Restaurant Le Martin Pêcheur
100 Boulevard Brand Whitlock
Woluwé-Saint-Lambert, Brussels 1200
Open 7 days a week from 12:00 to midnight
Le Martin Pêcheur (king fisher) is a restaurant located in Brussels not far from the Parc du Cinquantenaire. It has a large terrasse which must be quite pleasant in a better weather. Inside it is nicely decorated with wood and plants. The menu is fairly varied and covers all kind of dishes, from pasta to fish, meat, mussels, salads… You have to be difficult not to find a meal that suits you.
We were four people. As main meals we ordered two gambas “vallée de Bekaa” (€34), one brochette d’agneau au thym (lamb on a skew with thyme – €19), one rôti de chevreuil aux champignons des bois (venison with mushrooms – €23). We all took the dessert of the month which was the trio de desserts (€32). As drinks we had 1/2 litre of water (€4.50) and three blanche 25cl (great Belgian beer – €9).
Interesting meals were the fondus au parmesan (parmesan cheese), the scampis frits (fried scampis), the chèvre chaud bardé de lard et au caramel vanillé (hot goat cheese with bacon and caramel with vanilla), the escargots à l’ail (snails with garlic), the vegetarian lasagna, scampi with pesto, tuna tartare and taboulé, the assiette de foie gras, the dos de cabillaud rôti crème à l’échalote citronnée et à la blanche de Haacht (grilled cod with with cream of shallop with lemon and blanche de Haacht beer).
Gambas "vallée de Bekaa"
Brochette d'agneau au thym
Rôti de chevreuil aux champignons des bois
Close-up of the venison
Everyone was pleased by their dish. I had the venison which was quite good. The meat was tender and not too overpowering, thanks to the good mushroom sauce and the mixed berries. Not exactly the light refined meal but it was very welcome after spending the day out.
Trio de desserts
Cost and conclusion: it was €121.50 in all. It is a little on the expensive side but the food, dessert included, was quite decent and the staff are very friendly. I would gladly go back. If you are in the area (in short, in the European quarter of Brussels) and into vintage cars, you should visit the AutoWorld Museum!