Belgium > Brussels
Beer Available At In´t Spinnekopke (arranged by most recent)
DenverLogan (63) MileHi, Colorado | March 24, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
I had a lovely meal here recently (in Brussels). I can still imagine the creamy mushroom sauce mede with lambic for their Chicken Spinnekopke...yum...tasty table bread and even good frites!
Beside good food, the owner has a house beer, Betchard, 5.5% Artisonale blonde contract brewed by Brasserie de la Senne - smooth, tasty like a saison with subtle fennel and other herbs.
This beer was not on the menu. On the menu were Cantillon lambic and faro on tap, a few others on tap, 11 Abbaye, 14 Trappists (the Westys had €5.5 scratched out and €10 or so hand written as updates), many big bottles and 36 artisanales, however, many they no longer carry.
The new goal is to open a new brewery in Tubize around June, and then a brasserie/cafe around December, and eventually a museum. They hope to export to the U.S.
bitter (90) Henderson, Nevada | March 1, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
this is more of an upscale restaurant then beer bar. which we werent aware of. they had a house apertif drink which was a white beer with gueuze. very nice. good beer selection with food pairings. knowledgable staff. was a little too snooty for me and expensive. nonetheless good authentic belgium food.
Kingsley (3) San Diego, California | December 30, 2005
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
The food is excellent, the wait-staff is professional and knowledgeable, and the beer selection is quite good. And they make certain dishes with Belgian beers! There is also some outdoor seating available. A local institution. If you do the Cantillon brewery tour, you may see the painting there which shows people sitting outside this very restaurant. Their selection of Belgian beers is very good (though we also found that they lacked some of the listed beers we asked for); however, no place I’ve ever seen with a better selection also has the food to match.
kook (34) Perth, Western Australia, Australia | August 27, 2005
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 5/20
Great food, however I had a dissappointing meal. A broken piece of glass in my lambic sorbet ruined the meal. Otherwise, wonderful beer, wonderful food.
sayravai (103) Helsinki, Finland | July 29, 2005
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
A finer restaurant than I usually go to, with an equally fine, carefully selected beerlist. We were there at 2 pm on monday, so only had to wait two minutes before getting a table. Actually, we were going to make a reservation for tuesday, but decided to stay as we were hungry. Had entrees and main courses, plus dessert and one beer each for 72 eur total (for 2 persons). Not exactly cheap, but that seemed to be the price level overall in Brussels for "real" dinners. The food was really good, but not really better than what we make at home - except the Carolus sauce, which was great with Filet Pur de Bœuf. The portions were quite small, so you’d better have at least two courses if hungry. I recommend having the Choix de Sorbet à la Bière (sherbet of kriek, wit and Maredsous) for dessert. They say it’s the only place serving beer sherbets. As usual, the menu was only in French and Flemish, but the waiter (an old man, and quite a character) was happy (in his own, sarcastic way) to clarify the necessary parts in English. Red meats on the list are few and expensive (although not even filet), but that seems to be a problem in Brussels (and Belgium?) in general. I wonder why, since there were cattle everywhere we drove in the countryside, and while there’s no sea even near, they serve seafood in every corner.
Indra (70) Overland Park, Kansas | June 28, 2005
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Very interesting place, almost midieval in feel. Amazing selection of beers including draft lambic and the menu features items made with beer as well. Oddly, the music while I was there was a Madonna’s Greatest Hits collection, which was unnerving to say the least. Service was very good, as was the food. Not cheap, though! Worth a stop, definitely.
mullet (224) Melbourne, Australia | June 28, 2005
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Liked this place a lot. Had the lunch menu each time I was there which was really good and a fair bit cheaper than everything else. Only ever drunk Cantillon lambic and I never even saw a beerlist! Great service and building.
Crosling (70) Loveland, Colorado | April 3, 2005
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Don’t come here hungry or with a companion of the same sex, unless you like that sort of thing (which is perfectly fine). They serve great food here but the portion size is for children, mind you that I am also an American. They do serve Cantillon Faro here, which is a major +. I probably won’t be back until I am able to bring my future wife for a romantic evening.
MrRomero (110) Nolanville, | October 28, 2004| Updated July 21, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Ate and drank here 4 times during my 2003 trip to Belgium. Within walking distance of the Marriott Brussels hotel. The food was fantastic. Loved the scallops and ate them each time we went. Great service. Very friendly. The beer selection was a little lacking and like Dalle said, they run out of things on the list. But overall, a great place. Addendum from Nov 2004: same as before although the schtick from the waiter got old. Heard the same stuff the year before which grew old.
Dalle (5) Skørping, Denmark | August 6, 2004
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Very cosy and traditional interior with less ambience outside. Large menu and great food though I had hoped for larger servings. Of the 6 beers I asked for (yes, they were on the card!) they only had two.
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