Today we went to Chez León and it was packed. We love this place. At first we were going to go to La Terraze but we didn't get the route. The truth is we weren't disappointed. The mussels were to die for and so were the gratins.
Fritland: As its name implies, it is a "friterie", a good place to eat chips. This place, very central, offers chips with gravy for less than 3 euros, as well as sausages, pies, and all the other things you find in places like this. Even if it's not the most traditional or family-style site, the place is centrally located and has the advantage of having enough chairs for eating in on the cold days of autumn and winter.
These days it's not easy to eat well cheaply and with good portions. This is what happens in this dining room located in a little street that goes off from the main square in Brussles. It's not easy to choose because all of the owners are around begging you to try theirs. If we are patient, we do not get carried away by misleading advertisements we can turn around, end up choosing a good place among many. In my case, this is one that I highly recommend.
The waffles here are very good. The peeing mannequin eating waffles was so funny that I had to put a picture up of it. It would've been nice to sit and eat a piece of these waffles in a more comfortable way, though. Prices for a waffle with the works is 5 euros and the basic sugar waffle is 2 euros. It is next to the [poi = 445 081] Leonidas [/ poi].
Wow! I discovered this place with two friends randomly, walking in the center of Brussels. The three of us usually drink beer, but do not have the same tastes: My friends (guys) prefer blonde or dark beers, while I like the sweeter beers. We had tried all kinds of beers in the bars in Brussels, but this "museum" was a great discovery: We were able to discover the amount of brew produced in Belgian! For my taste, it not only was the Pecheresse, peach flavored one, or Faro, with a touch caramelized, and Kriek, cherry, which can be found in most bars, but they also had banana-flavored beers , coconut, apple, plum, which surprices me etc! For guys they have Shelves and shelves covered with all types of bottles! The prices were reasonable (between 2 and 3 euros per bottle for the small ones), and there are also larger bottles of 75cl and one liter. A nice place for fans, and for anyone who wants to make a typical gift. I recommend coming here and discovering many different beers.
Hello Traveler! I recommend this taverna located between the Grand Place and the building of The Bourse (Stock Exchange). It's quiet and comfy where you can eat simply, cheaply, and tastefully. The service is very good and the general clientele is local. The bathrooms are curious and nicely decorated. Tip: The waffle is not the house specialty. It's more like a waffle-shaped churro.
The Musical Instrument Museum has a restaurant on the top floor with a nice terrace and a view that will take your breath away. The restaurant is quite big but when we went it was full of people, so it's best to make a prior reservation. It offers typical Belgian cuisine: I had the chance to try the famous Liège meatballs with tomato sauce and of course, fries on the side. Without doubt, the best thing about this restaurant (apart from the food, which is great) is the location, not only for the view, but for the building itself, a gem of Art Nouveau in Brussels, designed by P. Saintenoy in 1898.
A beautiful site, with a historic building with high ceilings and a vaulted glass dome. But there are still some very modern design elements. The bathroom is worth seeing! This restaurant is famous for oysters, lobsters, and shellfish, but you can find plenty more on the menu. I have tried the duck breast with raspberry sauce, and it was outstanding!
Ok, here's the first little place I found. Amadeo restaurant is famous for its ribs "a volonté", meaning that you pay 13 to 15 euros and you can eat all the ribs you want, or all the ribs you can. Besides ribs you can also order all-you-can-eat roasted potatoes that I recommend because they come with a sauce that's delicious. I recommend drinking the wine that they give you, and they charge you depending on how full or empty you leave the bottle. Drinks aren't included in menu prices anywhere in Belgium. Of course Belgian beer is some of the best in the world, so if you prefer beer to wine, this is your country. I also recommend the Amadeo because its decoration is very offbeat, eclectic almost to the point of being too much, mixing fluorescent lighting and Indian statues and African sculptures. But more interesting are the walls, which are strange bookshelves filled with books in different languages that you can pick up and read right there. Another good thing is that the restaurant is centrally located on a street in front of la bourse, which in turn is next to the Grand Place. Very important: They close at 11 pm!
Zebra Cafe in my opinion is the most authentic neighborhood cafe. The music is electronic and the waiters are very friendly. The bar is quite original: in the summer the outside terrace becomes a beach. In this bar things are very original (they were even giving classes in the evenings!). These small details make this place stand out.
Le Perroquet is an Art Deco-inspired restaurant in the Sablon area. Its menu is mainly pita bread stuffed with various fillings - pork, vegetables, fish, etc - accompanied by an assortment of sauces. For dessert they have good ice cream and scrumptious cakes. I recommend the lemon meringue pie and the cherry and pistachio ice creams. You won't regret it.
This is a brewery, like a pub which is just opposite the Manneken Pis. I went because I was impressed by the décor, with lots of puppets. It's great to eat something light, like the snacks offered. It's in a very wide pavement, almost like a square, and in summer they have tables on the street.
Next to the Manneken Pisone of the streets right off the Grand Place are the best places to eat waffles. But the absolute best, proven by all Erasmus students ve were there and even those no longer studying, is right next to the Manneken. In any of these places you'll be happy but the Manneken is better, cleaner, and cheaper! The trick to finding it is that there is a sign where you can take a picture like you're the Manneken. Just order there and hesitate to get weird ingredients and mixtures: Half black and white chocolate with nutella, with 4 types of syrup, or my favorite: strawberries, banana and chocolate!! Ah, and remember that there they're called WAFFLES!
Hey guys, I have prepared a few posts that you shouldn't read if: A) you're on a diet, b) are a chocolate addict and trying to quit, c) if you are neither a) nor b) but do not have chocolate in the fridge of your home to avoid dying of envy or gluttony.
I want to talk about one of the great chocolatiers - also one of the thousands - ve are located in Brussels, Belgium. I want to talk about 'La Belgique Gourmande'.
I'm not lying when I tell you that every night after returning to the hotel, I felt that my teeth stung from the amount of chocolate that I had eaten. And the blame goes to chocolatiers like this, I would not take myself for a glutton, obviously... It was impossible not to stop at the window. It attracts you like a blonde attracts you with her cleavage on a Saturday night. You just went out to have a quiet drink, you know, but you can't stop looking...
This bakery is located in the elegant Galeries Royales of Saint Hubert that, which were the first galleries covered by a glass dome in Europe that allowed light to flow into the corridors through which thousands of people walk daily. In addition, the store has a lot of history for its chocolates and pralines.
Their windows are striking for their color and the interior is notable for its striking presentation of their products. They present chocolate and cookies in a high quality lighting so you have no choice but to enter. And just when you do, wham! The clerk, with a smile from ear to ear, offers you a little candy - pure evil marketing!
Being respectful as one is, you can not reject the offer and, in addition, you don't want to look like a mooch, so you decide to buy a kilo of those little succulent chocolates that don't stop screaming until you devour them. To be on the safe side, do not think about: What if on the last day you don't have time ... because you have to bring something to work ... because the clerk was kind enough to ... because certainly in Spain they don't do this ...
And, what happens? They look so good in the box that you wonder, how many are there? What if you open it and check? What if you eat one? Will anyone notice? Before arriving at the hotel, you've eaten all the chocolates and you're out of cash. So, the story is the same over and over again every day you spend in Brussels.
Anyway, I'll stop talking now, but if you ever go there, remember this. It's definitely worth the visit, then later you'll visit your dentist.
Belgian National Day, Lieven morning walk, some fried legs in Antoine and after a long walk, passing the Galerie de la Reine ... There is a bar called Sudden Death and a Brussels beer like Grimbergen which gives you the strength to continue enjoying the great European capital!
It is well known that the fries are one of the quintessential dishes of Belgium. They not only serve as a side dish, but can also be served as a main course alone or with sauces, meat, cheese, etc. Maison Antoine is a must-see if you travel to Brussels and like fries. A large octagonal kiosk located in the center of the Place Jourdan. It's been there so long that everyone knows and in most guides already listed it as highly recommended visit point. We can enjoy a cone of fries huge for very little money, accompanied with curry sauce, tartar sauce, mustard, pita bread, beef, sausages, etc. There is also fried chicken, waffles (another treat) almong other sweets.
Godiva Chocolatier is a manufacturer of luxury chocolates and sweets. It has over 270 stores worldwide, but the headquarters can be found here, in the Grand Place in Brussels. Be sure to pick up a souvenir of this amazing chocolate when you visit the city!
We have eaten at this restaurant, right in the Sablon neighbourhood. Shrimp croquettes and a curious endive salad with scallops, chestnuts, pumpkin and pheasant. The portions very generous, and the presentation is excellent.