1238 Restaurant | Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp
1238 Restaurant | Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp

1238 Restaurant

Pascal Duvivier

Named after the year of the venerable monastery’s foundation, the Botanic’s stargazing 1238 Restaurant is set in a perfectly peerless location: taking up an entire façade of the inner courtyard of the Monastery Garden, a modern conservatory provides an impeccable architectural foil for the Botanic’s historic building fabric. The garden’s serenity adds to the unruffled dining experience and peaceful ambience, while the elegant interior exudes a sense of restrained luxury.

The boundary between inner and outer worlds is blurred …
It’s the heart of the Botanic.
In a bustling city centre.

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GAULT&MILLAU 2023
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OPENING TIMES
1238 Restaurant

Lunch:
Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm-2pm

Dinner:
Tuesday-Saturday, 6.30pm-9pm

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Closed:
31 December 2022 – 9 January 2023
2 April – 10 April 2023
9 July – 31 July 2023
29 October – 6 November 2023
24 December – 25 December 2023
31 December 2023 – 8 January 2024

The Botanic Taste

Light, timeless and stylish, dishes are based on the classic foundations of French and Belgian cuisine. The focus on fresh, local ingredients prepared with an expert’s understatement results in covetable options such as crab with double cream, blackcurrant leaf vinegar and chilled nori bouillon – an evocation of the North Sea with international panache and a soupçon of the countryside that surrounds Antwerp.

1238 Restaurant | The Botanic Taste

Stargazing 1238

Philosophy

Named after the year it all began – 1238 Restaurant blends culinary luxury with a sense of place and time. Good is never good enough – our aim is to always improve, setting new standards of excellence.

Setting

Set in a timeless conservatory, the restaurant combines the historic atmosphere of the monastery with the freshest local products to provide a calm dining experience in the centre of the bustling city of Antwerp.

Good to know

On Sundays and Mondays, when 1238 is closed, guests can dine in Henry’s Bar.

1238 Restaurant | Pascal Duvivier

Stargazing 1238

Philosophy

Named after the year it all began – 1238 Restaurant blends culinary luxury with a sense of place and time. Good is never good enough – our aim is to always improve, setting new standards of excellence.

Setting

Set in a timeless conservatory, the restaurant combines the historic atmosphere of the monastery with the freshest local products to provide a calm dining experience in the centre of the bustling city of Antwerp.

Good to know

On Sundays and Mondays, when 1238 is closed, guests can dine in Henry’s Bar.

Stargazing Restaurants
at the Botanic
  • Gert de Mangeleer & Joachim Boudens with 2 Michelin-starred restaurant Hertog Jan

  • Jacob Jan Boerma & Thomas Diepersloot with Michelin-starred restaurant Fine Fleur
  • Roger van Damme with Michelin-starred Het Gebaar
  • A second Bar Bulot in Belgium

  • Restaurant 1238 showcasing the best of Belgian cuisine