I have visited this place some times and I have never ever even gotten close to as bad service as this place have. Last time we waited 1 hour for each beer (4.5 hours for 4 rounds of beers and it was 3-4 beers each round). They where absolutly not sorry about it and didn’t give a shit about us. They have some expensive whales on their list so if you have a lot of time and money maby you can tick something you always wanted.
My opinion is that it is totally crap and you should go to good places like Kulminator.
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?
С одной стороны тут крутейший выбор винтажного пива, с другой - ну очень дорого. Еду принесли через 1ч15мин, кроме нас было еще ~10 человек. Подозреваю, что место рассчитано на туристов
kermis (430) Where the wild whales are, Netherlands | March 8, 2016
Been here loads of times but never got around to writing a review until now. There’s not really much that can be said that hasn’t been said already but for me this is an absolute favorite. Some people have criticized it for being slow, and yes, it is. It’s not a place to come and tick or expect to work through the whales at a quick pace. It’s a place to sit back and relax, take your time, enjoy a slow pace and enjoy some great beers and food. Wether it’s the big crazy bottles at a high price that can be found nowhere else in the world, the normal tap beers and basic bottles or the multitude of amazing stuff in the menu inbetween. The selection is amazing, the food is good and it’s a lovely place to be. Worth travelling from another continent for, though thankfully I don’t have to!
Visited with 2 friends. Nice place with a great selection of bottled beers some vintage beers. Tap selection was mostly Belgian and their own beer. This place is where you need to sit back and relax. Great service and excellent food. Highly recommended