If you’re thinking of visiting the historic streets of Mons, then be sure to check out this selection of the town’s top restaurants, which ranges from rustic seafood restaurants touting French fish cuts, to award-winning bistros dedicated to rejuvenating the classic Walloon kitchen.
Quirky and cool L’Imperatif’ment Belge is dedicated to bringing more unusual flavors from the margins of Walloon haute cuisine. Diners enjoy their meals in a neon-lit interior awash with retro monuments to historic Belgium and the musical heroes of the jazz age. Be prepared for some seriously unusual daily specials, which often combine things like Japanese fish cuts of codfish and herring, washed down with French classics like croquettes, country hams and smoked cheeses.
Le Salon des Lumières is a medley of swinging candelabras, antique portraiture, rich velvet curtains and elegant table decorations sitting behind a grand façade in central Mons. The menu features regional Walloon dishes and famous French classics all listed in tandem with the historic royalty and political luminaries that have enjoyed them in the past.
La Petite Couscoussière serves a delicious blend of traditional Belgian–cum–French cuisine and the earthy flavors of the Tunisian kitchen. There’s a plethora of couscous dishes, augmented with duck kebabs, regional and seasonal vegetables and beef cuts straight from the barbecue. Other options include a more traditional selection of seafood salads, cheese fondues, grilled salmon steaks and classic French brochettes.