For weeks, no actually months, we have been intending to give Le Perroquet just off Place du Grand Sablon a try. However, something just seemed to keep us away: Would we like stuffed pita-breads? Would they be reasonably priced? (In Brussels things like this can be extremely overpriced). What if we got there and didn’t like the place? (We hadn’t seen it from the out- or inside.) But finally, one sunny day, we felt courageous enough. What could wrong?
After calling the restaurant to find out if Le Perroquet has tables outside (Yes! Two!), we headed there – for a very pleasant surprise. First of all: The menu is very extensive. You can choose from a very, very long list of stuffed pitas. I was rather boring and opted for a vegetarian pita stuffed with salad and veggies. Philipp, however, went for a meaty option: A pita stuffed with meat, bacon cubes, sweetcorn and even pinapple. Both were accompanied with a range of sauces.
We sat outside. You have to on sunny days in Brussels ! But make sure not to miss the interior. It is held in lovely Art-Nouveau design with lots of stained glass. The place wouldn’t be called Le Perroquet if there weren’t a parrot somewhere. (Yes, there are lovely stained glass parrots.)
The service was ok, not overly fast or friendly – but you can’t really rate that as a down point, as it is part of the Belgian way of life.
We paid 19 Euros for the two of us – for Brussels a steal. The water (0,5l at 5 Euro was a bit over the top but, considering the grand total, it was ok.) On leaving we were giving two lollipops with our bill. I always like little touches like that.
We will be back sometime to try some more pitas from the extensive menu. They do salads too, but they are all 12 Euros and more. The simple mixed salad at 7 Euros is pricey. Veggie lovers might be wiser to order a pita with salad 🙂
Go try for yourself!
Le Perroquet, Rue Watteeu 31, Brussels // No website