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“Blood sausage” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Boudin Sauvage

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Le Boudin Sauvage
Ranked #115 of 248 Restaurants in Knokke-Heist
Price range: US$25 - US$146
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Brussels, Belgium
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65 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Blood sausage”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2012

This is a great place in Knokke run by a well-known local character. It advertises itself as a French bistro specialized in fondue.

I always try the excellent boudin blanc: (a white sausage made of pork without the blood) and the succulent boudin noir: (a dark-hued blood sausage, containing pork, pig blood, herbs and other ingredients) which is pretty famous in this country but has recently been hard to find.

Most people eat the fondue here which I think is a bit of a let-down. I used to love meat fondue but this is a shallow version of it I thought. Fondue Bourguignonne consists of a fondue pot filled with boiling oil into which people dip their pieces of meat to cook them. Various sauces are provided on the side. The meat is of good quality, but you get thin sliced meat instead of proper pieces. The sauces are from the huge plastic pots for sale in any average friterie in the country, which isn’t really trying hard enough for a restaurant. The waiters bombards you with (handmade!) French fries and salad so you always have the feeling you’ve had enough to eat without them spending too much money on the more expensive beef. The Chinese fondue looks even poorer.

Later in the evening this place turns into a pub which is fantastic but this might be annoying for late diners. Always make a reservation here, this place can be packed to the ceiling, definitely during the summer season it is always extremely busy, they even work in shifts which is not my idea of a perfect night out.

Knokke needs more of places like this but it is more of a place where you can have loads of fun, and if you come for the food only, then eat the world famous boudins.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Ciddharta
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
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English first
Brussels
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136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Great Food - Great people”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2012

This restaurants is frequented by locals, so something for insiders. The ambience is great, everybody knows everybody. Very welcoming feeling and they serve dinner up to 11PM, which is very rare at Knokke. Great winecard and good food.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank svalkenborg
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Belgium
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216 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“good place for groups, not for a romantic dinner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2011

Good place for groups. Food is not bad, certainly the fondue is a good choice.
Negative points: in peak season they receive guests in shifts and service is provided by students who do their best but..... not enough.
I quite like the owners and when they are in the restaurant themselves it is ok and service is good.

  • Visited August 2010
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Caroline026
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