Brussels is a historic city famous for its stunning architecture and its place at the heart of the EU. But it is also a thriving modern city and that means there are trendy restaurants featuring cuisines from around the world. Here are some of the best to visit with a companion.
Manola offers high quality Thai cuisine in a ‘zen and purified atmosphere’ combining authentic Thai dishes and flavours with the best of modern cuisine. Located on the Street of the Iron Cross, the restaurant offers business and quick lunch menus that can be eaten in or taken away as well as specials and even self-serve buffets.
French Fries may not be something you would associate with Brussels, but Antoine House specialises in them and are one of the best places in the city to get the classic fries. Started by a couple in the late 1940s, the origins of the restaurant was a hut in the square but it grew in popularity and is now a classic chip shop kiosk that people travel from around the city to visit.
Café de Spores
Themed restaurants and cafes are very popular, and Café de Spores is just such a place. Everything in the menu has some kind of mushroom in it and the darkness of the restaurant and its intimate setting is also in keeping. It is a high quality restaurant that also has an impressive wine list available.
Home of the best burger in Brussels according to many, Houtsiplou offers quality burgers served with salad and fries. The restaurant is a large and comfortable location with a big terrace outside for those fine days. You can even enjoy a homemade lemonade with your burger.
La Bottega della Pizza
If you want the place in Brussels where the Italians go for pizza, then this would be La Bottega della Pizza. Located on Avenue Ducpetiaux, the restaurant offers classic and creative new pizzas made by a chef who hails from Italy. You can eat in or take away if you want to eat at your hotel.
Kokob offers Ethiopian cuisines and open later than many restaurants, serving food through to 11pm so ideal if you arrive late or fancy something tasty after an evening out. It is a roomy restaurant with tiled floors and classic Ethiopian décor while the food includes vegetarians and fish dishes as well as meat ones.
Unlike many sushi bars, Makisu lets you make your own maki with a range of fresh products. Choose a protein such as fish or chicken, add some vegetables and top with the sauce you want. There are also pre-made packs if you want something simple and easy. It is very budget friendly, and you can add extra dishes such as miso soup or fresh edamame.
Les Filles specialises in organic, seasonal produce so the menu varies daily depending on the ingredients that have been sourced that day. Fresh and creative, it is a great place to try something new and dishes are always creative and interesting.
Le Pre Sale
One for the seafood fan, the restaurant does offer meat but specialises in seafood. There are different types of shrimp salad, scampi and also speciality dishes such as frog’s legs with garlic and shrimp croquettes. You can also get various fish with a range of tasty sauces or a fresh salad.
Dolma is a Tibetan vegetarian restaurant that is a budget friendly option and offers a buffet style menu. There are lots of choices on the menu and the restaurant has a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. There is also an organic food shop attached.