Restaurants

Top Choice French in St-Gilles, Ixelles & Uccle

Bouchery

Using locally sourced and organic ingredients, award-winning chef Damien Bouchéry puts his own twist on French cooking with veal tartare and grilled nectarines, and chickpea fries, among the delicate dishes to grace…
Top Choice Cafe in Royal Quarter

Laurent Gerbaud

A bright and welcoming cafe with big picture windows that’s perfect for lunch, coffee or hot chocolate if you’re between museums. Don’t leave without trying the wonderful chocolates, which count as healthy eating in…
Top Choice French in Grand Place & Îlot Sacré

Comme Chez Soi

The name evokes cooking just like ‘at home’, but unless you have a personal chef crafting North Sea lobster salad with black truffles and potatoes, sole fillets with Riesling and shrimp mousseline or perhaps spicy l…
Top Choice Mezze in St-Gilles, Ixelles & Uccle

ÖTAP

ÖTAP chef Paul-Antoine Bertin serves small seasonal plates with natural wines and expertly presented cocktails. Expect anything from Iberico ham rolls to smoky, stuffed courgette flowers and warm Breton artichokes w…
Top Choice Brasserie in Grand Place & Îlot Sacré

Arcadi

The jars of preserves, beautiful cakes and fruit tarts at this classic and charming bistro entice plenty of Brussels residents, as do well-priced meals such as lasagne and steak, all served nonstop by courteous staf…
Top Choice Deli in Royal Quarter

Claire Fontaine

Just off Place du Grand Sablon, this is a tiny but atmospheric tile-floored épicerie, fragrant with spices and home-cooked dishes – there’s a small kitchen at the back. It's perfect for a nutritious and filling take…
Top Choice Seafood in Grand Place & Îlot Sacré

Mer du Nord

Well-reputed fishmonger’s window catering to a wide cross-section of Brussels folk plus assorted visitors – place your order and when it’s ready your name is called by bar staff with a brass megaphone. Eat standing …
Top Choice Middle Eastern in St-Gilles, Ixelles & Uccle

Kitchen 151

Standing at a culinary crossroads, Kitchen 151 offers a whole world of flavours from the Middle East. Drag thick, fluffy pitas through velvety hummus, or gorge on a veggie burger made with pumpkin, Portobello mushro…
Top Choice Vegan in Royal Quarter

TICH

A vegan canteen-cum-concept store, TICH sells organic groceries and vegetarian-friendly cookbooks alongside its açai bowls, cold-pressed juices and avocado on toast topped with fennel and pickled red onions. It even…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Grand Place & Îlot Sacré

MOK

MOK serves some of the capital’s best coffee and offers a wide range of vegan-inspired recipes prepared by Josefien Smets – think crispy tofu and pickled cucumber sandwiches or the legendary avocado toast. A big pic…