The 5 coolest places to eat Brussels

Crab Club

Chaussée de Waterloo 7

Saint-Gilles

+32 (0)472 55 46 95

Philippe Emanuelli has created a stylish new fish restaurant with an industrial interior of brick walls, rough wood tables and school classroom chairs. Locals come here to taste chef Yoth Ondara’s sublime blend of Asian and European styles, such as octopus with roast pork belly and fresh figs.

Le 203

Chaussée de Waterloo 203

Saint-Gilles

+32 (0)2 539 26 43

www.le203.com

Richard and Mathilde have created a warm, welcoming place that feels like their private home. Richard does the cooking in an open kitchen, where he creates contemporary French-Belgian dishes with hints of his travels in Vietnam and Australia.

Peï et Meï

Rue de Rollebeek 15
Sablon
+32 (0)2 880 53 39
www.peietmei.be

You could easily walk past this new bistro on the steeply sloping Rue Rollebeek. A narrow passage leads to a bright back room decorated in a relaxed Nordic style with pale wood, bare brick walls and an open kitchen. The young Brussels chef creates an inspiring cooking style in this intimate setting based on unusual and complex flavours.

La Buvette

Chaussée d’Alsemberg 108

Saint-Gilles

+32 (0)2 534 13 03

www.la-buvette.be

One of the most exciting spots to eat in town, La Buvette occupies a former butcher’s shop furnished with the original polished wood, tiled walls and steel meat hooks. The young French chef Nicolas Scheidt offers two set meals involving some sublime dishes including his signature chocolate tart.

Le Selecto

Rue de Flandre 95-97

Central Brussels

+32 (0)2 511 40 95

www.leselecto.com

This bustling restaurant has carved out a reputation as a modern Brussels bistro. It has a cool white interior decorated with an eccentric collection of hanging lamps. The menu looks like a newspaper, listing unexpected dishes like Provençal soupe au pistou along with some surprising wines.

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