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Restaurant • Fine Dining


Restaurant Fidalgo

Hidden in the Belgian city of Tienen lies a gastronomic gem: restaurant Fidalgo. Here, owner and top chef Filip Dewijnants leads the kitchen. His dishes are wonderfully complemented by sommelier Christel Steenwegen’s excellent wine list. Filip’s refined and inventive nouveau French-Belgian cuisine surely hasn’t gone unnoticed: Fidalgo, which happens to be his former parental home, scored 89/100 in the Lemaire guide, 15/20 Gault Millau points, and was named "Grand des Demain" by Gault Millau in 2020. No wonder that food connoisseurs from far and wide travel to experience his renowned haute cuisine for themselves. Fidalgo is the perfect place for fine-dining in a romantic setting. Both the dining room and the private area feel homely and relaxed, and the large windows offer a beautiful view of the patio and spacious terraced garden. It’s hard to imagine a better backdrop for chef Filip’s sophisticated dishes.


Tienen, Belgium
G&M 14

Filip Dewijnants

Filip Dewijnants
MdH Membre d'Honneur

Chef Filip began at the Hotelschool in Leuven and has been working his way up in the world of gastronomy for over two decades. In 1993, he founded restaurant Fidalgo together with his spouse: host and sommelier Christel Steenwegen.

Critically acclaimed

“Grand des Demain” 2020

Top chef

Fidalgo’s cuisine

Filip is a cook like no other. This Fidalgo chef still cooks with nothing but fresh products and doesn’t give in to modern, less tasteful alternatives nor to working with complex equipment. Instead, he keeps things simple and steadily opts for light dishes, in which he mainly uses oil and stock instead of cream. The restaurant’s menu is seasonal and changes every month. The dishes excellently reflect his love of innovation, as well as sticking to the classic basics. You can opt for a single menu, with 3 to 7 courses, which are fully prepared by chef Filip Dewijnants himself. Expect impeccable dishes, made with the freshest products and prepared at the right temperature.

Tienen area

Fidalgo is located in the city of Tienen, Belgium. Because of the nearby sugar beet factory, the smell of beets nearly always hangs in the air. The restaurant is conveniently situated: far from the bustle of the city, yet close to big cities such as Brussels (49 km), Liège (56 km) and Leuven (35 km) where an array of attractions, museums, and historic landmarks await. Good to know: the restaurant offers free parking for guests.



Fidalgo Outgaardenstraat 23 3300 Tienen Belgium


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Opening times

Wednesday 12:00 - 13:30 19:00 - 21:00
Thursday 12:00 - 13:30 19:00 - 21:00
Friday 12:00 - 13:30 19:00 - 21:00
Saturday 19:00 - 21:00
Sunday 12:00 - 13:30

Mastercard Priceless Offer

Are you Mastercard Holder? Restaurant Fidalgo is happy to offer you an extra dish on Wednesday and Thursday night.

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