Louvain la Neuve is arguably best known for its huge Catholic university, one of the country’s biggest, which totally dominates the place. But there is another very good reason to visit this bustling town in Brabant Walloon – Resto/Bar MadZebu is that reason.
The restaurant was opened in October 2009 and aims to celebrate the best of the country’s seasonal cuisine, using the freshest and best local ingredients. Whether it’s traditional brasserie fare you favour or a touch of the gastronomic, this place will surely not disappoint.
Starters include delicious carpacio de thon rouge and cassolette de scampi, while the mains list features a particularly tasty Saint Jacques poelees, mouth watering Irish Angus beef and brochette d’agneau. All is carefully and lovingly overseen by Jerome, the chef. It doesn’t matter if you’re dining alone, with the family or in a large group… you are guaranteed a very hospitable welcome. Boasting an outdoor terrace, it has been totally refurbished with the interior refreshed in a delightfully contemporary way. Their philosophy is ‘eat and drink well’, and their cuisine is worthy of the best of anything you might find in Brussels.
Place de l’Universite 15, Louvain-la-Neuve 1348 www.madzebu.be