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Brouge is a Belgian restaurant and beer hall which is newly opened in Richmond (July 2008). It is housed in an atmospheric basement which was previously home to a tapas restaurant. When the last restaurant closed and sign said a Belgian place was opening we were excited - nothing like some Moules et Frites, with some good Belgian beer to wash them down.

We headed to Brouge for lunch one Sunday, just a few days after they opened. Thankfully there were a few tables occupied, and our waitress said they had been pleased so far with local response. We liked the feel of the place and the staff were very enthusiastic. The drinks menu contains over 40 different Belgian beers, so there should be something for everyone.

Favorite Dish: For lunch we had the Lemongrass & Basil scented Mussels cooked in coconut cream, which was served with chips and bread; and the Homemade Steak, Mushroom & Belgian Ale pie, served with stoemp (a mashed mix of vegetables). Both meals were very enjoyable. The pie was full of flavour and the pastry so buttery. Initially the mussels seemed to be a small serve, but proved to be a good amount, and the creamy lemongrassy sauce was perfect. Chips were good too.

Too full for dessert, we regretfully rejected the Belgian waffles and Apple flans. We will just have to try those next time.

Address: 5 Hill Street, Richmond TW9 1SX
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Nearest Station: Richmond
Phone: 020 8332 0055
Price: US$21-30
Rating: 3
Theme: Eclectic/International

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 20, 2008
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