Eat & Drink Brussels

Here we present a few suggestions:


Restaurants (nice, affordable and central)


Fin de Siecle

Rue des Chartreux 9 (in the center, right next to Greenwich where we are having the conference dinner).

Cousin: Belgium

Be there early, it gets busy, so you will have to wait in the line to get a table, no reservations, not a good idea to go in a big group.


Amadeo Brussels

Sint-Katelijnestraat 26

Cousin: all you can eat ribs, plus some other thing


Noordzee — La Mer du Nord

Rue Ste Catherine 45

Cousin: Seafood place

More like a kiosk, you get your food and eat it standing outside on the high tables. Not open for dinner, just lunch.



Rue des Grands Carmes 10

Cuisine: Etiopian



Sint-Katelijneplein 4 

Cousin: Gourmet burgers



Rue Antoine Dansaert 20

Cuisine: Moroccan


Friteries (places to get typical Belgium fries – sometimes incorrectly called French fries :-) )


- The best places are usually not in the central pentagon. The two places which are the most often pronounced the best fries in Brussels are:


Maison Antoine

Place Jourdan 1 (Etterbeek) 


Frit Flagey

Place Eugène Flagey (Ixelles)


- However there are some places in the center which sometimes end up on the lists of the best fries:



Henri Maus Straat 49, De Beurs (next to the Stock exchange building)


Friterie Tabora

Address: rue Tabora 2 (very close to Fritland)


Fritkots at the place de la Chapelle

Place de la Chapelle (next to the church Notre-Dame de la Chapelle)






Impasse de la Fidélité 4 (next to the statue of Jeanneke Pis)

Have more then 2000 types as recorded in the The Guinness Book of Records.


A la morte subite

Rue Montagne-aux-Herbes Potagères 7



Rue du Chêne 5 (next to Manneken Pis)


Moeder Lambic Fontainas

Fontainasplein 8


- Off the beaten track (more normal bars, which still have nice atmosphere and large list of beers, usually not too crowded)

Café Kafka

Visverkopersstraat / Rue des Poissonniers 21

Café Merlo

Quai aux Briques 80, next to Sainte-Catherine