A bistro in the Parc de Forest


08 Jul 2016, 08:07 Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016, 10:07

A new bistro, La Guinguette, is opening its doors this summer in the heart of the Parc de Forest. On the menu: Making new friends!

A bistro in the Parc de Forest
A bistro in the Parc de Forest

Just a few months ago, two Brussels residents, Alice and Arnaud, embarked on a somewhat crazy project to completely renovate the bistro in the Parc de Forest which had been left abandoned for the last decade.

Before starting work

Not just cuisine

Both trained chefs, having worked mainly in the catering business over the last few years, the two chefs decided to opt for organic, locally sourced, vegan food. "There will be no meat on our menu. It is a challenge but we’re willing to take it!" says Alice who has been committed to healthy cooking with natural ingredients for many years.

La Guinguette will not just be confined to the kitchen. Alice and Arnaud want it to become a multi-cultural place appealing to all generations, a place where people take the time to get to know each other and to talk ... Concerts and entertainment for young and old will be offered throughout the summer. There will be a reading area, petanque, films and a “bring and buy” fashion and accessories area ...

Four months

For the time being, La Guinguette remains a temporary project. The Forest community have granted occupancy for four months. "Four months will enable us to test our concept and get a feel for how well it is received by visitors to the Forest. And who knows, perhaps extend the project into 2017”, Alice concluded.


La Guingette will be open from 15th July 2016 from 10.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. during the week and from 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. at weekends. Brunch will be served every Sunday morning.

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