Hotel Recour, partially historic monument, is situated on the Horse Market of Poperinge. Together with the well-known interior designer Pieter Porters, the Recour Family created beautiful classic and yet contemporary rooms in this former tobacco warehouse, dating from 1780. The stylish hotel lounge is welcoming. The large Louis XVI open fireplace and the comfortable armchairs enhance the Baroque ambiance. The new designer annexe offers views of the garden and terrace.
The designer rooms have a sleek look. Each individually designed room has Le Corbusier, Marcel Breuer and Eames furniture. Hotel Recour has an extensive wellness centre. Its Pegasus restaurant is renowned. Here you can enjoy gastronomic delights in a romantic setting.
The playful French cuisine has a trace of the exotic and Mediterranean accents. The chef sources mainly local produce. The surrounding area lends itself for long walks or bicycle rides. Rijsel, only half an hour’s drive from the hotel, has a fine collection of antique shops.
Restaurant Pegasus, situated in Hotel Recour, is known in the whole region. Here you can enjoy the excellent cooking in a romantic setting in of the chef Bert Recour. The French cuisine incorporates light cooking with a trace of the exotic and of southern accents. The chef uses as many regional products as possible. The fresh herbs are grown in the hotel’s own herboretum in the shade of an ancient magnolia tree in the hotel’s garden. The restaurant’s menu offers a choice of a la carte or seasonal dishes. Bert's wife, Inge, is your hostess. A real family enterprise it is!
The restaurant is opened Tuesday through Saturday.
The cosy and pleasant city garden with its old Magnolia tree and beautiful flower beds is located behind the hotel.
The attractive terrace in the hotel’s garden is surrounded by ancient ivy clad walls and low hedges. The terrace overlooks the lovely garden. Weather permitting, breakfast and lunch are served here.
Poperinge is known as the centre of Belgium’s hop growing. So obviously much revolves around hops and hop growing, for example you will find the Hop Museum in Poperinge. The abbey of Saint Sixtus, just outside Poperinge, is certainly worth a visit. Some 30 monks still live there an they brew 3 different types of the so-called Trappist beer, only for sale to private customers. Close to Poperinge is the little village of Watou, famous for its Poetry Summer Festival, an annual Poetry Festival, which draws more than 20,000 visitors each year. The surrounding area is particularly suitable for long walks or bicycle rides. Rijsel, with its numerous antique shops, is a half-hour drive from the hotel.