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Book now for Dinner on the Wheel at Place Poelaert

16:07 01/07/2021

If you’ve ‘been there, done that’ with Dinner in the Sky, move on to the next level of aerial eating: Dinner on the Wheel. Diners will find themselves riding the big wheel as they sup on star chef vittles.

The big wheel known as The View will return to Place Poelaert this summer, and for nine days in September, two of the passenger cars will be fitted with dining tables. Several star chefs from Belgium and Luxembourg, including Pascal Devalkeneer of Chalet de la Forêt and Viki Geunes of Zilte, will serve five courses as the wheel goes round and round.

The View isn’t called that for nothing: At 50 metres high, it delivers the goods when it comes to peering out the window. Reservations for the dining experience are for dinner only for two to four people.

As one might imagine, this doesn’t come cheap: A passenger car for two is €510. A car for four is a real bargain in comparison – €760.

The big wheel on Place Poelaert
The View on Place Poelaert

As for The View, the city of Brussels has submitted a permit request to the region to make it a permanent attraction at Place Poelaert. The View is owned by Belgian carnival ride entrepreneur René Bufkens, who submitted a bid, along with two others, to provide a permanent big wheel on the square.

“The big wheel offers real added value to Brussels’ tourist scene and provides significant support to the neighbourhood’s retailers, namely in the Sablon, Marolles and the Boulevard de Waterloo,” said Fabian Maingain (Défi), city councillor for the economy.

While The View will take to Place Poelaert this summer, it’s not permanent quite yet. If the Brussels-Capital Region approves the request, it will go up for good sometime next year.

Photos courtesy Dinner on the Wheel

Written by Lisa Bradshaw


Frank Lee

Just buy a pack of Belgian fries and eat them near the wall of the Poelaert Square, with a marvelous view of the city. No need to spend hundreds of euros for the experience.

Jul 3, 2021 16:09