The Egmont Park is one of Brussels’ little gems where you can enjoy total peace a few meters away from the city’s chaos.
Nestled between the Sablon and the Toison d’Or, it hosts an orangery where you can grab a quick lunch, have a drink on the shady terrace but most of all… have brunch.
For those who were familiar with the previously called Orangerie du Parc d’Egmont, hold by Restauration Nouvelle, be aware that it changed management. It is now the second venture of the team of La Fabrique, in the Châtelain area, and has logically been called… La Fabrique en ville.
I was very eager to discover the new place, and when I had to pick a restaurant for a brunch to catch up with my best friend I did not hesitate.
The interior decoration, the menu (and the staff!) have been rejuvenated, and the atmosphere is cosier.
We were able to have a quiet chat on the mezzanine (even though a couple sitting next to us and under the loudspeakers complained about the music), but it also seems to be a great place to have a group brunch… even with children, as the mezzanine is equipped with a pretty cool kids corner with a children’s desk, blackboard walls and a wooden kitchen !
The brunch buffet – now proposed the whole weekend – is fresh and tasty with pastries (mmmmh… the carrot cake !), homemade spreads, pancakes, eggs, a salad bar and 2 warm dishes (a pasta and a meat meal).
Fresh water is included in the brunch menu, as well as an orange juice or… a glass of bubbles (guess what we chose).
I used to love the place for its pleasant terrace, but now I feel I am gonna be addicted, whatever the season!