Elegance, opulence and taste at the Conrad

Meeting up with a friend recently… we decided that an after-work drink would suit us both. Preferably somewhere quiet and that had nearby parking.

Loui Lounge & Bar at the Conrad Hotel is perfect… It is stylish and comfortable – somewhat expensive, but opulence doesn’t come cheap! They market themselves as the most glamorous and exclusive bar in the Brussels and was awarded *best hotel bar in Europe* by the Prix Villegiature. Imagine lots of leather and dark wood… original artwork and a separate cigar smoking room!

The thing is – with everything you order… you get a little more, the way good places operate! If you go for a drink, they provide the tasty (complimentary) snacks. If you order coffee, they provide miniature (complimentary) chocolates.

complimentary snacks with a glass of Pinot Grigio (at 9euro’s a glass)

From here we walked across to the stylish hotel restaurant, Cafe Wiltchers which is nestled in the hotels courtyard and offers a delicious yet short dinner menu (something for everyone without being too much!)

We decided to keep it simple… one asparagus risotto and one seafood pasta:

asparagus risotto…

The risotto was divine…  the asparagus tasty and cooked to perfection and the perfect portion size!

I would love to go back for their Sunday brunch which is served from 12.30-15h00 and offers an appetizing selection of hot and cold food, cheese, desserts along with tea/coffee.

Always pricey… but definitely worth the luxury!!

Conrad Brussels

Address: Avenue Louise, 71, 1050 Brussels

Tel: +32 02 542 4200 (Cafe Wiltchers)

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