Decent Belgian selection, especially Trappists. Had never seen Zundert before. Food is decent, but there is tastier a block away. Cheaper too. Ok for lunch. The better/cheaper didn’t open til 1700! Sauce for carbonnade seemed a bit sweet to me. Better here than a place not on ratebeer if you are looking for beer and food.
Visited multiple times in the past, before I realised Brussels has way better beer bars than this one...
Fin (1039) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 26, 2015
Me and Loz visited Café Lombardo on Thursday 19th March 2015. I was quite surprised that we’d not been here before as it’s close’ish’ to Moeder Lambic, Café Du Soleil etc. It is an attractive old brown café with huge old windows, we sat at a window seat and chuckled as the attempts to prevent drafts were to stick small pieces of tissue into holes in the frame. The beer list was impressive but I am unconvinced everything on the list is always available, Loz’s first choice wasn’t and he wobbled a bit at a choice I made before eventually finding it. It’s a large single roomed building, the bar is prominent and straight ahead as you enter, and if like us you are sat by the window a fab place to watch the world go by and people watch. The owner said he was proud that he had the correct glassware for 90% of their beers. It was quite when we were here mid/late afternoon. This is certainly a place with character, it looks lived in and a bit of an institution. We liked it a lot, what we weren’t so keen on was the smelly toilets, they really were dreadful. It might also be nice to take advantage of the outside seating in warmer weather, though you are close to the traffic here. Btw the guys who run/own this place have just opened a new beer shop around the corner on Rue de Midi called The Beer Store.
A small and lively bar, with a good selection of draught beers and a large bottled beer list. When we arrived we were told there would be a 15 minute wait for a table, but it wasn’t anywhere near that long! The service was friendly and more than happy to speak English with us. We had the Carbonnade and the Rabbit in Kriek, both were very tasty.
Decent enough place with a decent enough selection. But not wildly exciting. There’s many more exciting places around but it’s good for a change I guess. Service was a little surly, but won’t hold it against them.
Classic pub, brown wood, beer posters, beer signs etc. About 10 taps, fairly good quality, but nothing outstanding. Same goes for the fairly long bottle list. Food was nice without being outstanding. Good for a bite of food, and a beer or 2. Got a little cafeteria feel to it, and the overall ambiance is ruined somehow by the TV’s playing loud pop music.
Basic and almost no frills brasserie with the usual suspects on tap and a bottle list that won’t surprise but there’s always a beer worth drinking in Brussels. I grabbed a bite to eat here to refuel - a penne dish washed down with a Taras Boulba which hit the spot. Friendly staff and service was prompt.