We went here with my In-Laws to celebrate Adds Birthday and our Wedding Anniversary and since this was the first time ever that my In-Laws were able to celebrate with us I wanted it to be special and I needed the service to be in English and polite.
This restaurant exceeded my expectations and I dont normally say that but from the personal welcome and the attention to detail and the well spoken English to the perfectly cooked and prefessionally carved and served food right up until the (somewhat complicated by odd requests) dessert and coffee order this place and its staff were OUTSTANDING!
We had a lovely meal in a bright,clean,nicely decorated room even though the weather turned bad outside we were warm (but not stifling as can be the case) and cosy inside ...the staff were all helpfull and polite... the food was cooked to order and to taste and very well I must say! and the whole experience took away any reserves I may of had about dining out with my In-Laws at all!
The toilets were furnished to a high standard and well lit and spotlessly clean...another plus for me (and my Mother in Law)
See travelouge fir more pictures!
Favorite Dish: Add and I had the Lamb and vegetables which were served with an extrordinarily delicious rosemary sauce we both chose the gratin as a side dish
The In -Laws had the Chateaubriand which was cooked to thier 2 seperate requests and carved at the table (they even wrapped the left overs for us to take home) MIL had the frites and FIL also chose the gratin.
We had 2 melting chocolate cake with home made ice creams and 2 Creme Brulees for desserts.
We ALL enjoyed out food very much and agreed that if the chance arose we would happily dine there again...for all 4 of us very different people to agree I think shows just how good this place and its food is!
We always ,always use this restaurant for our take out chinese food...why?..its simply the best we have ever found...we do take out because we like to watch movies while we eat chinese foood together ...but I am sure eating at the restaurant is good too
Favorite Dish: The beef in black bean sauce (me)
The Mihoen a la maison (everyone)
The ko-lo-yuk and ko-lo-kai (everyone)
and the chicken and sweetcorn soup is divine!
We went here at the request of second oldest child for her grown up evening meal choice
I dont like to give a 'bad' review as such but you can suffice to say that we will never go back.
The food is not served to you it is a case of you have small plates and you choose from several bain maries of different chopped chicken of fish or vegetables and then you bring this plate to the chefs who will either cook it in a wok or on a hotplate in front of you with the sauce of your choice...and if thats you thing then you might like it...
Even though the sign quite clearly states there will be sushi....there isnt!!!..In my opinion 3 types of maki with only 1 item in each which clearly have been frozen and defrosted does NOT count as Sushi!!!
There was plenty of fresh meat and veg on offer but nothing out of the ordinary and the sauces were all tamed for the european market so the black bean sauce is not what you think and nor is the black pepper sauce...
There was also a selection of self serve ice creams for desert but since the same spoons were being used by everyone and we saw kids licking the spoons and then getting a different flavour we didnt bother ....I had some strawberries which were very sour and some squirty cream...NOT what I expect for desseert on a night out!
Oh and the best bit was we had to hurry up and leave before the karaoke started!!(EEEK!)
Favorite Dish: none
I told Johan, that while we were in Belgium, I must have my fix of Belgian Frites and the opportunity came in Tongeren as they had a "Frites" stand right in the centrum. They come in a paper cone and they put huge dollops of mayonaisse on them. Even their mayonaisse is different. They fry the french fries (oops frites ) in a special oil which make them taste like no other. They're to die for -- believe me.
Update: from Breughel:"Don't use the term "french fries" in Belgium just frites. The potatoes are Belgian 'bintjes". French fries are fake products prohibited by our law.
Thanks Eddy. I stand corrected.
After walking up a steep hill that leads away from the castle, you come upon a patio area which serves a little restaurant BRASSERIE APOSTOLHUIS.
A light menu of sandwiches is served here.
Favorite Dish: We thought it would be a good time for a coffee break, so that's exactly what we did. Hans and I had Koffie en Taart which was 3 Euros.
Nice old Inn which was build in 1642. It's cosy and small. It kind off takes you back in time. It's a perfect spot for a drink after a visit to the antique market. They serve good food and excellent beers. A typical oldfashioned Belgian place. A lot off locals come here to enjoy a drink after work or on their day off.
Even our queen Paola has visited this place.
In summertime there is a terrase outside to provide more places. It is a small place and it gets verry crowded, especialy on friday evenings (locals come here after work) and on sunday (people who were on the antiquemarket)
Favorite Dish: My favorite here is defenitly are the spare-ribs with fries. It is the recommandation of the house ,and the sure are great.
I know the owner a little bit and when he sees me enter he knows that I will order this plate. I take it every time . It's so good.
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