A bit far off without a car (and with a car even more frustrating, since you shouldn’t get wasted). Inside you’ll get overwhelmed by the beer selection. However you might want to get a reservation, otherwise you’ll be asked to leave at a certain point. If you’re looking for old lambics you should take the detour. If not, get drunk somewhere closer to your bed.
SinH4 (138) Garching b. München, Germany | February 6, 2017
Located a not-so-quick, but easily doable walk from the Liedekercke train station, this place has the looks of a Ronald McDonald kids birthday paradise - from the outside, that is, and only if you ignore the barrels stacked in the garden. In the inside, you’ll find a small and very sympathetic restaurant with an extensive list of Belgian beers, and some specials you’re only going to get here.
The whales are outside anyone’s price range unless you have a huge group of tickers with you (which we didn’t). They cook beery food which sounds amazing, but you’ll have to get a reservation for that, at least on weekends. Overall this place really is a gem, and even without the lambic whales, you’re gonna have a lot of fun, for instance with an extensive selection of Vintage Orvals for very nice prices.
Scoring based on latest visit, November 2016. Visited on a Saturday night for dinner plus accommodation. The place is a fairly large, cozy old style restaurant with wooden interiors and hop vines on the ceiling alongside plenty of beery paraphernalia. The food menu is interesting, mainly in the starters and meat mains section, while the pasta and salads looked uninviting to an Italian eye. We opted for some Orval cheese for a starter and some meat mains: baked potatoes with sausage, Orval cheese, bacon and some spicy meat stew, both delicious. The drink list is nice, but very expensive: I understand this is a restaurant but e.g. 40 euros for a 2016 bottle of Fou Foune, recently released and available for 12 euros at the brewery 20m drive away, looks high. Bottom line, list of "regulars" is good if you stay clear of lambics, rest of Belgian line up is priced more decently. The "vintage" list is where the fun starts though, with 10-15 pages worth of old trappists, lambics and more. Some noticeable examples in this list, but prices are accordingly very high once again. Finally, there’s all the special lambics brewed exclusively for this place. While the Cantillons and 3F are otherwordly, they have now reached a ridiculous price point, so do yourself a favour and settle for the excellent Lindemans bottlings, truly phenomenal. Aside from the rant on prices, which are relatvely high on food, too, the place is world class, great atmosphere, very attentive service. We experienced no delays in service at all, contrarily to some other RBians experiences. All in all, I will certainly be back when have the chance, and settle on some less rare vintage bottle.
Ambiance - Tavern located in a small village outside Brussels. Plenty of beer-related decor. We visited at opening so there weren’t too many people there except some locals enjoyed lunch. Calm and relaxed. Big patio outside. Service - Friendly. Selection - plenty of great beers of tap and in bottles. Plenty of older vintages. All special lambics made for them were there but some priced over $150 a bottle. We tried their own elderflower lambic from Lindemans which was really good. Also had some Orval with my food. Food - lots of stuff on the menu but I couldn’t avoid the complete Orval experience consisting of a potatoe and mice meat casserole made with Orval cheese with orval beer poured over it. Of course served with a glass of one year old Orval to drink. Value - Fair. The expensive bottles are very expensive but then again they’re not the whole experience and they would be out in seconds if cheap since you can buy them for takeaway. Additional comments - Great place! relaxed and cozy. donät go there if you’re in a hurry.
Cool place in a smaller city not that far from Brussels. Cosy interior and with a nice patio. Beer list was very impressive, especially the bottles. Loads of rare ones, some of them rather expensive though. We nada great time, and the Heeren van Liederecke-pasta I had was amazing. Definitely a place you should go to.
Iedere levensgenieter zou de gelegenheid moeten krijgen om hier eens te komen eten! Hier neem je ook tijd om te genieten. Bierliefhebbers komen hier zeker aan hun trekken, whiskyliefhebbers trouwens ook. Vriendelijke mensen, goede bediening, lekker eten, goeie foodparing, gezellig kader, groot terras, wat wenst een mens nog meer?