As one of the largest terraces in Het Zoute, the restaurant is a relaxing oasis in the town’s vibrant shopping district. At just a stone’s throw from the beach, the restaurant is wrapped around the building of Hotel Lugano (see opposite page) and offers lunch, dinner, tapas and aperitifs. “We start in the morning at half past 11, and close in the evening at half past 11. The kitchen is continuously open, so you can always come here for something to eat or drink,” says Stefan Vanhollebeke, owner of La Terrasse du Route and Hotel Lugano.