The Jane — Antwerp, Belgium
Michelin-starred chef Sergio Herman is best known for his cooking at the legendary restaurant Oud Sluis in the Netherlands, but now his new Antwerp eatery, The Jane, is creating waves. Herman has teamed up with fellow chef Nick Bril to set up shop in the cavernous chapel of a former military hospital. Created by celebrated Dutch design outfit Piet Boon, the sleek interiors make the most of the building’s original features. Muted greens, golds and blacks complement dramatic stained-glass windows designed by Studio Job, whose practice is based in the city, while an 800kg chandelier by Beirut-based PSLAB (W*176) takes centre stage. The menu features dishes such as mackerel ceviche and squid, chorizo and white beans. According to Herman and Bril, food is their religion; fitting, considering that at Jane, the kitchen is located where the altar once stood.