Tasting honey in comb, Graanmarkt 13, Antwerp, Belgium

Seppe Nobels Restaurant at Graanmarkt 13 dinner

Menu from a private dinner at Seppe Nobels Restaurant at Graanmarkt 13 in Antwerp, Belgium, with dinner specially prepared by Seppe Nobels (Read my food picks of Antwerp here):

[Belgian sparkling wine]

Green beans, cucumber, white tail, yellow beans, spring onion sushi with caviar, radish, green apple, yellow beans

Oysters, mango, horse radish, honey, mango sauce

White asparagus soup, chorizo

Pork belly, langoustine tartare, baked langoustine, oyster leaf, lambs year, reduced spiced sauce, honey glaze

River sea bass, water cress veloute, champagne mouselline, cockles, green peas, mustard seeds, thyme sauce, fondant potatoes, caramelised baby shallot

Beef from Limousin, cream of fermented black garlic, caramelised spring onion, cream of carrot, lavender artichokes

Belgian raspberry, tonka vanilla bean ice cream, orange and cinnamon creme brulee and grapefruit sage flowers


Qin Xie

Qin Xie is a London based food, wine and travel journalist and trained chef.

When not infiltrating Michelin restaurants as a kitchen tourist, she writes about food, drink and travel. Her work has appeared on Yahoo, FT, The Times and CNN.

Her first cookbook, co-authored with YS Peng at Hunan Restaurant, is out March 2014.

According to friends, her watch is always set to UTC -- ready for the next big adventure. In reality, she is happiest at the dinner table or by the sea.


  1. […] Like other cities in Belgium, it’s an eclectic mix of the traditional and the modern. On the one hand it’s still producing the century-old Elixir d’Avers amidst a quiet residential street, on the other there’s avant garde Belgian cuisine being created at the likes of the Seppe Nobels restaurant at Graanmarkt 13. […]

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