3 Fonteinen Restaurant

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
DSG  (160) Tel Aviv, Israel | August 19, 2008
Has Kriekenlambik, Faro and Lambik on tap as well as the Beersel lineup and a few bottled 3 Fonteinen Lambics. Unfortunately most of the bottled 3 Fonteinen (even some of the more common stuff) isnít available at the restaurant. I didnít really eat, just had a good soup, that was served in a pot with a ladle and a small bowl next to eat to serve it into. Service is very good. Nice atmosphere. A couple next to me started talking to me and ended up giving me a ride back to Brussels. A very nice experience.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
jackl  (680) Minneapolis, Minnesota | July 10, 2016
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 weatherís 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 (í97 & í01) in addition to the common rotations (recent OG, Kriek etc). Zenne Y Frontera sold out a while ago. I paired the í97 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 - whatís not to like?
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2  (945) Escondido, California | June 17, 2016
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
Maakun  (127) The Hague, Netherlands | May 29, 2016
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 itís 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. Itís nice if you like classic Flemish rustic food, but itís really nothing special and prices are quite high.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
erickok  (250) Leuven, Belgium | April 12, 2016
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 donít 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, thatís nice. Very limited amount of special releases bottles lists too (at probably reasonable prices but Iím far from an expert. ClientŤle consists seemingly solely of beer nerds and old people. 😊
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete  (131) Oosterzele, Belgium | April 9, 2016
Old fashioned interior, slow service and the waiter we had wasnít very friendly. The food is nice and tasty. Beer selection is ok. Nice place but I was a bit disappointed in the service.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Guruhso  (28) Grindsted, Denmark | April 3, 2016
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Karstenborg  (39) Hasselager, Denmark | April 3, 2016| Updated April 4, 2016
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand  (84) Helsinge, Denmark | April 3, 2016
Authentic Belgian restaurant. I had the tartines which was ok. The beer list was great though a few listed was not available.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey  (158) Richmond, England | December 20, 2015
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois  (1006) Tourist Town (West), England | November 27, 2015
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 Ä50, which I thought was a very fair mark up for a restaurant bearing in mind it was circa Ä30 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.

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