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Questions .

Visiting Dinner On The Lake feels like vacation in your home country, where enjoying life at its fullest is the most important thing.
But the unique setting in the middle of the water might raise some questions:
What do I wear? What can I expect? Can I bring my dog?
In order to answer your questions, we have prepared a list with FAQ.

Most of your questions will be answered when reading this list. If you have a less frequently asked question, feel free to contact us. We will be happy to help you!

How can I make a reservation online?

You can make a reservation via our reservation module. You make a reservation and pay the advance, and shortly after that you will receive a reservation confirmation. All reservations are nominative. Only payments by card will be accepted.

Where can I find the available data?

The calendar in the reservation module indicates the availability, and if a spot opens up it will immediately be available. If some guests cancel their reservation, spots might open up last minute.

What is included in the all-in price?

DINNER

An evening at Dinner On The Lake costs €150 per person. This includes access to the raft, an aperitif and appetizers, a three-course dinner with water, wine, coffee and tea. We provide homemade juices and other beverages for our clients who don’t drink alcohol. Digestives or alcoholic beverages after dessert are not included in this price, and will have to be paid for when the evening is over.

LUNCH

Lunch at Dinner On The Lake costs €89 per person. This includes access to the raft, fingerfood, appetizers, 5 meals to share (per group), dessert, coffee, tea, water and wine. We provide homemade juices and other beverages for our clients who don’t drink alcohol. Digestives or alcoholic beverages after dessert are not included in this price, and will have to be paid for when the evening is over.

Can I cancel?

You can cancel or change your reservation 14 days before the date of the reservation without any costs. After that, your reservation is final and can no longer be changed or cancelled.

It will also no longer be possible to get a refund. Your reservation is not personal, so you can give the reservation to someone else. In order to do so, you only have to send them the confirmation e-mail.

Can I make a reservation for someone else?

You cannot make a reservation for someone else, but you could always buy an eGift Card with an amount of your choice. The person concerned can then exchange this voucher and choose a date of their choice in the reservation system.

Why do we have to pay in advance?

Dinner On The Lake is a pop-up concept with limited places. Given that the number of places is limited and that we have a high demand, we cannot recover the potential no-show from clients.

What is the 3% administration fee for?

When paying for your reservation, an administration fee of 3% is charged, which is necessary to cover the transaction costs of a secure online payment.

Can I get an invoice?

If you wish to receive an invoice, you can get one on the evening itself when paying the remaining amount. Attention! Payments can only be made by card.

Where can I find the menu?

The element of surprise is a big part of the Dinner On The Lake experience, that’s why we choose not to share our menu beforehand. We always work with fresh ingredients in order to meet all expectations. We also work with an all-inclusive formula that includes food and drinks. The lunch concept of course differs from the evening concept.

Given that we work with an element of surprise, we emphasize that it is extremely important to let us know in advance if you have any allergies or allergens.

What about allergies and allergens?

It is important that you let us know at least 48 hours in advance if you have any allergies or allergens. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet all requirements, but the customer’s wishes will of course be taken into account as far as possible with certain types of allergies or allergens.

Is the menu suitable for pregnant women?

The Dinner On The Lake menu changes and will always be a surprise. That is why it is, just like with allergies and allergens, important to let us at least 48 hours in advance know if you are pregnant so that we can keep this in mind.

Is there a children's menu?

No, we do not provide a children’s menu. The restaurant and the menu are not suitable for young children. Teenagers and big eaters are of course more than welcome.

What is the difference between The Greenhouse and The Floating Table?

You can find more info about our two experiences in our concept page. But briefly, The Floating Table is a more intimate table where you will be welcomed in the middle of the water.

What if I arrive too late?

The event starts at the hour mentioned on your ticket. If you arrive too late, we cannot guarantee that you can still enjoy a full menu, but you can enjoy the rest of the meals we serve.

How long will lunch or dinner take?

Dinner

Dinner starts at 7 p.m. and ends between 11 p.m. and 12 a.m.

Lunch

Lunch starts at 12 p.m. and ends between 14 and 15 p.m.

What if the weather is bad?

Most weather conditions such as rain, cold and wind are no problem. However, if the predicted weather could cause dangerous situations, we won’t take any risks and we will not open the restaurant. In this case, we will contact you ourselves and we will look for a suitable solution. Know that Dinner On The Lake is an outside event, so take the weather conditions into account when choosing your outfit.

Can I rent Dinner On The Lake for a private event?

Yes, this is perfectly possible, during both winter and summer. For more information, we suggest you take a look at our web page Event On Demand.

Parking

All locations will provide sufficient parking space, which will be clearly indicated when entering the site.

Can I go for a swim?

It is prohibited to swim at all times.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are not allowed at Dinner On The Lake, even if they are on a leash or in a pet carrier.

Can I smoke at Dinner On The Lake?

It is not allowed to smoke on the raft of Dinner On The Lake. However, on land there will be several smoking zones provided, so respect nature and only leave cigarette ends at the designated areas.

Do I have to bring sunscreen or insect repellent?

Sunscreen is recommended according to the safety norms. Insect repellent is not necessary but can always be brought just in case.

What do I wear?

Dinner On The Lake is an outdoor concept, so it might be windy or cold. Definitely keep this in mind if you have made a reservation in the evening. It is not because it is still warm at 7 p.m. that it won’t be cold at 10 p.m. So be prepared. We also wouldn’t recommend wearing high heels.

Can I visit Dinner On The Lake in a wheelchair?

Dinner On The Lake is unfortunately not wheelchair-friendly. You can only access the boat by stairs. The environment itself is not even and we try to leave nature untouched. However, we are more than willing to help where possible, so please contact us via hello@friendsandfools.be.

Is there a toilet on board?

There is no toilet available on the raft. The toilets are on land and not on board. They are accessible at all times via the water shuttle service or via the walkway.

House rules

  • We get the temptation, but it is strictly prohibited to visit the raft or any other infrastructure of Dinner On The Lake on your own initiative.
  • Smoking is only permitted in the designated smoking areas.
  • We take care of nature, so don’t leave any garbage on our locations.
  • The neighborhood residents appreciate their privacy.
  • Swimming is strictly prohibited.
  • Although we are all dog lovers, furry friends are not welcome on board. Not on a leash nor in a pet carrier.
  • We like to throw a party at Dinner On The Lake, but amplified music is not permitted on our locations as we respect the safety measures and we don’t want to interrupt the night’s rest of our neighborhood residents.

For how many people can I make a reservation?

You can book a maximum of 16 people. Each tipi counts as two people, so you cannot book for an uneven number. If you want to make a reservation for three people, you have to book 2 tipis.

How much does one night cost?

The price per tipi is 150 euros, VAT included, so you pay 75 euros per person.

At what time do I check in and check out?

Checking in at Dinner On The Lake is possible from 6 p.m., checking out should be done before 11 a.m.

Is breakfast included?

Yes, breakfast is included. We offer you a range of fresh bread, cold meat, juice, water and coffee. You pay immediately upon reservation.

What if the weather is bad?

Our tipis are resistant to bad weather conditions. We will only cancel your reservation if a storm is coming.

Can I change the date of my reservation?

You can change the date of your stay free of charge up to 14 days in advance.

Will there be electricity?

Yes, each tipi is equipped with one outlet.

Can I take a shower at Dinner On The Lake?

Yes, a shower cabin will be provided.

Are bed linen included?

Yes, you don’t have to bring bed linen, these are included.

Are towels included?

Towels are not included, we kindly ask you to bring your own.

Can I make a reservation for multiple nights?

Yes, that is definitely possible.

Can I book a night without the dinner of Dinner On The Lake?

Yes, that is allowed.

Can I order food or take away during my stay at Dinner On The Lake?

You can order food from Dinner On The Lake that is made by a local caterer. To do so, you have to order your meal beforehand via the number 015 31 88 44.

If we only book one night, can we bring our own food?

Yes, but we do not provide cookware material, a stove or a barbecue.

Will there be vegetarian and vegan alternatives?

Our menu consists of 3 options: meat, fish or a vegetarian alternative. Unfortunately, our menu does not allow us to offer a vegan alternative. Be sure to let us know in advance which menu you choose.