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Reviewed December 28, 2021

Top restaurant surrounded by nature with a Michelin reference Where the 'Lovaart' and the 'IJzer' rivers flow together You can make beautiful walks in the neighborhood You can even rent a boat in advance They have two guest rooms There is a car parking next...to the door and a nice garden They have two separate rooms if you like to stay overnight High food quality and service The menu adapts to the season We enjoyed a nice fish soup followed by hare back with various vegetables Good house beer and nice wine selection I hope to return to taste their eel, which seems to be a real delicacyMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed June 26, 2020

we were with a group of 9 persons. it is necessary to take a reservation!! you can eat inside or outside. we take the apero outside, and the meal inside. it was a very good experience! good service of the crew. the lady of the...house was friendly! we liked the dessert ! we will come back. in the morning we reservated a boat, to drive on the Yzer. Relaxing and amazing atmosphere! thanks!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

De Hooipiete is a restaurant, serving mainly brasserie food. Good quality, not the high gastronomy. Dining on the terrace, next to the garden is a fine experience. Service is OK, unformal and friendly.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Food here is great but the lady of the house has Some attitude issues and made the Dining Experience rather unpleasant as other reviews have mentioned.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

A great doing experience for me and my gf. The eel, fishes and filet were expertly done. The soup was a bit under seasoned, but the goose liver was one of the best I've had. Definitely a gem of a place. Be prepared to pay...a high price though, of course. In my opinion it is well worth it. Enjoy, and don't miss the house dish - the eel of courseMore

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed September 10, 2015

We drove here for lunch upon recommendation from staff at Jules Destroyer. It is less than 2k from the tour/factory and a lovely drive along the canal. We sat outside on a spacious patio surrounded by gardens and a small pasture with lambs grazing. The...staff was very friendly and while they are from the area with Dutch the native language, their English was perfect. We each selected fish, pan fried sole and a braised white fish with seasonal vegetables in a fabulous light cream sauce! They served an artful Amuse-Buche while we waited for our lunch to appear. While we were there, couples stopped in for coffee, lunch after biking along the canal as well as locals. A popular place!More

Date of visit: September 2015
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Reviewed September 5, 2015

We have been at De Hooipiete for at least ten years and still love it. Recently the younger generation has taken over but the "mother" of the house is very often there helping to keep things running. Her son reigns in the kitchen while Aukje,his...wife, directs the dining room and terrace with grace (and speed!) We invariably go for eel and enjoy it every time. Add to this a good wine list at reasonable prices and you are in for a nice evening. Although we last were here on a busy Sunday evening we cannot complain of a slow service at all. De Hooipiete has two rooms if one wants to stay and some GPS's will rather accept Pollinkhove as a location rather than Lo Reninge. There is a huge carpark and the area is very good for walking and cycling.More

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

We arrived by boat and decided to have dinner on Friday evening. This was a set menu with a buffet entree and a choice of 2 main meals plus 500ml of wine each. We thought this was good value at €40 a head considering the...prices on the a la carte menu. I ordered eel (the restaurant specialty) in a mushroom and tomato sauce and my husband had steak and fries. What we didn't realise was this was a continuous supply. As we finished our plate the owner came back with more eel, steak and fries. While I had eaten more than enough on the first pass, my husband had two top ups! The staff were friendly, cheerful, trying to make jokes in English, which we appreciated. Dessert and coffee were extra but neither of us could fit that in. Also the wine was quite a good classic white from the Languedoc region of FranceMore

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Unlike most of my reviews this time it is unfortunately not a positive one. In a party of 4 all main dishes had little or no seasoning. A smile was difficult to find in some of the staff serving, refill of wine was scarce (wine...paid by the bottle). These were just a few points which made our overall experience less than average.More

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed July 2, 2015

lovley staff and hearty food nice people and good clean glasses and dishes and cutlery I liked the food but disliked the was home feeling sick but in a good way and a=the I shouldn't have another slice but I will

Date of visit: August 2014
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Reviewed September 11, 2014

Food is very good, don't be mistaken but the price is "right". The food is very good, nothing to complain about. And you will have plenty to eat. The service was something that will make us not return here: the lady of the house gave...us the feeling we had to be glad be able to eat in her restaurant. Not welcoming at all, certainly if you bring friends on recommendation of previous guests.More

Date of visit: August 2014
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

I went on this place 3 nights , while i was on the area for work. The owners are superb, very friendly, i felt at home. He's the chef and she runs Things in the Dinner Room, perfect match. The food was excelent, and i...had a superb Porto with my desert...More

Date of visit: November 2013
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3