The 10 Best Restaurants In Avenue Louise, Brussels

Prachi Vyas

Avenue Louise is the epitome of Belgian luxury and is located right in the heart of the beloved city of Brussels. The Avenue is a catwalk of prominent international brands and towering avant-garde buildings, some of which are home to the city’s best multi-ethnic restaurants. Here are 10 of the best.

Curry

1. La Porte des Indes

Restaurant, Indian

Wine
© Jeff Kubina/Flickr
Avenue Louise not only brings together international business brands, but also international cuisines. La Porte des Indes is a gorgeous high-end restaurant in the heart of the Avenue serving authentic Indian food. Reviewers rave about the restaurant’s luxurious, colonial-era decor and colorful touches such as the sky-blue chandeliers, burnt orange furnishings and crisp white-linen tablecloths. The delicious dishes range from North Indian to Bangladeshi and cater to vegans, vegetarians and carnivores alike.

2. De la Vigne a l'Assiette

Restaurant, Belgian

Kebab of Lamb
© Lesya Dolyk/Flickr
Though French restaurants are abundant in Brussels, De la Vigne a l’Assiette represents a departure from the usual cuisine and decor by emphasizing minimalism in color, lighting and furnishing. You can ask the owner to hand-select the ideal wine for your meal, which takes its inspiration from Belgian-style cooking. With multiple mentions in Dutch and French wine connoisseur magazines, you must pay this restaurant a visit.

3. Mont Liban

Restaurant, Middle Eastern

Avenue Louise, the Streets of Brussels
© William Murphy/Flickr
Mont Liban is a hole-in-the-wall Lebanese restaurant tucked in between beautiful Art Nouveau buildings. Mont Liban serves true Lebanese cuisine from noon to nearly midnight, offering palatable plates heaped with tender lamb kebabs marinated in a traditional spicy sauce, as well as other popular Lebanese delicacies. A sure sign of Mont Liban’s authentic cooking is how the place is always filled with Brussels’ Middle Eastern residents.

Gazzetta

Gazzetta is a dazzling tribute to Italian cuisine. Gazzetta specializes in small portions of light yet filling dishes. Locals love the authentic burrata used to top the handmade pastas, a delicate cheese made from fresh mozzarella and rich cream. The sauce is also made from scratch each day, using all fresh and natural ingredients.
Address and telephone number: Rue de la Longue Haie 12, 1000 Brussels, Belgium +32 2 513 92 13

Aka-gai Sushi

4. Sushi Factory

Bar, Restaurant, Japanese

Belgique-rue autour de lavenue Louise
© Isamiga76/Flickr
Sushi Factory is a French-themed Japanese restaurant along Avenue Louise exclusive to the area. Although this sushi-specialty noodle bar leans away from the expensive side, it does not compromise on the quality of the ingredients. The restaurant interior is casual and the ambiance is laid-back, with ample seating both inside and outside the restaurant. Enjoy spicy noodles and sauteed vegetables drenched in zesty soy sauce or a light bite of a salmon and avocado sushi roll.

5. Ciao Bella

Ciao Bella

Italian eateries pop up quite often along Avenue Louise, but what sets Ciao Bella apart from the rest is its relaxed, calm atmosphere. Ciao Bella manages to provide a familiar, enveloping atmosphere without being overbearing. The chef has his own handcrafted menu inspired by his Italian roots.
Address and telephone number: Rue Veydt 50, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium +32 02 538 57 17

Momo with Sesame Yellow Sauce and Red Ginger Chilli Sauce l Kushal Goyal/WikiCommonsMomo with Sesame Yellow Sauce and Red Ginger Chilli Sauce l Kushal Goyal/WikiCommons

6. Momo

Restaurant, Japanese

Grilled Sardines with Wild Sautéed Spinach
© Paul Keller/Flickr
If you’ve never sampled Tibetan cuisine, head to Momo on Rue Defacqz. Tucked away in the nearby neighborhood of Ixelles, this Japanese-Tibetan fusion restaurant offers Belgians an opportunity to taste the delicate flavors of Asia in a single, dumpling-sized bite. Dining at Momo is a tasty way to eat your vegetables by marinating them with Tibetan herbs and Asian flavors, stuffing them inside soft and tender dumplings or offering them alongside the dumplings on a lunchbox-style meal tray.

Prego!

Situated in the trendy Chatelain area of Ixelles, Prego! is a casual take on the more traditional and formal Italian ristorante. Not only can you get all of the classic dishes you’d find at any typical Italian restaurant, there are also some surprises on offer. Try the grilled sardines for a salty bite of charred flavor, or the grilled octopus tentacles cooked to tender perfection.
Address and telephone number: 51 Rue de Livourne, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium +32 2 762 11 02

7. Manhattn’s Burgers

Gastropub, Restaurant, American

Mussels
© Jpatokal/WikiCommons
American gastropub cuisine makes a welcome appearance on Avenue Louise in the form of Manhattn’s Burgers. You can’t miss this New York-inspired venue, what with its name lit up in golden Broadway-style lights and cool, hardwood interiors. Each gourmet burger is made with grass-fed matured beef and is named after a popular New York City suburb, landmark or pop culture reference. Try the Rockefeller Burger topped with caramelized onions, the Tribeca chicken burger, or the ever-popular Empire Burger made with a secret sauce.

Le Chou de Bruxelles

Le Chou de Bruxelles proudly offers dishes of distinct Belgian heritage at prices that represent the high-quality ingredients and technical finesse offered here. There is seating both indoors and outdoors, so grab a table on the patio and enjoy the famous Belgian specialty, mussels. Le Chou offers over thirty different sauces to accompany perfectly cooked mussels, as well as an indulgent dessert menu.
Address and telephone number: Rue de Florence 26, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium +32 2 537 69 95

landscape with balloons floating in the air

KEEN TO EXPLORE THE WORLD?

Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.

Winter Sale Offers on Our Trips

Incredible Savings

X
Edit article