On Tuesday 24th of May, Michelin announced the 2022 selection of its Belgium and Luxembourg Guide at the Royal Theater in Mons. With a total of 841 restaurants, including 141 starred restaurants and 147 Bib Gourmand restaurants, the latest edition stands out for its impressive number of new awards.
Our team of inspectors was particularly impressed by the commitment and creativity of the chefs in Belgium and Luxembourg, despite the particularly difficult conditions in 2021.Gwendal Poullennec, Michelin Guides International Director
Belgium has now three restaurants with three Michelin stars, the latest addition being Tim Boury who for the past four years had two stars. Tim Boury is a prime example of contemporary gastronomy. In his brick villa in Roeselare, chef Boury combines classic depth and creative verve to the plate.
Peter Goossens of Hof van Cleve (Kruishoutem) and Viki Geunes of Zilte (Antwerp) also provide their guests with an emotional experience every day. These cuisine masters continue to push the boundaries every year.
The 2022 Michelin Guide to Belgium and Luxembourg also welcomes three new restaurants with two Michelin stars. Thijs Vervloet of Colette – De Vijvers (Averbode) is a lover of the finest products to be found. His razor-sharp technique and the way he appropriates classic recipes leave no one unmoved. Gert De Mangeleer and sommelier Joachim Boudens brought their Hertog Jan back to life at luxury hotel Botanic Sanctuary (Antwerp). Yves Mattagne has completely restyled La Villa Lorraine (Brussels) to his liking.
All the novelties we welcome in this edition illustrate the buzz and entrepreneurial spirit that fuels the culinary scene.Gwendal Poullennec, Michelin Guides International Director
Martijn Defauw of Rebelle (Marke) was also rewarded with a star, as was the fine originality of Alex Verhoeven (Hert in Turnhout) and the personality with which Ken Verschueren of Tinèlle (Mechelen) tackles recognizable flavors. Ruben Christiaens of Vintage (Kontich) surprises with his combination of Asian flavors and Nordic influences. For refined product cuisine, one should definitely head for In den Hert (Wannegem-Lede) and Sense (Waasmunster).
Thomas Troupin of ¡Toma! (Liège) invites guests into an immersive experience, while Arden (Villers-sur-Lesse) highlights regional products. Technical mastery and daring also characterize the youthful Quai n°4 (Ath). For an engaging hymn to the Japanese tradition, Ryôdô (Luxembourg) is the place to visit. La Villa de Camille et Julien (Luxembourg) is the second new star from the Grand Duchy, where chef Julien cooks closer to the local terroir.
The Green Michelin Star made its appearance in the Michelin Guide Belgium and Luxembourg last year, distinguishing ten restaurants in 2021 for their remarkable commitment to a more sustainable gastronomy. This year ¡Toma! in Liege was also awarded the Green Michelin Star recognizing Thomas Groupin’s commitment to sustainability all the way from his suppliers, to his kitchen and staff.
The 2022 edition awarded 147 Bib Gourmand distinctions, including 24 new ones. Restaurants with a Bib Gourmand guarantee excellent value for money.
Restaurants in Belgium with 3 stars
Restaurants in Belgium with 2 stars
- Bon bon (Woluwe-Saint-Pierre)
- Le Chalet de la Forêt (Uccle)
- Comme Chez Soi (Brussels)
- La Paix (Anderlecht)
- The Jane (Antwerp)
- Castor (Beveren-Leie)
- Nuance (Duffel)
- Hostellerie St-Nicolas (Elverdinge)
- Vrijmoed (Ghent)
- La Durée (Izegem)
- Bartholomeus (Knokke-Heist)
- Cuchara (Lommel)
- Ralf Berendsen (Neerharen)
- Slagmolen (Opglabbeek)
- Hostellerie Le Fox (De Panne)
- Pastorale (Reet)
- De Jonkman (Sint-Kruis)
- L’Eau Vive (Arbre)
- d’Eugénie à Emilie (Baudour)
- Château du Mylord (Ellezelles)
- L’Air du Temps (Liernu)
- La Table de Maxime (Our)
Restaurants in Belgium with a first star
Hert in Turnhout, chef Alex Verhoeven
Arden in Villers-sur-Lesse, chef Marius Bosmans
Fine Fleur in Antwerp, chef Thomas Dierpersloot
In Den Hert in Wannegem-Lede, chef Frederick Dhooge
Quai n4 in Ath, chefs Maxence Bourhala and Charles-Maxime Legrand
Nebo in Antwerp, chef Dimitri De Konick
Fleur de Lin in Zele, chef Lode De Roover
Tinèlle in Mechelen, chef Ken Verschueren
Rebelle in Marke, Martijn Defauw
Aurum by Kirchens in Ordingen, chef Gary Kirchens
Dim Dining in Antwerp, chef Simon van Dun
Sense in Waasmunster, chef Michiel De Bruyn
¡Toma! in Liege, Thomas Troupin
Restaurants in Luxembourg with a first star
Ryôdô in Luxembourg, chef Ryôdô Kajiwara
La Villa de Camille et Julien in Luxembourg, chef Julien Lucas