Dear Customer, Because sitting still is not in our DNA, we will restart our "Mathilda @ home". This time with collection and home delivery in Ostend. Would you like to enjoy our kitchen at your home? As before, we work with a fixed "à la carte" offer, but there are also weekly suggestions and our Foodbag. This results in a nice range of "comfort food"! All dishes come with a clear information sheet. Keep an eye on our social media for more news. See you soon!

Bistro Mathilda is located along the edge of Leopoldpark, just a stone’s throw away from the casino. The name “Mathilda” refers on the one hand to the famous sculpture by George Grard, “The Sea”, also called “De Dikke Mathile” (meaning “fat Mathilda”) by the locals. And on the other hand it refers to the popular Australian folk song: “Waltzing Matilda”. Literally “waltzing” means travelling on foot. A duffle bag (or swag) is also called a Matilda. “Waltzing Matilda” thus literally means travelling with one’s belongings slung over one’s back. At Bistro Mathilda this journey becomes a culinary one.

The Deklerck family opened Bistro Mathilda in 1995. All those years, Mathilda has been a fixture among the city’s best brasseries. Luc Deklerck and his wife Gerda Maenhout are the perfect restaurant owners.

In addition to Bistro Mathilda, the Deklercks also owns Brasserie Ocean on Albert II Promenade. Established in 1987, Brasserie Ocean is run by Luc’s brother, Leo.

Michelin Bib Gourmand 2018
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