Places to eat in Brussels

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    Le Cochon d'Or: Not too Great

    by cleocat Written Jan 22, 2015

    The service was quite pathetic. The restaurants were all quite busy, but this one has space. Should have known something was wrong. The waiter's English wasn't too good, but seeing it is a French/Flemish speaking country that is fine.

    The restaurant is quite small, but it took forever for the food to come. When we arrived some Italian people were complaining because they had to wait so long.

    Favorite Dish: Nothing. Gary ordered medium steak that was too rare. I had Paella which was ok but some of the calamari piece were so rubbery that you couldn't chew it. I complained about that and the owner/manager offered us some free drinks, which wasn't nice at all. That didn't help.

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    Taverne du Passage: Skip it!

    by MM212 Updated Jan 6, 2015

    On our first day in Brussels, only a couple of hours after arrival, we stumbled upon Taverne du Passage after glancing at several other unappealing lunch possibilities. We liked this one because of the white table cloth and the classic and eternal looking dining room, which led us to believe it would have to be an institution with good food to survive (it is located within les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert). Sadly, we were very disappointed with our food, even though I only ordered a simple escalope viennoise, which came out excessively greasy. It is our fault for not researching a lunch place in advance...

    Classic dining room, Dec 2014
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    Pizzeria Napoli: Central Pizza

    by antistar Written Aug 6, 2014

    This place does not look special. Scruffy, aging, partially hand-written menus lie on wobbly tables pushing out into Marche aux Herbes, just behind the main square. But the pizza here was actually really good, and at a price that is very reasonable given the location.

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    Restobieres: Everything cooked in beer

    by adelinemmc Updated May 12, 2014

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    This restaurant is now very popular, it has expanded since my last visit a few years ago (I think they moved a few doors down) and the service is clearly suffering. Big groups in particular might find the service very slow.

    These are good value with choices such as schrimp croquettes or snails for starters, rabbit, steak, salmon for mains, all cooked in different types of beers.

    The food was generally very good. The waterzoi (chicken in cream sauce) was very tasty and a big portion; the rabbit stew is outstanding and bursting with flavours.

    Many different beers available in bottles, a few choices on taps.

    Favorite Dish: The dessert Sabayon a la Kriek is out of this world! It's a light creme anglaise whipped with cherry-flavour beer into an airy almost mousse-like delight.

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    La Papaye Verte: Thai food in town

    by Gyppo Updated Mar 23, 2014

    This restaurant looks slightly shabbier than the one next door, but has slightly better food so I tend to go here. It has the usual range of Thai food you'd expect - meats, fish and a handful of vegetarian choices.

    The service is fine, but tails off a bit when it's busy (fair enough) as there's usually only one cook and one waiter. The food is freshly prepared (sometimes on a neighbouring table!).

    Favorite Dish: Green vegetable curry - it's made with these caper-like flower buds which really soak up the spice. My friend really enjoyed her fish pad thai time we were there.

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    Yaki: Thai-Viet in big portions

    by Gyppo Written Mar 23, 2014

    A small restaurant with only about 30 covers. The food is mainly Thai, with some Vietnamese and Japanese. In addition to the named dishes, they do pad thai, fried rice, white rice, sukiyaki and red, yellow and green curry with various meats, fishes or vegetables. Big portions - one of my friends only had a starter and it was pretty substantial; my main meal was very filling. Décor is the usual Buddhas and river scenes. Staff started out by completely ignoring us (a common theme of Brussels restaurants), but warmed up. Thai, Vietnamese and Belgian beers; we didn't try the wine which was unnamed red, white, rose or lychee. No napkins, which was a little odd.

    Favorite Dish: I had the egg fried rice with tofu. It was good after adding a little Sriracha!

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    Tartine et Moi et Pâtes et Vous: Fresh sandwiches

    by Gyppo Written Mar 5, 2014

    Tartine et Moi et Pâtes et Vous is a quirkily named little sandwich shop. As well as the name, it's also notable for the slightly macabre Pinocchio hanging from the sign. We use these guys to cater for our meetings, sometimes. They do a range of quiches and pasta, plus freshly made sandwiches with the usual fish, meat and cheese fillings.

    Favorite Dish: I like a blue cheese, apple and walnut sandwich from here. Very rich.

    Wishes feet on floor before becoming a real boy.

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    TradiNatura: Slow food...

    by Gyppo Written Feb 23, 2014

    This restaurant sells a wide variety of food, from basic pastas and salads to quiches and galettes and on to African dishes. The restaurant focuses on eco-friendly food and has a lot of choice for vegetarians. It also specialises in ice cream and smoothies/milkshakes.

    The service is very slow and it takes an age to arrive, but when it does, most of it is worth the wait.

    The restaurant's interior is a bit bland, with your classic National Geographic pictures on the wall and music to match.

    Disabled people - please note the toilets are down quite steep stairs.

    Favorite Dish: The ice cream is great, and comes in a lot of flavours you either don't often get anywhere (eg violet), or in Brussels (mint choc chip!). Milkshakes are good too, but you don't get much for the money, sadly.

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    SMOODS: Eating in Hotel Bloom

    by gordonilla Written Feb 22, 2014

    I arrived at the hotel later than expected after going straight to the meeting at the offices of Stibbe. It was wet and cold, and I did not feel like leaving the hotel.

    Thus I ate at SMOODS!

    Favorite Dish: wonderful steak!

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    Mamma Roma: Pizza with scissors

    by Gyppo Written Feb 22, 2014

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    Mamma Roma is a chain of pizza places with six restaurants in Brussels (which now, brilliantly, does delivery). You choose your pizza types from the range available which changes fairly regularly, and they cut a bit off with scissors. You're then charged for the weight of pizza; they cook it for you. It's great for sharing as you can pick a few types between you.

    At lunch time, they offer a deal of 2 slices of pizza and a glass of wine/soft drink for €8, which is great value.

    Favorite Dish: The potato and truffle pizza bianca is delicious, but sells out quickly. Get at least one of these if you can!

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    Mikonos: Cheap Greece

    by solopes Updated Jan 1, 2014

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    Close to Grand Place there are many restaurants, matching all level of prices. Wishing a cheap light lunch we choose this Greek restaurant, that didn't disappoint us. Greek food, reasonable presentation, lively ambiance and a decent price.

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    Polat: Too "African"

    by solopes Updated Jan 1, 2014

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    Looking for a cheap restaurant close to Europe area, we entered this snack, because it seemed to have small portions of individual snacks, and that was exactly what one of us wanted. Well, they had it, we had our cheapest meal in Belgium, but... The smells were too maghrebian for our tastes. Not their fault - we could imagine it from outside - but... we risked.

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    Le Cirio: Classic place at the Beurs

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 15, 2013

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    Le Cirio was founded in 1886 by the Italian Francesco Cirio as a shop for Italian specialities. After more than 100 years the location still is home to many original pieces of shop history; like the washrooms.

    The setting is cosy and on warmer days you can enjoy the terrace too.

    The fresh Belgium waffels are recommended!

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    Rugbyman #2: Seafood restaurant

    by ATLC Written May 6, 2013

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    There are a whole lot of seafood restaurants on the Quai aux Briques and we chose this one because it has a nice 3 course lunch menu for 23 euro.
    The restaurant overlooks a lovely square flanked by the St. Catherine's church. The metro stop is about 50 metres away and the Grand Place perhaps 10 minute walk.

    On a sunny day, it is wonderful to enjoy lunch outside.
    The service is excellent, almost classic with real linen on the table.
    When outside, it's also fun to watch people while you eat.

    We did not have time to enjoy the ultimate luxury of other seafood such as lobster. I did eye my neighbour's plate and it looked really good.

    Favorite Dish: The 3 course lunch menu for 23 euro was a starter of shrimp croquette or fish soup. Both of good quality ingredients and well made.
    Main was a generous fish brochette (skewer) on top of some sauteed leek, onion and carrot with a garlic mayonaise and potato gratin.
    For dessert either a sorbet or chocolate mousse. The mousse turned out to be a white and a dark chocolate mousse with a vanilla sauce (real vanilla!). Interestingly, the dark chocolate mousse and vanilla sauce were hardly sweet at all. Very nice against the sweet white chocolate.
    With coffee we could help ourselves to some delicious wafer thin cookies. Very tempting.

    Including wine, soda and coffee we paid 62.50 euro.

    Chocolate mousse  - Fish skewer - Fish soup - Shrimp croquette - The Quai aux Briques, Brussels
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    Mi figue Mi Raisin: Friendly, home style Cafe Mediterranean Style

    by cochinjew Updated Jan 31, 2013

    Run by an eclectic italo-spanish-portugese family whose children are attending Flemish schools.
    Extremely welcoming
    Free Wi Fi
    I stop by in the morning for a nice cup of coffee
    in the european quartiers which used to be Italian quartiers in the past

    Favorite Dish: in the morning, I would have a cup of coffee and a croissant or pain au chocolat

    there is a lunch buffet as well which are all homemade vegetarian dishes even though there might some fish or chicken dishes but mainly vegetables.

    Each time I go there, we talk, in Spanish, of course about various things which has nothing to do with coffee. this is truly a family run coffee shop and a cosy welcoming one

    closes at 4 pm.

    Friendly welcome, Buon Giorno quiet place with wi fi and peace lunch buffet lunch buffet lunch buffet

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