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Welcome to Restaurant L'Inattendu: Ath's premier destination for locally-sourced culinary delights.

Welcome to Restaurant L'Inattendu in Ath, a hidden culinary treasure. Embark on an unparalleled gastronomic journey, rooted in quality, seasonality and local produce, all set in a welcoming, family-friendly environment.


Ath, Belgium
G&M 13,5
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Benjamin Fontaine

Benjamin Fontaine
JRE JRE-Jeunes Restaurateurs

Get to know Benjamin Fontaine, the culinary genius steering the ship at L'Inattendu in Ath. Embark on a tour of his distinguished culinary career, from focused training to notable accomplishments in competitions and guest spots on popular television programmes. Learn how Benjamin's insatiable appetite for learning and a zeal for challenges have moulded his culinary prowess. In partnership with Amélie, who infuses the venue with heartfelt hospitality, Benjamin offers an unparalleled dining experience that is not to be overlooked.

Gastronomic excellence

Seasonal delights

Unexpected flavours

Elevating Local Flavors: Uncover the Taste of Ath at Restaurant L'Inattendu

At Restaurant L'Inattendu, we are proud supporters of local producers. Our cuisine combines global inspirations with refined techniques, resulting in a harmonious blend of flavors. Experience our diverse menu offerings: Inspiration Menu: Immerse yourself in the chef's artistic expression through our captivating Inspiration menu. Indulge in a symphony of flavors and textures carefully crafted to showcase the best of our culinary expertise. Vegetarian Menu: Responding to the rising demand for vegetarian options, our Vegetarian menu is a culinary delight for plant-based enthusiasts. Our chef's passion for elevating vegetables and plant-derived ingredients shines through in every exquisite dish. Market Menu: For a fulfilling lunch, explore our Market menu, available except on Sundays and bank holidays. Savour familiar flavours with an unexpected twist for a truly satisfying culinary experience.

Discover Ath: A cultural hub for culinary amateurs

Ath, situated in the Wallonia region, is renowned for its vibrant culture and traditions. Experience the famed 'Ath Ducasse' festival and delve into the city's dynamic atmosphere through exhibitions, tailored tours, and intriguing museums like the Stone Museum and the Gallo-Roman Space.

Savour exceptional cuisine at Restaurant L'Inattendu in Ath

Restaurant L'Inattendu in Ath welcomes you to a memorable culinary journey. Experience our seasonally inspired, locally-sourced dishes designed to delight your palate. Whether you crave unique dining, intriguing vegetarian choices, or familiar tastes with a spin, L'Inattendu offers an unparalleled experience. Join us to discover the unexpected flavours that await.



L’Inattendu Rue de Bouchain 6 7800 Ath Belgium


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Opening times

Wednesday 19:00 - 21:00
Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 19:00 - 21:00
Friday 12:00 - 14:00 19:00 - 21:00
Saturday 12:00 - 14:00 19:00 - 21:00
Sunday 12:00 - 14:00

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Make your dinner reservations through our website for a high-quality gastronomic experience – it’s quick and easy. Book your table here and get ready for an unforgettable culinary event.

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