The Jane

The Jane first opened its doors in 2014, offering a unique combination of top notch gastronomy made accessible for a broad audience — whether young or old, foodies or guests who experience gastronomy for the first time — ever since.

The restaurant is set in the former chapel of the Military Hospital. The chapel as well as the surrounding site have been completely renovated after years of emptiness. Piet Boon took care of the restaurant’s design and together with various artists and craftspeople he made sure The Jane became a real gem.

The Jane is the gastronomic restaurant set on the ground floor and all tables have a view onto the open kitchen. There is an extensive wine list that offers both new biological wines and golden oldies of renowned wine domains. On the first floor, you can find Jane's Upper Room Bar.

The Jane Antwerp, Exterior


In The Jane we serve a tasting menu that consists of a number of starters, followed by the main course and two desserts. There are some possibilities to extend the menu if you wish so. We serve the same tasting menu for lunch and for dinner. 

Tasting menu 


The Jane offers two beverage pairings.

The Jane Inimitables (alcoholic)

Non alcoholic pairing


The Jane Antwerp, Menu

Dietary Wishes/Allergies

All our dishes consist of a large amount of small details and ingredients, every single one of them contributing to the ultimate signature and experience. In case of an allergy or dietary restriction, we can consider the following: meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, gluten, lactose, pregnancy and allergies for some other ingredients.

Other, more profound allergies/dietary wishes (like veganism) cannot be taken into account whilst preparing our dishes. When in doubt whether we are able to serve you, do contact us by phone. You can reach us from Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. via +32 (0)3 808 44 65.


The Jane Antwerp, Dish
The Jane Antwerp, History


Nick — ‘Early 2011, I asked Sergio to join me for breakfast in Knokke. At the time, I was feeling unsettled about the future and felt I needed new challenges. Managing the kitchen of Oud Sluis was no longer satisfying. I was still young, but wanted to learn in other areas than just the culinary. It wanted to tell Sergio that I was thinking of a new challenge. And I had to do this on time, as Sergio had just opened his second restaurant Pure C in Cadzand. So, there we were, sitting at a table on a Saturday morning, finally a quiet moment in our hectic lives, discussing the future. He listened to my story and asked me to specify my ambitions and why I was thinking of other things. It became clear pretty quickly that Sergio was also ready for a new challenge as soon as Pure C was up and running. Maybe starting a business together would be the right story.’

Sergio — ‘A couple of months later I received a phone call from Job Smeets of Studio Job. He told me about a place in Antwerp, a former chapel that was so beautiful, it might just become the most gorgeous restaurant of Belgium. One visit was all it took. It immediately felt as the place where it was all going to happen. The building might be much too big for a restaurant that we wanted to bring up to a level that would suit us. But not doing it was not an option. I only thought: if we are really going ahead with this, we need help from the people closest to us.’

And that is how it started. Three years we spent brainstorming, working and arguing. With partners, suppliers, artists, other businesses and of course the man who could design it: Piet Boon. The Jane would never have been possible without the confidence of all the people who helped us with the project. From the smallest cushion on the couches through to the three kitchens where you can dance behind the stove like never before. Everything in The Jane is the result of a conversation, a discussion, a negotiation. And everything has come about because of the people around us. Our team, our former restaurant-manager Robert and all the partners have made it possible for us to realise our dream.’

The Jane
Paradeplein 1
2018 Antwerp