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“a unique building” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Contes de Salme

Contes de Salme
rue Jean Bertholet 6, Vielsalm 6690, Belgium
003280216236
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Ranked #6 of 21 Restaurants in Vielsalm
Cuisines: French, Belgian, Mediterranean, Healthy
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Sint-Gillis-Waas, Belgium
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“a unique building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

You really have to stop for a drink or lunch here, when visiting Vielsalm. This brasserie is an old 18th century castle, right in front of the church of Vielsalm and with a view on the lake.
It has been completely refurbished in medieval style with a very special atmosphere. Eating or drinking there feels like you have stepped into a time machine and gone back 300 years.

Visited July 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Dumfries, Scotland
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Lunch stop on motorcycle tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Was hoping to find a stop on the N89/N68, finally came across this place with a convenient place to park opposite. Eating al fresco looking out over the valley and lake. Good food and a good stop over... If they had had rooms we would have stayed there as well.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas City, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Enjoyable evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We had reservations for a party of 7 and were seated right away. The waiters were friendly and helpful even with our limited French. The food was very good for the value. We loved the old feel of the restaurant with exposed brick and beams. We would definitely return!

  • Visited May 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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Incline Village, Nevada
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127 reviews 127 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Quaint place overlooking the reservoir”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Nice menu and good selection of beer. I had the opportunity to try both lunch and after-work beer. The lunch was very good, with fast, attentive service. End-of-day service was, however, painfully slow.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bermuda
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214 reviews 214 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 109 cities Reviews in 109 cities
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
“Excellent - catered to dietary restrictions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

My daughter and I were camping nearby and drove into Vielsalm for dinner. Strangely, several of the town's restaurants were not open on Mondays so available options were slim. Fortunately, we found Contes de Salme!

My daughter is a vegetarian and is also allergic to gluten so it is often difficult to find suitable options on the menu. When we entered the restaurant, we explained the dietary restrictions and the maitre d' indicated that they would be able to assist. He called over the chef and she told my daughter that she would make her something that met her requirements, including rice and vegetables, even though it wasn't on the menu.

When the food arrived, the chef had produced a nice variety of vegetables along with a side-salad, fruit and rice that my daughter thoroughly enjoyed. My filet-mignon steak was perfectly cooked (medium-rare) and was 'washed down' with a nice local draft beer.

The restaurant had an old Black Forest/beer garden type decor. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. Service was prompt. We were very happy.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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