Belgium > Chimay
CH-303 (50) Fribourg, Switzerland | May 24, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped at Poteaupre to taste Doree, which they had on tap only. Love their sample "trays", but was driving... Had some bread and cheese as well and was pleasantly surprised by their cheese. Nice atmosphere and service was good. Definitely worth stopping for.
shrubber85 (218) Greenville, Indiana | October 13, 2009| Updated October 16, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited around noon on a foggy October day. GPS wouldn’t accept the address but luckily there are numerous signs to direct you once you get in the area because this place is way out in the middle of no-where. Restaurant was packed (including a bus-load of retirees/pensioners that, to their credit, were almost to a person drinking beer). Went to the shop first, the young lady behind the counter was very nice with quick service - however they did not have Doree in the bottle so we went ahead and had a light lunch. Despite the crowd and my extremely poor French, we had their home-made bread on the table within seconds of sitting down. Service wasn’t extremely fast but perfect for a lazy day enjoying the view out the back window and relaxing. My 6-year old daughter saw their large playground in the back and despite the mist, went outside to play. Nice patio in the back that would be pure bliss on a nice sunny summer day. If you’re rushing to taste all the Belgian beers you can find, you’ll probably just want to order a Doree and then leave. However, I was quite pleased with the service and atmosphere - would stop by again if in the area.
MagnumPI (11) , England | July 15, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great place to unwind on the patio when the weather is good and to drink the fantastically good draft Chimay beers. The Chimay Doree was on tap here and nowhere else, although I was very disappointed not to be able to get a take-home bottle as souvenir. The cheese is excellent, although the service was slow and never anybody in the shop. Nice part of Belgium though.
pythonmets (8) Charles Town, West Virginia | September 23, 2007
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Way out of the way, but in a very nice area. Visited with my wife in summer ’07. Just inside the entrance they have Chimay artifacts in a showcase, leading into a small bar and gift shop. We made the mistake of speaking english first, and when we were seated, we ordered our first beers, and were subsequently ignored for 45 minutes while everyone around us were attended to. My impression is that our waiter was not comfortable trying to communicate with us. Nonetheless, we managed to order food and more beer. I had some meatballs, while my wife had a wonderful quiche made from all four cheeses.
Jerre (74) Waregem, Belgium | August 7, 2007
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Last weekend. This place is heaven for Chimay lovers !Chimay Doreé available. Very nice for a lunch. We take first the taste 3 different beers and 4 Chimay cheeses: delicous !
Good. Whe are sleeping here one night.
TheGrandMaster (105) Auckland, New Zealand | October 26, 2006
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
For the tourist market, so a little souless.
sayravai (103) Helsinki, Finland | July 29, 2005
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
A real tourist trap a few kilometers from the abbey (which, unfortunately, you couldn’t see from very close). The place was very crowded (no wonder at 9 pm on saturday), so didn’t even think of staying longer than to buy a six-pack of Chimay Doreé. Even that took surprisingly long with only one person serving at the take-away desk. Maybe worth a re-visit, but the location (in the middle of nowhere) is not very public transport-friendly, I guess.
Diplomat (37) YPÄJÄ, Finland | July 8, 2004| Updated July 9, 2004
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
The place where to get Chimay vintages! In small and reserve bottles. Usually from 5 to 8 yrs old samples. Chimay Doreé available. Excellent for a lunch. Here You can learn which of the 4 Chimay cheeses goes with which Chimay beer.
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