At Restaurant Picardie, both tourists, locals and people with a holiday home alike enjoy lunch or dinner inside the cosy restaurant or on its terrace, where they are sheltered from wind and rain by glass and a rooftop that can be removed when the weather is nice. “That’s really our top feature,” owner Lieven Ketels says, “that people can comfortably sit right by the beach any time of the year.” Blankenberge local Lieven, who took over Restaurant Picardie more than 25 years ago, has developed it from a basic bistro that was only open during school
breaks and the summer months, to a place where people can enjoy a home-cooked meal 11 months of the year at a reasonable price.