Exploring the world one bite at a time

Month: November 2017

Brouwerij Wilderen: “Great place to taste locally brewed beer”

Brouwerij Wilderen is a superb place to have a drink and a nice chat with friends and family. The home brewed beer is excellent, the drink menu is very extensive, the terrace is enormous and very beautiful, with some lounging chairs and a separate playground for the children. What better way to relax than enjoying a glass while your children are having fun?

Be warned, in summer the terrace is very popular, so you’ll probably have to wait to find a place. We got lucky because we arrived around dinner time and lots of people left around that time.

Tip: Do try the tapas Wilderen. You will not be disappointed. Be warned though, chances are you won’t have any place left for the main course.

If you like the beer, you can buy some in the shop.

Brouwerij (brewery) Wilderen
Wilderenlaan 8
3803 Wilderen

Visited July 2016. You can find my review about Brouwerij Wilderen also on TripAdvisor.

Fenchurch: “Great views lovely food”

My boyfriend and I had lunch at Fenchurch located in the Sky Garden on a beautiful autumn day. The view was absolutely gorgeous and the food we got served was close to perfect. Every dish was equally beautiful and tasty. Staff was very friendly and professional, as can be expected of such a high end restaurant.

We started our meal off with some lovely (but very expensive) champagne. After that we went for the five courses lunch. The lunch cost 55 pounds, wine pairing was an additional 42 pounds. I liked the fact that the menu also mentioned which wines we got served. I do have to say, the glasses of wine were rather small. For 42 pounds I would also expect a second serving with the main course. We have been to a lot of restaurants in this price range and most of them offer at least two extra servings.

A small warning though, not all the tables have a good view on London and its surroundings. So if that’s the reason why you visit this restaurant make sure to mention this in your reservation. You can of course just go here for the great food, but I do have to say, the view is a nice bonus.

Fenchurch Restaurant
20 Fenchurch Street
London EC3M 3BY
England, UK
+44333 772 0020

Visited October 2016. You can find my review about Fenchurch also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 3/5, service 5/5, food 5/5.

Jura Distillery: “Very friendly!”

We visited the Jura distillery on the afternoon of Good Friday. Due to the Easter holiday there were no tours, but since we came all the way from Belgium, the lovely lady at the counter offered to give us a small tour. Because we wouldn’t get the full tour, we got a discount. We were very happy that thanks to that kind lady we had the opportunity to visit the Jura distillery.

After the tour (which I found the be more extensive than I would have hoped for) we got to taste some different Jura whisky’s. Very impressed by the customer service of this place!

Jura Whisky Distillery
Argyll PA60 7XT
Isle of Jura

Visited April 2017. You can find my review about Jura Distillery also on TripAdvisor.

MedienHafen: “Great architecture”

This place really is a must visit when in Düsseldorf. The modern architecture is amazing and there are lots of restaurants and cafés nearby. It is also very nice that the city kept some of the railway relics intact.

Medienhafen (Media Harbour)
40211 Düsseldorf
North Rhine-Westphalia

Visited December 2015. You can find my review about MedienHafen also on TripAdvisor.

Forky’s: “Vegan restaurant in Brno”

Forky’s is a hip vegan restaurant right in the city center of Brno. You order your food at the counter, pay and your meal is brought to your tabel when it is ready. You can also buy different kind of ingredients to cook at home.

I loved the interior with its huge glass windows, wooden tables and plants everywhere. A very contemporary place.

I ordered a vegan noodle soup which was very nice. This place is a must visit for vegans and vegetarians.

Vegan restaurant Forky’s
Jezuitská 6/1
Brno 60200
Czech Republic
+420 515 908 665

Visited February 2016. You can find my review about Forky’s also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, service 3/5, food 4/5.

The Antlers: “Quick lunch”

Went for a quick lunch at Antlers before visiting the Jura distillery. I really liked the cozy atmosphere in this quaint little café. I felt right at home! Loved the fact that the place was decorated with lots of pictures showing the history of Jura. We really enjoyed looking at all those pictures while waiting for our food.

The food was really basic, but cheap. Ideal for a quick lunch. On a next visit I would love to try some of their home baked cakes, which looked absolutely delicious.

Bistro and restaurant The Antlers
Craighouse PA60 7XS
Isle of Jura

Visited May 2017. You can find my review about The Antlers also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 5/5, service 3/5, food 3/5.

Dining at Ormidale Hotel: “Pub food”

The Ormidale in Brodick is a classic pub with a nice bar and a cozy interior. We went here for dinner after a busy day of walking on Arran. So naturally we were very hungry. For starters we ordered the Creelers smoked salmon and haggis nachos. Both were very nice. The haggis nachos were a pleasant surprise, I have to say.

As a main course, I had the Arran venison casserole with mashed potatoes. My boyfriend had the spicy lamb burger. I have to be honest here, the venison casserole was a disappointment: very bland, not at all the taste explosion I had hoped for. The spicy lamb burger also wasn’t very spicy. Perhaps I was expecting a bit too much? The food wasn’t expensive after all, but after the nice starters I would have hoped for an equally nice main course.

Ormidale Hotel
Knowe Road
Brodick KA27 8BQ
Isle of Arran

Visited April 2017. You can find my review about Dining at Ormidale Hotel also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, service 4/5, food 3/5.

Bunnahabhain Distillery: “Hidden gem”

From all the distilleries that I visited in Scotland, Bunnahabhain distillery definitely was the most charming. The buildings got a real old and authentic feel to them, which I liked a lot. We booked the guided tour in the tiny tiny whisky shop. What a contrast with the modern en spacious shops of most of the distilleries we visited before.

The guide who showed us around was very passionate and very knowledgeable. I found his explanation very clear and liked the fact that it was laced with a bit of humor. He told us that the new owners of Bunnahabhain have big plans for it and are planning on renovating the buildings and constructing a new shop in some of the old warehouses.

I especially loved the location at the seaside, with view on the Paps of Jura. The Bunnahabhain whisky was right up my alley, because it wasn’t too peated, like most of the Islay whisky’s. Highly recommended when visiting Islay.

Bunnahabhain Distillery
Port Askaig
Isle of Islay
Port Askaig PA46 7RP

Visited April 2017. You can find my review about Bunnahabhain Distillery also on TripAdvisor.