Galerie BeauSite truly has it all; this is a place where art and culinary frenzy go hand in hand and create the most marvelous atmosphere. The gallery itself is modern but homey, and the food consists of pure products and flavors, like the langoustines and shrimp risotto. This is a place like no other, with inspiring view over the North Sea.
Address: 39 Albert I Promenade, Oostende, Belgium, +32 59 27 85 19
A unique tavern-restaurant with a menu limited solely to roasted chicken, accompanied by bread, apple compote and mayo, Koekoek is a must-go when in Oostende. Eating half a chicken with your hands (they don’t do cutlery) is just so much better, and the interior of the restaurant reminds you of times gone by, old taverns and giant pints of ale; both delicious and fun.
Address: 38 Langestraat, Oostende, Belgium, +32 59 70 89 70
This restaurant is entirely dedicated to the cardinal of the sea; fresh lobster, in all its forms: with mustard or green peppers, with sherry or without, cooked in saffron or purely natural, anything is possible. This restaurant’s chef is an expert with these incredible creatures, and makes sure every lobster on every plate is juicy, tasty and beautifully cooked and seasoned.
Address: 64 Van Iseghemlaan, Oostende, Belgium, +32 59 50 02 82
A romantic décor combined with great wine and seafood dishes so soft they are melting away on your tongue: what else does one need for a perfect night out? The dimmed lights, scarlet colored roses and the view on an ocean’s sunset match perfectly with the offered dishes, in which you can taste the salt of the sea in every single bite.
Opening hours: 11am – 10pm
Watch out for: the fish of the day
Address: 68 Albert I Promenade, Oostende, Belgium, +32 59 80 66 13
The Mosselbeurs is a nirvana for mussel addicts. At least 14 different versions of the good old mussel will lift you up; from mussels with white wine or Ricard to mussels with gorgonzola cheese, pancetta and pear. Combined with a surprising choice of whiskey and a stunning décor, the Mosselbeurs is an experience not to be missed when in Oostende.
Address: 10 Dwarsstraat, Oostende, Belgium, +32 59 80 73 10