Whenever going here, ask for a table on the small terrace, so that you can observe the passers-by while you enjoy an enormous dish of seafrood, a never seen MIX of OYSTERS, MUSSELS, COCKELS AND GIANT SHRIMPS.
On the menu there are also BOUILLABAISSE, MUSSELS AU-GRATIN, COD, SALMON AND OTHER FISH.
Favorite Dish: You can even order PAELLA, the fantastic Spanish Dish!!!!!!
People who don't love/like fish will have to look for another place, a steakhouse or something like that..
OPEN: DAILY 11AM - MIDNIGHT
HERE TOO: MAKE RESERVATIONS......
Walking on a street full of restaurants close to Grand Place (Rue des Bouchers) I noticed a lot of fresh seafood there.
Brussels is famous for mussels (mules) which are prepared in different ways at numerous seafood restaurants. Don't miss them. Hmm... I would add french (or rather Belgian) fries and good white wine or Belgian beer to them. Btw I heard that French fries were invented in Belgium and should be called Belgium fries hehe.
Other seafood? I would love cooked or smoked salmon or famous Belgian Croquettes de crevettes ( Shrimp croquettes).
Favorite Dish: Seafood!
The interior is unique.Old fashioned tables and chairs - a corner on the left showing a picture how the restaurant was many years ago.And this corner looks still the same.
Visitors are locals and typical BXL
Favorite Dish: Seafood - and this in BXL !!
Mussels in a sauce of gallic - scampis - a good bottle of "Chateau Guibon" and a bottle of San Pellegrino - café Ristretto !
All this at table 27
"Merci de votre visite"
Near the grande place there are these back alleys that are rows and rows of restaurants, mostly seafood. I'm not a seafood fan, but apparently belgian seafood is good. Get the mules (muscles)! It is a really cool atmosphere... sorry I don't have better directions.
Take a small road from the Grand Market and you will find yourself surrounded by restaurants offereing fresh seafood and mussels. During summer you can sit outside and watch a lot of poeple and enjoy the atmosphere.
When in Brussels, you must have mussels. Firstly, it makes a great conversation starter.
Secondly, it's not too bad.
Also, you must try Frites - locals informed us that the french fry was invented in Belgium. The French stole them, and named it french fries - hang on, maybe the Americans named it french fries.
Favorite Dish: Mussels - White wine sauce
Brussels is a world city, so it is its cuisine. You can find any taste in the variety of the restaurants and the markets. Mussels are so usual, they are prepared in different ways at the seafood restaurants, which are too many in De Broukere, city's commercial centre (a fish market is close).
And this is our mini VT meeting with Suat (Suat_O.). Initially we should have met in Amsterdam but accidentially Suat happend to be in Brussels the same time we were there, so he gave me a call and we met. On the pic we are sitting in one of the restaurants on Rue des Bouchers and devouring huge tray of seafood, though Suat drank only beer and kept on saying the he was already full. Probably he was scared by looking at us and seeing how severe we treated these innosent sea creatures??? ;)))
From left: Suat, me and two of my friends (Nastya and Ella).
Favorite Dish: SEAFOOD!!!!!
Belgium and also Brussels is known for the great food available.
At the Oude Graanmarkt you can enjoy especial the seafood served by street vendors at the corners.
This is a great place to stop and have a really good meal.
Rue des Bouchers is a narrow street full of restaurants serving mainly fish and other local specialities! Great atmosphere!
A tiny cosy restaurant not far from the Grand-Place and serving succulent lobsters and fish dishes!
Without doubt the place to be is The Rue des Bouchers (the butchers street), here you'll find a lot of excellent restaurants, here you can eat a decent meal for a not so expensive price.
Favorite Dish: Look for restaurants where the locals frequent - though it might be hard to distinguish them from tourists. Just look for the ones without cameras, hehe...
It would be hard to miss the offerings of moules & frites. Even on a Sunday afternoon this restaurant was busy.
Favorite Dish: Mussels, when they are in season, are a true Belgian delight. They come in many varieties, and a splendid with a good white wine or Belgian beer.