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“Afternoon dessert”
Review of Het Gebaar

Het Gebaar
Ranked #2 of 36 Dessert in Antwerp
Price range: US$47 - US$78
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Het Gebaar this afternoon.
Lovely place to enjoy stunning desserts.
Service was fantastic and the waitress kindly translated the menu into English for us.
Would recommend making a reservation here if you have a sweet tooth!

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

I would give them 3,5/5 but unfortunately that's not possible.
I've been here two times and the first time I was blown away. The desserts looked and tasted spectacular. So I was eager to come back (+1,5 years later). To my surprise there was only one new dessert on the menu since our last visit.
We had the Soleil (divine!), Lemon Squash (very refreshing) and the Komedieplaats (average to good).
This time we weren't that impressed. Maybe because there wasn't anything exciting about the desserts? Because everything was still exactly the same as before? I think you need to keep reinventing yourself and that's where Het Gebaar drops the ball.
The hostess was friendly, yet very reserved. I can't say we felt really welcome.
Maybe they just had an off day?
I would like to give them a third chance.

Date of visit: May 2016
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Thank ellietravelstheworld
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roger v, Eigenaar at Het Gebaar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2016
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Geachte gast,
Wij danken U voor Uw bezoek aan Het Gebaar. We vinden het erg jammer dat U niet genoten heeft zoals de vorige keer. Graag geef ik U enige toelichting bij de dessertkaart. We werken steeds met vormen en mallen die we zelf ontwikkelen en produceren. Dit vergt ontzettend veel tijd en is tamelijk kostbaar. Daardoor veranderen we onze desserts niet heel regelmatig, maar telkens één voor één. De smaken die we in de desserts verwerken veranderen echter wel met enige regelmaat zodat het dessert "inhoudelijk" wel wat aangepast wordt gedurende de periode dat het op de kaart staat. Dit is niet direct zichtbaar, maar in de smaak en/of structuur wel op te merken. Momenteel werken we weer aan een nieuw dessert, we hopen U daar weer mee te kunnen overtuigen bij Uw volgend bezoek.

Met vriendelijke groeten,

Cindy van Damme

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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Entering the restaurant we did miss a nice warm welcome and felt a bit lost. We were after a few minutes escorted to our table in a simple yet elegant dining room.

We had ordered a champagne cocktail and it took a very long time to arrive, as we were sitting by the bar we noticed our drinks had been made and stood there at the bar for a good 10 mins. Slightly odd start for a restaurant with a Michelin star.

Although it got much better from there. The Wagyu carpaccio was amazing , such high quality meat and a fine wine pairing.

My girlfriend had the lobster/turbot main course dish which was perfectly balanced and elegant. My textures of foie gras main course was wonderful yet just a tad too rich in flavor. Desserts were gorgeous and delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed are lunch but a bit pricy for a lunch

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Jeremy N
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

We had a superb meal which was beautifully presented. Staff were very friendly. A delightful experience which we won't forget.

Date of visit: May 2016
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Thank ieee
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

What a spectacular restaurant! The setting is gorgeous and the staff is professional and helpful. We loved every dish! You must have this restaurant at the top of your list for any visit to Antwerp.

Date of visit: April 2016
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Thank Brian S
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