(Frequently Asked Questions)


Why is it good to register on the waiting list?

The number of applications is so overwhelming that we offer this option. This gives our reservation team the opportunity to treat all requests with the necessary care in order to welcome you in the best circumstances.  This way we also want to give everyone the chance to reserve a table at Hertog Jan at Botanic and avoid frustration if you already tried to reserve several times without success. Do not hesitate to register on our waiting list on different days, this gives you more chance to get a table.

What does Hertog Jan at Botanic serve + allergy/dietary 

Hertog Jan at Botanic Antwerp serves a gastronomic cuisine with Japanese influences, inspired by the many trips that chef Gert De Mangeleer makes, and all this with regional products. We work with one fixed menu, adapted to the rhythm of the seasons and the availability of products. Given the nature of the experience, we can unfortunately not take into account all food allergies, dietary needs or other eating habits.

We can take the following wishes into account, if you have any further questions about this, send us a mail to reservations@hertog-jan.com

How can I make a reservation for 7 or more people at Hertog Jan at Botanic?

Given the specific layout of the restaurant and the limited space, and in order to guarantee intimacy with respect to other tables, we place a maximum of 6 guests at a table.

If you would like more information about the possibilities to privatise the restaurant for groups of 7 to 22 people, please contact us via e-mail reservations@hertog-jan.com.

I have not received a confirmation via email.

If after 10 minutes you have not received a confirmation of your reservation, please check your spam folder. If you do not find a confirmation there either, please contact us at reservations@hertog-jan.com. We remind you that that your reservation is only final after you have left your credit card details.

 Will I receive any other communication about my reservation?

After your reservation is booked, you will receive:

What are the cancellation conditions?

Please refer to our General Terms and Conditions for all information regarding this question.

Your pre-payment guarantees your booking. Up to 5 days before your arrival you can cancel your reservation at reservations@hertog-jan.com.  After than we can only refund the advance if we can still occupy the vacant table. If not we have to fund an amount of 125 EUR per person

I have a question about my reservation.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a question regarding your reservation made earlier via reservations@hertog-jan.com. Please note that we do not accept reservations through this email address. All reservations are made through the reservation button on our website.

Can I have a drink at Hertog Jan at Botanic before my meal?

No, unfortunately not. Since our space is limited, we do not have a bar, but you are of course very welcome in the bespoke Henry’s Bar of the Botanic Sanctuary hotel.

What is the dress code?

Hertog Jan at Botanic is enveloped in a very relaxed atmosphere. We do not have a specific dress code policy in the restaurant, but welcome a smart casual style.

For gentlemen, shorts and flip-flops are not allowed.

Does Hertog Jan at Botanic also serve a lunch or à la carte menu?

 We do not have a separate lunch menu nor do we offer à la carte options. We serve our fixed tasting menu for both lunch and dinner.

What are the menu prices?

For an overview of our menu prices and drink options, click here.

Is Hertog Jan at Botanic accessible for wheelchair users?

 The restaurant is wheelchair friendly. Please keep in mind that the sanitary facilities are located in the basement and that the toilets are therefore not accessible with a wheelchair. We are of course happy to assist you in visiting adapted facilities at another location on the Botanic site, but you will need to leave the restaurant to do so.

 Please inform us of the presence of wheelchair users in your group before your visit so that we can assign you an appropriate table.

Are children allowed in the restaurant?

The restaurant is not suitable for babies and young children. As a guideline, we indicate the age from 8 years, but children who already at a young age can enjoy a gastronomic experience that lasts between 3 and 4 hours are welcome in the restaurant.  Due to the limited space they are counted as full guests. We do not serve an adapted children’s menu and the menu price is the same as for adults.

Are dogs allowed in the restaurant?

Dogs are not allowed in the restaurant

Can I park my car at Hertog Jan at Botanic?

Hertog Jan at Botanic offers different parking options, including valet parking Click here for more information and the conditions. Please note that you cannot come closer than 50 metres from the entrance of the restaurant by car.

Can I buy a gift certificate for Hertog Jan at Botanic?

All information about offering gift certificates, you can find here.

How can I pay my bill?

We accept cash and most credit cards: Visa, Visa Debit, MasterCard and American Express. You can also have the bill posted in your room, if you are a guest of Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp.

I can’t find my question. How can I contact you?

If your question was not answered in this list, you can always contact us via e-mail reservations@hertog-jan.com for questions about reservations or via info@hertog-jan.com for all other questions.