Top 10 restaurants in Tongeren, Belgium

December 16, 2017 Toi Mattera

Tongeren (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈtɔŋərə(n)], French: Tongres [tɔ̃gʁ], German: Tongern [ˈtɔŋɐn]) is a city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg, in the southeastern corner of the Flemish region of Belgium. Tongeren is the oldest town in Belgium, as the only Roman administrative capital within the country's borders. As a Roman city, it was inhabited by the Tungri, and known as Atuatuca Tungrorum, it was the administrative centre of the Civitas Tungrorum district. The city is a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network.
Things to do in Tongeren

1. Ben's Cafe

Grote Markt 11, Tongeren 3700, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Belgian, Cafe, European Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night +32 12 26 30 64
Excellent
28%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 97 reviews

Ben's Cafe

Reviewed By CoffeeSeekingKing - Herentals, Belgium

We had dinner on the Terrace watching over Ambiorix and the Market. It's actually a very cosy place to have a seat, to watch other people, to watch cars passing by etc. We ordered a 'Steppegras' which you British / American / Dutch will all love! A big piece of meat covered with ultra thin fries! Delicious guys, go order it and rate helpfull ;-)
the staff is quite nice and served us also good wine for a reasonable price. For sure recommended!

2. De Mijlpaal

Sint-Truiderstraat 25, Tongeren 3700, Belgium Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Belgian, European, French, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +32 12 26 42 77
Excellent
60%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 120 reviews

De Mijlpaal

Reviewed By Vlad_Travels - Brussels, Belgium

Good friendly service, even though quite slow. The restaurant was absolutely packed, so that was possibly the reason.
All food was beautifully presented. Very nice choice of wines, we picked Pouilly Fumé and were definitely not disappointed.
However, food was unpredictable and "unstable" quality-wise. One of the starters (lobster and tomato variations) was absolutely delightful, an explosion of colour and taste and very well cooked. One of the best dishes I've ever had.
The second starter (cod) was again beautifully presented, but borderline uneatable as was super super saulty. A great pity as you could see the base product was of amazing quality, such a pity it was spoilt...
Then came the main course (beef) which was just ok, but the whole dish was very flat taste-wise.
The desert of apricot cake was tasty and a spoonful of basil sorbet added a touch of welcome freshness.
All in all a rather disappointing experience.

3. Magis

Hemelingenstraat 23, Tongeren 3700, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$408 - HK$1,154 +32 12 74 34 64
Excellent
62%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 318 reviews

Magis

Reviewed By marcgrimbergen - Grimbergen - Belgium

Compared with other restaurants in Tongeren, this is probably the best price/quality in town. We took the surprise 4 menu with adapted wines for €75 and really had a wonderful experience. It was worth every cent and penny. Quality of food, drinks, service and atmosphere: all where top! Full of locals also, to celebrate special occasions. Go there and you will see.

4. Le 54

Hondstraat 54, Tongeren 3700, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Belgian, European, French Lunch, Dinner HK$196 - HK$1,216 +32 12 39 32 38
Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 181 reviews

Le 54

Reviewed By ChF_10 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Le 54 is a small, pleasantly styled restaurant (about 24 couverts). Apart from having to choose from an Italy-oriented wine list, the only thing you need to decide is whether to opt for a three (38 Euro), four, or five-course (55 Euro) dinner. We opted for the full monty. Each dish, including the amuse, was refined and nicely presented. The only drawback was that the whole meal took about 3 hours. But given the quality of the dinner, we did not regret going to Le 54 and having to wait for so long. Reserving is recommended.

5. BAZILIK

Kloosterstraat 1, Tongeren 3700, Belgium Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Belgian, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$157 - HK$424 +32 12 21 33 24
Excellent
30%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
8%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 317 reviews

BAZILIK

Reviewed By Yves J - Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium

After visiting the Gallo-Romeins Museum and the fantastic exhibition, it was time to go for lunch. We had a voucher and did not have a reservation. Nevertheless there was no problem at all. For some reason only in Antwerp the waiters treat you as a nuisance instead of a valued customer. We enjoyed a great shrimp croquette appetizer and the main course of fresh salmon and vegetables was widely appreciated. Just a place to visit and relax.

6. Infirmerie

Sint-Ursulastraat 11 | Parking GPS : Dijk, Tongeren 3700, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available French, Belgian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$220 - HK$283 +32 12 44 10 44
Excellent
32%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 168 reviews

Infirmerie

Reviewed By margendy - East Grinstead, United Kingdom

We had visited this restaurant once before about 3 years ago and had not been very happy with the service or food. However we decided to give it another chance, that was a mistake.Service was shocking, the women who waited on us was obviously there under sufferance. She was very slow and kept forgetting things. We had the set menu and the first part was soup which was thin but O.K. then the fish which was the best part. However we all three of us had what they said was suckling pig. Well we have had it many times in Spain and this was nothing like suckling pig. It seemed to have been broiled. Skin was soft and limp, hardly cooked the flesh was pink and looked awful. When we were asked if things were O.K we said no and explianed why. The waitress just turned on us and said it was because we were Americn and liked meat well done. I started to point out we were English and that was not the case this was pork and not Beef or Lamb. However she flounced off. When the desert came it was inedible. Nothing like a strawberry tiramasu. More like broken biscuits in a moose of some sort. Could not eat it. When asked by a man at the end of the meal we told him No but he just carried on taking our money and did not say anything. So we left never to return

7. ChuckWagon Bar-B-Que

Luikersteenweg 117, Tongeren 3700, Belgium Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$118 - HK$235 +32 12 24 15 54
Excellent
33%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 102 reviews

ChuckWagon Bar-B-Que

Reviewed By Helena M

I ordered shrimps in a basket with country potatoes for 14.80€ and I got 8 very small shrimp with a tiny plastic cup of sauce in a cardboard bowl with a small cardboard bowl with potatoes. If a burger WITH vegatables and potatoes cost about 8€ or less I would at least expect a decent size shrimp or some kind of garnish.I think it is not done to charge these prices when you want to serve this kind of food in this way. Food was okay, not great, drinks were not cold enough and service friendly but not always around, although we were almost the last table in the house. Not coming back here. People at the table noted that burgers had way too much bread.

8. De Pelgrim

Brouwersstraat 9, Tongeren 3700, Belgium (Formerly Brouwersstraat 9) Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi HK$78 - HK$259 +32 12 26 26 66
Excellent
37%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 56 reviews

De Pelgrim

Gezelligste herberg van het land Of je nu op het terras zit in de zomer, of aan het haardvuur in de winter, de Pelgrim is altijd gezellig. Goed eten en fijne bediening

Reviewed By gwbw

We found this cosy, informal inn in the Bagijnhof of Tongeren. Terrace with very nice atmosphere as it is surrounded by the historic buildings of the Bagijnhof..
We ordered the spare ribs and got promptly served a big amount for a decent price. Good tasting also!
So overall an enjoyable experience.

9. L&J

Stationslaan 6, Tongeren 3700, Belgium Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Belgian, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +32 12 23 61 00
Excellent
57%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 136 reviews

L&J

Reviewed By Hera101 - Tongeren, Belgium

Ate there for a family get together. I have reviewed this restaurant before, but after some time, I was glad to notice it was equally good quality food, well cooked with splendid ingredients and nicely presented. We went for lunch and were informed we could choose dishes from the "evening" menu. We had four courses and coffee. The wines are carefully selected and of excellent quality (Spanish, Italian, Australian), a very good pairing with the food. Five nibbles (all equally delicious) to start with. Coffee came with a variety of sweet dishes. Ambience is very agreeable. The owner (also maitre d') goes out of his way to please, but is a little loud when announcing the courses or the menu. It is very clear that he learned his text well, but softer would be nicer. In the whole picture of things, this, however, is just a detail.

10. De Casque

Grote Markt 17, Tongeren 3700, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Belgian, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night +32 12 21 31 98
Excellent
25%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 123 reviews

De Casque

Reviewed By Michelle S

This bistro, on the market of Tongeren has it all.
From sandwiches to pasta, from snacks to restaurant food.
Delicious, fresh, prices are reasonable.
Just modernised to a very spacious and modern bistro.
You can also enjoy your food and drinks on the terras.
Nice and refreshing in the summer under the umbrellas as nice and comfy in the winter with the heating.

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