Tongeren, a culinary hotspot
2000 years ago, Tongeren was home to many tribes including the Eburones. The Germanic and Celtic influences in our kitchen never disappeared. A Celtic feast ensured an evening full of fun and connection between Tongeren and the visitor. A feeling that can still be felt today. The dishes of Tongeren reflect our breathtaking landscape, our fertile soils and our climate.
In the first city of Belgium there are no less than 3 restaurants with a Michelin star. In the centre of the city they are De Mijlpaal and Magis and just outside the ramparts it is Altermezzo that earned the star.
But there are also many delightful addresses for every stomach and, of course, for thirsty throats, for you to discover!
Our ancestors knew that Tongeren is a real beer city because they drank no less than 300 litres a year. Our regional product, the watercress, cannot be missing as a taste. The beer La Cresse is a full-bodied, blond tasting beer of top fermentation with refermentation in the bottle.
Between Tongeren and Maastricht, along the old Roman road, lies the largest wine castle in Belgium. The red, white and sparkling wines of the wine castle of Genoels-Elderen are on the menu of many Tongeren chefs.
The tour of the domain is highly recommended. Experienced guides take you into the wine story. Finish off with a wine tasting of course, ideal right?
View the Foodies Tongeren guide online here.
Below you will find several Tongeren catering establishments, in random order ;-)
Adres: Sint-Ursulastraat 11, 3700 Tongeren, 90 meters from the apartment.
Unique historical setting
At 1 minute walk from my bnb, also in the Beguinage with the Ursula Chapel, this restaurant is located in a historic building from 1659 with a beautiful garden terrace on the Jeker.
As a welcome snack I got a slice of smoked duck breast with onion marmalade, it was very tasty with the super fresh white bread that was put on the table. I like to eat bread with pepper and good olive oil, and that was neatly placed on the table. A candle and fresh roses, and a blond Grimbergen from the barrel, I was happy!
I ordered the stew of pork cheeks (21,00€), they were butter soft and served with a blissfully sweet syrup sauce, a fresh salad with hesbania, chicory and crispy carrots. A bowl of fries topped it off.
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Great experience. Excellent location. Well appointed and clean space. Perfect for a couple or small family, great for exploring the city.
Yes good value place would certainly suit a bigger group then just us two. The place was clean and in a very central location in the heart of the olde town. Antje was very helpful regarding all of our queries. Benjamin and Blake, Australia.