In May I visited a friend of mine, who is living in Brussels. I’ve been in Brussels a few times before and it always stroke me as a rather dull and ugly city. I don’t know whether this time the weather was just so much better or my friend has some great tips for the city, but I loved my time in Brussels.
Here are the restaurants we visited and I can warmly recommend all of them.
La Pharmacie Anglaise
La Pharmacie Anglaise is a super cool cocktail bar. It is decorated as an old pharmacy and still has a lot of curiosities. The drink menu is interesting, but the drinks can be a bit too special. The presentation is superb and if you specify what you like, you are guaranteed to get a great drink.
Jack O’Shea Chophouse
Jack O’Shea Chophouse served the best steak I have ever had! It was amazing! It was pricey, but totally worth the money. Reservation is a must for this place. Very short menu, but everything we had, was great. And really, no starters needed, the steak is quite big. Desserts were apparently also delicious, but I just couldn’t manage. 🙂
Toukoul is an Ethiopian restaurant. It is a lovely cosy place. We had some drinks and very delicious food. It was kind of spicy, but not in an overwhelming way. They also have somebody roasting coffee and preparing it in a traditional Ethiopian way. The smell was wonderful and the coffee tasted very good.
Café des Spores
Café des Spores is for the people, who love mushrooms as every single dish in this tiny cafe has mushrooms in it. Book a table if you want to get in as a lot of people were turned away. Lovely dishes and this was my first time having the dessert with mushrooms. The mushroom cheesecake was awesome!
Comme Chez Soi
Comme Chez Soi is a two Michelin star restaurant in Brussels. This was my first time in a two star restaurant, but I’ve been to a one star restaurants a couple of times before. To be honest, I didn’t see a huge difference between one star and the two star, but the food at Comme Chez Soi was extremely well thought out and beautifully presented and tasted excellent. The wine was amazing. The restaurant was rather small, but all the tables were taken. This time I was kind of intimidated to take pictures of the food during dinner, but believe me, the ten cooks in the kitchen sure had their hands full.
Chouconut is a small patisserie, which had these small pastries with various filling inside, which are called choux. They also served tea with timers, so you know for how long you should brew it. A very nice tea break.
Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
There were some awesome pastry shops, tea shops and chocolate shops at Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. No shortage of delicious things in Brussels. 🙂