In 2009, Sofie and Matthieu open their restaurant ‘Table d’Amis’ at Walle on the edge of the city of Kortrijk. The concept is simple: gastronomic food in a friendly environment, in a framework free of all redundancies. Very fast, the restaurant grows into a real reference. In 2013, Matthieu achieves the title Jonge topchef van Vlaanderen, Young top chef of Flanders, and the restaurant is awarded with 17/20 in Gault Millau and a star in the Michelin guide. In 2014, Table d’Amis was called vegetables restaurant of the year.
Due to roadworks at Walle, the restaurant definitively moves to the Oude Dekenij in the centre of Kortrijk, next to the church of Saint Martin.
In Weekend Knack Pieter Van Doveren described the new restaurant and the kitchen as ‘a confident cooking style, pure, without nonsense, on the basis of products specific to the region and with balanced dishes that explode with taste. The cook is well on his way to become the best cook of Belgium.’
A little while later, the following comment was published in De Standaard: ‘Matthieu Beudaert belongs to the club of the best cooks of this country. Without charging the usual entrance fee. From the first bite to the last cookie … it was a feast of refinement and quasi perfection.’ (Bruno Vanspauwen)
In the new 2016 Michelin guide the restaurant was again awarded a Michelin star.