Project

The Jane

Antwerp

'The most beautiful restaurant in the world', according to chefs, hoteliers, designers and journalists. The fact that the cuisine of Sergio Herman and Nick Bril is appreciated is evident from the two Michelin stars that were awarded to them. The masterly interior of Piet Boon is perhaps even more impressive. 

The old floors and the peeling ceilings are in stark contrast to the artistically designed lamp in the shape of a gigantic spider. The Jane is reminiscent of an ancient theater of worldly proportions. 'New York in Antwerp' is also said. Where the organ was once played, you can now eat at the bar and drink cocktails. The altar has been transformed into a kitchen in a glass cage. No more church chairs, but design tables and chairs.

Focus bought this iconic building in 2019, after which the owners of The Jane rented it on a long-term basis. Restaurant 'The Jane' is located in the Groen Kwartier in Antwerp. The name refers to the former military hospital as well as to the green character of the area. Some of the old military buildings have been restored and repurposed for living and working. About 400 families live in the Groen Kwartier and several trendy companies are located. In 2018, the district won the renowned Real Estate Society Award for Best Residential Development.