Wine & Dine In Mechelen - The Best Places To Satisfy Your Tummy In Mechelen
Mechelen or 'Malines' in French is a small city positioned almost exactly between Brussels and Antwerp. The citizens of Mechelen are called moon extinguishers - loosely translated from 'Maneblussers' - for the legend tells us they once mistakenly claimed a fire in a tower, but upon arrival found it was only the glow of the moon through the glass stained windows.
This unfortunate mistake gave them a nickname they must keep until eternity.
If you plan a visit to Mechelen City, I can only encourage it, but make sure you stop at the places underneath for Mechelen city has soem great wining & dining places you cannot miss!
Breakfast, brunch, lunch, cocktails, or wine; Mechelen has it all on offer and God it tastes just devine.
Start your day early with breakfast at 'Sister Bean'. A buffet to die for, located on the ever-so-charming Vismarkt of Mechelen. Homemade food and hot drinks to die for, from their green brownies to their Pad Thai. No better way to start the day. Also try their homemade lemonades!
Discover the history of brewery 'The Anker'
Brewers since 1417, the people of Mechelen are proud of their local flavours. Visit the brewery, one of the oldest operating breweries in Belgium, the added whiskey distillery or even stay a night at the Anker hotel. For starters you could get a drink or a bite to eat in bar/restaurant. At the rim of the city.
'Noen' is located on the Leermarkt in Mechelen and offers yummy breakfast or lunch in a cozy environment. Have a look at the specials and try the homemade ice cream for sure!
Explore the Moroccan cuisine
When in Mechelen, please try the exquisite Moroccan food. Either go to 'The Ronda' on the Vismarkt or visit the 'La Boya' for a great meal in a lovely, authentic atmosphere complete with Moroccan lamps at every corner. You will find Moroccan flavours in shops all over Mechelen if you want to attempt to recreate the tasty tajines.
If you feels stressed, I have got the perfect place for you to get 'Unwined'. A great wine bar that offers you an escape after work with a weekly selection of wines and tasty bites to accompany. You can find it on the corner of the Grote Markt, right smack in the middle of town and at a stone's throw from the Sint-Romboutstoren.
They close up at midnight, so make sure you get in before that.
Get your drinks up
Ladies night out? Want to start the weekend with a hit? No better place to begin than cocktail bar 'The Baramundo' or the 'Bar Popular'. Both places offer delectable cocktails and plenty of atmosphere. On a Friday night you will find both places packed.
If you do not need it quite as fancy, but prefer a place at the roots of the city, go out and try a local brew at the 'Gouden Vis'. Under the grape vines on the terrace, next to the river you will feel as relaxed as ever. No place like home.