1238 Restaurant | Chef Wouter van Tichelen | Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp
1238 Restaurant | Chef Wouter van Tichelen | Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp

1238 Restaurant

Wouter Van Tichelen

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.

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 | Chef Wouter van Tichelen | The Botanic Taste

The Tastemaker

The expert in question is Wouter Van Tichelen. After learning his craft at the renowned Ter Duinen school and consolidating his metier under a number of Michelin-starred chefs, Wouter ran his own restaurant, De Koopvaardij, earning a Michelin star within a year. Wouter’s ethic is to work exclusively with fresh, local produce for pure, elegant flavours, operate a zero-waste policy … and always put you, our guests, first.

Every dish is the result of passion, craftmanship and teamwork

1238 Restaurant | Chef Wouter van Tichelen

The Tastemaker

The expert in question is Wouter Van Tichelen. After learning his craft at the renowned Ter Duinen school and consolidating his metier under a number of Michelin-starred chefs, Wouter ran his own restaurant, De Koopvaardij, earning a Michelin star within a year. Wouter’s ethic is to work exclusively with fresh, local produce for pure, elegant flavours, operate a zero-waste policy … and always put you, our guests, first.

Every dish is the result of passion, craftmanship and teamwork

We never, ever compromise on quality and we are absolute sticklers for detail!
Stargazing

Named after the year it all began – 1238 Restaurant blends culinary luxury with a sense of place and time.

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 is never good enough for Wouter Van Tichelen whose aim is to always improve, setting new standards of excellence.

Wouter Van Tichelen’s professional history spans award-winning restaurants and culminates in a culinary love story: 1238 Restaurant.

On Sundays and Mondays, when 1238 is closed, we create a delectable 4-course dinner for hotel guests.

OPENING TIMES
1238 Restaurant

Lunch:
Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm-2pm

Dinner:
Tuesday-Saturday, 6.30pm-9pm

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1238 Restaurant
Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp
Lange Gasthuisstraat 45, 2000 Antwerp
Belgium

Tel +32 (0)3 269 0000
Email info@botanicantwerp.com

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