Relais St. Job
Quite the institution in Uccle, Relais St. Job serves delectable gastronomic cuisine in a rustic, old-fashioned setting reminiscent of a typical Bruxellois estaminet. It has atmosphere in spades, and simply never disappoints.
Relais St. Job, 1 Place de Saint Job, Brussels, Belgium +32 237 557 24
Caffè al Dente
Caffè al Dente is as good as Italian food gets. Serving fresh, delicious Italian cuisine actually prepared by a real Italian mamma, it’s hard not to fall in love with this place. The restaurant has a great atmosphere, and they have recently added a grocery store and wine bar to the premises.
Caffè al Dente, 85-87 Rue du Doyenné, Brussels, Belgium +32 234 345 23
I Monticelli is somewhat legendary. The interior has improved a little since they moved to their new premises (think football posters and a disheveled billiards table to get an idea of their previous interior), but here the focus is all about the food. And the food is truly wonderful. A true family business, I Monticelli is the real deal, with fantastic, high-quality dishes by Chef Michaël and his family.
I Monticelli, 153 Rue Edith Cavell, Brussels, Belgium +32 253 435 85
Le Chalet de la Forêt
Le Chalet de la Forêt is more than just a top quality gastronomic restaurant; it’s an experience in itself, where care has been given to even the tiniest of details. But don’t be scared by its impressive credentials; the atmosphere is exceedingly welcoming and the beautiful surroundings of the restaurant strike a perfect balance between classic elegance and trendy modernity. This is one restaurant that has truly elevated food to an art form.
A recent addition to the neighborhood, Le Copeau serves high quality French cuisine for excellent value. The interior of the restaurant is elegantly designed, and they also have a great wine selection.
Le Copeau, 16 Avenue du Prince de Ligne, Brussels, Belgium +32 285 195 39
Au Vieux Spijtigen Duivel
Another Uccle institution that simply should not be missed. Au Vieux Spijtigen Duivel is one of the oldest estaminets in Brussels. It is said that Victor Hugo, Charles Baudelaire and even Emperor Charles Quint himself all stopped here for a pint at some point in history, and it isn’t hard to understand why, as the Spijtigen Duivel is still just as charming as ever.
La Branche d’Olivier
This lovely little bistro specializes in unpretentious, good quality fare. It is a tad old-fashioned, but La Branche d’Olivier proves that it certainly isn’t a bad thing to stay true to tradition, and this is evidenced by its high number of returning customers.
La Branche d’Olivier, 172 Rue Engeland, Brussels, Belgium +32 237 447 05
For excellent, authentic Greek food, there is no better address in Uccle than Koyzina Authentica. The name of the place says it all, and apart from the delicious food, the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming (and great for families).
Koyzina Authentica, Heldensquare, Brussels, Belgium +32 234 614 38
Charlotte Café/Cuisine takes its name from a familiar face in the neighborhood; a certain Charlotte who used to run a frietkot (a french fries stand) near the premises of the café (called Le Vieux Dieweg back in the day). The owners of Charlotte Café/Cuisine have dedicated their brand new restaurant to her, and even staged a fictional marriage between Charlotte and Émile, another famous character from Brussels who has his very own bistro dedicated to him. The food is great and the terrace is perfect for a drink or two, so don’t hesitate to try out this wonderful new address.
Charlotte Café/Cuisine, 2 Dieweg, Brussels, Belgium +32 237 447 19
Le Pigeon Noir
Le Pigeon Noir is another local favorite, with one of the best price-to-quality ratios in the neighborhood. Genial chef Henri de Mol presents his dishes with passion and enthusiasm, making your mouth water before even seeing the food. Everything is fresh and of high quality, and the food in combination with the restaurant’s rustic atmosphere make this a great foodie destination.
Le Pigeon Noir, 2 Geleytsbeek, Brussels, Belgium +32 237 523 74