the best restaurants with views
In the Ardennes, gastronomy certainly reaches the heights! Here are our 11 special favourites among the restaurants with spectacular panoramic views.
Restaurant du Château at Clervaux
The chateau itself is worth a special trip. It is set on a rocky outcrop, proudly overlooking the small town. Inside its walls, chef Christian Ewen is delighted to welcome you to his restaurant, whose interior is a blend of rustic and contemporary styles. He is pleased to make suggestions for you from his menu inspired by his daily supply of fresh local produce.
Hotel-Restaurant des Ardennes at Hoscheid
Within these walls, a long family tradition continues. This hotel-restaurant offers every comfort with a sure sense of conviviality and hospitality. You can also enjoy the features of the area around Hoscheid. The chef leads you on a voyage of discovery through the menu, which features local specialities. His considerable culinary talents have created gastronomic meals that have gained a national reputation.
Restaurant du barrage de la Gileppe
You can enjoy breathtaking, unique 360° views here: it's like something out of a James Bond film! The restaurant is accessed via two lifts to the top of a 77m tower. From its windows, there are spectacular views of the La Gileppe lake, to enjoy as you tuck into delicious food.
Les Sept Meuses
You will quickly realise you are in an exceptional restaurant when you see the convivial contemporary-style interior and experience the warm welcome from the charming staff. The menu at Les Sept Meuses, is created by a chef full of great ideas for food made using local produce. Plus, there are spectacular panoramic views of the meandering river from the terrace…
This excellent trendy brasserie is located overlooking the Meuse valley and charms in many ways. Its well-cooked, deeply flavoured and balanced food makes the most of the best seasonal fish and game.
Restaurant Le Point de Vue at Rochehaut
Located close to one of the most famous viewpoints in Belgium, there is always a relaxed atmosphere in this comprehensively restored restaurant which is an ideal place to enjoy a local beer, a quick snack or a full meal after walking the Echelles Trail. A very friendly place for drinks or a meal with your walker or hiker friends.
Le restaurant du Panorama at Bouillon
Located in the heights of this ancient town is the beautiful and well-reputed Le Panorama restaurant. You are welcomed with a warm smile and an enthusiasm to help you explore the restaurant's many charms. Seated on the terrace looking down on the River Semois, you can enjoy generous and refined food, selected and prepared by the chef-proprietor.
Le Tchar Scaille
You literally reach the summit here, in that it's 500m above sea level and benefits from the influence of the continental climate which transforms the hamlet known as Les Six Chaînons to a mountain area. The chalet that is home to "Le Tchar Scaille" touches the edge of the world. The view of the forest from its terrace is magnified and you can see for miles: not a single house or any sign of human presence disturbs the endless view. Chef Philippe offers a unique and intriguing menu which completely matches the place.
Le Balcon en Forêt
The road seems never to stop climbing up to the highest point in the French Ardennes, Les Hauts-Buttés. It's a different country up here on the high plateaux where a cold, wet wind blows and where mother nature reigns. In this isolated hamlet, you enter an inn full of human warmth. The chef-proprietor creates his menus using the best produce available at the market each day, making the most of local specialities. A stripped-back approach and attention to detail mark out this haven of talent and generosity.
La Ferme Auberge du Malgré Tout
The road climbs steadily up from the Meuse valley until, in the middle of the forest, you arrive at La Ferme Auberge du Malgré Tout. Its idyllic, peaceful setting attracts walkers, hikers and local regulars to relax and enjoy traditional Ardennes specialities, prepared with a gastronomic touch.