Oven-roasted goodness | Courtesy of Charlotte Café/Cuisine
Uccle is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Brussels. Covering quite a large area, it is mainly residential, housing predominantly well-to-do families. As a result, the restaurants in the area might not be the most budget friendly, but they exude class and sophistication, prioritizing quality over quantity, and the result is worth every penny. Read on for our round-up of the best restaurants in Uccle.
Quite the institution in Uccle, Relais St. Job serves delectable gastronomic cuisine in a rustic, old-fashioned setting reminiscent of a typical Bruxelloisestaminet. It has atmosphere in spades, and simply never disappoints.
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.
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
Peaceful surroundings | Courtesy of Le Chalet de la Forêt
Le Chalet de la Forêt
Diner, Restaurant, French, $$$
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.
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Hints of lavender | Courtesy of Koyzina Authentica
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.
Scallops with wild mushrooms | Courtesy of Charlotte Café/Cuisine
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).
"Volaille aux morilles" - bon appétit! | Courtesy of Le Pigeon Noir
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.
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.