The Louis XV at Wolvendael: a restaurant in a green, verdant setting
The Louis XV is housed in an elegant building dating from the Age of Enlightenment and located in one of the loveliest parks in southern Brussels! Don't assume time has stood still here however. Restaurant, bistro, bar, exhibition space: the pavillon Louis XV has been brought à jour.
An authentically bijou building arrived from elsewhere
Originally, this bijou and typically 18th century residence was located in… Amsterdam, where it was dismantled, stone by stone, before being transported to and rebuilt at the edge of Wolvendael Park by the then owner of the estate, Léon Janssens. This was in 1909, when the Belle Époque was at its zenith.
Louis XV, a tantalising project
More than a century had passed when, on the 13 June 2018, and under the impetus of a quartet of dynamic entrepreneurs united by ties of friendship, drive and passion, the establishment set up in the building three years earlier became the focus of a new concept combining a restaurant with terrace bars, art exhibitions and events, and with chef Eric Van Den Bergen at the furnaces – a well-known name in Brussels food circles.
French cuisine blended with exotic elements
The food served at the Louis XV is not only French, inventive and changes with the seasons, but also inspired: a synthesis of the chef's travels around Asia and the training he underwent at the hands of renowned Japanese peers. The menu is regularly updated to reflect the changing seasons and ensure the natural freshness of the products used… and to surprise guests at every visit.
Marriages, birthdays, seminars…
The Louis XV offers the perfect setting for a marriage, a birthday celebration, a seminar or a business lunch. The main space can seat 26 for dining purposes, and more in the case of "walking dinner" type events. In fine weather, the pavilion can easily host a good one hundred guests in its magnificent outdoor spaces. The terrace actually opens out onto the 45 acres of Wolvendael Park, a wonderfully green and verdant space at the very heart of Uccle.
Continuing the concept already developed by the former owners, the Louis XV is available to artists wishing to exhibit their works and thus participate in the venue's unique interactive ambiance.