The Best Restaurants On Rue de Moscou, Brussels

Photo of Chrysanthi Vazitari
9 February 2017

It is well known that Brussels is one of the most international and multicultural capitals in Europe. This is especially evident on Rue de Moscou, a small street in the heart of the Saint Gilles neighborhood, where you’ll be confronted with aromas of colorful and exuberant cuisines. As Rudyard Kipling once said, ‘the first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.’ Find yourself transported to exotic locations at these restaurants.

St-Gilles Park | © Stephane Mignon/Flickr

Le Bar à Gilles

Le Bar à Gilles | © Chrysanthi Vazitari

In this Spanish restaurant you can try the most famous Spanish food: tapas. There is big variety of tapa, including dishes such jambon serrano, gambas en gabardine, and calamars à la plancha. The three recommended dishes from the chef are planche bar à gilles, planche espana, and the planche de la mer, to be shared between two people. The delicious food can be supplemented by the extensive list of wines. A good choice for the dessert is the glace spéculoos, parfaits d’orange et tuile aux pistaches (ice biscuit, with flavor of orange and pistachio tuile), for the chocolate lovers moëlleux au chocolat (chocolate cake) or mousse au chocolat (chocolate mousse). Painted bulls on the wall, an open kitchen, playful colors, and hanging glasses from the ceiling make Le Bar á Gilles even more tempting.

Chez Mimoun

The trip continues to Africa in restaurant Chez Mimoun. The Moroccan dishes combined with the sweet, cozy atmosphere of the restaurant will take you to an old fortified city packed with street vendors and their stalls, mixed with modern characteristics. The mosaic on the wall and arch shaped windows make the place even more delightful. Highlights from the menu include the tajine or grillades garnier, and couscous is the best choice for the vegetarians. At the end of the dinner, Moroccan mint tea will help you digest delicious meal.

Chez Mimoun | © Chrysanthi Vazitari

Le Vieux Mila

Exterior Le Vieux Mila | © Chrysanthi Vazitari

An African restaurant, Le Vieux Mila specializes in Cameroonian cuisine. The atmosphere is incredibly friendly and the special unique dishes that they offer are mouthwatering. Ndole’ is one of the most famous soups, which can be served in many combinations with meat or veggies. Additionally, the walnut, peanut and banana sauces are entirely delicious. A small restaurant with terrace for smooth nights in Brussels, the accompanying African music make you feel like you’ve left Europe.


Restaurant, Brazilian, Vegetarian
Port'alegre | © Chrysanthi Vazitari
The tropical cocktails, Latin music, and exotic environment create the perfect feeling of being somewhere in Brazil. The most famous food that they serve is tapas either for vegetarians or for meat lovers. The small restaurant in the small road of rue de Moscou wants to give a taste of Brazil for the locals and to promote Brazilian culture, and it certainly succeeds.

La Braise

This elegant, modish and cozy French restaurant serves highly gastronomical food. It offers many choices to start your dinner such as cheese croquettes, beef carpaccio, arugula and parmesan, shrimp croquettes and much more. The recommended dish is the côte à l’os for two persons. Côte à l’os is the best part of meat coming from the rib area, and promises a tender, juicy steak. To close a wonderful meal, choose from homemade pie, cake or a tarte, or something more refreshing such as a sorbet and ice cream.

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