Top Choice Belgian in Brussels

L’Idiot du Village

Booking ahead is essential to secure a table at this colourful, cosy restaurant, secluded on a little side street near the Place du Jeu-de-Balle flea market. Dishes are rich and aromatic and portions plentiful cons…
Top Choice French in Brussels


Enchanting old-world restaurant near the eponymous church, featuring gingham tablecloths, walls jammed with framed pictures and authentic dishes from France’s southwestern and Basque regions, notably cassoulet, Péri…
Top Choice Deli in Brussels

Cremerie De Linkebeek

Brussels’ best fromagerie was established in 1902 and retains its original glazed tiles. It still stocks a beguiling array of cheeses, which you can also try on crunchy baguettes with fresh salad, wrapped in blue-an…
Top Choice Fusion in Brussels


In an airy white space on this street to watch, Henri concocts tangy fusion dishes such as tuna with ginger, soy and lime, artichokes with scampi, lime and olive tapenade, or Argentine fillet steak in parsley. There…
Top Choice French in Brussels


It may be only a stone’s throw from Rue des Bouchers, but this timeless bistro with its lace curtains, resident cat, marble-topped tables and magnificent wrought-iron lamp feels a world away. They’ve been producing …
Top Choice French in Brussels


This long-established Franco-Belgian restaurant is popular with a discerning EU crowd. The decor is rather dark and conservative, but the classic and traditional French cooking is always reliable.
Top Choice Brasserie in Brussels


The jars of preserves, beautiful cakes and fruit tarts of this classic and charming bistro entice plenty of Brussels residents, as do well-priced meals like lasagne and steak, all served nonstop by courteous staff. …
Top Choice Health Food in Brussels

Soul Food

With an intimate informal atmosphere, tiled floors and homey decor, Soul Food is a distinctly different dinner stop on the edge of the Marolles, ideal if Belgian food is beginning to weigh you down. The fusion food …
Seafood in Brussels

Aux Armes de Bruxelles

In a street where dining is a minefield of mussel places, this elegant eatery is where locals come to get treated like royalty and to eat fantastic seafood. The oysters are the freshest around, and for mains try any…
Belgian in Brussels

Chez Léon

This long-time tourist favourite serves the original ‘Mussels from Brussels’, and makes a good place to try them if you don’t mind that portions (mostly 850g) are somewhat small by Belgian standards. Rooms are sprea…