The restaurant Ellis Gourmet Burger is located at De Keyserlei 21 in Antwerp. It’s the street directly across the Antwerp Central Station where there are a lot of restaurants and shops lined up. They serve burgers. It seems like designer burger places have been popping up around the country. I went here for lunch because I was craving some fluffy American pancakes which I saw that they were advertising. In Belgium, their pancakes are thinner, almost like crepe. They are very good as well. I just suddenly missed the fluffy ones.
THE SETTING OF ELLIS GOURMET BURGER
I was gonna watch a movie with a friend. I had plenty of time to get some lunch. It was really cold and raining so I thought it would be really nice to stay indoors instead of checking the shops on Meir.
Inside, the decor was quite warm and industrial. The bar is at the front of the restaurant. There is plenty of seating. I was seated right away since lunch time on a week day was not that busy.
The kitchen was also across the seats but I like that it is concealed just enough to know that your food is being cooked there. Open kitchens have their charm. I think they have to keep it neat most of the time.
Menus and condiments were on the table. You can also check their menu online here. I ordered the Red Chili burger which is made of 100% ground beef, cheddar, jalapenos, pickles and spicy chili sauce. It didn’t take too long for my burger to be served. I didn’t order the fries because I wanted some room for the pancakes.
THE FOOD AT ELLIS GOURMET BURGER ANTWERP
I would give them A plus for the presentation but the plate looks a bit amiss without any side dishes. The size was really good, not too big. The beef patty was really juicy. The flavors went together well.
After finishing my order, I was really excited to order my “American pancakes”
They came out really pretty but these were not the “American pancakes” I know. They were really thin and not fluffy. The syrup and cream and strawberries were nice but not the pancakes. To me, they were a disappointment. I also had high expectations. The american pancakes I know are like these:
They were supposed to be light and fluffy. Let’s just say if I want some American pancakes, I won’t be going here again. I will stick with their burgers.
Everything else on this plate was good except for the pancakes.
My bill was around 22 euros. I also checked out the space on the second floor which was quiet and spacious.
Their restroom are modern and clean.
In conclusion, I will go back for their burgers. They had a good variety on their menu. The quality is really good. However, I would not get their pancakes again. I will not stop until I find some really good American pancakes in Antwerp. I’m sure they have them around somewhere. 😛
ELLIS GOURMET BURGERS ANTWERP
De Keyserlei 21, 2018 Antwerpen
+32 (0)3 689 97 03
All day open from 11.30 to 22.00u
Friday and Saturday from 11.30 to 23.00u
Reservation from 6 people (1 bill per table)
Not possible on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday