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Welcome to Soto

by Peter de Clercq

The outdoors connects, delights and enriches. Soto means 'outdoors' in Japanese. The name stands for stylish and functional barbecues and outdoor objects that create charming moments of togetherness. Barbecue king Peter De Clercq puts his 30 years of experience to use in putting together a unique range that unites all the good things of outdoor life. It is his ardent desire to bring people together in comfort around good food - and the accompanying aperitif, the right wine and the appropriate digestive - and beautiful objects. Soto transforms your outdoor space into an oasis of conviviality, cosiness and well-being. Soto is much more than a shop. It is an outdoor concept, aimed at spending time together, sharing experiences and relaxing... Life begins outside!

Life begins outside

Living outside, meeting outside, barbecuing outside. That is Soto in all its purity. Peter De Clercq selects an exquisite range that elevates outdoor living to an art: from the highest-quality charcoal, gas or electric barbecues, to elegant and high-quality garden furniture, to luxurious garden decoration and everything for an attractively laid table. With its wide range, Soto illustrates how versatile outdoor living can be all year round. At Soto, you can count on the expertise of Peter De Clercq, which not only allows you to choose the barbecue or grill that suits you best, but also to learn how to master the fire like a true barbecue master. Soto gladly invites you to share the passion you experience when entering this establishment with family and friends at home.


Cutting boards

Is your BBQ not running at all? Ask Peter!

to take care of your winter BBQ

Physical shop closes on 29 December 2023.

With a mix of emotions, I want to let you know that I am closing the chapter of the pop-up story in Knokke to explore new adventures. It was a fantastic journey made possible by the incredible support of you, my valued customers.

Although we are saying goodbye to our pop-up location, I am pleased to announce that our online shop,, will continue to exist. You can still enjoy the wonderful selection of products you know and love, right from the comfort of your own home.

I would like to express my sincere thanks to all of you for your loyal visits, sharing stories and memories and supporting us during this trip. You have made Sotos Knokke what it is, and I am eternally grateful for your support.

Although we are closing this one chapter, that does not mean the book is closed. On the contrary, I look forward to keeping you updated on the new initiatives and adventures ahead. Keep following us as there are many more exciting things to discover.

Again, thank you for everything, and I look forward to welcoming you back to Sotos Knokke in the future, be it online or at another venue.

With warm greetings,

Peter De Clercq