An upscale restaurant just around the corner from the brewery and shop. Very good food and good service, but the prices are quite inflated -- even on the bottles (Oude Kriek Intense Red was 16€ despite it being 6€ around the corner in the shop!). A few great beers on tap that are, I think, exclusive to the restaurant including the Faro, Oude Lambik and Kriekenlambik -- and if you’re like me and want to try all of 3 Fonteinen’s beers, it’s worth stopping for.
Visited once twelve years ago so one quick review by memory: traditional kind of ’spijshuis’ in a pittoresque green village setting, obviously interesting for serving draught 3 Fonteinen lambics in their natural environment, so to speak. Had ice cream there with ’Schaarbeekse krieken’ - the lambic theme being extended into their desserts. I heard that their range of food has improved and elaborated since then so I might consider revisiting on a bright summer’s day. Pleasant and recommended to those interested in experiencing lambic culture in its traditional habitat.
Large brasserie located just a short iron from the main brewing facility and shop. Simple front room with a crescent bar and a large back patio for when the weather’s cooperating. I visited at about 2:30pm on a Saturday afternoon and was one of only a few people there. Be warned that the kitchen does not serve hot food between 3PM-5PM, so time your visit accordingly. The food menu features classic Flemish brasserie food (carbonnade, croquettes etc.). The beer selection was much better than I expected. Non-sours included classic common Belgians that most ratebeerians will scroll past. As for sours - bagged Girardins were available in addition to a solid list of 3F offerings. A couple of vintages of Oude Geuze were available (’97 & ’01) in addition to the common rotations (recent OG, Kriek etc). Zenne Y Frontera sold out a while ago. I paired the ’97 Oude Geuze with steak frites and was pretty damn satisfied. Prices are a touch dear, but not too bad. Service was lightening quick and shockingly proactive for Belgium. Overall, a really nice spot. Great food and fantastic beer - what’s not to like?
I had quite high hopes for my visit here but was mightily disappointed. I sampled the only two house beers available while snacking on some gueuze cheese. The service was terrible; it seems I interrupted their midday cleaning cycle, despite there being several tables of patrons. I did enjoy the rustic atmosphere despite the crap service.
Big restaurant with classic look and full of old people. Food is classic Flemish dishes. They have one vegetarian dish which is a fucking joke as it’s just cooked veggies with rice which they charge a massive 17 euro for, a disgrace really. A few vintage 3 Fonteinen bottles, classic Belgians and a few draft including 3F lambic. It’s nice if you like classic Flemish rustic food, but it’s really nothing special and prices are quite high.