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“Terrible service, ok food”
Review of Brasserie Battenbroek - CLOSED

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Brasserie Battenbroek
Cuisines: Belgian
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 8 June 2013

We (a group of 6) went to Battenbroek on a sunny Friday evening and sat outside.

When we wanted to order an aperitif and finally managed to get the waiter to take our order (30 minutes), they turned out not to have mojitos (they were out of limes,)...no problem and we ordered something else. Another friend joined and it took again quite some time for the waiter to take her order so by the time she got her drink, ours were out or watered down.
Again after some efforts to get the attention of the staff, we ordered food but out of the 4 dishes we choose, 2 were not available. Also one of our second choices was not available. After ordering the food came relatively quick considering it took us 1.5h to get our drinks and someone to take our order.

The food was good but expensive for what it was. The salads looked tasty but there was just not enough of it to be full.

After our mains, we went to the same procedure to get the staff's attention to order desert. It almost seemed as if we were a nuisance for wanting desert. The waiter was in such a hurry that he left without taking all the orders, when we called him back he was kind of a wise guy about it. Actually, it was like that every time we wanted to order something with snappy remarks and 'jokes'.
Also for the desert there were restrictions, nothing warm anymore, just ice cream. But they were out of strawberries (the special of the day) so again the choices were limited.

The food was ok, pity that we were bothering the staff with ordering food. Probably will not go here again.

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Reviewed 13 August 2012

Good restaurant, fast service, food was very good and not too expensive. Large terrace, just a shame that you can't see the lake from terrace...

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Thank Frederik85
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

Lovely restaurant serving typical brasserie food (soups, salads, woks, steak, etc), with a huge terrace where you can soak up some sun in good weather. Service is decent, and the food has never disappointed.

Bonus: Several bicycling and running trails in the area, and the restaurant caters to the cyclists/runners by providing a shower stall.

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Thank golliwog17
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Reviewed 27 March 2010

Fast and friendly service. Very good food. Nice location.

Big recommendation from me!

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Thank Amazium
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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 13 April 2008

Not bad for a business lunch when you are in the neighbourhood of the city of Mechelen, and not interested in the city centre. When making reservations, ask a table on the first floor.

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