The Duke's Palace recommended this restaurant for our family. We requested a non tourist attraction with a warm atmosphere and traditional and consistently good food. This place did not tick any of these boxes. Upon entering de vlaamsche pot you instantly see commercialism at best with their cookbooks and tea towels for sale in multiple languages (why didn't we just run!) The staff were arrogant and starters mediocre. We left 90 minutes into our visit without our dinner as the chef had not even started our main courses and we had to settle for street food. We were not even offered an apology, but had to go as our children were starving. The atmosphere was a 10 out 10 for cheesy tourist trap. In lieu of a real fire there were videos of fire flames framed on the walls of the upstairs dining rooms. What a massive disappointment to only have 48 hours in one of the gastronomic centres of the world and to have wasted it on this horrid place . To be specific we ordered two orders of shrimp croquettes and one moules in white wine to start. We waited for a very long time to receive one portion of Shrimp croquettes with runny insides and one pot of moules that tasted of dirty dishwater and that were full of grit! By looking at other plates of meals served around us, I do not feel as though we missed much by not receiving our mains. The manager of the restaurant could not have cared less that we left without our food and never apologised and further suggested that we complain on trip advisor with our review, so here it is .... This restaurant should definitely be a miss.
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