A bar? A restaurant? Some kind of mix, I think! I recommend this place, whatever it is. The decor is classic and modern at the same time, made using traditional recycled produce. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. As for the kitchen, you can enjoy a lot of delicious goodies at very reasonable prices. It's lovely to sit on the terrace at the edge of the docks and enjoy some tasty Belgian beer.
A small restaurant located on the edge of the docks, Rive Gauche is a safe bet for me. Grills, salads, regional dishes ... tempting dishes, and a good quality : price ratio. Shrimp skewers, hot goat's cheese salad with basil, sausages, veal chops ... traditional French dishes, with great service. And good Belgian beer and delicious desserts - a good meal guaranteed.
In Belgium, chips are an essential part of everyday life. On Sundays, you'll see Belgian families visiting the shops to pick up the famous chips ... and for good reason: they are delicious! This chip shop, in the Grand Place in Tournai, has existed for 30 years. Here, you can get great chips at a reasonable price.
This bar/restaurant is a little out of the way from the other bars that you'll find on the docks. That doesn't make it any less enjoyable, though. It has a charming old facade, and the interior is in a cozy vaulted basement. It offers French cuisine, and a nice menu of Belgian beers. They organise concerts, including jazz, traditional French music, etc, and sometimes there are theatrical productions. There's even a piano, in case you feel inspired!
At the corner of a street, a little further down the Grand Place, the "La Strada da Mauro" is a very good Italian restaurant. I thoroughly enjoyed eating here. For some fifteen years, this family has had a restaurant serving Italian and French cuisine. You can try delicious lasagnes, pasta, or pizzas, all cooked by the irreproachable chef Mauro. Great prices.
In Belgium, chips reign supreme, and after three years in Tournai, I tried more than my fair share. And really, La Frite Courte is among the best. A small, beautiful place, with wonderful service and reasonable prices. You can eat in or take out, and they also serve some other dishes, like panini. Recommended!
Competition is fierce in the Grand Place, with so many bars, pubs, and restaurants. But among them all, the Beffroi is a safe bet, and having eaten there several times, I recommend it. The service is impeccable, the prices are reasonable, and the dishes are hearty. The salads are especially tasty and well-presented. They cost about 11 euros. If it's not mealtime, you can just enjoy a drink on the terrace.
For me, one of the best restaurants in Tournai. This restaurant offers the flavours of the Maghreb - specialties include tagines and couscous. The dishes are tasty, and the environment is great. You can buy some things here, too, from the dishes to the lamps. Price wise, it's normal.
Look for a small bar on the Grand Place, for a coffee, beer, or a bite to eat? Here you go! This is primarily a cafe, but you can also enjoy simple dishes, like a quiche or stew. The prices are fair, despite the great location in the heart of the city, and the service is fine.