Sophisticated yet relaxed at Conservatorium Brasserie

The Conservatorium owes its namesake to the original purpose of the building – a music institution turned into luxury hotel. The building is just spectacular and it hosts few restaurants (the Japanese Taiko is also located here( and a couple of nice shops including a Havana cigar distributor with humidor incorporated. The Brasserie is the more modest dining option as compared to the Michelin-starred Tunes, but is nevertheless a great place, with nice and organic choices, some local favourites such as the stampoot or the Dutch shrimps, and a very very good lobster. The service could be better and most importantly faster, but if one is not in a hurry the architecture, the high ceilings and the amiable ambiance are all to be enjoyed. Pricey but worth it.