Restaurants in Brussels

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Brussels is home to exotic and local flavours, making it a foodie's dream
A melting pot of cultures and culinary flavours, the restaurants in Brussels feature not only French foodie flair but also Dutch and German influences, creating a dynamic dining scene for those who love their food.

Seafood, especially mussels, is popular in Belgian cuisine and it’s not uncommon to find plenty of it on menus in Brussels. Beer flows freely in the city and is used in many dishes too. Belgian waffles and chocolate are world-renowned and are also not to be missed.

Restaurants are sprinkled generously across the city and wherever they are expats will be sure to find an eatery to suit their tastes. The de Broukére district is the place to head for trendier, more upmarket restaurants, while The Grand Place is always a good place to dine and watch the world go by. Service charges are usually included in the bill but it's also appropriate to reward great service with an extra tip.

Some of the most popular restaurants in Brussels are listed below.

Restaurants in the Grand Place area


Aux Armes De Bruxelles
Address: 13 Rue des Bouchers
This legendary restaurant was established in 1921 and serves the freshest mussels and the best French fries in all of Brussels.

Comme Chez Soi
Address: 23 Place Rouppe
An impressive eatery serving exceptional haute cuisine of the highest quality in a warm and welcoming Art Nouveau-inspired setting.

Chez Leon
Address: 18 Rue des Bouchers
Masters in Belgian fare, Chez Leon is renowned for its delicious mussel dishes and mouth-watering stews, and has been a part of the city's food scene since 1893.

Restaurants in Ixelles


Les Brassins
Address: 36 Rue Keyenveld
A favourite with the locals, Les Brassins serves hearty traditional Belgian food and boasts a variety of over 50 Belgian brews. Patrons often remark favourably on the generous portion sizes. 

La Quincaillerie
Address: 45 Edelknaapstraat/Rue du Page
La Quincaillerie is known for its fabulous food served in industrial decor. The restaurant sources fresh food from the source at its own farm and prides itself on ethical and sustainable cooking.

Restaurants in Saint-Gilles


La Porteuse d’Eau
Address: 48 Avenue Jean Volders
A beautiful art deco restaurant that not only stuns patrons with amazing decor but keeps them coming back for more with delectable Belgian cuisine and selection of over 70 Belgian beers.

La Braise
Address: 32 Rue de Moscou
An intimate restaurant that will make any meat lover happy. An open grill provides the necessary entertainment and people tend to stay long into the night hours to converse over a glass of wine or to ask William the chef his barbecue secrets.

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