All manner of carrier pigeon-related memorabilia graces this tiny restaurant, which occupies the ground floor and medieval brick-vaulted cellar of an old mansion in the city center. Pigeon statues, pigeon drawings, homing pigeon bands—even the menu and placemats are imprinted with illustrations of the birds. What could be kitschy is actually quite atmospheric, and the concise menu, featuring just a handful of main courses, is remarkably good. There’s rabbit stewed in dark beer, North Sea shrimp, and grilled pork, but the star attraction, of course, is the pigeon, slowly cooked in a charcoal oven, which lends a smoky flavor to the tender meat.
Belgian Pigeon House
Our Rating Neighborhood Center Hours Thurs–Mon 11am–10pm Prices Main courses 22€–32€ Cuisine Type Belgian Web site Belgian Pigeon House
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