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Beer Available At Restobières (arranged by most recent)
Silly La Divine 73, Poperings Hommelbier 93, Orval 99, Fumette de Millevertus 70, Bink Blond 76, Leroy SAS Export 22, Millevertus La Papesse 75, De la Senne Jambe-de-Bois 96, Pater Lieven Bruin 72, Ellezelloise Hercule Stout 99, Trisser Verhuisbrouwerij Blonde Tripel (I-XV) 69
tderoeck (131) Gent, Belgium | July 4, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
I wish I could have left my old review up, but after visiting last weekend, I felt compelled to change it. Where to start? They have changed location, just across the street. Not a bad thing, because now there’s more room. The first part of the restaurant, actually resembles the previous place. A small dining room, with lots of dark wood, a bar and a cozy atmosphere. The second part of the restaurant however is very modern, cold, without any soul. Too bad, it’s a mood killer. The service. Last time we where there, we were served by Alain, funny guy. This weekend, there was no Alain. There was one guy, the maître I suppose, and about 3 or 4 young waiters and waitresses in T-shirt. They were polite, and did their job. But it’s not the warm hearty welcome from Alain.
The food. I started with some very good croquettes with Herve cheese. Very balanced, perfectly deep fried. I know it’s not easy to make cheese croquettes, so maximum score. Then the main dish was the black pudding. I loved the meat, and the mash. But the apple sauce came out of a jar or can. Is it too much to make fresh? And the dessert was the worse. Chocolate mousse with Hercule Stout. Sounds delicious, right? Alas. It was a chocolate mousse, with eggs and sugar, lots of it. They must have not whipped hard enough, because at the bottom of every glass, there was just a watery substance. Disgusting. One tip (and I’ll mail it to you as well, Alain), if you make chocolate mousse with beer, you need 3 ingredients. Chocolate, cream and beer. That’s it. I’ll even give you my recipe. So it really went from great to below average. Too bad, cause I was really looking forward to this.
Old rating - 18/11/2011
Am: 5, Ser: 9, Sel: 9, F: 9, V: 10, O: 17, Total: 80/100
Want a cheap dinner with some decent beers? This is definitely a great place to check out. If you’re lucky, the owner will be dressing up with every round of beers, to go with one of the beers. The food is what would be described as home food. Nothing too fancy, no frills, but honest food with respect for the classical Belgian cuisine and regional products and dishes. Organ meats, beef tongue and and sausages like black pudding make this place to a culinary heaven of honest Belgian dishes.
brnandersen (61) Copenhagen, Denmark | June 8, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited May 2013, for a business dinner. Small, cozy place with lots of nooks and crannies. E.g. old newspapers, cooking wares etc. on the walls. As a larger company we got the full attention of the owner, Alain and a waitress. We had an excellent dinner - all regional dishes - paired with excellent Belgian beers. Go here for the local grub and the ambiance. Well worth a visit for dinner or lunch paired with beers when in Brussels.
EddyBeer1 (16) Brussels, Belgium | May 17, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Resto sympa, bien bruxellois et touristique à la fois. Certains soirs, le patron met l’ambiance.
Beer4000 (99) Kristiansand, Norway | February 5, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and authentic place with a mixed feeling of service, chaotic but really friendly. We were a big group spending the entire evening here and got Alains full attention. Nice food, quite nice beer selection and all in all a fun experience. Recommended for a bit of a different experience away from the beer ticking.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | February 2, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Brussels has many places with great beer (d’uh) and many places with great food. But strangely very few places have both. Restobières is one of the exception. This place offers higher-end cuisine in an old warm beaten up European Bistro. Most dishes (if not all) are beer-based which is cool. You can eat Rabbit à la 3 Fonteinen, Steak à la Moinette and more… Prices for food is not so bad considering what you get, again this is nice cuisine. Expect a 20 to 30 Euros per person. Bier Circus is another place where you can eat good food with a good beer menu. The beer list is a lot better at Bier Circus but the food is much better at Restobières. Beer list at Restobières is not so extensive but interesting nonetheless, they had many lambics (including De Cam!!), classic Belgians (Dupont, Rulles, etc.) and a strange array of lesser known items like Buffalo, Witkap and more. Not the place for the beer hunter on a pub crawl, this is a place to sit down and relax for a few hours.
Svesse (203) Hässelby, Sweden | January 21, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
(Visited July 2012) Restaurant located south of the city center. The interior is quite light and airy. Beer selection is quite nice. Three draught beers, not rare but quite good. Good selection of bottled beers, not very rare but well selected. Service was friendly and knowledgeable, but hardly efficient. They’re quite famous for their food, of which most is cooked with beer. We weren’t too impressed though, it was quite ok, but not really impressive. I was hoping for more.
ultimatepoche (48) Lille, France | May 31, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent restaurant, with very good food, paired with some nice beers. A must try if in Brussels.
YULbier (250) Montreal, | April 2, 2012
40 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
Disappointing. A good food experience totally ruined by a bad service. Waiter was friendly but clearly overwhelmed. Working solo in a full restaurant, he took my order and never came back to me. Almost all the bottles listed were not in stock and I was not proposed any alternative. Price were cheap for a dinner in Brussels it’s true, but if you cannot even have a 2nd beer to accompany your main course, where’s the fun? There were no music and you could ear people complain about the service. What an ambiance!
frontabobby (10) , | February 6, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Même si la façade ne paye pas de mine, la cuisine est excellente et en quantité, et c’est bien là le plus important ! La carte de bières est aussi de qualité.
Munkky (50) , Denmark | December 17, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is an amazing restaurant – the service is hopeless but it doesn’t matter at all because the food cooked with beer is very good and it is definitely a good place to go in Brussels
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