restaurant review #219 – Toi, Moi et la Mer is a traditional restaurant on the beach promenade in Ostend. The restaurant serves mainly dishes with fish. I had already asked several months ago whether they would be prepared to serve a vegan menu, and was told that is possible, if one asks it two days in advance.
So we did! This review is from a visit a couple of months ago, in the Fall of 2018.
Toi, Moi et la Mer is located on the beach promenade of Ostend, not so far from the Casino Kursaal.
When we arrived, we were the first for lunch. But afterwards more and more people came in for lunch.
This is what we were served.
- as a small appetizer, a little dish with Swissh Chard and red beet
- then another small appetizer followed: a mousse from chervil, carrot and scorzonera
- the entree was falafel, scorzonera crips and beet carpacio
- as a main dish we were served a homemade lentil burger, with haricots salad mix and quinoa
The falafel beet appetizer was 4,5€. The main dish 18,5€.
Unfortunately there was no vegan dessert. When we asked, the waiter did suggest a sorbet, but we didn’t fancy that.
Toilet was clean and very colourful and plentifully decorated with businesscards, posters and plants.
Comfort in the restaurant was OK.
Service was very friendly, although at times a bit nonchalant.
Note: Toi, Moi et la Mer is a traditional ‘fish restaurant’ so the presence of non-vegan products (food, but also decoration) can be confrontational.
We enjoyed our lunch at Toi, Moi et la Mer. The small appetizers and entree led us to expect a bit more of the main dish, which was good, but culinairy not so fancy.
All in all, a nice lunch. Good to have another place in Ostend added to the list.
Toi, moi et la Mer, location
Albert I Promenade, 68