The legendary DHVL. The place was full when we arrived, so we had to go in the basement. Food was excelent and the atmosphere really good. Service was slow but friendly. The variety of beers available, especially the lambic is amazing, BUT, you only get the rare ones , like Blauw or Roze, only if they decide you re good enough? or worthy ? It would be better if they removed these beers from the menu, and just share them with friends or in special events or whatever. We managed to get a Heerengeuze which we had to pay in cash only (you can imagine why) for 175 euros. A bit disappointed
Visited during TdG 2017. Nice restaurant with very extensive bottles menu. Tried hard to get Goedele’s Bloesem which was amazing. Food was quite good. Unfortunately need a car to get there. A bit pricey. Ok service, though we waited quite a long time for our meals to be served. Recommended.
We stopped in on our way back to NL from the Tour de Geuze and had a rare Gueze followed by an aged oak barrel Le Trappe quad. The beer list is spectular. The rare stuff is really pricey, but what else would you expect. Only had french fries, so cannot comment on the food, but it looked good and the environment is welcoming. Among the greats!
Visited this for my birthday, while my lady was driving. So there wasn’t a problem with the location for me. Outside is screaming yellow, almost eyehurting but once inside that uglyness is forgotten.
Interior has more looks of a classic belgian pub. There seemed to be a different spot for them drinking and those who were sitting in to eat.
The tables were too close together to enjoy your dinner without being distracted by the conversations of the neighbouring tables. So that was a pity.
Service was good. Friendly, helpful, and with knowledge of their servings.
I did not take the time to check the whole list, because we had our menu with selected beers. But these selected beers were nice, and I saw some nice beers coming to the neighboring tables.
The dinner itself was not what I expected. Not that I did not like the food, but in my opinion they tried to show of too much. Some combinations didn’t work out that much (mostly in our main dish) but ok, you’re not in a Michelin-restaurant.
The biggest mistake, for me, was the amount of served beers. With almost every dish, I got 2 beers (mostly a blond and a dark one). This was a complete overkill. They’d better focus on one beer per dish and if the guest is an easy drinker, they can refill. But now it was an overkill of tastes and a too high volume for the stomach to deal with.
I did not have to pay so I didn’t actually look at the prices, but with this portions, I don’t doubt that the price-volume ratio is ok.
I’d love to come back once to enjoy some drinks, but before i retry the menu with selected beers, some things have to change.
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 (231) 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.