We know Otomat, the chain that had the idea of bringing together the Belgians’ love of pizza and beer by creating a dough based on Duvel’s yeast. At first glance, this process seems a little special but the result is quite surprising. The pizzas are light and very crispy and, having tasted them, we reassure you, they do not taste beer at all. The address is already known for having chosen to compose original pizzas with surprising combinations. If you are looking for a Margherita “like there”, this is not the ideal place, but if you want to be surprised, try it.
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To differentiate itself from the (tough) competition on the pizza market that abounds everywhere, Otomat offers pizzas with unusual combinations. On the menu, there is, for example, a pizza with vol au vent, mango or merguez. This originality in the tastes and recipes offered is the hallmark of the restaurant, which wishes to offer customers a different experience. And it’s buzzing.
What we liked is that from appetizer to dessert, everything is designed to be shared. The pizzas arrive pre-cut and are placed in the center of the table so that everyone can help themselves and taste everything. This concept creates a very friendly atmosphere and allows you not to be confined to a single dish per person. We therefore recommend Otomat to share an evening with family or friends. The little extra is the care given in each address of the group to the layout of the terraces in the style of a tavern, taken by storm in good weather.
The terrace of the restaurant de Merode, in Brussels
To each pizza, its beer
One of the specialties of the formula is its link with the world of beer. All the restaurants offer a wide range, from the best known to the most local. On the menu, each pizza is annotated with a beer suggestion in food pairing mode. If you’re not a fan, don’t worry! The drinks menu also offers cocktails and soft drinks, but no well-known brands. We find proposals that want to be more original, just to make you discover something you won’t find elsewhere: organic lemonades, homemade iced tea, local partners…
Otomat is established in Flanders and Brussels. You can find all the addresses by clicking here.
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