The 5 best places for lunch in the European quarter Brussels

HENRI & AGNES

Rue Veronese 48

European Quarter  

+32 (0)471 22 28 02

www.henrietagnes.com 

This striking new lunch spot is hidden at the back of a modern hotel near the EU institutions. The walls are lined with recycled wooden pallets, so it looks a bit like the hotel sauna (and can get quite hot in the summer). The young staff creates artistic dishes composed of organic vegetables, grains and berries. You can eat out in the summer on a secret roof terrace reached by a very small lift. 

Henri & Agnes
Henri & Agnes

LIVING ROOM

Place Jean Rey 8

European Quarter

www.livingroomdesign.eu

Overlooking Place Jean Rey, the two-level Living Room adds to the life of the European district with its bright industrial interior and spacious pavement terrace. As well as serving coffee and food, they stock design books, stationery and even furniture, so if you think the Danish lamp above your head would fit perfectly in your apartment, you can buy it on the way out. 

AU BAIN MARIE

Rue Breydel 46

European Quarter  

+32 (0)2 280 48 88 

A friendly, relaxed restaurant hidden down a quiet street just a few minutes from the European institutions. It serves simple pasta dishes and salads to a lunchtime crowd of young Europeans who work in the neighbourhood. It also has a peaceful back garden where you can eat out in the summer. 

El Turco

Place de Londres 6

European Quarter

+32 (0)2 503 36 48

www.elturco.be 

A relaxed Mediterranean restaurant on the lively Place de Londres near the European Parliament. You serve yourself at the buffet and pay by weight at the end. They offer a big selection of tasty Turkish and Greek specialities like grilled meats, cold meze and octopus. 

El Turco
El Turco

AMOR AMOR

Rue du Trône 59

European Quarter

+32 (0)2 511 80 33 

On the edge of the EU quarter, this modest restaurant offers excellent Italian cooking using the freshest ingredients. Convenient for people based at the European Parliament, but too far perhaps for the European Commission crowd. 

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