After one year of hard work, we finally took some holidays. We spent three days in Middelkerke, at Hotel Were-di. It’s a nice hotel, clean and small. It’s not too far from the beach and the city is much less crowded that other big cities on the Belgian coast. The restaurant on the ground floor is nice, food is good but I still don’t understand the need to pay so much for the “nouvelle cuisine” (I know: I am a greedy fellow).
If you want to have good food and nice wine, I suggest “De Kloeffe”, a few steps from the Were-Di hotel. We were really delighted by the Easter Menu (schrimps as starter, lamb roasted in front of you for the main course, nice ice cream and profiterolles, … mmmm!). The address is P. de Smet de Naeyerstraat 5, 8430 Middelkerke.
Finally, if you want to escape from the crowd in Brugge, I suggest “De Proeverie” (Katelijnstraat 6, 8000 Brugge ; unfortunately their website is only in Flash). It’s a nice and cosy tea-room where you can sit and relax for a few moments. If you are not too hungry, simply ask for a cup of tea or coffee and you’ll receive what you want with chocolate and other delicacies (of course, you can still order cakes, pastries, etc.). 🙂