Eight new Michelin-star restaurants in Flanders

Summary

The new Michelin guide is out, with several restaurants being awarded their first star, and Flanders’ two three-star restaurants staying on top

Bozar Brasserie gets first star

The new Michelin restaurant guide for Belgium and Luxembourg sees eight new one-star restaurants in Flanders and Brussels, with two restaurants losing their single star. This year, however, sees no new two- or three-star awards.

Belgium now has only two three-star restaurants: chef Peter Goossens’ Hof van Cleve in Kruishoutem, East Flanders, and Gert De Mangeleer’s Hertog Jan in Zedelgem, West Flanders. The other three-star restaurant, De Karmeliet in Bruges, closed last year. There are 20 two-star restaurants in Belgium, 11 of them in Flanders and four in Brussels.

The new guide awards a first star to five restaurants in Flanders: Castor in Waregem, Colette in Westerlo, Kelderman Fish Restaurant in Aalst (pictured), ’t Korennaer in Sint-Niklaas and Vol Ver in Kortrijk. It also gives first stars to three restaurant in Brussels: Bozar Brasserie in the city centre, La Villa Emily near the Ter Kameren Abbey and Wine in the City in Jette.

At the same time, Alexandre in the centre of Brussels and Le Passage in Ukkel have both lost their star.

Photo courtesy Kelderman