When you’re strolling around in the Sablon area, known for Antique shop and Chocolatiers, try to find a free table on the terrace of Chez Richard for a drink and a bite.
This bar has a long history (the building dates from 1890) and has always been the place to meet in this neighbourhood. Chez Richard’s terrace is always packed with a good mix of people, sitting with their face towards the street under huge heaters. You will bump into local antique shop owners, tourists and regular customers.
They open in the morning for breakfast, you can have lunch or grab a bite with some drinks in the afternoon. On the menu, some typical Belgian products like “Fricandelle” (a minced meat patty shaped like a sausage), shrimp croquettes and fries.
The owners are passionate about wine and have chosen a fine selection for their bar. Like all Belgian bars they also have great beers.
My favorite moment is when the kitchen closes at 10 pm and the volume button goes up. Find a spot at the beautiful wooden counter and have a chat/little dance with the people around you.