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“Come dream away...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bootjeshuis

Bootjeshuis
Warande 3, Tervuren, Belgium
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Ranked #18 of 19 Restaurants in Tervuren
Cuisines: Belgian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Brussels
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Come dream away...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

2 summers ago I lived nearby the magnificent Tervuren Park and got myself a puppy. I walked her every day and discovered the recently opened modern brasserie on the water. Literally on the water with breathtaking views of the very stylish park. The big terrace is sundrenched and espcially when sitting by the water I could not get enough of watching the ducks, the geese, the swans gliding by, the big fish coming up , nearly begging for a morsel....idyllic. Even Happy, my new dog appreciated sitting on the cool deck and got treated bythe staff to her own waterbowl. The young couple who run the place with the wife of the original owner, are friendly and make you feel welcome. As a creature of habit I tend to order the same drinks, etc.., it took them a few days to catch on, after that I could only surprise them by ordering something different. Inside is nice and cosy, the toilets with their funny doors are something to behold. In short, after an invigorating walk around one of the nicest parks you'll ever see, this place is - winter or summer - the perfect ending of your excursion for a small bite or a refreshing drink. Recently with the snow, they even had a glue-wine stand out in the cold... great!!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brussels
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

If you are not exactly enamoured of Brussels - and I'm not - Tervuren is a great relief. The town has character - isn't flat or grey or depressing and has lots of wide expanses of forest, and greenery, lakes and splendid views as well as not bad shopping, a charming square and some pleasant places to eat. Bootjeshuis is a significant restaurant as it's down on the lake - lovely in good weather and pleasant even in bad as you get views from inside from the huge glass windows. The food is pretty good - not fabulous but pretty good - and generally it's just a really pleasant place to hang out with friends for a number of hours. I would definitely recommend it. It's a favourite spot of ours. I'll put this month as our visit but really we've gone there a lot over the past few years. For the items below I would assume there's no delivery and I'm unsure about brunch - though I assume late nights - but you can definitely have breakfast there as we did last Sunday.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Waterford, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Leisurely lunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Had a leisurely business lunch. Had a duck dish which was pretty good. My colleague had mushrooms on toast which looked absolutely delicious and tasted as good as it looked. Service was speedy and polite. I'd definitely go back.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“What a great improvement”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We have been going to the Boothuis very frequently for the past couple of years'.
Until we went today (Sunday 23.09.12) it has been a PLACE in a great location & not much more....
Today it was a real pleasure - a great place in a great location
New staff who were polite, efficient, friendly & quick.
WELL DONE

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Tervuren, Brabant, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“fantastic location but horrible service and food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Well, what can I say... You have a beautiful view in one of the nicest parks around Brussels, in the sun. Good it go wrong.. Oh yes... the service is terrrible. the food is terrible. So if you must, just have a drink and a lot of patience as it takes forever to arrive. And in more than one occasion I was tempted just to walk away without paying as it took serieus effort to get the attention of a waiter just to pay... If Gordon Ramsey should revive restaurants in Belgium this is the place to start.
Has loads of potential, and with small changes... better staff and someone who can actually make a meal, it would be the best place around.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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