This relaxed place in Brussels City Center was highly recommended by a dear friend who is a huge fan of their traditional Veal Blanquette, which is sort of a stew. We got ourselves a table booked at Royal Brasserie and headed down slightly earlier than planned to enjoy a drink before the dinner. The bar is quite lively especially with all the people heading out after work for a drink.
We let the server know about our reservation and headed to the bar for a nice cocktail and after 15 minutes were told our table was ready. Hungry with anticipation we checked the menu which is quite extensive and has quite a few options to choose from.
I chose Terrine of foie gras as appetizer and Grandma’s Blanquette of Veal for main. The music was quite nice and the crowd quite pleasant without any loudness or rowdiness. A few minutes later Fois gras arrived and after 5 minutes the plate was clean. This was a very good start to a good dinner.
The mains arrived a few minutes later and though it looked quite ordinary it had a very interesting texture with very soft meat. Every bite was amazing and the bread and butter on the side made it even better.
I was quite full by this time but when I saw Creme Brulee on dessert menu, I had to order one. Sadly it wasn’t the best I’ve had but we’d like to think of it as a bad day for their Pastry chef.
Royal Brasserie was quite a pleasant experience in the cold February, hopefully we’ll return to see what they have to offer some time in the summer…
Food Experience ★★★★★