Located right at Ixelles’s picturesque Place Albert Leemans, ÖTAP is the brainchild of chef wunderkind Paul-Antoine Bertin, who – at the tender age of 22 – runs one of Brussels’s most sought-after restaurants. While it’s all about sharing tapas-style meals on weekdays, each weekend a gigantic buffet awaits. “We create about 25 different dishes each time,” says Bertin, who prides himself on making bread. Everything is created in-house, with a focus on seasonal vegetables grown in permaculture gardens. The restrained but elegant Scandinavian-inspired interior is a stunner as well. Unfortunately, reservations aren’t accepted, but it’s well worth waiting for a table.