Simon and the whale – New York

Succulent Sunday brunch in new york Simon and the whale is a restaurant located in the Freehand hotel. The surprising and inspiring interior might have been a hint of the taste of the food to come. We booked an early (10:30) brunch on Sundays. In Europe we are used to have a buffet for brunch,…

Páteo do petisco – Cascais

Tip from Lisbon locals On the first floor of the market square of Cascais we found a tapas restaurant thanks to a tip from local friends from Lisbon. Heavenly pimentos The welcome was friendly and we got a seat on a bench outside this small restaurant. We went for the small plates, tapas. Our selection:…

Hop Gastrobar – Leuven

Hopbar is new (March 2018) in town, located in the upcoming creative neighbourhood ‘de vaartkom’ in Leuven. Impeccable and devine top level food, supplemented by a creative variety of wines and beers. Come over for an affordable and delicious lunch. Or take the time to enjoy dinner in this delightful restaurant, making the choise between…

Granja Petitbo – Barcelona

A treasure but not a hidden gem. Described by many others, yet positive every time so definitely worth a try. We had lunch at Granja Petitbo. Some highly friendly men took care of our dinner moment. A bit hipster but in the good way.  We ordered vegetarian lasagna, ceasar salad, waffle with pastrami and a…

The Cambridge St. Kitchen – London

Pimplico was new for us. A neighbourghood with mixed flavours and styles, and… the Cambridge St. Kitchen.  A place like you haven’t seen a lot before. A fresh take on modern luxury; great food, an authentic interior and skilled staff. We enjoyed our lunch on the terrace, and booked at the spot our breakfast for…

Kødbyens Fiskebar – Copenhagen

Must go.! 🙂 No frills wabi-sabi kind of place. Fast, warm and friendly staff.  The exterior doesn’t look fancy. We’re in the meat district here. Urban, young and a bit raw. Bur don’t hold back. Go in and enjoy. Lunch menu in Kødbyens Fiskebar is short and looks delicious. The wine list is impressive.  We…

Le Deuxième élément – Brussels

You know the Thai restaurants that serve the real stuff, the authentic Thai food? If so, you probably also know the Thai restaurants that create new Thai dishes. They use local flavors or experiment in many ways.  It’s not always easy to find the first ones, nor find a good one of the latter in…

Noordzee – Brussels

Fishbar Noordzee is one of our favorite places in Brussels.   This fish shop has a bar, some standing tables across and enthusiastic staff. They serve super fresh fish streetfood.Go there for lunch or dinner on sunny days. You’ll find some die-hards from the moment it stops freezing and it doesn’t rain. The food is too…

Nanaban – Zaventem

In our, completely biased, opinion this is the best Ramen place outside of Japan… by far. It’s small, quiet, no fancy decor, cheap and boy oh boy the food is divine! A small menu (but that’s in most case a good sign) and all ramen cost 12 Euro or 13 Euro.  Whatever you take you…

De Superette – Ghent

This is one of our favourite places in Ghent. We used to live next doors and couldn’t have better neighbours than The Superette. It’s a nice big space, where Rose Green kneads the dough and a talented barista serves you a heavenly coffee. You can have breakfast, brunch (in the weekends), lunch or dinner. There’s a counter…

L’épicerie du cirque – Antwerp

A lot of people told us about this place and they were right, this is a gem in Antwerp. Small and cosy Scandinavian decor, young and friendly staff and definitely a michelin star food experience. We went there for lunch and had some amazing dishes: oysters with sauce Hollandaise, watercress and edible flowers on jackknife…

Ginza Bairin – Tokyo 

This is a very difficult place to find if you don’t understand Japanese, but it is definitely worth it. This place was the first specialty Tonkatsu (established in 1927) and still one of the best in Tokyo. As in all restaurants in Tokyo you’ll have to queue, but it goes fast. In the meantime you…