Leaving your desk and enjoying your lunch in another environment is extremely important to maintaining a good work-life balance.
Researchers have found that "employees who step away from their desks a few times during the workday, especially at lunchtime, report feeling 40% more engaged in their work and 40% more creative" in their work than those who spend their lunch hunched over their keyboard.
Therefore, if you’re looking for somewhere to impress your clients, a place to have a quick bite alone or a boozy lunch with local beers, Brussels’ restaurants have all you need and more to delight your taste buds during your lunch break.
Here are our Top 9:
9. T KELDERKE is a Belgian classic
A famous establishment that’s known for its mashed potatoes mixed with vegetables and home made sausages. If you're looking for local cuisine at its best then this place is not to be missed.
T Kelderke – Grand Place 15 1000 Bruxelles
8. PASTA DIVINA is a real crowd pleaser
Providing you with authentic delicious pasta, a great atmosphere and friendly staff this is the perfect option for the days you’re looking to carb up!
Pasta Divina – Rue De La Montagne 16 à 1000 Bruxelles
7. FIN DE SIECLE is A traditional Belgian spot
Sausage and mash and rabbit feature on their menu so if you’re looking for some hearty meat dishes this place definitely doesn’t disappoint. Don’t get caught off guard as they won’t take reservations and accept cash only.
Fin de Siecle – Rue Des Chartreux 9, 1000 Bruxelles
6. C’est Bon C’est Belge – La Terrasse is another traditional Belgian favourite
Local delicacies include Carbonnade, Stoemp and Waterzooi but if you’re feeling indecisive you can opt for a tasting platter and get six portions of Belgian classics to sample. The staff are the real gem of this place, they sit and explain the menu whilst recommending beers and wines to accompany each dish – excellent service!
C’est Bon C’est Belge – La Terrasse – 3/5 Rue De Rollebeek, 1000 Bruxelles
5. Noordzee Mer du Nord - if you fancy fish for lunch
Perfect for a quick lunch, it provides gourmet street food, daily straight from the sea, prepared on the spot. Highlights include the fish soups, oysters and mussels.
Noordzee Mer du Nord – Rue Ste Catherine 45, 1000 Bruxelles
4. Moeder Lambic is a great haunt for a boozy lunch
Featuring a menu full of light bites, customer favourites include the homemade quiche and mixed platters of cheese and meats. Make sure you quiz the staff on their beer knowledge as they can recommend something that might end up your new favourite drink.
Moeder Lambic – 68 Rue de Savoie, 1060 Bruxelles
3. Bia Mara- if you're looking for some comfort food with a modern twist
Head to Bia Mara for some jazzed up fish and chips and wash it all down with some Belgian Beers or International craft beers. The place is packed at lunch time so you may need to wait for a table but it will definitely be worth it.
Bia Mara – Rue du Marche Aux Poulets 41, 1000 Bruxelles
2) Aksum Coffee House to get some of the best cakes and coffee in Brussels
Customers have the choice of a wide variety of coffee beans which will be beautifully prepared by the well-trained baristas. Try the amazing tarts and cakes to tide you over until dinner.
Aksum Coffee House – Spoormakersstraat 60-62, 1000 Bruxelles
1. Comme Chez Soi is a place to really impress your client
At the top end of the price scale don’t be put off as the food, service and atmosphere is more than worth it. Specialising in French and Belgian fine dining some customer favourites include scallops, caviar, venison and lobster.
Comme Chez Soi –23 place Rouppe, 1000 Bruxelles
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