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Restaurant • Fine Dining


Restaurant Alter

This gourmet restaurant proves that fine-dining definitely can be fun. Beautifully located in the historic city heart of Tongeren, Belgium, Alter shows how top gastronomy in an informal atmosphere is done. In the kitchen, the young and talented chef Jo Grootaers prepares the most innovative dishes. Here, you can enjoy his creative and technically excellent cooking skills in a modern ambiance. Housed in the former municipal school of Riksingen, the dining room exudes contemporary elegance, just like chef Jo’s menu. The bold, black walls and floors give the restaurant a visually striking yet inviting feel. And if the summer weather allows for it, you can wine and dine on the sunny terrace – comfortably nestled between lush, green surroundings.


Tongeren, Belgium
G&M 17
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Jo Grootaers

Jo Grootaers
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At the age of 19, Jo Grootaers knew exactly what he wanted to become: a top chef. So the talented cook took matters into his own hands. Instead of waiting for an elite chef to take him under his wings and teach him the finesse of gastronomy, he developed a creative yet technical cooking style that has beautifully matured over the years.

Out-of-the-box cuisine

Historic location

Sunny terrace

Alter’s cuisine

Restaurant Alter’s menu is seasonal and changes according to whatever is market-fresh at that time of year. This way, the kitchen only uses products that are at their tastiest. The restaurant offers a 3- or 4-course lunch menu, as well as several 5- or 6-course dinner menus. You can also order exciting dishes à la carte.

Tongeren area

Situated at a stone's throw from the historic city center of Tongeren, Alter is the perfect place to unwind after or during a day of sightseeing. A few interesting places to wander around are the Gallo-Romeins Museum, the Teseum (archeological site), the Tongeren Flea Market, and the Basilique Notre-Dame De Tongres (including its observation deck with a lovely city view). If you’re looking to spend the night nearby, the hotel offers attractive hotel and dinner deals at Hotel 't Huys van Steyns and Hotel Caelus VII, both in Tongeren.



Alter Bilzersteenweg 366 3700 Tongeren Belgium


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Opening times

Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 19:00 - 20:00
Friday 12:00 - 13:00 19:00 - 20:00
Saturday 19:00 - 20:00
Sunday 12:00 - 13:00 19:00 - 20:00

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