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?