Brussels being the administrative capital of the European Union, also offers a variety of restaurants with choices of all types of cuisines in the world.
This place has been active for nearly 30 years and an important networking location for business and leisure travelers. A restaurant that is worth visiting for its Indian cuisine, made especially for its distinguished customers. Food preparations of all tastes are available but the preferred one is Indian. Service with Indian warmth and the additional choice of being able to be serve in French, English, Dutch, Hindi, Urdu or in the Bangla language. The cuisine offers delicious meals for all kinds of people, vegetarians and non-vegetarians, Spicy, medium and mild seasoning food lovers.
Address: Rue de la fourche 38,1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 219 59 54
Fax: +32 2 219 59 54
Website: Bombay Inn
Located beyond the city centre of Brussels, this sophisticated restaurant offers innovative dishes with a difference. The well known chef, Christophe Hardiquest has worked in many of Brussels’ top restaurants. The menu changes regularly offering new and surprising dishes which come from the freshest ingredients and flavours, influenced by the Mediterranean. The meat and fish dishes are especially delicious, complemented by a unique side order.
Address: 93 rue des Carmelites, Uccle, Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 346 66 15
This restaurant is situated in the St Gilles area of Brussels. This is a family run restaurant which gives it a very humble feel and welcoming atmosphere. The chef is French, Marc Louradour, who is responsible for all the cooking whilst his wife serves up the customers. The specialities at the restaurant include a leg of lamb and duck breasts complemented by side dishes of vegetables and sauces. It is not the most extravagant of places but certainly holds a respectable reputation amongst the locals.
Address: 58 rue Bosquet, Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 544 13 15
Specializing in the Belgian cuisine, one must visit this place to taste authentic Belgium food. Most suited for group bookings.
Address: Galerie des Princes, 1, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 511 6151, +322 514 5597
Fax: +32 2 513 41 58
Website: Restaurant de L'Ogenblik
A very famous French restaurant in the city situated near the Grand-Place. The menu keeps on changing often to vary the tastes and also according to the season. However, sautéed lobster with truffles and chanterelles and roast saddle of lamb, are available almost all of the time and are the most favored main course. Reservations are a must here.
Address: 23, Pl Rouppe, near Grand-Place, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 512 29 21
Fax: +32 2 511 80 52
Website: Comme Chez Soi
This restaurant is one of the trendier places to be spotted in. Situated amongst the expensive designer shops in Ste Catherine & St Géry, this location definitely justifies its superiority. The restaurant has a modern and colourful interior making it a very attractive dining option. Portions of food rotate around the bar area and are colour coded. This is definitely one of the most unique restaurants in Brussels and the international cuisine is superb, make sure you try the octopus or boar carpaccio.
Address: 19 rue Antoine Dansaert, Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 02 503 03 30
This restaurant is popular among the locals. Though the place is not that big in size, the food it serves is really tasty. It has a traditional sitting arrangement with wood paneling and walls of storage drawers designed in gorgeous Art Nouveau style by Victor Horta's students. The menu includes a seafood platter, oysters, baked ham and duck with lime.
Address: Rue du Page 45, 1050, Brussels, Belgium
Tel: + 32 2 533 98 33
Fax: +32 2 539 40 95
Website: La Quincaillerie
This minimalist restaurant is simple and a pleasant place to sit – relax and eat. The menu card includes asparagus risotto with seared tuna steak, chicken ravioli with basil and parmesan, and lobster and shrimp lasagna with a light ginger sauce.
Address: 812a de la Chaussée d’Alsemberg 1180, Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 332 37 74
Fax: +32 2 323 17 40
This is a refined gourmet restaurant, decorated in wooden paneling and beams. It offers a Belgian and French cuisine, such as faisan roti a la Brabanconne, waterzooi de homard, veal sauteed with fresh wild mushrooms and tournedos with green peppercorns. Also some fine chicken and fish dishes are available.
Address: 2, Rue Charles Buls 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 511 82 44
Fax: +32 2 514 31 48
Website: La Maison du Cygne
This is one of the popular restaurants in Brussels. It is fully decorated with hardwood floors, leather banquettes, and polished wood and stone tables. The menu includes Asian dishes like dim sum and sushi with Moroccan couscous, Lyon sausage, sliced ostrich filets with mango and green pepper, and Belgian specialties like waterzooi. On some special days, live piano music is played.
Address: Rue Notre-Dame du Sommeil 12-20, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 502 25 25
Website: La Manufacture
Shanti offers pure vegetarian food for veggie lovers. Mixed vegetable and tofu dishes, Eggplant with Ricotta cheese in a tomato basil sauce are some of the specialties of this restaurant. The exotic floral arrangements with green plants all around make the atmosphere very pleasant.
Address: 68 Avenue Adolphe Buyl, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 649 40 96
Located near the Grand’ Place, this restaurant attracts many tourists but it is also popular with the locals, implying it has a good reputation. This is a classic Belgian restaurant with attractive decor, a traditional menu, however, with a modern touch. Filled with crowds of chatty food lovers, Belga Queen is especially well known for its sea food oyster bar. This restaurant can get very busy at the weekends so it is wise to book in advance.
Address: 32 rue de Fosse aux Loups, Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 02 217 21 87
Only visit this restaurant if you are fond of mushrooms because it is said that every dish on the menu consists of this ingredient and this is no joke. The Chef has developed an obsession with experimenting with different possibilities involving his love of mushrooms. He has clearly done very well as people come from all over Europe to try his fascinating food menu. If you do like mushrooms then do visit this unique restaurant which is situated in the St Gilles area of the city of Brussels. The menu also changes daily so you are in for a surprise every time.
Address: 103 chaussée d’ Alsemberg, Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 02 534 13 03
This is a famous dining house, decorated with simple and modern décor which attracts the locals as well as tourists. The place is popular for its mussels, frites and seafood dishes.
Address: Beenhouwersstraat 18, 1000 Brussel, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 513 08 48, +32 2 511 14 15
Website: Chez Leon
This is a cosy restaurant with a generous menu consisting of Indian, Moroccan, Lebanese and Bangladeshi dishes. It may not be the most stylish restaurant but it is certainly very friendly and has a relaxing atmosphere. It attracts a very multicultural crowd, and as it is fairly close to the Grand’ Place it also draws many tourists. The prices are very reasonable.
Address: 65 rue de l’Ecuyer, Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 02 513 93 70
Located on the old Waterloo road, an amazing place that serves Mexican food. The menu includes buffet stocked with oysters, crab claws, a variety of beers and wines.
Address: Chaussee de Waterloo 782, Ukkel, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 375 41 44
A Thai food restaurant with a pleasant atmosphere, decorated with beautiful floral arrangements, deep yellow lighting and colourful painted walls. It serves tasty Thai dishes. The Salmon Curry with spices is the speciality of this restaurant.
Address: 1120 Chaussee de Waterloo, 1180 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 374 49 62
Fax: +32 2 375 44 68
Website: Blue Elephant
Located in the EU Quarter of Brussels this restaurant is suitable for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Kafeneio has not been around for long but has rapidly become one of the most popular lunch spots for the young professionals in the area. The meze buffet is especially favoured here, with approximately 50 dishes to decide upon you will be spoilt for choice. This restaurant is also suitable for a quick snack and a coffee.
Address: 134 rue Stevin, Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 02 231 55 55