What do you want to eat? It’s time to make a choice- the kitchens won’t stay open all night…
Porte de Namur
In addition to being a hot spot for cinema with the UGC, Vendôme, and Styx, the Porte de Namur has got hungry cinophiles covered with a number of yummy places to go after 10 pm. We have opened up our address book to find the Trappiste and their brasserie menu, the Canardière and its pasta specialties, as well as the Arche de Noé and their Armenian cuisine. Not feeling like heading home early? The Loft offers an “After ciné” deal: show your cinema ticket and get 1 alcohol or 1 cocktail for 2€!
If none of these options are up your alley, there are always the many places around Saint-Boniface.
UGC De Brouckère
Coming out of Blockbuster like only Americans know how, there’s nothing more appropriate than a giant hamburger at the Cheesecake Factory at Place de Brouckère. Jet-setters will have probably reserved a table at Belga Queen to get, perhaps, their own moment in the spotlight.
If you are in the mood for Italian, Ricotta & Parmesan will not disappoint when it comes from authentic cuisine from the Boot. A little bit further away in Saint Géry, have a seat at Greenwich to experience some Belgian culinary specialties.
In the shadow of the Atomium, we have picked the Brasserie du Heysel with their stylish décor to be your destination after a movie. The Brasserie de l’Expo serves up a variety of fresh fish à la Belge. If you have problems agreeing on a place to go, try La petite fourchette – you can get sushi while your other half goes for a Greek salad.
If a wave of laziness overcomes you, stay near Bruparck (7th art). You’ll find something for sure!
The Stockel cinema and the surrounding neighborhood have tons of pluses. Three delectable restaurants with three entirely different culinary approaches made our selection. First, the Gou which mixes the friendliness of a bistro and the sophistication of gastronomy. Next, the Thaï Café has pad Thai like you’ve never eaten before. And finally, the Barchetta serves up wood-fired pizza.
Independent and alternative cinemas, Grand-Place
Around the 4 cinemas that specialize in independent films, from Nova to Aventure, not far from the Grand Place is the Café Georgette, in reference to Magritte’s wife and his surrealist world. In the heart of their galleries and their cinema is the Taverne du Passage. Their bar food will really hit the spot while you hash out the film you saw along with your table neighbor. There are two places on the Grand Place that you should add to your list: t’Kelderke and the Hard Rock Café. The first is the place for mussels and fries while the second is home to the hamburger.
A little further is the restaurant Vincent, where you will find the most delicious cuts of meat. Asian films could go well with sushi and maki, so visit Aji, the home to cuisine from the Land of the Rising Sun.
You now have all the tools you need to close out your movie night with a feast worthy of its name.