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“For nice cool dinner.”
Review of D'ouwe Smisse

D'ouwe Smisse
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Zingem
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Very nice interiour, food and drinks were top level, chef is very much occupied as well in the kitchen as with the guests.
Price very much acceptable.
We will visit again.

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Thank Peter J
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a real hidden gem.
Nothing but positive feedback!
Top quality food.
A great host as well.
I'll definitely go back for another Pluma Iberico!

Thank Kristof V
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Sometimes, things do change for the better. For as long as I can remember, d'Ouwe Smisse was a rather unremarkable tea-room annex bistro. But it has recently been taken over by a young couple, who have decided to turn it into a proper restaurant - even if they do keep serving afternoon drinks and snacks on the terrace overlooking the Flemish Ardennes.
We decided to try it shortly after it re-opened, and were really pleasantly surprised. The interior has received a significant upgrade. It doesn't betray the rural location of the restaurant, but it has been updated to a pleasant 'country-chique', with some rather nice and humorous images on the walls. The furniture is simple, but tasteful. A bit of a surprise really, especially as the outside terrace over which you access the entrance has kept the plastic tables and chairs of the previous owners - probably something that will be changed soon, or at least it should, because it gives the wrong impression of what this place is about now.
The menu isn't very extensive, and the meals on offer are relatively straight forward. But the products used are excellent, and both the manner of preparation and the way of presenting the food on the plates seems to focus on doing full justice to the excellent products that are used. My favorite is the grilled steak - perhaps not the most imaginative, but here of a quality that is really quite memorable.
The service is personable, and you feel that the young staff really want to make a go of this. Great to have a place like this in the neighborhood!

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Thank Bart_E540
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

The old brasserie d'ouwe smisse, well known in the region and nicely located in the pretty village of Huise, has now been totally renovated. The young cook and his wife (Siel and Manon) gave new life to the place and present an excellent food. We visited it for the first time and were enthusiastic about the beef tartare and the shrimps. This is more than just bistro-kitchen.

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