Large brasserie located just a short iron from the main brewing facility and shop. Simple front room with a crescent bar and a large back patio for when the weather’s cooperating. I visited at about 2:30pm on a Saturday afternoon and was one of only a few people there. Be warned that the kitchen does not serve hot food between 3PM-5PM, so time your visit accordingly. The food menu features classic Flemish brasserie food (carbonnade, croquettes etc.). The beer selection was much better than I expected. Non-sours included classic common Belgians that most ratebeerians will scroll past. As for sours - bagged Girardins were available in addition to a solid list of 3F offerings. A couple of vintages of Oude Geuze were available (’97 & ’01) in addition to the common rotations (recent OG, Kriek etc). Zenne Y Frontera sold out a while ago. I paired the ’97 Oude Geuze with steak frites and was pretty damn satisfied. Prices are a touch dear, but not too bad. Service was lightening quick and shockingly proactive for Belgium. Overall, a really nice spot. Great food and fantastic beer - what’s not to like?
I had quite high hopes for my visit here but was mightily disappointed. I sampled the only two house beers available while snacking on some gueuze cheese. The service was terrible; it seems I interrupted their midday cleaning cycle, despite there being several tables of patrons. I did enjoy the rustic atmosphere despite the crap service.
Big restaurant with classic look and full of old people. Food is classic Flemish dishes. They have one vegetarian dish which is a fucking joke as it’s just cooked veggies with rice which they charge a massive 17 euro for, a disgrace really. A few vintage 3 Fonteinen bottles, classic Belgians and a few draft including 3F lambic. It’s nice if you like classic Flemish rustic food, but it’s really nothing special and prices are quite high.
Classically styled restaurant serving classic Belgian dishes. Cooked every well I have to say full of flavour lots of meat though (vegetarians be warned). I don’t mind , the stewed pork was delicious. Professional and knowledgeable service, but not very proactive (as typical in Belgium). 3 Fonteinen on wood tapped fresh here, so yeah, that’s nice. Very limited amount of special releases bottles lists too (at probably reasonable prices but I’m far from an expert. Clientèle consists seemingly solely of beer nerds and old people. 😊
I enjoyed my visit to the 3 Fonteinen Restaurant. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere was relaxed. I enjoyed trying their beers alongside their dishes, which made the experience feel more unique. The steak was great and reasonably priced. As were the beers, although the Zenne y Frontera was expensive for a direct purchase from source.
Visited for dinner on Friday 20/11/15.
3 Fonteinen restaurant is located in the centre of Beersel, around the corner from the brewery/bottle shop and six or seven minutes walk up the hill from the station.
More cafe like in appearance the menu itself does not disappoint. It was game season during our visit so the likes of pheasant and venison were on offer, the latter which I had was well presented with various pureed vegetables, pear, apple, wild mushrooms and croquettes.
Service was friendly and top notch. Part way through our meal we were asked if we wanted any more croquettes or chips and fresh warm servings were promptly dispatched to our table.
On the beer front I had hoped to see more of the rarer 3F offerings but these were limited to some vintage gueuze (97 I seem to recall) and the relatively recently released Zenne for €50, which I thought was a very fair mark up for a restaurant bearing in mind it was circa €30 when available at the bottle shop.
Some of the less common 3F beers were available on tap such as the Faro and the Oude Lambic.
Overall a great stop for some pucker food and you may well pick up some of the less common 3F beers.