20 Sep 2012


Jenny Matlock
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There are so many Restaurants in Waterloo, that ill tongues pretend that there is one restaurant per family ! Maybe that's not quite true, but sure is you have the choice !

We even have an Irish Pub, very appreciated by young, but also by elderly people, mostly English once, as you really get the feeling to be in the UK. 

 Even the Friday's "after work" drink tradition is celebrated in "The Snug"

In a small street near the church, there are a few restaurants side by side and when it is warm enough people are sitting "on the street" and can have a drink or a little snack. Inside these restaurants are beautifully decorated. You can have French or Italian food in this little street.

A lot of very old houses or farms have been transformed to Restaurants, which is a very good idea. It keeps the ancient style of the building where nobody wants to live in anymore and at the same time keeps these listed buildings occupied. There are quiet a few in Waterloo.

This restaurant serves Italian food especially Pizzas, its only 2 min from our house just in front of the forest surrounding Brussels. They have a huge garden and the food is very good.

All these Restaurants have beautiful gardens were in summertime people eat outside of course.

This little Snack bar kept by two Waterloo girls serve the traditional Belgian plate : Steak, frites (chips) salad !

I wonder why in the English language chips are also called "French fries" ? Very much to the anger of all Belgians, because France has nothing to do with the "fries" they are not French at all, but are a Belgian invention. The Belgian journalist Jo Gérard has claimed that a family manuscript dated 1781 recounts that potatoes were deep-fried prior to 1680 in Belgium before they "moved" to France. 

Of course hamburgers are not missing, besides the American Mc Donald's we have the Belgian group "Quick" very much appreciated by kids !

For the moment I like to have lunch with my friends in "La Pomme" (the apple) it also looks like a Pub inside and the food is very good.

But more often we go to the "Jardin d'Asie" (the garden of Asia) which has excellent Thai food.

In Waterloo you can find every kind of Restaurants besides the classical Belgian and French, there are also Morrocan, Mexican, Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Italian, and Greek and I am sure that I forgot some.


Cezar and Léia said...

You prepared a very interesting article, you live in a charming city with great restaurants! By the way, I love "Belgium Fries"! :)

Linens and Royals said...

Once again I must say you live in a perfect place. I do have McDonalds and fish and chips for takeaway nearby. On Saturday I am going to a Thai restaurant for lunch, this place overlooks the ocean so I will have a great view while I eat. That is the total of sophistication here. No wait! I had lunch at a Chinese restaurant yesterday, last decorated in 1972.

ZielonaMila said...

Fantastic photographs, are moving closer interesting and pretty places. I am greeting

Maribeth said...

That is what I like when I go to see Uschi. They have every sort of food imaginable there. Here in my little town in New Hampshire, we are not so lucky. We do have a few restaurants, but nothing at all exotic!

Judie said...

Great "R" post, Gattina. Rod and I are graduaslly checking out all the restaurants here. Some good, and some not so good! We had wonderful food at the Shrimp and Grits Festival on Jekyll Island last Sunday.

Anonymous said...

beautiful word view.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yummm! sometimes it's hard to decide to cook at home when all these options are available !

Ann said...

your trees are already bare!!!!!

Splendid Little Stars said...

most interesting!
I love Thai food, so would go to the restaurant you recommend if ever I were to be in Waterloo!
It must be wonderful to have some many great restaurants nearby!

Zia Blue said...

nice that there's so many varieties!


Jenny said...

What charming places to dine!

I would be attracted to the ones in the old houses...I would have to wander around pretending I was trying to find the bathroom so I could see the whole thing!

Thanks for a really fun link for the letter "R".