Fin (1274) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 11, 2018
We visited here Saturday 10th March 2018, the we being me, Barry, Dad and Scott It is centrally located being close to the Mannekin Pis but more importantly it is close to both Poschenkelder and a great new place called Gist both just a couple of minutes brisk walk away.
It was really busy when we arrived, which was actually quite early evening, there were no free tables so we opted to sit at the bar/counter at the rear of the restaurant. It's a smallest place with seating either side of a small rectangular room for about 30 people max'.
The beer choice was excellent, with a good range of styles from the likes of Alvinne, Struisse, De Dochtor de Korenaar. The food choice was also very good, though more typically Belgian and traditional. To start me and Dad had Cauliflower soup, Scott had a huge fried cheese dish that could easily have fed two, Barry had Black Pudding with a Geuze sauce all were greatFor our mains Scott and Barry had Ox Cheek Stew (Flemish style) with Chips, €19 Dad had a Oxtail Shepherds Pie with Pumpkin and Wynendale cheese €21, I had Stoemp of the day with Sausages €18 all were great, really great and up there with our superb Italian at La Tana on Thursday evening in terms of quality.
I have to say my review below now looks a little harsh, this is a great place, the queue of folk waiting to get in as we were leaving showed just how popular it is, and deservedly so. Score 86
We (Fin & Loz) visited here Saturday 28th April 2012. It was busy and we were not eating, so sat at two of the three stools at the bar. Great little beer list with some really interesting selections, I had Alvinne Freaky, Loz had an old favourite Taras Boulba. Food looked pretty good. We wanted to sit outside but the lady serving said we couldn’t as it might rain, we said but it isn’t raining, and to be fair it didn’t look likely to, but the lady serving suggested that it would probably rain if we sat outside and she didn’t want to come out to serve us in the rain, a rather fuzzy logic but amusing, however neither of us were that impressed with the person serving. Its a good place and the beers are very well chosen , however I am rather surprised that it rates as highly as it does. Score 64
Listen, if yr jyst in Brussels to tick beers, why in the world did you spend that money?
For those of ya'll beer travelers, please don't pass this by.
You need to understand that for under 30 euro I got 3Fontinien Oude Gueuze, Rabbit in Cantillion Gueuze sauce, Frites, A Salad, & E'sprit D' La Senne....
So yes there are probably MUCH fancier and more expensive restaurants in Brussels, but hot damn these turkeys are doing it right!
Visited on a Thursday in November 2017. The place was empty when we arrived at 17:00. (an hour later the place was almost full) The selection was nice, even some beers especially made for the restaurant. The service was good and the food was decent. Located in central Brussels.
Visited here on a Monday evening in October. We arrived around 7:30 and the place was full, which we expected, so took a seat at the bar and had a couple of beers on tap. The staff seemed very animated and a bit flustered at first, but actually they were really on the ball. The waiter who seated us and served us was sharp as a knife. The beer list is extensive. We chose a hard to find BA bretted De la Senne beer, which was really good. The food was hearty and very well cooked. Prices are good, too. Hard to find fault, here. Will definitely re-visit next time.
Food bar in the city center. Very good service. Selection is interesting, a lot of alvinne for example. Prices vary, more expensive (read barrel aged etc) stuff is overpriced, but there are very reasonably priced options also, including several lambics. Food is very good. Overall: good place to eat and have a pint.
Very small restaurant near City main square. Beer selection is amazing, all belgian, mostly micros. Service is top and food is great. Quite on the pricey side, it’s not cheap as it may look. But really top class.