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#303 Traditional vegan dishes and dame blanche! Groenendijk Weert, Bornem

restaurant review #303 – Groenendijk Weert is a traditional restaurant/brasserie along the river Scheldt, in Weert/Bornem.

Front terrace Groenedijk Weert, Bornem
terrace at the back, Groenedijk Weert, Bornem

There is a seperate vegan menu of the month with traditional vegan dishes like vegan vol au vent and vegan stew (stoverij).
We had made a reservation this Summer on the Belgian national holiday (July 21) and that seemed really necessary. It was fully booked for lunch and several patrons were turned a way.

seperate vegan menu, Groenedijk Weert, Bornem
terrace at the back, Groenedijk Weert, Bornem

It was a nice Summer day, and we sat on the terrace at the back, and as we were one of the first guests, were quickly served our drinks and food.
We shared ‘ham and cheeze’ croquettes as an appetizer, and then had the stew (20€) and the vol-au-vegan (20€). Both dishes came with chicory salad (witloof) and fries on the side.
They were nice. The sauce of the stew was a bit thin.

shared croquettes as an appetizer, Groenedijk Weert, Bornem
vol-au-vegan, Groenedijk Weert, Bornem
stoverij – stew, Groenedijk Weert, Bornem
the stew, Groenedijk Weert, Bornem

Dessert took a bit longer, as by that time, the terrace was packed. For dessert we shared a ‘Dame Blache’ (8€) = traditional dessert: vanilla icecream with whip and hot chocolate sauce.
It had been ages since we had a dame blache on restaurant. Lovely!

menu vegan desserts, Groenendijk Weert, Bornem
vegan Dame Blanche, Groenedijk Weert, Bornem

Beware: This is a classic restaurant/brasserie serving many ‘traditional’ dishes with meat and fish, and also mussels, eel, etc. So be prepared to be confronted with the sight and smell of those.

vegan is mentioned on the menu, but it is a ‘traditional’ restaurant, and that is also noticable on the menu (paling – eel). Groenedijk Weert, Bornem

Nice side note: the vegan menu is placed on each table, and the host announces it every time guests take place: “‘the vegan vibes’ are over here!” At least they get to hear ‘vegan’ a lot ;-), although many seemed to come for the mussels.

The restaurant is not wheelchair accessible (steps to get in). Did not see an accessible toilet. Toilets were clean.

toilets at Groenendijk Weert, Why do I include a pic of the toilet? Read about it HERE
Interior, Groendendijk Weert, Bornem
terrace at the back, Groenendijk Weert, Bornem

All in all: we had a nice ‘traditional’ Belgian lunch, very fitting on the national holiday 🙂

Groendijk Weert, location

Dijkstraat 1
2880 Bornem
0494 61 77 45

website: https://www.groenendijkweert.be/

Looking for restaurants?
See my lists of restaurants where vegans are welcome in the menu section of The Bruges vegan! List restaurants in Bruges and outside  Bruges.

De Schelde, somewhere around Temse/Bornem
De Schelde

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