Why the hell would we go to a table in a bar? And why not, after all ? Because Plouf is first and foremost the somewhat crazy project of Matthieu Leonard, the same man who opened Coin Coin in 2019, the small pasta bistro located in Woluwé-Saint-Pierre which has been constantly full since its opening. Inevitably, when he announced on his social networks the upcoming opening of a new concept, we could only be on the lookout.
A refreshment bar 2.0
And then, Plouf arrived, where we did not expect him. This new restaurant is indeed against the grain of everything we are used to seeing: forget the trendy neighborhoods, the facades with conceptual architecture and the 6-course menus, Plouf rhymes above all with simplicity and conviviality. . Because if Plouf was born, it is to reinvent your break at the local bar. Who would have thought that an outing to the football bar would one day be the coolest thing of the moment? All the more so, in a neighborhood that moves too little.
This is the risky bet of Matthieu Léonard who had the audacity to take over the tavern of the SportCity sports center located in Woluwé-Saint-Pierre and transform it into an ultra trendy place.. “About a year ago when there was the call for tenders for the public market, we said to ourselves why not? “. With more than a million people passing through there all year round, you can find in this place almost all the sports that are represented there: football, hockey, tennis, squash, etc. ; a godsend for Matthieu, who saw it as a golden opportunity to develop something new.
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From there, the adventure began. In one year, with his brother Léonard, Julien, his partner and Thomas, the chef, they worked on this project to come up with a hybrid place where people come to eat, drink and dance to the end of the night.
The old local tavern has been completely transformed to give life to Plouf, a 2.0 refreshment bar. Between two matches, to pass half-time, to perk up after a sports session or simply at aperitif time, Plouf reinvents the concept of the cold bar whose charm asset is generally close to zero, but where life is always good. Plouf has therefore been able to preserve the conviviality of the place to make it a restaurant more in tune with the times. We no longer come here just to wait for the kids to finish their activity, we meet there with friends, colleagues or family for a really convivial moment.
Classics of Belgian cuisine
Both a bistro and a small restaurant, the menu is rich and varied. Fresh pasta like at CoinCoin, garnished toast, fried foods to share and snack on, and revisited classics, such as the burger, the minute rib steak or the ballekes. The vol-au-vent, for example, is available in two different versions, as for the classic chicken, it is roasted and served with fries. All homemade of course!
As for the drinks menu, it is simple and respects the codes of the traditional bar: there is obviously beer on tap, but also bottled beers, wine, bubbles, aperitifs or digestives. And because well-oriented terraces that are not installed on the sidewalks are too rare in Brussels, Plouf has a large hidden terrace that promises to become our new place-to-be this summer. So, if you haven’t set foot there yet, hurry up, everything suggests that this new hostpot will quickly attract all the people of Brussels.
The address? Avenue Salomé 2, 1150 Woluwe-Saint-Pierre. Located on the First Floor – SPORTICTY. Open 7 days a week from 10:30 a.m. to ….Non-Stop kitchen until 10:15 p.m. More info here.
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