Brussels Restaurants


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  • Although Brussels does not disappoint in its well known waffle, chocolate and beer selection, the city's blend of French and Flemish cuisine makes for some of the best food in Europe even outside of the waffled persuasion.

    Like many metropolitan centers in Europe, Brussels has its fair share of overpriced tourist traps, offering tasty but expensive moules frites (mussels) and gaufres (Brussels waffles). These are particularly prevalent in Rue des Bouchers-Beenhouwerstraat, just north of the Grand Palace, where wait staff and owners will attempt to lure you inside to often overpriced, bland cuisine. The moules and other seafood options are sometimes worth the price in this area, but the crowds can also be a deterrent.

    Smaller cafés, bars and brasseries on side streets and farther away from the Rue des Bouchers are your best bets for partaking in typical Belgian and tasty international dishes without feeling as if you've been pick pocketed. Look for Jacques and other terrific shops near Place Sainte-Catherine for some of the best moules and seafood bistros in the city. For terrific Thai, Vietnamese and Indian food, find your way to the Bourse Jules Van Praetstraat, a burgeoning street for Asian cuisine. Brussels also has some of the best fritkots, or fry shops in Europe, where you can purchase affordable paper cones full of fried deliciousness. Remember - there aren't French fries in Brussels, only frites. Other affordable stops include local kebab shops, pizzerias and glaciers for crepes and ice cream.

    Of course, for dessert, you have your pick of any local chocolate shop (although some are shockingly expensive) or sweet waffles, like the gaufre de Liége or Luikse wafel, with caramelized sugar. Keep an eye out for more inexpensive shops, or if you're willing to spend extra for some of the best-quality chocolate in the world, try Wittamer shops, which can be found on the Place du Grand Sablon-Grote Zavel Plein.


    quai aux Briques 44
    Baksteenkaai 44

    Value on the Fish Market... read more

    Wittamer Pâtissier

    place du Grand Sablon 12
    Grote Zavel 12

    The Sweetest Thing... read more

    La Maison du Cygne

    rue Charles Buls 2
    Karel Bulsstraat 2

    Elegance Overlooking Grand Place... read more

    Aux Armes de Bruxelles

    rue des Bouchers 13
    Beenhouwersstraat 13

    Traditional Cuisine/ Tourist Neighbourhood...
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    Comme chez soi

    place Rouppe 23
    Off av. de Stalingrad

    Kitchen Dining in Brussels' Finest... read more

    Scheltema (Le)

    rue des Dominicains 7
    Predikherenstraat 7

    Some of the Best Seafood in Town... read more

    't Kelderke

    Grand Place 15

    Amazing Restaurant at Grand Place... read more

    Villa Lorraine

    Av. du Vivier d'Oie 75

    Grande Porte (La)

    rue du Notre Seigneur 9
    off of rue Blaes

    Filling Cuisine... read more

    Spinnekopke (In 't )

    place du Jardin-aux-Fleurs 1
    Bloemenhofplein 1

    Great Cuisine à La Bière... read more

    Brasserie Rose Blanche (La)

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    Place Grand-Place 11

    Fine Belgian Dining... read more

    The Wood

    Avenue de Florelaan 3-4
    Bois de la Cambre

    Garden Restaurant... read more


    rue du Bailli 90

    Modern French... read more

    Muntstraat, 3000 Leuven

    Muntstraat, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

    Coffee - Link

    Tiensestraat 129, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

    Brusselsestraat, 3000 Leuven

    Brusselsestraat, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

    Naamsestraat, 3000 Leuven

    Naamsestraat, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

    De Margriet

    Bruul 52

    De Margriet

    Bruul 52, 2800 Mechelen, Belgium

    Coffee - Link

    Tiensestraat 129

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