Belgian Coast restaurants

Top Choice Bistro in Ostend

Wijnbistro Di Vino

The product of one man's hard work, this intimate candlelit wine-bistro reflects its owner's passion for food and wine. The menu is simple (fish or meat), seasonal, well priced and executed, and paired expertly with…
Top Choice Seafood in De Panne

Julia Fish & Oyster Bar

This acclaimed restaurant – run by the fourth-generation, female-led fishmongers Mare Nostrum – secures its own supply of fresh seafood daily. If you love the humble bivalve, or are impartial to ceviche or perch and…
Top Choice European in Knokke-Heist

Cuines 33

Leave it to the chef in this compact, airy bistro where the food is a work of art, crafted from the freshest ingredients of the day. Choose from set lunch or evening tapas menus, pick a cocktail and enjoy the experi…
Top Choice Cafe in De Haan


Moment! serves up some of the best breakfasts on the coast. They do big English breakfasts as well as more traditional continental fare. There's waffles, eggs and excellent lunches too.
Bistro in Knokke-Heist

Bistro Marie

Lesser known than Knokke's other upmarket offerings, Bistro Marie serves beautifully prepared meals in equally classy surrounds, just a block back from the beach.
Bistro in De Haan

Bistro Villa Julia

Set in a beautiful historical villa and terrace, Bistro Villa Julia offers Flemish fine dining, with meals prepared from fresh local ingredients.
Brasserie in Ostend

’t Zeezotje

Floor-to-ceiling glass and masses of outdoor seating – including an easily missed upper-floor balcony – draw in tourist diners, as do the English-language menus, good prices and late-serving kitchen. Pizzas and past…
Cafe in Ostend


Although the loveable art nouveau corner shopfront which houses it has seen many incarnations, Albrecht is a relative newcomer on the Ostend cafe-dining scene. It's off to a cracking start. It has good breakfasts an…
European in Ostend

Agua del Mar

This business-casual restaurant features imaginative mussel-shell-mosaics, and the arc of its raised terrace surveys the western beaches. The upmarket menu includes scallop risotto, lobster with asparagus, and duck …
Brasserie in Ostend

Den Artiest

The tables of this casual brasserie are arranged on different levels within a spacious high-roofed hall to quite an effect. Long brass-tube lamps and fun knick-knacks provide atmosphere, while ultra-generous meals a…