OrangeSmile Tours Best destinations around the world - Travel Guide

Cuisine of Brussels for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants

Brussels, Belgium Brussels cuisine can satisfy even most demanding gourmets and those people, who like to order something "simpler". Almost every restaurant offers its guests to try their special dishes made of seafood. Salads with clams, mussels’ sauce and amazingly huge selection of first courses - Belgians are the authors of most original dishes made of seafood. Gourmets will appreciate scallops, grilled shrimps with vegetables, sole and smoked eel.
If you come to Brussels, it may simply turn out that you will physically have not enough time for visiting all the sights, monuments and historical buildings of this city. Atomium is known … Open
Of course, we simply cannot fail to mention Brussels sprouts - local chefs prepare it in all possible ways. However, these dishes are considered the prerogative of the tourists; local people prefer to order baked chicory, asparagus and parsnips as vegetable garnishes. The Belgians are also known as big fans of meat dishes. Elite restaurants of the city offer to visitors such dishes as rabbit with honey sauce, pheasant medallions, and baked berry sauce pork.
Among the traditional dishes of the local cuisine Liege salad occupies its special place. This dish is made of green beans, ham and potatoes. Sweet tooth travellers should not forget to try flavored waffles, which are served in any cafe. Typically, this dessert is offered with a widest choice of fruit sauces, fresh fruits and berries. Brussels kitchen cannot be distinguished by a large choice of complicated dishes, but it remains one of the most attractive and original cuisines in the world. Copyright
In Brussels, there are many prospects for an unforgettable holiday with children. Upon arrival, many travellers prefer to visit Brussels Aquarium. This is a place, where they will be able to … Open
Amadeus is one of the best restaurants devoted to national cuisine. The restaurant’s hall is decorated in the style of past centuries. You can find many positive feedbacks and comments about dishes from this restaurant. Original nutty bread is one of main "specialties" of this restaurant. Chefs here always try to please every customer, so you will be genuinely satisfied. Lovers of gourmet cuisine can’t forget to visit the restaurant named Comme Chez Soi. This hospitable place serves lobsters and truffles, roasted lamb, and excellent wine. Continue tasting exotic dishes at La Maison du Cygne restaurant. In addition to dishes from Belgian cuisine, the menu of the restaurant contains many interesting French delicacies, and wine list will surprise even connoisseurs of this drink by presence of rare varieties of the drink.
Chinese Pavilion, Brussels In Brussels, travelers are welcome to try all popular dishes of the Belgian cuisine, including mussels, fragrant waffles, and excellent chocolate. If you want to try a typical breakfast of local people, head to one of smaller local restaurants and order «tomates aux crevettes». This is the name for fresh tomatoes stuffed with shrimps. As a rule, this dish is served with greens. Shrimps that live in the Northern Sea are usually quite small in size, and this makes the dish look even more elegant and attractive. Garnalen shrimps are a true local specialty that travelers can find only in selected Belgian cities. These shrimps can be cooked in a number of ways. The small shrimps can be stewed in tomato sauce or fried with cheese and fresh herbs.
Despite the indifferent attitude to cooking, local people prefer simple food. They always order most familiar and simple dishes in restaurants, avoiding delicacies and culinary delights. … Open
Mussels are also incredibly popular in Brussels, and so local chefs cook them in dozens of different ways. Mussels stewed in white wine are considered one of the most refined and gourmet ways to cook this seafood. Mussels can taste even in a more tender way if they are stewed in cream. There is one more popular national recipe of cooking mussels in melted butter. Crispy French fries are the most typical garnish to mussels. Locals have a special term for this potato dish, frieten. It is possible to purchase roasted potatoes virtually everywhere in Brussels, and it is very affordable. Experienced travelers, however, recommend trying it in small street kiosks that are located not far from Eugeny Flagey Square. It is believed that the potatoes sold on that square taste particularly amazing.
Mont des Arts Area Of Brussels Travelers wishing to try something truly exotic and unavailable outside Brussels can always head to one of local restaurants and order paling in’t groen. This is the local name of eel stew that is served together with a peculiar green sauce. The history of this dish is very interesting. Several hundred years ago, local people were catching eels in the Scheldt River. After that, they collected various herbs that grew near the river’s bank, such as mint, spinach, parsley, sorrel, and lettuce. They used all these greens to make a special sauce that remains the main secret of the ever popular dish.
Brussels offers to its guests visits to most unusual memorials, interesting museums and theaters. Among the unique monuments of our time we simply can’t fail to mention Atomium. This … Open
Gourmets in love with meat dishes will genuinely enjoy the signature Flemish carbonade, stoverij. It is cooked in dark beer and served with a no less amazing garnish, stoemp. The latter contains mashed potatoes together with various vegetables and herbs. Tourists in Brussels also like small crunchy buns that local call “pistols”. These buns can come with a variety of fillings including cheese, sausages, and ham. Small sea snails are one more popular street food that is loved by both locals and tourists.
Brussels - guide chapters 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

City tours, excursions and tickets in Brussels and surroundings

Where to go for dinner in Brussels: recommended cafe and restaurants

La Manufacture
Where: 12 Rue Notre Dame du Sommeil, Brussels; Telephone: +32 2 502 25 25;
Belga Queen
Where: 32, Rue Fossé aux Loups, Brussels; Telephone: +32 2 217 21 87;
Comme Chez Soi
Where: 23, Place Rouppe, Brussels; Telephone: +32 2 512 29 21;
Chez Leon
Where: 18, Rue des Bouchers, Brussels; Telephone: +32 2 511 14 15;
Aux Armes des Bruxelles
Where: 13 Rue des Bouchers, Brussels; Telephone: +32 2 511 55 50;
Reference information
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Brussels
♥   Restaurant 'Peï & Meï' Bruxelles. Type - Classic cuisine|Belgian. 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Les Brigittines Aux Marches de la Chapelle' Bruxelles. Type - Traditional cuisine|Belgian. 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'La Roue d’Or' Bruxelles. Type - Country|Cuisine from South West France|Regional cuisine|Belgian. 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Genco' Bruxelles. Type - Italian. 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Bocconi' Bruxelles. Type - Italian. 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Alexandre' Bruxelles. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'L’Idiot du village' Bruxelles. Type - Country|Cuisine from South West France. 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Le Wine Bar des Marolles' Bruxelles. Type - Country|Cuisine from South West France. 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'La Maison du Cygne' Bruxelles. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Comme Chez Soi' Bruxelles. Type - Creative French. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Car rental on Rentals in Brussels

Preferred to Open 9 New Hotels in 2022

In September 2022, the Sommerro hotel in Oslo will start operating in a carefully restored 1930s Art Deco building. This building is a true landmark of Frogner, a historic neighborhood of the Norwegian capital. A multi-million-dollar renovation carefully turned the largest preservation project in Norway into a modern hotel with 231 rooms, including 56 residences. Preferred will open five more hotels in 2022, namely, The Wall Street Hotel in New York, Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences on Singer Island (Florida, the US), TOA Hotel & Spa in Zanzibar, Pendry hotel in Washington, and Pendry Park City hotel in Utah. Read this


Brussels in photo set

Searching where to eat - restaurants and cafe on Brussels map

Address/Sight name City/Region Country Within radius, km
 Types of touristic objects to search for
Hotels & Car rental
Carhire locations
0 star
1 star
2 stars
3 stars
4 stars
5 stars
Touristic places
Art galleries
Touristic areas
Attraction parks
Aqua parks
Train stations
Bus stations
Fuel stations
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
City services
Open the list of object types
Useful services

Cuisine and restaurants in the neighbours of Brussels

Travel notes on best cuisine and restaurants of Brussels (Belgium) on Famous recipes and traditional dishes and courses in Brussels restaurants. Where to eat - our recommendations on popular places in Brussels, where you can taste delicious meal and also spend a good time with your friends. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
Secure Server
Head office
Weegschaalstraat 3, Eindhoven
5632 CW, The Netherlands
+31 40 40 150 44

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | About us
Copyright © 2002 - OrangeSmile Tours B.V. | | Under the direction and management of IVRA Holding B.V. - Registered at Kamer van Koophandel (KvK), The Netherlands No. 17237018