could finally secure its spot on the radar of foodie travellers, thanks to its place as the backdrop for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards Ceremony, held today (October 5). 

Really though, that should have happened long ago; for years now the city has been cultivating a series of spectacular restaurants, many with seasonal menus and local ingredients at the forefront. 

The reason why that hasn’t happened could easily be due to the city’s humble attitude. Seppe Nobels, chef-owner of the popular restaurant, concept store and aparthotel Graanmarkt 13, said: “We should be a little more chauvinistic, like the French people, you know. They are extremely proud, the French people. We have extremely beautiful produce, and I think we have the right people to serve it. It is the right moment to show the world what we have in Antwerp and Flanders.”

I couldn’t agree

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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021: How to Watch and What to Expect

After taking a hiatus in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the World’s 50 Best is once again resuming its mission to rank the globe’s culinary output.

What to Expect from the World’s 50 Best 2021

There will be a new No. 1 restaurant. In 2019, the organization announced a rule change that stipulated that previously No. 1 restaurant. That year, Mirazur in Menton, France went on to win the No. 1 spot, becoming only the eighth restaurant to hold the top slot since the list debuted in 2002.

But it will most likely be Noma, which isn’t exactly new. While other previous top restaurants like Osteria Francescana and El Cellar de Can Roca are no longer eligible, it’s worth noting that it’s only the original Noma that’s precluded from ever appearing on the list again. New Noma — which exists in a different Copenhagen space and with

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