France > Godewaersvelde
3fourths (1313) Boulder, Colorado | October 8, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Traditional estaminet offering a traditional Flemish menu (I hope you like potatoes) and a short, uninspiring list of bottled beer common in the area. It was a struggle to find something to drink, as the one special house beer, Van Eecke Blauwersbier, was simple and sweet and tasted of cake frosting. The food was decent but did not stand out from anything that other kitchens are doing. I left disappointed given the recommendations.
chriso (383) London, England | September 11, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Very traditional and homely place in this little Flemish outpost in France. Feels like it hasn’t changed in decades, and probabaly hasn’t. Big selection of unusual (and sometimes unfathomable) pub games. Excellent unpretentious food and a decent beer list make this an essential stop. The house beer is made by Van Eecke.
sir__v (72) Lille, France | April 21, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
A typical estanimet from north of France neat to Lille, welcom to Het Blauwershop! This is a nice place to discover the value from north of France and Belgium. Enjoy the carbonnade flamande or the potchevlech between to game party !
Tim Webb (203) Cambridge, England | September 28, 2011| Updated January 7, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
If you have to go to only one authentic bar in this extraordinary part of France make it here. If it were not authentic you would think the ambience overdone. The good range of local beers is supported by excellent and the best range of traditional pub games I have ever seen in a bar anywhere. Attitudes to match. Fabulous. Commissions its own beer from Van Eecke. Fine for just a drink.
mattfromlille (4) Lille, France | August 22, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
One of the most famous ’estaminet’ in France. Seen on French or Japan tv if you care about it. Here’s the departure of Vlaams knowlege in France . Quite everybody in the north of France (or Belgium) knows the place. This is some history, trips are organised to go there. Cris Mercier, regional figure, owns the place from times for our pleasure. The choice of beers is exceptionnal, excellent traditional food (otje-Vlesche, (in french : Carbonade Flamande, Coq à la bière, Hutsepot, Flamiche aux poireaux, Tarte à la moutarde)) , some traditional Vlaams games (in french : jeu de Poire, la table a toupie,
la grenouille ou le peck, le billard nicolas) and people. One of the places to go by travelling to, or from, Cassel.
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