Just prior to the Brussels Food Friends Event on Saturday 21st April… the organising team meet up for some last-minute administration and organisational discussion (i.e. drinking & eating)….
Somewhere nearby The Hotel… so that we could have a quick catch up, calm our nerves & basically just get ourselves ready for A-C-T-I-O-N!
We stumbled across a place called The Loft – which had been given rave reviews for their cocktail specials (mid-week post-work 2-for-1 kind of specials) – plus we had been discussing hamburgers all day… so having seen these on the menu displayed at the door – we were sold.
We were pretty much the only patrons in the place… but given that the weather was so FANTASTIC, and that the venue didn’t offer outdoor seating – this was probably the reason that people were not there – rather opting for outdoor terraces to soak up the sun.
After being ignored for a decent amount of time & then being treated to what can only be described as a certain level of disdain – our waiter deemed it appropriate to take our orders.
And then disappeared for 20min while it was being prepared (now, that I think back… maybe he was fulfilling dual roles??? :))
3 hamburgers & 2 salads….
All 3 hamburgers were ordered to be cooked medium… and I was the lucky winner…as only one of them was pink (mine)… while the other 2 were on the gray side…. Sadly – the poor buns had probably seen better days earlier in the week and mine was toasted to a level that even rice-crackers can’t achieve. The frites & side salad were good.
I have to say that the Caprese salad looked amazing
but the poor Caesar salad have never been to Rome… with boiled eggs & tomatoes plus hardly any dressing.
I am probably being a bit on the harsh side for this review – but considering the service & amazing cube-cakes that we were served a few hours later… and then HIM and I having dating night that same day (that also provided amazing food & excellent service)… I can truly look back on our lunchtime experience at The Loft and say that I was disappointed.
Have you been there? Have you had a different & more rewarding experience?
Please leave me a comment if you have…
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