The Matinee restaurant is on the main canal of Bruges, just a few meters from the Grand Place. There you can enjoy typical cuisine with a wide selection of traditional Belgian gastronomy. All are very good and an average of 15/20 euros per person. I ordered shrimp croquettes and pork loin with red wine sauce, chives and bacon. All this with the famous Belgian fries. The best restaurant is also getting a window seat and enjoying the sights of this beautiful city ... Beautiful! If you liked this little place and want to continue traveling in Belgium, look at the pictures in my profile to help you decide where to go! And if you have any questions, just ask. I'll gladly answer. CHEERS FROM MINUBE!
It is located near the Marktplatz. It is mid-priced, but an entree feeds two perfectly. I recommend the half roast chicken with potatoes, it's fantastic, juicy, tender and delicious. It's better than at home, and I usually eat free range chickens. Price about 30 € with appetizer and 4 beers.
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.
This restaurant-brewery is the most visited in Bruges, especially because of the wide variety of beers, not to mention its décor and location, which is on the edge of a canal. You can visit the brewery and then taste the beers at the bar. The blocks of cheese are highly recommended, and the meat with fries is delicious. Plus, they also offer some fish dishes.
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!
The pun in the title is because el Tres restaurant is one of the trendiest restaurants in Leuven, with a friendly, very cool decor and menu, but without neglecting the cuisine. This restaurant has two floors inside and also an outside terrace situated on a busy pedestrian street. The carpaccio is delicious, as are the meats with various sauces, such as Roquefort with pepper, and as a curiosity, in the menu there are also several Spanish-inspired dishes.
This restaurant belongs to the hotel of the same name. It stands on a street that is primarily commercial, with a large square with an underground car park and a broad boulevard with many restaurants with outdoor terraces. This is a simple restaurant with, as well as typical Belgian offerings (mussels, chips, etc), Italian food, and fast food. The food is fairly priced, and the dishes are quite abundant. The interior is decorated in wood, with a large fireplace and paintings.
The Pakhuis is an equally or more interesting for its architecture as for its food. In a building with wrought iron windows to let in natural light, diners are spread over two floors and a terrace that allows smoking. The food, typically Belgian, includes dishes like mussels and fries, delicious. They come in a big pot.
The waffle is a sweet shaped square from Belgium, but in Liege it is different, special and better, uhmmm, just remembering it makes my mouth water! It is much smaller, sweeter and denser than "Belgian waffles" and has a feature that distinguishes it: A caramel layer giving it a distinctive flavor. Most Liege waffles are served without any accompaniment, some with vanilla or cinnamon. The Liège waffle was invented by a chef of the principality of Liège in the eighteenth century.
The Bridge Brasserie Tavern is one of the most famous and recommended restaurants in Ghent. It's in Sint-Baafsplein Square, next to the Cathedral and the NTG Dutch theatre. It's not very big, but it has a very nice terrace on the square. Its varied menu is based on typical Belgian cuisine, so to inaugurate my first day in Flanders, I couldn't resist trying the famous mussels and fries. The mussel season is from July to February, and you can have them with white wine and celery, or with garlic and cream. I ordered mine with white wine and I was surprised when they brought me a 1 kilogram pot of mussels, and a large plate of crispy chips with two kinds of sauces (pink and mayonnaise). It was impossible to finish it all, so there's no need to order an appetizer. They also have pasta, toast, salads, meat and fish. It's not cheap, about 18-20€/plate, but keep in mind that it's in one of the most touristy places of the city. They also have menus from € 22.
In the city center is this highly recommended restaurant. It is tiny inside, but is very well-decorated and large tables for group meals. It is a good place to try the local food, and above all, beer. Because Leuven is the city of beer. Or one of them. And here they are specialized in giving you a menu linked to different local beers. Dishes joined with certain brewers who will delight the most discerning palate.
Right on the banks of the Scheldt River, a few steps from the Castle, you will find this restaurant to be the best for its fantastic views. Also, the food is delicious. I finally tried the popular Belgian frites here and I wasn't disappointed. The rest of the food won't disappoint either. We were eating on the terrace, under an umbrella that protected us from the sun, on a beautiful day, but there is plenty of space inside. A good choice for dining in the Belgian city.
Located directly on the Grote Markt, next to a bunch of different restaurants is a cozy restaurant that specializes in Belgian cuisine.. The treatment from the owners is superb, and the food is delicious. All of the dishes, made with fairly simple products, have a touch of haute cuisine quite interesting, making it a little bit of an experimental meal. A good choice if you want to eat something different on your visit to Mechelen.
This is a very special, unique and highly-recommended restaurant. However, it's not cheap. But for what you get, it's worth it. It is located in the recently renovated port area, which has become one of the most modern and trendy of the town. And where, formerly, there was a fire station. This is why the building is so amazing, both outside and inside, airy with high ceilings. This is a fine dining restaurant, with excellent service and an almost luxurious atmosphere. Still, the experience is highly recommended for those looking for different possibilities. Of course, the food was delicious. You could see it was a very typical place for a romantic dinner (judging by the amount of lovebirds).
This restaurant is a very good choice of meal in beautiful Bruges. Located near one of the most beautiful canals in the city, this is a place that gives us the opportunity to sit down and leisurely enjoy a scrumptious at a reasonable price.
I loved it. We went for my 40th birthday and opted for the 35 euro menu. For the first plate we tried the smoked eel with scalding egg. Exquisite. There was also Italian bacon (pancetta), but I don't know how it was prepared but we liked it also. For the second dish we tried the beef cheeks with mashed potatoes. Even more delicious. For dessert we tried their lemon cake that will make you want to die it's so good, with vanilla ice cream with hot chocolate. Everything was delicious and I absolutely recommend it all. The 35 euro menu does not include drinks, so with them we paid about 90 euros. One recommendation I have is that you don't order water. I stuck with what is special there and ordered a Bruges beer called Brugge Zot Double, which is delicious. I ordered a wine and sipped it a little. They charged me 6 euros for a rather scant pour.