Belgium is known for a variety of foods, all of which are pretty much accessible at every eatery going in Brussels City Centre – big or small. Moules-frittes was the one I was most looking forward to trying, and is simply Mussels & Chips, to which you can customise by choosing what type of sauce the Mussels is served in. I highly recommend Garlic, White Wine & Cream. As for everything else, the waffles and the chocolate are also a must. Below are a few of the places we ate at during our travel to Brussels. You can read my full guide of things to do in Brussels, accommodation ideas and more in my Visit Brussels travel guide.
Quai aux Briques 4, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
We arrived in Brussels shortly after lunch on the Saturday and decided to pay a visit to a small Sushi Restaurant called Makisu, where we devoured a selection of Calfornia Rolls and Maki to keep us going for the rest of the day. Come the evening, we decided to eat out at one of the many restaurants that lined the streets just outside Saint Catherine Cathedral. This is such a pretty place and due to the perfect weather, we were able to enjoy our first meal out in Brussels in the sunshine.
If you love seafood, then Rugbyman No.1 is a spot I recommend adding to your list. James opted for the whole lobster, as he’d never tried one before and really enjoyed it. Whereas I ordered the Salmon with potatoes and veg and a mushroom sauce which was equally as delicious. In total, this was definitely our most expensive meal during the holiday, and came to a whopping €130 – that was including a €10 tip, but it still made our hearts race a little.
The starters ranged between €11-€18, whereas my main cost around €26 and James’ lobster was a staggering €52 – add two glasses of wine, you can see how we racked up a large bill for just two people.
Gafre de Bruxelles
Rue du Marché aux Herbes 113, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Allegedly, this place serves the best waffles in Belgium, so we couldn’t resist having a wander through the city centre to try them out for ourselves. Located just around the corner from Grand Place, they have a restaurant where you can enjoy your sweet treat indoors, or a little outside window where you can watch the waffles made fresh in the kitchen and sit outside and enjoy the views as you tuck into the deliciousness of it all. James opted for a simple chocolate waffle, whereas I got the works; Waffle topped with slices banana, whipped cream and chocolate sauce.
Le Roy D’Espagne
Grand-Place 1, 1000 Brussel, Belgium
For our final night in Brussels, we really wanted to go somewhere with awesome views, but also that sold Mussels (which was practically everywhere in all honesty), as I had yet to order these during the trip. This place was one of the best spots we could’ve possibly chosen, as we sat on the decking outside which overlooked the whole of Grand Place, where we got to see it get darker and suddenly the buildings light up with some funky light shows going on also. The food was so nice here, but the portions were also extremely generous considering the price. Our meal here wasn’t quite as steep as our first night, but still came to €100 – two starters, 2 mains, side of bread and chips, plus four glasses of wine – not bad in all honesty!