After yesterday's cruise and too much drinking, Pookie today is on diet.
And I forgot to lead my guests to the Waterloo' Restaurants ! This is really unforgivable of me ! Fortunately today's word for Manic Monday is "chips" and this reminded me that we also have Chips in Waterloo ! Very good once and even Fish and Chips in our Irish Pub, which would please our Irish Church Lady.
This is our Irish Pub, very appreciated by young men but also by me for example. It's very nicely decorated inside and you really feel like being in an Irish or for me more English Pub, as I have never been to Ireland, but have been in about 60 pubs in London ! Of course not to drink but to draw the people. Drinking was in second place, I love Cider and this I can only find here !
There are so many Restaurants in Waterloo, that bad people pretend that there is one Restaurant per family ! Maybe that's not quite true, sure is you have the choice !
This Restaurant is located in a very small street and when it is warm enough people are sitting "on the street" and can have a sandwich or chips with something. Inside is a beautiful Restaurant.
A lot of very old houses or farms have been transformed to Restaurants, which is a very good idea. It keeps the ancient style where nobody wants to live in anymore and at the same time keeps the patrimoine occupied.
All these Restaurants have beautiful gardens were in summertime people eat outside of course. The "Green Roof" is my favourite Restaurant. It's 2min from our house in front of the wood surrounding Brussels. They have a huge garden and the food is very good. During lunch hours you only pay 7.50 € for a "plat du jour" which changes everyday. Of course you get very good chips here too ! The traditional belgian plate : Steak, frites (chips) salad ! Or this little Snack bar kept by two Waterloo girls. You can see the chips !!
Of course hamburgers are not missed either, besides the American Mc Donald's we have the belgian group "Quick"
In Waterloo you can find every kind of kitchen, morrocan, Mexican, Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Italian and I am sure that I forgot some.
There is another thing I want to mention here. Why does the English language use for chips "french fries" ? Very much to the anger of all Belgians, because France has nothing to do with the "fries" they are not french at all, but were a Belgian invention. There are a lot of jokes about the Belgians and their "frites" !
And before you leave and go to Barcelona