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Jozef Nellenslaan 161, Knokke-Heist 8300, Belgium
+32 50 60 33 66
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
12 Jun 2017
“Great place, fresh seafood, lunch deal. ”
31 Mar 2017
“Top 5 in knokke”
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Jozef Nellenslaan 161, Knokke-Heist 8300, Belgium
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

This place has been around for a long time. A lot of regular patrons come here. Traditional Belgo-French cuisine cooked with fresh products. They specialize in seafood and propose a weekday lunch menu which really is a good deal +/- 36 euros. Good wine selection...More

Thank Sainteloy
Reviewed 31 March 2017

When visiting Knokke we always book a table at this elegant restaurant, across the street from the casino. They serve classic Nord -Sea flavored dishes, but also a few meat choices. The “hoppescheuten” where delicate & al dente and my wife’s “scrimp croquettes chuck-full flavor...More

1  Thank Fijnproevertje
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This is a nearly-great fish restaurant... Great ambitions, well executed, but something is missing. If a had to pay 20-30 Euro for a main course I would have given them five stars, but the price range is more like 35-60 Euro and that's a little...More

Thank Håkan C
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We went to restaurant Esmeralda for lunch in May this year. The food was refined and very well presented. The service was fantastic. Very good price/quality ratio. Would go again in a heartbeat.

Thank Nathalie Z
Reviewed 19 September 2015

It's been 15 years since we last dined at Esmeralda and last night time stood still. This is a very fine restaurant with gourmet creations to please every palate from the creative hands of its chef-owner. We first ate at Esmeralda over 30 years ago...More

Thank Sharon F C
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Once a mouthwatering gastronomic experience worth every penny, today's Esmeralda is but a fraction of its past. It didn't evolve, nor in food, nor in décor, NIR in service. Food is still delicious, beautifully presented but don't expect more...except for the bill at the end....More

Thank Christophe P
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We wanted to go back to Esmeralda because we had the memory of a nice and romantic moment with fine cuisine in that place in the good old times... We made a reservation by phone for the dinner on Sunday evening during Easter hollidays last...More

3  Thank Stephane V
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Consistently great food. I love their dish of grilled King Crab claws with a delicious chorizo and herb sauce, as well as the Coucou de Malines (chicken from Mechelen roasted whole). Also terrific is the sea bass cooked in a salt crust. For pudding, I...More

1  Thank KennyK12
Reviewed 3 November 2012

This high end restaurant next to the Knokke casino always delivers what it promises. High quality food cooked in a classy but simple interior. Once again, this is a place where the ingredients come first. You can simply taste that the fish has been selected...More

1  Thank Ciddharta
Reviewed 6 November 2011

Our family have been eating here for 10+ years. You get what you pay for in life, the Esmerelda does not disappoint. Excellent food, service, atmosphere. We have eaten in virtually all resturants in Knokke which is a lot! Esmerelda is simply the consistently the...More

1  Thank Leroyr6
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Lunch, Dinner
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Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jozef Nellenslaan 161, Knokke-Heist 8300, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Knokke-Heist
  • Phone Number: +32 50 60 33 66
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