The chance to meet deer and foxes just a few kilometres from the city centre is only one of the pleasures offered by the Soignes forest, 4,383 hectares of magnificent woodland, only 1,654 hectares of which are actually within the Brussels region. The forest provides facilities for picnics, cycle paths and bridle paths, and a network of paths and pedestrian trails, making it a popular destination for walks and relaxation. The mainly beech woods are home to a wide range of flora and fauna and include 5 nature reserves: the Trois Fontaines, the Vuylbeek valley, the "Enfants noyés", the Pinnebeek pond and the Rouge Cloître which is one of the most interesting parts of the forest.
Possibility of guided promenades organized by "Les Amis de la Forêt de Soignes" (Tel: +32 2 215 17 40). Only accessible on foot. Access : Metro : Hermann-Debroux / Tram : 44 / Bus : 96
As we were here for a celebration, we had the menu Euro-Toques (50 €) wines included.
It was a great experience as they serve the dishes with the adapted wines. Have a look at their site and make your mouth water.
There is also a lunch at 18 €
open on weekdays, saturday evening and sunday noon
Entering the restaurant is as a trip into a fairy-tale...
You'll have dinner inside a berber tent decorated with valuable objects and thousands of khaimas, those multicoloured moroccan lanterns.
Open every day from 12 until 2 p.m. and from 7 until 11 p.m. and until midnight in WE
Favorite Dish: Tajines and couscous are served in the typical dishes. If curiosity is yours, choose a "moroccan table" , an unendless stream of mezzes and other specialities from starter until dessert.
The decoration consists of everything from a propeller in the ceiling to old toys, kitchen utensils, farming tools and round the world car plates. Great rustic place with nice food.
Favorite Dish: Goats cheese salad with honey sauce. Also does other salads, steak, ribs and pasta dishes and some nice desserts for a reasonable price. Most things are served on huge Spanish clay plates.
From Ringroad ast or E411(Namur-Brussels), at Leonard crossing, drive direction Brussels, then first exit along Herrmann Debroux viaduct, exit on the right chaussée de Wavre and the first path after the small parking on your right before the traffic lights. Drive through the forest until you find a larger parking.
If you come by metro : stop At Herrmann Debroux. It is 5' walk direction E 411