Ostend 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…
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…
Cafe in Ostend

Bistro Beau-Site

Atmosphere-wise, this is a class apart from anything else on the seafront. This small arty cafe has art deco touches, a communal farmhouse table, jazz tinkling on the stereo and art books to peruse. Upstairs are win…
Bistro in Ostend

Belle de Jour

Ostend isn't known for its trendiness, but this little cafe with pared-down decor, a mosaic floor and old-school furniture hits the mark. The menu features Italian influences and plenty of seafood; the Belle de Jour…
Fast Food in Ostend

Frituur Franky

Lovers of the humble fry are spoiled for choice at this frituur (chip shop). There's a little bit of extra-everything about Franky's that singles it out from the crowd.
International in Ostend


Despite the splashes of hot pink on the street terrace, this is a fashion-conscious lounge-restaurant. Its kitchen covers a gamut of culinary styles from Thai to Mexican.
Cafe in Ostend

Tea Room Benny

There's nothing fancy about Benny but there's something about this fabulously frozen-in-time cafe a few blocks back from the beach that beckons you slide into a booth for a coffee and cake or a milkshake and a meal,…