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Purple 15

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French, Belgian, Austrian, European
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Esplanadeplein 15, Aalst 9300, Belgium
+32 53 21 49 79
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Tuesday
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
All-round good!

Very friendly and helpful staff. We ordered a la carte.The shrimp croquettes were homemade although I've eaten better ones. The crispy, fried mushrooms with a fresh tartar sauce was spot on though. As a main course we ordered some Austrian classics from the menu: the Tiröler Gröstl - a monumental... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2014
DJplumo
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Aalst, Belgium
Good for:
  • Romantic
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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Toulouse
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

A very attractive dining room, with friendly and helpful staff. Main course was good quality, but the desserts were spectacular and worthy of a visit on their own! House wine was good quality and well priced.

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Aalst, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Very friendly and helpful staff. We ordered a la carte.The shrimp croquettes were homemade although I've eaten better ones. The crispy, fried mushrooms with a fresh tartar sauce was spot on though. As a main course we ordered some Austrian classics from the menu: the Tiröler Gröstl - a monumental dish of potatoes, onions, beef and an omelette seasoned with... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The food was amazing and the service very friendly. We had the Stoofpotje Edelhert and the Ossehaas, and it was the best we've eaten in Belgium so far. Nice decor inside and good wine.

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Aalst, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Just one negative point; turn down the heating a bit in winter when the restaurant is full. Thanks for the great night! Auf Wiedersehen ;)

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Aalst, Belgium
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The fact that i return time after time says enough, no? Price - quality unbeatable and every month another choice of menu, i love it! The wines are delicious and the atmosphere is retro and very cosy. To conclude: i'm a big fan! ;)

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

We already went to ther estaurant already several times, and always we were pleased: good food, good service, foor a good prrice. Very varying menu, when you take wines withthe menu, they give you big and full glasses. I really would recommend this!

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Denderleeuw, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Really nice, beautiful restaurant, nice atmosphere, good kitchen, try the saison's menu, always a discovery!

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Aalst, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

very good food and nice building it is a beautifull place to relax and staff is friendly we need to come again soon

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Aalst, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Second visit and also this time great evening. First time was in November with only the two of us during wild season: menu was lovely! Now we went back with our family (10 adults and 3 children): still valentine menu, great food but strange to think about valentine early March. The service was good only one waitress was very poor... More 

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Nottingham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2010

I have been eating here about once a month for the past several years and always enjoy the experience. The food is very nice and good value for money. The restaurant is very clean and the atmosphere is very pleasant. The waiter and waitress usually on duty when I'm there are extremely friendly and provide prompt service. As the name... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Esplanadeplein 15, Aalst 9300, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Aalst
  • Phone Number: +32 53 21 49 79

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 33 - 66
  • Cuisine: French, Belgian, Austrian, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?