Menu

Thien Gheboden works with a seasonal and local menu. Our menu changes based on which products are available at the time. Delicious, fresh and local. That’s what we’re aiming for.

V = vegetarian V+ = vegan

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Tapenade (V+)

of black olives & sun-dried tomatoes / of green olives & basil

Cod Brandade

creamy purée of cod, potato and olive oil, served lukewarm

Rillette

smooth spread of Duroc pork / of smoked mackerel with fresh mint

Artichoke Barigoule (V)

Provencal classic of artichokes simmered in a flavourful broth, served with bay leaf mayonnaise

Pissaladière

Provencal pizza with anchovies, sardines, candied onion and black olives

Starters

Coques marinières

cockles with parsley, garlic and pastis

Roasted bone marrow of Belgian Blue Beef

served with parsley oil

Le Puy lentil salad (V+)

salad of green lentils with beetroot and grapes

Le Puy lentil salad with pork belly & gizzards

salad of green lentils with slow-cooked pork belly, preserved duck gizzards, beetroot and grapes

Asparagus with sweetbreads

white asparagus with lamb sweetbreads, served with a chervil sauce

Creamy cress soup (V/V+)

velvety soup of cress with fresh goat’s cheese, croutons and hazelnut

Main courses

Coq au vin blanc

cockerel stewed in white Burgundy wine with mushrooms and pearl onions, served with lemon mashed potatoes

Bœuf bourguignon

beef stew with red Burgundy wine, stock, mushrooms, onions, carrots, celery and dry-cured pork belly strips, served with chateau potatoes

Bouillabaisse with rouille

Provencal soup with local fish and clams, served with cheese, toast and a homemade sauce made from garlic, olive oil, potato, egg and saffron

Fenouillabaisse with rouille (V+)

Provencal soup with fennel and samphire, served with toast and a homemade sauce made from garlic, olive oil, potato and saffron

Ratatouille niçoise (V+)

Provençal stew of courgette, aubergine, tomato, onion and garlic, served with Camargue red rice

Duck à l’orange

confit duck leg and slow-cooked duck breast with orange sauce, served with macaire potatoes and braised asparagus

Veal blanquette

veal stew with asparagus, young carrots and mushrooms in a mild mustard sauce, served with chateau potatoes or Camargue red rice

All main courses are served with:

  • Fougassetraditional Provencal flatbread, baked with fleur de sel and olive oil
  • Pain de campagnerustic French sourdough bread

Desserts

Apple and marzipan tart (V/V+)

puff pastry tart with apple and marzipan, freshly baked, served with a scoop of artisan pistachio ice cream or soy ice cream

Crème Brûlée (V)

Bourbon vanilla custard with a layer of caramelised cane sugar, served with hazelnut cream, hazelnut crumble, blackberries and blueberries

French toast with red fruits (V)

brioche French toast with red fruits and spices, freshly baked

French cheese board

assortment of French cheeses, served with raisin bread toast and candied onion

Coconut rice pudding (V+)

rice pudding with coconut milk, strawberry coulis and crispy coconut flakes

Lemon pie verrine

lemon pie in a glass

Drinks

Beers by the glass

Maneblusser

25 cl
3.00

Gouden Carolus Classic

25 cl
3.70

Gouden Carolus Tripel

25 cl
3.70

Gouden Carolus Whisky Infused

33 cl
6.00

Boscoli – cool fruit beer

25 cl
3.20

Beers by the bottle

Gouden Carolus Classic

75 cl
11.00

Gouden Carolus Tripel

75 cl
11.00

Gouden Carolus Imperial Dark

75 cl
15.00

Gouden Carolus Imperial Blond

75 cl
15.00

Gouden Carolus Whisky Infused

75 cl
17.00

Aperitif

Pineau des Charentes

white fortified wine from cognac domain Pasquet
6.00

Pastis Combier

aperitif made with star anise and 15 botanicals
6.00

Lillet blanc / rosé / rouge

aperitif from the Bordeaux region made from wine with fruit infusions
7.00

Picon – vin blanc

orange-flavoured bitters from Marseille + dry white wine
7.00

LUX Brut

Spanish sparkling wine
7.00

Prosecco

The Boss Brut
9.00

Champagne

Vollereaux Brut Réserve
11.50

Cocktails

Kir Alpin

elderflower syrup + sparkling wine, also called ‘Hugo’ in Austria
9.50

Rosé Frappé

rosé wine + vermouth + mandarin + lime + cranberries
9.00

1789

white wine + Gouden Carolus Single Malt whisky + Lillet Blanc
13.00

French 75

gin + champagne + lime juice + sugar
12.50

Sidecar

cognac + orange liqueur + lemon juice
12.50

Mocktails

Virgin Kir Alpin

elderflower syrup + tonic + soda
6.00

Mocktail Maison

apple juice + ginger syrup + tangerine + lime juice + mint
7.00

Homemade iced tea

varies depending on the season
5.00

Soft drinks

Mechelen city tap water

FREE

Bottled water

sparkling / still
2.50 / 9.00

Coca-Cola

3.00

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar

3.00

Nordic Mist

tonic / agrumes
3.00

Fever-Tree

mediterranean tonic water / ginger ale
3.80

De Drie Wilgen fruit juice

apple
apple-pear
apple-elderflower
grapefruit
orange
3.50

Wine

Ask for our wine list for an extensive selection.

White house wine (V+)

Canapi Grillo (100% grillo grape). An intensely aromatic bouquet and a beautiful palette of citrus and tropical fruits with a slightly spicy touch. Fruity, mouth-filling and refreshing.
glass 5.00
bottle 24.00

Red house wine (V+)

Canapi Nero d’Avola (100% nero d’avola grape). Intense ruby red wine with aromas of sweet spices, red fruit and a hint of chocolate. Smooth and rich with velvety tannins.
glass 5.00
bottle 24.00

Coffee & Tea

Freshly roasted coffee from De Kraanvogel coffee roasters in Mechelen.
All coffee and tea is served with homemade madeleines and meringues.

Espresso lungo

classic
3.00

Espresso ristretto

small & intense
3.00

Double espresso ristretto

5.00

Latte macchiato

with oat or cow’s milk
3.50

Latte macchiato caramel

with oat or cow’s milk
4.50

Chai latte

spiced black tea with masala and oat or cow’s milk
4.00

Pot of tea / infusion

ask us about the assortment
5.00

Pot of fresh ginger tea

with lemongrass & honey (optional)
6.00

Digestif

Gouden Carolus Single Malt whisky

refined Belgian whisky distilled from the mash of the beer Gouden Carolus Tripel, with balanced aromas of fruit, wood and vanilla
12.00

Gouden Carolus Belgian Cream

cream liqueur prepared with Gouden Carolus Single Malt whisky, enhancing the hints of vanilla and oak with the full cream
9.00

Izarra Vert

green herbal liqueur from the Basque Country with over 17 botanicals, including walnut husks, Agen prunes, nutmeg, coriander, fennel, angelica seeds and roots, celery, balsam herb or mint geranium, elderflower, black caraway or nigella seeds, wild thyme, cardamom, green aniseed and wormwood
8.00

Eau de vie de cerises

cherry brandy
9.00

Grand Marnier Cuvée Louis Alexandre

liqueur made from V.S.O.P. cognac (aged at least 4 years) and orange
11.00

Calvados Pays d’Auge Le Lieu Chéri 5 years

fruity calvados from domain Le Lieu Chéri, aged for 5 years in oak barrels, with aromas of apple, citrus fruits, tropical fruits, blossom, herbs and nuts
9.00

Calvados Pays d’Auge Le Lieu Chéri 12 years

well-rounded calvados from domain Le Lieu Chéri, aged for 10 years in oak barrels, with aromas of applesauce, almond, toffee, tropical and dried fruits, oak and spices
12.00

Cognac L’Organic 07

intense organic cognac from domain Pasquet, aged for 7 years in oak barrels, with aromas of white flowers, grapefruit, pear, herbs and charred wood
10.00

Cognac Jean-Luc Pasquet X.O.

aromatic organic cognac from domain Pasquet, aged for 25 years in oak barrels, with aromas of dried and candied fruits, blossom, cinnamon, wood and spices
18.00

No prices on the menu?

At the Thien Gheboden we have full confidence in you. You can best assess what you can pay for your restaurant visit. So indeed, you will not find prices on our food menu. What you can find on our menu is a nice selection of delicious classics from the French cuisine. And besides the menu, you will find everything here that you are used to from a restaurant. We complete your visit with a pleasant setting and friendly service.

So how does that work with the bill?

Alongside the amount for the drinks, you will be able to write down the amount for the meal and the accompanying restaurant experience.