At the risk of tempting fate, it seems that the sun is here and it’s here to stay; at least for the next couple of weeks. Brussels has many great terrace cafes, bars and restaurants. We know that you hardly need to be encouraged to step out and enjoy the sun, but maybe you would like to try somewhere new, or revisit a classic. Everyone will have their own favourites, but here are just a few suggestions.
Located on the edge of the Bois de la Cambre, this is the perfect place for a sunny lunch. There’s an enticing lunch formula and the menu has been revamped with the arrival of a new chef. For tasty dishes and inventive cocktails it’s the perfect place after to relax after a stroll around la Forêt de Soignes.
Chaussée de Waterloo 782, 1080 Uccle
Tuesday to Friday between 12 – 14. and between 19 – 24, Saturday between 19 – 24.
La Chaloupe d’Or
When in Brussels! Surely, one of the best places to enjoy Grand Place is from the terrace of La Chaloupe d’Or. Locals do tend to take it a little for granted but with its breathtaking view of the Grand Place, Chaloupe d’Or is the obligatory stop for a gourmet break in the heart of Brussels. You can eat some typical dishes there, such as shrimp croquettes or carbonnades, washed down with a good beer, all in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Grand Place 24, 1000 Brussels
Monday to Sunday between 11 – 23.
Near the Cimetière district of Ixelles, Nina’s is famous for its refined Italian cuisine and festive atmosphere. For a convivial aperitivo or a dish of fresh pasta, enjoy the terrace in this funky neighbourhood. Nina’s menu changes with the seasons. As they say in Italy, buon appetito!
Chaussée de Boondael 332, 1050 Ixelles
Wednesday to Friday between 12 -14. and Monday to Saturday between 20 – 22.
Looking for a terrace that is more like an enclosed garden. Osteria Romana offers a haven of peace in the heart of the city. The restaurant, which offers elegant Italian cuisine, also has a small garden decorated with taste and full of charm. For a romantic dinner for two or an evening with friends, the terrace of the Osteria Romana is the place to be when the good weather arrives.
Avenue Legrand 11, 1000 Brussels
Thursday & Friday between 12 – 15. and Tuesday to Saturday between 19 – 23:30.