WOW* Restaurant score G Spud Brussels :
G Spud is this new and funky new address in the Brussels Louise quarter. This spanking new and cosy place pays tribute to one of the Belgian classics… mister potatoe. No, don’t click away ! This basic staple becomes pretty hip when it goes through the hands of the people at G Spud. The result are bowl sized meals chock full of fresh vegetables and other yummy things that hide a potatoe underneath. Should your rethink your philosophy about potatoes now G Spud is on the block ? Read on and find out.
When entering G Spud, nicely located in a side street of the Avenue Louise near the Louise place, the atmosphere that hits the visitor is something of a light and airy farm style environment. Every item in the place reminds you of the fact that what you will get is healthy and nothing else. It surely is succesful. For lunch people are crowding up to get a table or order a take away potatoe preparation which is nicely packed in shiny black boxes. The counter is organized as a (non self-serving) salad bar and customers entering G Spud order their special potato preparation from the menu or compose a potato preparation themselves. The result is served in nicely styled bowls which make the preparations really look tasty.
We order two G Spud preparations: a Liege salad style potato and a Caesar salad style potatoe. The Liege Style potato preparation is spot on. What we get is a fresh salad with crispy bacon on top, sliced mushrooms, freshly cooked green beans and a nice raspberry dressing that gives great acidity to the dish. Underneath all this greatnees hides a lukewarm potato. Just perfect. The Caesar salad style potato preparation tends to be on the hefty side. Slices of parmesan cheese, chunks of chicken, Caesar salad sauce and greens are a little bit much in combination with the tasty potato that sits underneath. Is our lack of appetite the cause or do we miss a little bit of acidity in the dish to keep our appetite going ? We really don’t know, but we can tell you that: lovers of a good Caesar salad surely won’t be disappointed.
G Spud Brussels is all about freshness. All ingredients are market fresh. Salad, rucola, carrots, salmon: only premium products are selected a this place. Now, that’s a serious plus. What we surely felt was the love of founders Geraldine, Gaëtan and the team of G Spud. They are so driven and passionate about their business that it’s almost scary. Really true. Geraldine is such a lovely and eager person that is totally devoted and convinced that mister potato should be placed on a pedestal. And she (and her team) do that in a marvelous and modernist way amidst a funky interior that just makes us smile. Our message after visiting G Spud Brussels : don’t be scared of mister potato any longer. It doesn’t makes you fat, at least not when you enjoy this delight in G Spud Brussels. It contains 3,5 times less calories than, let’s say, bread or rice. Moreover, it’s chock full of vitamins, minerals and lots of other fine things. Prepared by the people of G Spud it becomes potato heaven !