Dining: De Valera’s Irish Pub

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Dining: We visit De Valera’s Irish Pub at Flagey.

When the confinement was finally lifted, it meant that one of my favourite bars in Brussels had flung open its doors once more. De Valera’s boasts a prime corner
spot in the hustle and bustle of Flagey life, facing the Ixelles ponds.

The walls are festooned with excellent screens showing sports of all kinds. The décor has a proper Irish feel to it – including a black-and-white snapshot of the Irish Dáil back in the day with former Taoiseach Éamon de Valera in the middle.

De Valera’s has that essential element in any self-respecting Irish pub: a long bar counter, where conviviality reigns. Of course the Guinness is great, but for us the biggest attraction is the grub.

For now, there is a restricted choice of dishes but the fish and chips can still be had throughout the day, as can the full Irish breakfast. The staff are very attentive and among the friendliest in town. So get along there post-haste and sláinte! www.facebook.com/devaleras

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