Top Choice Health Food in Royal Quarter

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 …
Top Choice French in Grand Palace & Îlot Sacré


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 Brasserie in Grand Palace & Îlot Sacré


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 such as lasagne and steak, all served nonstop by courteous staf…
Top Choice French in Saint-Gilles, Ixelles & Uccle


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 Grand Palace & Îlot Sacré

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 Grand Palace & Îlot Sacré


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 Belgian in Royal Quarter

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 EU Quarter & Etterbeek


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.
Vegetarian in Saint-Gilles, Ixelles & Uccle

Hortense & Humus

With a Sistine Chapel style ceiling and gold rimmed furniture, H&H is a real treat that serves haute vegetarian cuisine like salt-crust baked swede with roasted Jerusalem artichoke and shiitake mushrooms and che…
Brasserie in Brussels

Bel Mundo

As Brussels’ most sustainable restaurant, Bel Mundo makes scrumptious, affordable dishes using seasonal vegetables from its organic backyard garden and unsold supermarket items in a bid for zero food waste. The furn…