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Discover the 10 best restaurants in Brussels

Enjoy dishes from all over the world at the bustling Wolf food market, marvel at star-class Japanese delicacies at the affordable Kamo restaurant or eat Brussels' best Neapolitan pizza at Nona. When you are out and about in Brussels, there is a wide choice of good restaurants in the city centre, almost all a short distance from the Grand Place. We recommend these ten best restaurants for a Brussels city trip, so you will not have waste time looking.

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1. Choose from several good restaurants in Brussels: Wolf Street food

Not sure yet what you want to eat? Then Wolf Street food is the place to be. The food market is a world tour through 19 countries, where you can choose from all kinds of different cuisines. From sushi to fresh homemade pasta or Syria-Libyan bread baked fresh on the spot. And how about Thai, hamburgers or vegan options? Everyone, no matter what age, will find a dish to their liking in this bustling food market.
Address: Wolvengracht 50

2. Belgian cuisine: Fin de Siècle

An inviting and rustic restaurant to taste authentic Belgian dishes. They serve dishes such as vol-au-vent, stoemp (stew) and grandmother-style rabbit. For more than 25 years, Fin de Siècle has focused its energy mainly on authenticity, hospitality and efficiency of service.
Address: Rue des Chartreux 9

3. Best Italian restaurant in Brussels: Nona

For the best Neapolitan pizza in Brussels, try Nona. The restaurant has been named the best Italian restaurant in Brussels several times, both by the media and by locals. Nona, which literally means 'no name', deliberately chose not to have a fancy image, but to focus only on serving dishes made with the best, organic and local ingredients. Enjoy a traditional, wafer-thin pizza from the brick oven or opt for a mouth-watering fresh pasta. You will not be disappointed by a meal at Nona.
Address: Sint-Katelijnestraat 17/19

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4. Vegetarian restaurant: L'Eau Chaude

Planning a day out in Brussels with the kids? Then the best place to go is the homely bistro L'Eau Chaude / Het Warm Water, located in the attractive streets of the Marolles district. The child-friendly restaurant has a large play area on the first floor. While your children play, you can enjoy simple, healthy and vegetarian dishes prepared with local ingredients. A pleasant and inexpensive way to end a day in Brussels with the whole family.
Address: Vossenstraat 25

5. Top restaurant in Brussels: Kamo

Do you want a high-quality culinary experience at an affordable price? Kamo is a a Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant. The restaurant is located in the Ma Champagne neighbourhood, south of the centre of Brussels. Enjoy freshly made sashimi or let the chef surprise you. A nice touch: when you eat at the bar, you can see the chefs at work. Those who dine at Kamo do not have to dig as deep into their pockets as you would expect from a Michelin-starred restaurant. You pay just € 80 for a menu, which makes Kamo one of the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurants in Belgium.
Address: Waterloosesteenweg 550A

6. Lunch restaurant Chez Franz

Chez Franz is a typical French bistro in the Saint-Gilles district. If you are an architecture buff, this is a great area to walk around and admire the many Art Nouveau buildings. At weekends, Chez Franz offers a brunch menu (mostly homemade). On Sundays, you can enjoy this menu while listening to a local jazz band at the bistro. Last but not least, the beers are well worth trying!
: Hoge Bruggelaan 30

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7. Greek restaurant: l’Ouzerie Mezedopolio

For truly authentic Greek food in Brussels, we recommend l’Ouzerie Mezedopolio. In fact, when you step inside this reataurant, you feel like you are in Greece. The chef moved to Brussels in the 1980s and has made Mezedopolio a household name in Brussels and the surrounding area for its colourful mezes. Not to be missed is the wine list, which features only Greek wines.
: Elsensesteenweg 235

8. Local brewery: La source beer & co

At the microbrewery La Source Beer & Co, you can tap your own beer. With 15 traditionally brewed beers, there is something for everyone. A nice touch is that you can tap 5 of these beers yourself. They do this to ensure the quality of the beer. And you can taste it.
: Dieudonné Lefèvrestraat 4

9. Unique experience: Cantina Valentina (and cocktailbar Tope)

The Hoxton Hotel is home to Cantina Valentina. a Peruvian restaurant. This is not just any old Peruvian restaurant, but one with a unique twist. This twist is a modern take on traditional Peruvian dishes, including 'pepian de choclo', a chicken and corn stew. If you fancy an after-dinner cocktail, Tope, the Mexican-influenced rooftop bar at the top of the Hoxton, has breathtaking views over Brussels.
: Victoria Reginaplantsoen 1

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10. Best Boulangerie: Boulangerie Pinpin

We could not deprive you of this one: Boulangerie Pinpin is famous for its crispy baguettes and (according to many) perfect croissants. Boulangerie Pinpin works with local products (flour, butter and milk) to keep its carbon footprint as small as possible. Pinpin also tries to make deliveris and collect raw materials by bicycle as much as possible. Tip: come early, because things can run out quickly.
: Blaesstraat 152

Restaurant visit & city trip to Brussels by train

You can easily travel from the Netherlands to Belgium by train:

  • Travel to the heart of Brussels (from Amsterdam) with Eurostar in less than 2 hours.
  • (From Amsterdam) It will take a bit less than 3 hours, with Intercity Brussels.

You can book a ticket with Intercity Brussels from Amsterdam from € 25 one-way. Would you prefer to travel quickly with Eurostar? Then book about 3 months in advance for cheaper train tickets. Early booking pays off. Planning a day trip? Then depart early to the Belgian capital in the morning and take an evening train back home. That way, you can make the most of your day in Brussels.
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