The gourmet Restaurant “Ralf Berendsen” holds two Michelin stars and a Gault&Millau score of 17 out of 20 points, and is one of Belgium’s 40 best restaurants. Chef Ralf Berendsen serves the finest haute cuisine creations to prove that opposites attract, and that global culinary influences can come together in perfect harmony. Gourmets make regular pilgrimages to the two Michelin star restaurant in Lanaken to indulge in the chef’s signature dishes such as Trio of Langoustine with Tandoori Masala, Miso and Couscous, and French Foie Gras with Chinese Yuzu Tangerine and Ginger Beer.
The ambitious team at the two Michelin star restaurant in Lanaken is led by Ylja Berends as Maître. She has a passion for hospitality, quality and innovation.
Restaurant “Ralf Berendsen” exquisite wine list currently features around 400 wines. Sommelier David Aerts is the man responsible for the superb selection of fine wines. With great passion, David advises on the specific selection of wines that have been chosen to accompany Ralf’s dishes.
“Ralf Berendsen” overlooks the beautiful park-like gardens and the Hoge Kempen National Park. The Restaurant “Ralf Berendsen” terrace was named Belgium’s most beautiful restaurant terrace by the Gault&Millau Guide in 2015 and the most beautiful restaurant terrace in Flanders by FoodTaster in 2016, and in the warm summer months, this is the place to be.