Les pénates: the restaurant-bar where you feel at home

Kaya Josse. Drink & Eat

11 Apr 2018, 09:04 Last Updated: 17 May 2021, 14:05

In a warm setting, a few steps from Place Flagey, Les Pénates offers a wide range of wines and à la carte dishes.

Les pénates: the restaurant-bar where you feel at home
Les pénates: the restaurant-bar where you feel at home

To eat
Open since May 2016, Les Pénates is a wine bar and restaurant that offers daily à la carte dishes as well as tapas, Italian focaccia and salads prepared by the cooks. At lunchtime, you can go for a lunch between 12:00 and 16:00. The lunch of the day is posted daily on the restaurant's Facebook page. From pasta and cheese platters to vegetarian dishes, there's something for everyone. If you opt for a sweet touch, you can choose between homemade desserts and pies made by "Les Tartes de Françoise", a famous Brussels pastry. We recommend Cheese Cake, a specialty of Les Tartes de Françoise!

To take a drink
Les Pénates have a wide range of wines, by the glass or the bottle, which come from France, Spain, Portugal and Italy. It is also possible to consume organic wines and sulphite-free wine for those who want it. In addition, Les Pénates offers various cocktails, fruit juices from the Chestnut Orchard and teas that come from La Septième Tasse, a famous Brussels counter specializing in the sale of teas and herbal teas.

In both summer and winter, it is now possible to enjoy the covered and heated garden at the back of the restaurant or terrace located street side.

The restaurant-bar finds its charm in the old butchery of the "Seventies": the cold room located at the entrance, the small white tiling, the large electrical outlets and the work plan, everything has been preserved!

Find Les Pénates at 42 rue de Vergnies, 1050 Brussels. Open Monday to Wednesday from 17:30 to 01:00 and Thursday to Sunday from 11:00 to 01:00. The kitchen is open from 12:00 to 24:00.

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