This week we visited “The New Fox” in Affligem. We made reservations, but when coming in it seemed like it wasn’t necessary since the waitress showed us to a table for two without asking what name we reserved under. The place looks nice enough, and sadly, I’m afraid this will be the nicest thing I will say in this whole review.
Restaurant Mauro is located in Wondelgem, just outside of Ghent. Its a little italian place, which is hidden behind another restaurant and therefore not that easy to find if you don’t know its there. Once you are in you’re greeted by friendly italian waiters, some of which still only speak italian (or french). We actually like this authenticity but for some people this might be a burden.
Let’s start by quoting their website. “Julie’s house is a cosy pastry house overlooking the Leie river in the middle of Ghent’s historic center.” Yes, the “cake ladies” house it is located in the middle of Ghent’s historic center. I didn’t see the Leie river from where I had my pie and cupcakes but I can’t rule out there’s this one magic table that’s just at the right angle to get a glimpse of the Leie.
Volta. I’ve been wanting to eat here for a while now. I’ve been to their lounge before for cocktails, and while a bit on the expensive side, they’re delicious. Plus you get you’re money’s worth of booze in, not like some other places where the dominant ingredient is fruit juice. Its a really cozy place with the lounge on the first floor with a nice big bar and a window overlooking the restaurant below. The restaurant is on the small side with not a lot of tables but that makes it more charming.
This weekend we visited Il Sogno, a place that claims to be an italian-french cuisine restaurant. Situated in Waarschoot its kind of in the middle of nowhere really, unless you’re eating there before going out dancing in the famous “Kokorico” club. Its really close to the club making it quiet convenient. We went with a group of friends, so some of the dishes I describe weren’t ordered by us. The decor was nice, classic, definitely not over-done. The restaurant is big, with enough tables for couples and bigger groups alike.
Intrôvert is a popular place near recreational area “de blaarmeersen“. It’s a food café but on their website they’re marketing the place as being a restaurant. The kitchen is open non stop from 12:00. Some of the dishes like the flemish speciality “vol a vent” (if you want to know what it is, click the link) and spaghetti sauce are obviously microwaved. The place isn’t cheap so in my humble opinion they should throw away the microwave .
Coming in you definitely get that old warehouse feel: big industrial pipes going around the building, wooden beams on the ceiling, deep castle-like windows and a walk bridge connecting parts of the restaurant together. Kind of cosy. The lights where rather dim and lounge music was playing. Our table was a bit on the small side (even for two people) and it looked like something they got out of storage to create an extra table.