Chimay Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Chimay

July 30, 2017 Esmeralda Fenner

Chimay (French pronunciation: ​[ʃimɛ], Walloon: Chimai) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006, Chimay had a total population of 9,774. The total area is 197.10 km² which gives a population density of 50 inhabitants per km². The source of the Oise River is located in the municipality.
Things to do in Chimay

1. Auberge de Poteaupre

Rue de Poteaupre 5, Bourlers 6464, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Belgian, Bar, European, Gastropub Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks +32 60 21 14 33
Excellent
25%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
15%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 286 reviews

Auberge de Poteaupre

Just two steps away from the abbey Notre-Dame de Scourmont, the Poteaupré Inn has been welcoming you in a warm and rural vibe for more than a hundred years. The lively atmosphere will remind you of an English pub where Trappist beers and cheeses from Chimay are honored. The gourmet dishes, cooked with the Chimay products, will satisfy your taste buds. The Inn also have a large Terrace, 2 play areas and electric recharging stations for bicycles.

Reviewed By Peter D - Belgium

A bit of everything: bar, restaurant, 7 room hotel. Most important: the different beers and cheeses can be sampled over here before going to the shop under the same roof. Don't expect any charm or fine dining: this is a huge factory like place with lots of staff running around. Nevertheless: fantastic beers and cheeses.

2. La Chimassiette

Grand'Place 16, Chimay 6460, Belgium Reservations Lunch +32 60 21 90 42
Excellent
28%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 112 reviews

La Chimassiette

Reviewed By MorrieBund - Ipswich

A fairly down to earth place but none the worse for that. Both of us went for a Set Menu of typical Belgian dishes. In my case it was Cheese Croquettes, as Belgian as it comes, and Poteauflette. For those who don't know it this is a rich baked dish of potatoes, onions, cheese, beer and cream (just the job for testing out your Statin!) and, in this case, clearly assembled at the time.
Matron had a dish of mushrooms and garlic (the garlic lingered through the night!) followed by rabbit cooked in beer, which was very much to her taste. Desserts were fairly industrial but OK.
All was washed down with copious drafts of Chimay beer!
One slight caveat. We were there on a quiet, dank October evening, the kitchen is quite small and might be stretched at times in better weather when both restaurant and the tables outside are well populated.

3. La Ferme des 4 Saisons

Rue Scourmont 8bis | Bourlers, Chimay 6464, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards French, Belgian, European Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night +32 60 21 42 46
Excellent
53%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 177 reviews

La Ferme des 4 Saisons

Reviewed By Fox_travelling - Brussels, Belgium

Nicely cooked brassiere style dishes with a modern twist. Egg at 63degC is creamy and nutty. Good fish dishes in tasty butter. Outside Terrace is great. One problem, we went two times and both times a lot of waiting. It somewhat took the pleasure out of it.

4. Le Grand Cafe

Grand'Place 18, Chimay 6460, Belgium Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +32 60 51 12 25
Excellent
16%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 73 reviews

Le Grand Cafe

Reviewed By Richard F

We just stopped for coffee late afternoon, service was fine, the only thing worth mentioning is that Chimay centre is small and parking is limited, also the road system is narrow and mostly one way.

5. Edgard & Madeleine

Rue du Lac 35, Chimay 6461, Belgium Reservations French Lunch, Dinner +32 60 21 10 71
Excellent
13%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
13%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 36 reviews

Edgard & Madeleine

Reviewed By Xavier R - Brussels, Belgium

Considered as one of the best restaurants around Chimay, Edgard & Madeleine has been taken over a few years ago. Inside it looks like a mix between traditionnal brasserie and gourmet restaurant.
Scallops and clams for starters were very good. Then, we had feasant for 2 as a main. It was good but overdone. For the price they ask (48€), I would clearly have expected better. Overall bill was in the 130€, for 2 starters, burned feasant, 2 beers, water, and a cognac. Had we taken wine, it would have reached around 165 at least. So definitely too expensive for what it offers.

6. La Malterie

Place Leopold 7, Chimay 6460, Belgium Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible French Lunch, Dinner +32 60 21 32 30
Excellent
56%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 74 reviews

La Malterie

Reviewed By Xavier R - Brussels, Belgium

Chimay is a very nice little town in Belgium, where one of the counntry's most famous beers is brewed. It also has a few nice restaurants catering for local specialties as well as game in season. La Malterie was recommended to us by the owner of the guesthouse we stayed in. It's 5 minutes walking distance from the main square and the church.
I order one of the region's specialties as a starter, consisting of "Escaveche". It's usually either trout or pike (I chose the latter) served cold in some kind of a cream/vinegar sauce and onions. It comes from a spanish recipe, and has been used over the centuries because it allows preservation of the food. Mine was quite nice, a bit too much vinegar to my taste. then we had deer for 2 as a main course. It was very tasty, and well presented. The staff is friendly and the place looks charming. We chose an affordable wiine, which turned out to be very good and matching the meal. Pricewise, I found it a bit overrated, expect 60-70€ per person without dessert. It's not the discovery of the year, but it's pretty decent if you're around.

7. La Charlotte

Place Froissart 8, Chimay 6460, Belgium Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible French Dinner, Lunch +32 60 21 21 00
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 100 reviews

La Charlotte

www.la-charlotte-a-chimay.be phone : 060/212100

Reviewed By samuel_ta - London, United Kingdom

This place had garnered great reviews on-line -- and we weren't disappointed. The steaks were top-slot, and the waiter was patient enough to put up with a motley group of guys (us, uk, Ireland, Australia, german, belgium) most of whom couldn't speak french. So great for a large party - but would've suited a romantic couple equally well

8. L'attrape Loup

Rue de Rocroi 102 | Village de Baileux, Chimay 6464, Belgium Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible French Dinner, Lunch +32 60 21 11 47
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

L'attrape Loup

Reviewed By chawinflut - Florida, USA

It has been a long time since I have had such good food. Language (English) was a small issue but we were able to navigate the menu and was rewarded by fabulous food. I especially loved the smoked salmon. Find your way to this restaurant and be rewarded with a great meal.

9. Beauchamp

Chaussee de Mons, Chimay, Belgium Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible French Lunch, Dinner +32 60 21 38 70
Excellent
28%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 71 reviews

Beauchamp

Reviewed By 0810home

We had no other option but to take a table at this busy restaurant on a Sunday lunchtime. We are still bamboozled as to why it was so busy, nothing exciting and expensive for what it was.

10. L'eau Blanche

Rue Gustave Joaris 27, Lompret 6463, Belgium Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible French +32 60 21 18 64
Excellent
44%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 128 reviews

L'eau Blanche

Reviewed By Otto B - Waterloo, Belgium

During a day trip to Chimay we were told to have lunch at this restaurant. The short trip outside the city was a full success. Their steaks ''Sauce Roquefort" & "Au Champions" were just great.
You should have a local CHIMAY Beer (3 different types) with that. NO need to have wine!
Price list for all is very reasonable! Excellent value for money. Just try it out yourself and comment .... .

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