Food and drink
Classic French/Belgian fare cooked the ‘Julia Child’ way, ie: butter, cream and more butter! Try the Ostend sole, mussels (when in season) or pepper steak cooked in cream. To wash it all down, you can choose from a carefully chosen selection of French wines and champagnes.
The dining room exudes a faded grace and consists of a long ‘communal’ row of tables down the centre and more private booth tables set against the walls. Popular with refined elderly couples and businessmen who converse in polite hushed whispers. There’s a nice buzz at lunchtimes.
The graying career waiters wear white jackets with gold epaulettes and are efficient, but aren’t strong on pleasantries.
Inside the splendid Galeries Royales St Hubert — Europe’s first indoor shopping mall — just two streets away from the Grand-Place.
Starters vary widely from 9 euros for mushroom toast to 44 euros for 12 oysters; mains cost in the region of 20—25 euros; desserts 7 euros; kid’s meals roughly 9 euros.
- Business travellers
- Mature travellers
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