de Broers van Julienne

Overall rating: 2.5 stars 11 Reviews
Serves meat, veg options available. A stylish restaurant where one can sit in the garden in the summertime. A daily special, a soup, and a few salads. Has a take-out counter. Also an organic shop. Price: Moderate more-less
Organic, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg
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First Review by Marco
Dzinia
Dzinia
1

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  • mostly-vegetarian

Lack of care of customers, big disappointment

1 Posted on 08 / 03 / 2014

Together with my boyfriend we went to have a nice meal there on Saturday early evening (around 6pm), we entered and the owner asked if we had reservation, we said that we hadn't, he said this is not a problem and asked us to go outside t sit in long tables. Both in restaurants and outside in "garden" there were small 2 persons tables, absolutely no one except us, and he told us to sit net to long wooden bar tables, the one u can find in the cheapest bars. So we asked if we can switch to one of the double tables but waiter said " i need to keep them free"... for who? During whole time we were there only 1 couple came. I was cold, I was angry and I felt like in the cheapest bad ever, i felt like they treated us like trash, we didnt even deserve table inside restaurant, or outside in normal condition. And we paid the same as any other guests. The food was ok, not worth the money... I regret eating there, they didnt care about us at all. They didnt make any effort to make our stay nice, or make us come back there. We will never come back there. I cant understand why we couldnt sit in one of 30 free tables like normal customers.... Riducous for me at least. Also interior doesnt look that nice.


Cons: Service, Food
v_mdj
v_mdj
15

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  • vegan

quite normal

3 Posted on 05 / 11 / 2014

We ordered 2 veggie and 1 vegan dish. I expected more 'haute cuisine' because this restaurant is very famous among vegetarians but it was quite normal. Not bad but the thai stew was a Thai curry, not very spicey and the tofu had a strange structure (as if was frozen before). If you aren't expecting very special dishes it's fine, if you do I wouldn't recommend this place.

Pros: nice place, kind people
Cons: not a very exciting menu, a little bit too normal food
Geert
Geert
1

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  • vegetarian

My last visit

1 Posted on 08 / 13 / 2013

Sunday August 12 I went to eat in this place with three friends. It was my last visit.
I ordered a glass of Amé, a sparkling alternative for wine. However, there was nothing sparkling about my drink. There is no way that the waitress that prepared my drink didn’t notice the sparkling was long gone. Probable the bottle has been opened a few days earlier and they didn’t want to waste the leftover in the bottle. I made a remark and got another glass.
We ordered some appetizers, but they were not available the waitress told us. So we ordered different appetizers. When we had almost finished those, a waitress came with the appetizers we first ordered and said “it turned out we had them after all”. We didn’t want to make a fuss so we just accepted them.
Next we ordered a bottle of sparkling water, the waitress came with only three glasses. In order to have some water, I had to finish my glass of Amé en use that same glass!
A few minutes later a waitress entered with French fries and stuff from a snackbar. Of course the people working in the restaurant can eat whatever they want, but for a biological restaurant to openly eat French fries and fill the whole restaurant with that smell, is at least not very sensitive.
The food was okay, not good, but okay. We deleted this restaurant from our “places-to-go” list after this visit. It is not because they have plenty of clients they can be that insensitive and downright not caring about people who come in t eat and have a nice time with their friends.

Pros: Nice interior
Cons: Not friendly, Not caring
natuurlijkan
natuurlijkan
5

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  • vegetarian

A dissapointment

2 Posted on 05 / 13 / 2012

We found this place a disappointment. I had a pasta with goat cheese and tomato with tasteless vegetarian balls. It was a watery, tasteless soup with melted goat cheese in it. My friend had stuffed eggplant, which was not very tasteful. It was tastefully decorated and the thick bread with butter was delicious. My friend thought it was very uncomfortable, the device looked like a pharmacy he said. There was also some error every time on orders: bread went to the wrong tables, people had the bill of someone else ..

Pros: Delicious bread
Cons: Tasteless food, Looks like a pharmacy, Long walk from city centre
Esther
Esther
5

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  • vegan

tasteful food

3 Posted on 12 / 08 / 2011

I have been here several times. They don't have many vegan options. But it's always tasteful.
Once my friend ordered a vegetarian quiche, but there was a big piece of fish in the quiche. They gave him a new quiche.

Pros: also take away, friendly staff, good food
Cons: Oops fish in a vegetarian quiche

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elli
elli
1

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  • mostly-vegetarian

wonderful vegetarian food

4 Posted on 03 / 31 / 2011

We had a very nice dinner at this stylish restaurant, the staff was helpfull and friendly, we ate the Nut roast with artichokes and it was very tasteful , lots of desserts and vegetable pies...really a nice place

Pros: friendly staff, nice food, beautiful garden
behindthelines
behindthelines
17

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  • vegan

very disappointing

2 Posted on 03 / 02 / 2011

There are several vegetarian dishes on the menu (lots of quiches). I asked the waitress whether the soup of the day was vegan (I explicitely added, no cream, no cheese?), and she clearly didn't know what I was talking about. So I also inquired about the Thai stew with tofu. She replied, 'yes it's gluten free' :-/

It is an attractive venue, but with highly uncomforatble chairs (could hardly sit lunch out) and bad accoustics. It was freezing cold outside, and unfortunately also in the restaurant. Central heating wasn't working. They tried to heat the place with one or two seperate heaters, which was clearly not enough. It was cold!

I was very disappointed, as this place is supposedly famous for it's veg choices and nice venue, so I expected more knowledgeable staff and comfort.
As others have mentioned, steep prices for drinks, and overpriced food as well.
There's a big counter at the front, with many takeaway dishes. The list seemed to include a huge variety of vegetarian dishes. The waitress was also serving the counter, so I doubt whether she could have told me which dishes were vegan.

Pros: variety of vegetarian take-out
Cons: unknowledgable staff, overpriced, uncomfortable
Goozie
Goozie
2

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  • mostly-vegetarian

lovely

4 Posted on 01 / 24 / 2010

Visited on Wed, 20th Jan and had a very high quality lunch. Main courses were excellent. Good sized portions. Decent desert. Price overall was 46 Euro for two people (two main courses, one desert, two teas, two glasses of wine). Would love to go back.

Pros: great choice, ok for non-vege, nice, bright place
gisaster25
gisaster25
23

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  • vegetarian

Disappointing food and overpriced

2 Posted on 06 / 01 / 2009

I'm willing to spend money on great meal. Happily. But dining at de Broers van Julienne wasn't worth the cost or the effort of traveling to Antwerp. I had the spring strudel (goat cheese, green asparagus, courgette, carrot, tomato, potato encased in phyllo, served in a mint-pea sauce). The veggies had been stewed into oblivion (e.g. the asparagus was stringy mush) but it was the sauce that was most inedible. My sister had the corn-pasta with sweet potato, red pepper, Mexi-flavoured tomato sauce, which was a little tastier than my strudel but also very mushy. My boyfriend said his fish lasagna with pumpkin, tomato and courgette was bland. I tend to give veg-friendly restaurants the benefit of the doubt - maybe they simply had an off day? Maybe I should've ordered the quiche? But once we got the bill and saw that we were charged 7 EUR for a 1 L bottle of still water, it killed any remaining desire to return. This type of ridiculous markup is tacky profiteering and disrespectful to restaurant patrons.

Pros: Pleasant back garden dining, Friendly server
Cons: Bland, mushy food, Price-gouging on water & wine
Nickysr
Nickysr
18

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  • vegan

Stylish venue

4 Posted on 04 / 15 / 2007

After arriving in Antwerp on Easter Sunday, we had given up hope of eating anything remotely gormet... until we found De Broers van Julienne. Being vegan, we could not eat anything on the eat-in evening menu but in the deli section they had a aubergine, spinach and setian layered dish that was vegan. We bought it to take away and it came with herbed polenta wedges and a really flavoursome red pepper sauce. The really helpful staff booked us a taxi back to our apartment and we sat in the restaurant while waiting. The decor is really stylish with huge panelled shelving filled with organic wines. Our food was really good and at around 9 euros each, very reasonable.
Unfortunately none of their cakes and desserts are vegan, a shame as they looked amazing!

Pros: friendly staff, excellent cooking
Cons: not enough vegan options
Marco
Marco
26

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  • non-vegetarian

Great dinners and delicious deserts

4 Posted on 01 / 22 / 2007

During our stay in Antwerpen we went there twice, so we could try 4 different dishes and we liked them all. We liked the interior of the restaurant a lot too: a happy mix of history and modernity. And to top it all of, they have some great cakes for desert, which they sold from their take-out counter too.

Pros: wonderful food

 

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