Hof van Cleve still Gault&Millau’s fave restaurant

Summary

Peter Goossens’ Hof van Cleve restaurant in Kruishoutem has tied with Brussels’ Bon-Bon as the best restaurant in the country in the new Gault&Millau

19.5 points

The 13th edition of France’s influential Gault&Millau restaurant guide puts Hof van Cleve at number one in Belgium and Luxembourg. Chef Peter Goossens’ restaurant in rural Kruishoutem, East Flanders, received 19.5 out of 20 points, the highest rating in the country for the fifth year in a row.

Hof van Cleve isn’t alone at number one, however: Chef Christophe Hardiquest’s Bon-Bon in Brussels ties for the top spot with the same score. Best Sommelier also went to Hof van Cleve; Mathieu Vanneste has been with the restaurant for less than two years.

Other top scorers in Belgium came as no surprise, either: Kobe Desramaults’ In De Wulf received 18.5 points, while Geert Van Hecke’s De Karmeliet in Bruges, which, like Hof van Cleve has three Michelin stars, pulled down 17 points.