Saturday, 29 September 2012 15:59
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” -Virginia Woolf. Brussels is known for a wealth of great restaurants at very reasonable prices. Hence here’s a list of three affordable restaurants in Saint Gilles and Ixelles. All three of them are located at less than 15 minutes walking distance from our design hotel in Brussels.
Brussels is a true cosmopolitan city and the unexpected awaits you at every turn. Food is no exception. Just few step away from the Pantone Hotel you’ll find a wide choice of restaurants and cuisines. Traditional Belgian food, Italian, contemporary cuisine, seafood are just examples of the wealth of dinner choices close to Pantone Hotel. The following three restaurants are close to the hotel and undoubtedly all worth a visit.
Restaurant “La Vigne” is located in the lively Rue Jourdan, where plenty of restaurants open their doors every night. Head to La Vigne for seafood specialties and seasonal food. For a 2 course dinner including wine, you’ll spend about €40 to €50. Now let us not try to sell you our opinions on this restaurant. Better let one of our clients, TMLAalum from Cleveland Ohio, give you a tip for the best dish in here:
“We noticed this restaurant in our exploration of the area near Hotel Pantone and, based on the variety of mussels offered, decided to dine there. No regrets whatsoever! I ordered escargots and mussels in garlic and cream sauce and my husband chose mussels in a curry cream sauce. There were at least 3 dozen in each serving and they were plump and delicious...”.
Mussels are clearly an excellent pick for a memorable dinner!
Address: Rue Jourdan 6 Saint-Gilles. A 3 minute walk from the hotel. Tel: +32 2 538 12 07
At Chez Oki you’ll be immersed in a casually elegant atmosphere and contemporary Japanese fusion cuisine. Even though you can eat a la carte, we recommend you take a 3, 4 or 5 course menu. Don’t miss out on the signature dish here, sushi foie gras.
Chez Oki is located at 62 rue Lesbroussart a 15 minute walk from the Pantone Hotel. Phone: +32 2 644 45 76
Les Salades de Gaspard
First and foremost this bistro-style restaurant is known for great service and a warm atmosphere. This is a great charming and cosy spot for a nice chat with friends or for couples. Between great salads, and a choice of grilled meat there are plenty of exciting plates on the menu.
When asking for recommendations to the restaurant staff, the following plates will probably be mentioned: the Salade César, the Salade de la mer and the
Salade Riche with smoked salmon and prawns. Amongst the grilled meats, Gaspard recommends the Siemmenthal entrecote.
Location: 41 Rue Veydt, at less then 10 minutes walking from our hotel. Phone: +32 2 537 37 77
On the map below you'll find where each of the restaurants is situated.
We hope you’ll enjoy our pick of the great gastronomy of Brussels.
Avi @ Pantone Hotel Brussels