What do you expect from a restaurant that receives a coveted Michelin star ?Of course faultless food. Excellent service. And, is it asking too much, even value for money.
Michel just scrapes by. Negatives first. The attractive terrace is somewhat spoiled by the noise from the nearby motorway. The service,from some of the staff,can be somewhat "heavy " . You are paying good money to be "relaxed" . And the cooking is not faultless-e.g. undercooked asparagus,and standard amuse-bouches on a recent visit.
But the modern -style restaurant is attractive. The sommelier knows his job ( well he should !) ,and gives helpfull comments. The background music stays background. And, most important of all,the proportions served are not minimal. The request for a cheeseboard-very difficult in Belgium- produced a good effort of,unfortunately, fridge-cooled products.
Coffee comes with, again, underwhelming amuse-bouches. This is Belgium, where chocolate can be more than excellent, so why not go for that?
Is Michel good value for money ? Just about..
Would i return ?. Yes.
So , would i return ? Yes.