Restaurant Elckerlijc Revisit (Maldegem)


The Place

For more information about the restaurant and the chef, please consult our first review here


We had the opportunity to visit restaurant Elckerlijc again on the 28th of December 2013. Chef Peter was still friendly and ultra-motivated, the restaurant was as cozy and inviting as before and the food even got better. After a tour in the garden and the Elcerlijc farm, we were ready for a great grill lunch once again…

Restaurant exterior




Restaurant interior

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Peter and his grills

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Garden Tour

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The Team


Peter De Clercq and his wife Annouk Vanlandschoot

Head Chef and owner Peter De Clercq and Lady of the house Annouk Vanlandschoot

The Food

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We enjoyed tender scallops, grilled on hot stone and smoked at the table with rosemary and completed with chicory and honey.


Cod followed, grilled on olive wood in the Josper and accompanied by fresh mushrooms and leek.


Pheasant ‘on the edge of the forest’ was grilled and complemented by its natural surroundings like mushrooms and elderberry.

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Incredibly tender hare grilled on Rioja wine barrels came next, together with pumpkin, beet and apple.

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The grand finale came as a triptych: Wagyu beef n° 10 (Japan, 6 weeks of ageing, beautifully marbled and incredibly tender), Rubia Gallega (Spain, 4 weeks of ageing, very aromatic and tender) and Simmenthal De Baviere (Switzerland, 5 weeks of ageing, dark and very tasty). A simply stunning selection of beef that will let you experience how a perfectly grilled steak should taste like.


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The final chapter of the meal came as a tasty grilled pineapple infused with Bacardi reserve. Grilled extravaganza indeed!


Coffee & sweets


A meal at Elckerlijc is traditionally ended with the Elckerlijc chocolate pills (in cooperation with Dominique Persoone): delicious hazelnuts, grilled on spices and covered with a layer of chocolate. A perfect ending of a delicious meal!


The “Belgian Taste Buds” Experience

Restaurant Elckerlijc stays a must for every lover of quality meat, home-made products and the best grill specialties. The beautiful location, the extensive and surprising menu and the great philosophy will have you come back for more. A visit to Elckerlijc guarantees for no-nonsense culinary pleasure and will let you experience one of the best grills in the world.

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Belgian Taste Buds:

–          Food Buds                                                      8/10

–          Wine Pairing Buds                                          7.5/10

–          Price/Quality Buds                                         7/10

–          Service Buds                                                 7.5/10

–          Experience Buds                                            8/10

Restaurant Elckerlijc
Kraailokerkweg 17 – Maldegem
T: 050 71 52 63

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