Brussels Later Afternoon Food And Drinks

When the locals finish day to day business, you’ll regularly find them on the streets of Brussels to enjoy the late spring afternoons. Brussels offers numerous great spots to have a drink on weekdays, some of them within walking distance from our Boutique hotel in Brussels.

1) Place du Chatelain


The Place du Châtelain is surrounded by bistros, cafés and shops. Ideal when you need a short break. During your day or if you would like to enjoy a local but not too informal atmosphere.

The place du Châtelain is located in Ixelles. It’s particularly worth a visit on every Wednesday when the food market settles there from 14h to 19h. You will undoubtedly enjoy the traditional food and wine stands the market has to offer. Once the market closes down, the bars in the surrounding area stay open, and especially on sunny evenings, big crowds gather on the square.

Place du Chatelain is about 15mins by foot from our hotel and is the hottest place in town on Wednesdays!

2) Boeremet


The Boeremet, which means farmer’s market in Flemish, takes place in the Abattoirs d’Anderlecht on every Thursday from 15h to up to 22h. This great market hosts a high variety of stands from flowers and vegetables, to small restaurant stands offering fresh food, wines and beers. If you are looking for an authentic place to enjoy in Brussels on your Thursday, the Boeremet is a must for you. Located next to the metro station Delacroix, here you will find an authentic market, that provides quality and fun for a reasonable price in this iconic and beautiful place on Thursdays.


3) Place Van Meenen


Place van Meenen located in Saint-Gilles hosts a local market on Monday from 12h to 19h. Here you’ll have the chance to buy food, clothes, and flowers as well as enjoying a great glass of wine and a nice accompanying snack at one of the stands. It is even possible to enjoy a cup of coffee at some of the stands of the market! Take note that the wine stands will be very busy after working hours as many locals like to enjoy a glass at the market after their day of work! On any other day you will enjoy great drinks and meals in the surrounding cafés and restaurants while enjoying the sight of the beautiful city hall of Saint-Gilles. It is about 15mins by foot from our Hotel and is a great way to take a break during your visit of Saint-Gilles on Mondays.


Enjoy a drink in the open air in Brussels!

Top 6 Restaurants Near The Pantone Hotel

Are you looking to find those fantastic secret dinner spots during your stay at our Hotel close to Avenue Louise? Those perfect places almost only known to locals? Let us provide you with some local knowledge. Here are a few suggestions of nice restaurants for all moods and tastes within a close range and easily accessible by foot! Are you ready for some great food and atmosphere, follow our tips by locals!

Spot 1: Italian food!


In the mood for Italian food? Try out the Sale, Pepe & Rosmarino restaurant! 100 meters away from our hotel (from Rue Berckmans, turn left and walk on for 2 minutes) you will find this amazing Italian restaurant.  The menu is quite small but be sure that every dish is fresh and prepared with love. They also have some great Italian wines.

Our tip: go for handmade pasta and freshly made Zabaione.

Address: Rue Berckmans 98, Saint-Gillis, 1060, Brussels.
More info: Click Here

Spot 2: Burgers, burgers and special burgers


Are you craving a quality burger? Try out the Cool Bun restaurant! Offering tasty and quality burgers, the meal here will bring you a moment of joy. To go there, when leaving the hotel go left onto Berckmans street. Turn towards your right, walk for a few meters and cross the road when you see the restaurant. The homemade Burger is, of course, flame grilled organic burger!

Our tip: Apple jack burger. Onglet, lettuce, oven dried tomatoes, Cheddar, onion rings, BBQ sauce. Not the typical burger you’ll find in any burger place.

Address: Rue Berckmans 34 1060 Brussels +32 2 537 80 02
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Spot 3: Go Oriental without moving from Saint Gilles!


Is exotic food your thing? Or simply curious of what Moroccan food has to offer? Try out the Bab Dar restaurant in Saint-Gilles! While walking out of the hotel, go right to the Bronstraat on which you’ll walk until Chaussée de Charleroi. Go left on the Chaussée de Charleroi and you will find this classy oriental restaurant there. The inside is nicely decorated and announces a promise: to guide you to real Moroccan cuisine. Its offers go from great tajines to traditional high class Moroccan meals.  Enjoy your discovery of Moroccan cuisine!

Our tip: Surprise yourself with the Monkfish (Lotte) Chermoula.

Address: 85, Chaussée de Charleroi 1060 Saint-Gillis (Brussels)
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Spot 4: Belgian food!


You are looking for more traditional Belgian food? Follow us to a part of Berckmans street where you will find a local treasure.
While leaving the hotel walk to the Berckmans street, go right then straight to the large crossroad with Chaussée Charleroi. Cross the road to stay on the Berckmans Street and after a few meters you will find the restaurant Le Malte. This Belgian restaurant offers a wide selection of European/Belgian meals built to please anyone. This restaurant has accessible prices and offers great quality; it also has lunch specials. A great spot to take a break during your day.

Our tip: try out the meals made “Malte” way, they are original and great!

Address: Rue Berckmans 30, Saint-Gilles, Brussels.
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Spot 5: Could “The Cuisine” be missing?


Looking for French cuisine? Try out Flâneries Gourmandes then. It is a little further down the street then Le Malte, and its French modern cuisine is delightful. Even though the menu is slightly higher priced, the dishes are truly delicious and tasteful! Its short menu changes regularly, so whenever you are in Brussels you can re-visit this restaurant over and over again, and still be pleasantly surprised by their meals!

Our tip: let yourself be surprised by the creativity of the chef using season products in its menus!

Address: Rue berckmans 2, Ixelles, Brussels.
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Spot 6: You can’t pick just 1 nationality…We give you 2 at once!


You enjoy eating outside but are slightly tired of the usual, traditional European cuisine? Inada is the perfect place for you! This restaurant managed very successfully to create a fusion of Japanese cuisine and French gastronomy! Any gourmet or food lover has to try this; it would even be worth the trip to Brussels alone. Prices may again be slightly higher, the quality of the cuisine and products there is off the hook. To get there go to your right while leaving the Hotel and walk straight to the crossroads. Immediately on your right, on this crossroad, you will find Inada. You’re in for a treat, guaranteed!

Our tip: try out the eel filet caramelized Japanese style!

Address: 73 rue de la Source, 1060, Saint-Gilles, Brussels.
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We hope you enjoyed our tips foody!

The Most Colorful Markets In Brussels

Sunday’s are perfect for a refreshing walk in the morning… With spring knocking at the door (or almost) I would like to share with you some of Brussels colorful markets. I hope you will enjoy visiting these unique places while staying at our hotel near Avenue Louise.

Grand-Place Market of flowers

Early on summer mornings, every day from 8 am till 6 pm, Brussels’ Grand-Place is turned into a giant flower market. All sorts of plants and exotic flowers create a unique picture that will allow for a great photo to share with your smart-phone on your FaceBook or Twitter page (don’t forget to tag @PantoneHotel). The Grote Markt, as the Grand Place is called in Flemish, with so many beautiful colors will certainly surprise you, and make your day!


Boulevard du Midi 


The market at Brussels-Midi station is one of Brussels’ mainmulticultural markets. Every Sunday, between 8 am and 1 pm, you’ll have the chance to find food, clothes and plants from all over the world. At only a few minutes away from our hotel you can buy Greek, Turkish and Italian products, and lot more of course.

All nationalities are represented at the Midi Market. Baskets full of fresh olives, dried fish, Greek pastries and all kinds of herbs and spices make this large and lively market one of the most colorful places for food-shopping in Brussels.

You should definitely take the time and spend some hours there!

Brussels Vintage Market


Retro is in style again! This very special market was launched in October 2010, and takes place in Halles ST Géry from 7 to 7 pm every first Sunday of the month.

What will you find there? All the typical Vintage objects brought here from some of the best sellers in town. Just imagine vintage paradise with second hand shoes, clothes and bags but also jewelry, coats, accessories, belts, hats, knitwear, boots, uniforms, necklaces, berets, wigs, ties and buttons…

They even sell old music records and some delicious (fresh) cupcakes in case you get hungry for a snack.


The BVM is also a nice and original place to get drinks or brunch with your friends after a fantastic and crazy morning of Vintage shopping. If you are a vintage lover you don’t want to miss this incredible market!

Check the official Facebook page for the upcoming market dates…

You will not be in Brussels those dates? Don’t worry, you can find the best Vintage shops in Brussels by clicking here.

Comic book market


Brussels is considered to be the European capital of comics. Every first Sunday of the month, on the Place Saint-Géry in the summer and in the Halles Saint-Géry in the winter comic fans flood out to get their hands on missing items in their collection. You will be able to find good deals on new and second-hand comic strips, and some people even simply exchange comic-books without. And then there is always the opportunity to meet artists and participate in contests …

Definitely a must go for Comics lovers!

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Enjoy the most colorful markets of Brussels!

Sales! Cheap Shopping In Brussels

From 3rd to 31st January, the shopping streets in Brussels are bustling with winter sales activity, if you are a shopping lover don’t miss a visit! Sales in Brussels are,by law, actual sales: this means that traders, including those really cool Belgian boutiques, can only sell products in a “sale”, “solden” in Dutch, or “soldes” in French. Our hotel close to avenue Louise is the perfect starting point for a couple of days of shopping.

Shopping in Brussels in the month of January is, more than ever, all about fashion and design. Don’t expect huge savings though, the discounts usually go up as the sale period goes on. So the first week, you may find many things marked down only 15% or so; by the end of the sale period, the stuff that hasn’t moved may be marked down 30% to 40%. Still you’ll be able to make great deals during the sales in Brussels!

Where to go? Here our list of shopping districts and boutiques


Of course we must start with Avenue Louise: possibly the best and most varied shopping district and the closest to our hotel, just five walking. The international brands are very well represented here alongside high-end local shops. Must visit shops are, without a doubt: : Delvaux, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Hermes, Tod’s, Vuitton, Wolfers, Tiffany’s, Diane Von Furstenberg, Max Mara, Serneels, Crossword, Hall of Time… and there are many more that could be mentioned. Here you’ll be able to get great deals on top brands. Discounts may even go up to 50 % discount, but only by the second half of January!


The fancyDansaert district plays host, in bold spaces, to original contemporary fashion projects. First stop is Stijl, a store that showcases the best in Belgian design. The studio boutiques of young designers showcase impressive personal and unexpected styles. The sales here are well worthwhile for fashion-fans looking for unique and affordable pieces. Other must go shops are: AnnemieVerbeke, Christa Reniers, Maison Martin Margiela, Marc Jacobs, Le Fabuleux Marcel andValérieBerckmans.

Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert

The oldest and most prestigious shopping arcades in Europe offer a selection of specialist shops. This is a really well-known glazed shopping arcade and so you’ll likely find other tourists here. This Italian Neo-Renaissance arcade is considered one of Europe’s oldest “malls”. Charged by King Leopold I with its construction in 1837, young architect Jean-Pierre Cluysenaars converted the entire Rue Saint-Hubert into the airy arcade that you see today. Our must sees for shopping: Tropismes, Delvaux, Longchamps, Neuhaus, Mary chocolatier, la Champagnothèque,GanterieItalienne.

Sablon and Marolles


So close and yet so different, these two districts are a real gold mine for art lovers, collectors or bargain hunters. You can find anything from antique dealers and vintage shops to chocolate creations by famous chocolatiers! Pierre Marcolini’s chocolate shop is worth visiting even if only to dream about the wealth of flavour. Here chocolate collections are introduced every season like a fashion line, with new concepts, interiors and flavours to choose from. What else to visit when in these neighbourhoods: Wittamer, Patrick Roger, Leysen, Costermans, Flamant Home Interior, Baobab, Au Bon Repos, Marcolini, Espace 161.

I hope you’ll enjoy our shopping tips during sales in Brussels!

Brussels Events Calender 2013

We are very excited to bring you our Brussels event calendar with all the best and more colorful events taking place in Brussels during 2013. Art, design, food, music, sport, party, beer, business and lot more…Brussels is the city where you will find the most interesting events throughout the year! Come to visit the city and enjoy some of these great events during your stay at our hotel close to Avenue Louise.




events-brussels-a-11-13 Jules Wabbes – Furniture Designer 

The exhibition includes original drawings and photographs of Jules Wabbes, one of the leading Belgian furniture designers of the postwar period.Many unique pieces of furniture and a number of prototypes never exhibited before.


events-brussels-a-11-20 Glenn Murcutt, Architecture for Place

Location: Bois de la Cambre-Horta, Architecture Space. The exhibition shows Murcutt’s specific position in the development of modern architecture that is characterized by a strong relationship to traditional building techniques combined with the use of local materials.



events-brussels-a-18-28 Brussels Brunfaut’s Progressist Architects

In 2013 brunfaut’s an exhibition about belgian architecture from the modernist period. This is another exhibition in the thematic cycle around belgian architecture of recent times.


events-brussels-a-1Tba Réseau d’affichage de la Ville de Bruxelles

Organizers of cultural, social or sporting events can announce their activities through posters in Brussels. The City of Brussels has about forty posting places spread over the whole surface: frames, columns, panels. These billboards are only for the posting of ‘cultural’ posters.



events-brussels-a-12 Museum Night Fever

20 of the most prominent museums in Brussels opens its doors to public during the night. An enchanted evening of exhibitions, music, performances, and workshops at. Shuttles are available for transportation across the city.



events-brussels-a-1All Month Artbrussels

Every year more than 25,000 people gather at this contemporary art venue, where 150 carefully chosen international galleries showcase the work of establishedartists and young talent, ranging from photographs and monochromes to light sculptures and color canvasses.


events-brussels-a-123-25 European Seafood Exposition

25,600 buyers, suppliers, media and other seafood-industry professionals from over 140 countries attended the 2012 fair to meet face to face and do business. Already on its 21st edition, the European Seafood Exposition is the global can’t-miss fair for the seafood industry.



events-brussels-a-118 Gay Pride

Brussels Gay Pride started out as Pink Saturday in the 1980s and now signals the start of the gay and lesbian summer. Around 20,000 parade through the capital, and parties fill the Pride Rainbow Village in Brussels’ St Jacques district.


events-brussels-a-124-26 Brussels Jazz Marathon

For the 17th time, the Brussels Jazz Marathon weekend will be the annual rendez-vous for jazz music lovers. 125 free concerts and more than 450 musicians await you on the biggest squares in Brussels. Big Bands and famous soloists play in open air, smaller bands play in bars and taverns. Jazz it up!


events-brussels-a-126 20 Km of Brussels

30.000 runners start from the Parc du Cinquantenaire for 20kms through the city.



events-brussels-a-128-30 Couleur Café

If you are looking for color in Brussels this is your event…coulour café is just as colorful as our hotel. You’ll find the best music from the Caribbean, Africa and Latin America! In between concerts visitors can buy ornaments and handicraft products from all over the world and sample delicious cocktails and international dishes.


events-brussels-a-1Tba Brussels Wine Week

Red, white and rose wines will be put forward during one week. Novices, amateurs, wine lovers, professional, everyone will be charmed. Seminars, encounters, tasting sessions, visits to wine cellars, label collections, a roadshow. ..Everything for wine lovers!



events-brussels-a-115 July – Half August Brussels Beach

Every year, the banks of the Brussels channel, at the level of the Place Sainctelette, are transformed into a real urban beach for Bruxelles les Bains. 3.000 tons of sand from the North Sea are poured on the site and the beach is provided with huts, deckchairs and fountains. It is not only a place for relaxation in summer, but also the place for street entertainment, concerts, sports and sun.


events-brussels-a-1Mid July The Midi Fair

This traditional fair extends along the small ring road, on the Boulevard du Midi, near the Midi train station.The Midi Fair now counts more than 130 diverse attractions both for young and old. There are the old, traditional and the newest, more sensational attractions.


events-brussels-a-113-14 Brosella Folk & jazz

Brosella Folk & Jazz is an international festival with jazz and folk music. The warm notes of folk and jazz will cradle you during this 37th editionin the ‘Green Theatre’ at the Osseghem Park, near the Atomium. The weekend also includes Brosella for the Kids, with theater, music, workshops, entertainment, for children.



events-brussels-a-118 Brussels Summer Festival

The Brussels Summer Festival is above all a big cultural and popular feast which counts on diverse artistic disciplines: theatre, music, street animations emphasizing the architectural heritage. Where? All the most beautiful places of Brussels: Place Royale, place des Palais, parc de Bruxelles, place des Musées, Mont des Arts.


events-brussels-a-1Tba Brussels’ Flower Carpet

The famous Carpet of Flowers covers 1,800 m² right in the centre of the Grand Place. An incredible show of natural colors! Thecolored plant tapestry can be admired best from the balcony of the City Hall, which is open to the public for the occasion.


events-brussels-a-131 Aug – 2 Sept Belgian Beer Weekend

Come visit the Belgian Beer Café stand at the 14th Edition of the Belgian Beer Weekend in Brussels! More than 50 Belgian Brewers will welcome beer lovers from all over the world.



events-brussels-a-1Tba Eat! Brussels

This is the place to be for all food lovers! The capital of Europe invites you to taste many different sides of Brussels and Belgium!


events-brussels-a-110 -12 Mood

MoOD is the leading fair of furnishing fabrics featuring the widest offer, with 350 exhibitors and 12,000 visitors from over 100 countries.


events-brussels-a-124 -27 Label Expo

Label Expo Europe 2013 is the world’s largest event for the label and package printing industry. The scale of the show is staggering: seven halls and over 550 exhibitors. Visitors from more than a hundred countries take over Brussels, bringing with them spending commitments of millions of Euros.



events-brussels-a-304-7 Fotofever

Many galleries from the whole Europe present the best of contemporary photographic and video creation. This is the second European photography art fair settles in Brussels.


events-brussels-a-17-10 Open Days 2013

The OPEN DAYS-European Week of Regions and Cities is the key annual event for regional and local authorities. In 2013, OPEN DAYS will consist of between 90 and 100 workshops, debates, and networking activities attended by some 6 000 participants.



events-brussels-a-1Tba 1st Ice & Snow Sculptures Festival 

For the first time in Brussels, here is a Festival of very particular sculptures…This incredible artists working at 0º will amaze you with their incredible works!



events-brussels-a-1All month Brussels Winter Wonders 

Winter Wonder, Plaisirsd’Hiver or Winterpret, animates the heart of Brussels in December, during Christmas and at the beginning of the new year.Brussels Christmas markets stretch about 2 km through Brussels with a charming series of shops, chalets, attractions, activities and terraces.


events-brussels-a-1Tba Nuit Blanche 

A cultural event open to all and free, at once artistic and popular. Already on its 11th edition, the aimof this event is to rediscoverthe city of Brussels from a new perspective. It is a night to get together, to share unusual and creative aspects of the contemporary creative scene in a warm and festive atmosphere that encourages discovery and wonder.

Brussels Winter Wonders, Christmas Shopping

In Belgium we have a fondness of Christmas markets and that’s why Belgian Christmas markets are amongst the most famous in Europe. You’ll find plenty of cozy Christmas markets all over the country. A number of the characteristic markets are located in Bruges, Liege, Durbuy, Spa, Namur, Tournai and there are many others worthy of a mention. Undoubtedly the most important, heart-warming and especially most colorful Christmas market is Brussels Winter Wonders. If you are staying at our hotel just off Avenue Louise during November or December, we recommend a stroll through these markets to get into the Christmas spirit.spacer-blog

Brussels Christmas markets stretch about 2 km through Brussels with a charming series of shops, chalets, attractions, activities and terraces. Test delicacies, buy your souvenirs, and collect ingredients for delicious dishes to be served on Christmas and New Year’s Eve for the people you love.The marketsanimate the heart of Brussels during the Christmas festivities, taking place at the Grand-Place in Brussels and around the Bourse, Place Sainte-Catherine and Marché aux Poissons.


If you’d like to go for a stroll, you’ll enjoy arefreshening 20 minute walk through AvenueLuise and Rue Lebeau before immersing in the rich smells, sweet flavours and the warm atmosphere of the Christmas Market.


The atmosphere present on the market will leave you breathless. As soon as you enter the Grote Markt or Grand Place, you’ll find yourself surrounded by more than colorful 200 booths selling everything from Russian dolls to freshly roasted nuts and Christmas clothes. Lined up in the open space, small music bands playjazz and seasonal music, while a big ferriswheel towers over the market.


Enjoy thedelicious smells of the Winter Wonders Caféwhen they come to your senses.The scent of chestnuts, waffles, crepes, sausages and Glühwein, steaming mussels and speculoos mixed together, all combined will bring you a unique experience.

So what else should you do? Just grab yourself a Belgian waffle and stroll through the streets to catch a glimpse of thehundreds of chalets. You’ll love it!

Winter Wonders includes:

  • Christmas market (approximately 250 chalets)
  • Fairground attractions (Ferris wheel, merry-go-rounds, sledding track)
  • Ice rink for skating (1050 m2)
  • Winter Café
  • Christmas tree and light show on the Grand-Place

Opening time:

  • Mon / Thu: 12.00 / 21.00
  • Fri : 12.00 / 22.00
  • Sat / Sun: 11.00 / 22.00
  • 24 & 31 December: 11.00 / 18.00
  • 25 December & 01 January : 12.00 / 22.00

Best Brussels Museums

Brussels is the city to be for art lovers that are visiting Belgium. There is a digestible choice of museums worth visiting, when around for a short break in Brussels. As your hosts at thePANTONE HOTELTM Brussels, we’d like to provide you with a short list of museums visiting. All museums can be reached easily from our hotel close to Avenue Louise.

Visiting museums in Brussels does require a bit of prepping up. The reason behind this is that it’s not always easy to find your way around in the web of Brussels museums. Brussels has different groups of museums that you’ll be able to find under multiple names or individual descriptions.

Some of the museum groups, on top, are divided over multiple locations which make it tricky to comprehend where you’re supposed to be heading. Especially when searching online, you might run into some confusing information.

We made you a tiny selection of museums that we think are definitely worth exploring. For our selection we also attempt to find you a path through the labyrinth.

1. Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts were founded more than 2 centuries ago, and consist of a group of museums on different locations. The collection combined contains a stunning twenty thousand paintings, sculptures and drawings. The treasures of the museums include works by Bosch, Bruegel, Cranach, Memling, Jordaens, Rubens, Delveaux and Magritte.

Royal Museum of Fine Arts Brussels

1.1 The Museum of Ancient Art

Here you’ll find a large collection of sculptures and paintings from the 15th through the 18th century. Our personal favorite: the wing dedicated to Felmish old masters.

Address: 3 Rue de la Régence, 1000 Brussels (you can purchase your tickets here, the entrance is at Place Royale 1)
Tel: 02 508 32 11
Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00-17:00

1.2 The Museum of Modern Art

This museum is dedicated to artists of the 19th and 20th century. The museum is currently closed and will reopen in November 2012.

Address: 3 Rue de la Régence, 1000 Brussels (you can purchase your tickets here, entrance is at Place Royale 1)
Tel: 02 508 32 11
Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00-17:00

1.3 The Antoine Wiertz Museum

Antoine Wiertz was a highly spectcular artist and often painted on huge canvasses where drama, terror and size played an important role.

Location: Rue Vautier 62, 1050 Brussels
Tel: 02 648 17 18
Open: weekends from 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00

1.4 The Constantin Meunier Museum

Meunier had a love for paintings and sculptures. This museum is the place where the artist spent the last years of his life and contains more than 700 works of art.

Location: Rue de l’Abbaye 59, 1050 Brussels
Tel: 02 648 44 99
Open: infrequent weekends, call to arrange a special visit

2. Magritte museums

Again here there is a bit of space for confusion. There are 2 Magritte museums in Brussels dedicated to this famous artist.

Renee Magritte - The Son of Man

The first Magritte museum (website: click here) is located at Place Royale 1. Indeed, at the exact same address as the museum of modern art. Online you won’t be abe to find out easily that these museums are located at the same spot. Tickets also need to be purchased separately. Hint: combined tickets are cheaper.

The collection is a beautiful sample of René Magritte’s oeuvre and covers all periods from his life. Here you’ll find his most important masterpieces.

Then there’s the second Magritte museum (website: click here). Renee Magritte lived here for 24 years of his life. This museum offers a biographical description of his life. TA visit of this will give you a very intimate impression of the life of Magritte.

Location: Rue Esseghem 135

These 2 museums truly compliment each other, so if you’re a fan of Magritte’s modern surrealist art, you should go and see both.

3. Musee du Cinquantenaire

Once more, this museum is part of a group, being the Royal Museums of Art and History

Musee du Cinquantenaire offers an overview of the history of mankind in the five continents from prehistoric times until today. This large museum includes high quality exhibitions and archaeological pieces from prehistory to the Middle Ages. The South American exposition holds our preference, which you shouldn’t miss.

Location: Parc du Cinquantenaire 10

Enjoy the museum trip!

Brussels Restaurant Tips Close To The Pantone Hotel

“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.

La Vigne

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

Chez Oki

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.

View Pantone Hotel – nearby restaurants in a larger map

We hope you’ll enjoy our pick of the great gastronomy of Brussels.