Belgian gastronomy spangled

Written by Frédéric Solvel - 26 Jan 2005, 00:00 (Updated: 17 Sep 2013, 12:05)
Belgian gastronomy spangled
The Belgian gastronomy is very famous and exceeds the very famous stereotype of mussels-chips. Brussels contains in its center famous establishments prizewinning by the greatest guides. Follow Brusselslife in the middle of the gastronomy of Brussels in order to turn the gourmets towards the best tables!


Three masters chefs, spangled Michelin, share the top of the belgium gastronomy with 2 stars. The Comme chez soi, intimate and elegant brasserie based in 1926, which Pierre Wynants raised to the rank of famous restaurant worldwide. Lionel Rigolet is nowadays the king of the sloves. In the green haven of the Forêt de Soignes, the Chalet de la Forêt is also in the spotlight. Finally, the prestigious Sea Grill, situated in the Radisson Hotel, with the chef Yves Mattagne as virtuoso, putting the seafood under the spotlights.

On the Brussels newcomers side, entering the spangled ones of the Guide Rouge: Va Doux Vent raises proudly its first star, thus uniting le Passage, le Jaola , Senza NomeSan Daniele,  Alexandre, Bon-Bon, La Paix, Kamo et la Truffe Noire that keep their rewards. Just behind the Basilica, another one star resturant, Bruneau brings maybe a more creative and contemporary touch, both in his place and in the plates. 

La Villa Lorraine has been elected "hope for a star in 2013".

Gault Millau

To Gault-Millau, one of the most influential gastronomic guides, Sea Grill and the Comme chez Soi are at the head of their classification. The restaurant Bruneau like Christophe Hardiquest at Bon-Bon are described as inescapable tables. Finally establishments Le Passage, la Truffe Noire and Jaola contribute to the culinary success of the heritage of Brussels!

Except these classics

In 2012, some restaurants have received rewards of the guide Delta. The Gold Delta has been given to Inada, the Silver Delta to Va Doux Vent and the Bronze Delta to the Leonor. The guide of Henry Lemaire who wishes to stand out as " the Bible and the reference for search of good restaurants " place in its very closed club of the " Greats tables " the following restaurants: Bon-Bon, La Truffe Noire, L'Ecailler du Palais Royalla Villa Lorraine et Le Chalet de la Forêt.

The unassailables

They are maybe not spangled but they shine in the Brussels gastronomy: the unassailables! When the mystery meets the gastronomy, it is in Cospaia, a new style restaurant & bar in the international speed that will titilate your taste buds. Cospaia can be easily classified in the list of the renowned restaurants like Costes in Paris, Bank in London and Arts in Barcelona. Antoine Pinto's passion is creating spaces of evasion offering a gastronomic journey through Belgium, is the basic ingredient of la brasserie Belga Queen. A brasserie where, during a business dinner, between friends or in family, all your senses are awaked.

 It's the authentic Quincaillerie Art nouveau of the beginning of the XXth century which was transformed into a brasserie renowned in the elegant district of Ixelles, which welcomes you at its table to sample a rich and sophisticated cooking. One day would you probably meet Alain Delon, Gérard Depardieu or Michel Lebb in this place. 

Finally, a true Brussels institution just a step from the Bois de la cambre Les Brasseries Georges are well-known for their seafoods, but consider that their whole cooking (the duck breast, the lamb) is excellent. And their terrace is very appreciated during beautiful days. also recommends you: the restaurant Bleu de toi, a classic, with its Lobster and its bintjes!

Have a good meal in the studed capital ! Charlotte Neyret

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