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“Chicken and beer!”
Review of Koekoek

Koekoek
Ranked #12 of 383 Restaurants in Ostend
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Belgian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: +32-059-708970
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Chicken and beer!”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

This place never disappoints. It's not really a restaurant, more a unique drinking place that offers fantastic beers, such as Maes or Jupiler, grimbergen and Stella, but also Mort subite(Cherry beer). But satisfaction enhanced by offering half roast chicken and bread! Sounds too simplistic buts that's exactly the point. Sit down in a cosy bar, order a half chicken and a great beer (or three) to wash it down! Okay, so the slightly salty seasonings encourage more drinking but no complaints from me! All in walking distance of the local hotels.

Greasy fingers are mandatory! I've been several times!

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Barry, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to eat”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Fantastic place to eat , only serves chicken but it is the best tasting chicken ever. Open till 3am and you can smell the chicken roasting from streets away .

Visited July 2014
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Crawley, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Chicken & Beer!”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

This a very basic restaurant which is always busy when I passed it. I have been a few times before, It serves half a chicken what looks like half a loaf of bread and a drink of your choice and that's it. Good cheap food. Oh and by the way NO cutlery, fingers only. Nothing fancy here!

  • Visited March 2014
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
245 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“If you like chicken, you'll love this! ”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

How did you think you liked your chicken? Try this place and then you'll know!
You get a basket, half a chicken, bread, a plate and a hand wipe, no cutlery, no choice because there's no need, then a choice of beers, beautiful beers and lots of them.
Marinated in juices from the gods , spit roast to perfection, been here many times and going again soon, clean, basic, perfect!
Remember the name of the place, about a minutes walk from a couple of tram stops, all the locals know it.

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Hythe, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good value grub”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

I think everything has been said; it’s a knock about joint that will not be to every ones taste, but the chicken is the best I’ve tasted, drinks are reasonable priced and the service is prompt. It made a pleasant change from some of the other overpriced, poor service restaurants I’d eaten in the previous day. Give it a go – its good honest value for money grub.

  • Visited June 2014
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