HUNGRY SUNDAYS IN BRUSSELS

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I often get asked by readers of the blog about the best places to eat on a Sunday in Brussels, so I thought it would be a good idea to bring together some of my favourite spots in one post. Sundays are tricky: there are plenty of choices when it comes to brunch (you can see here my favourite brunch spots and my complete Brussels Brunch Guide) or lunch but dinner at a nice restaurant on a Sunday evening seems hopeless at times. 

So here you go, where to eat on a Sunday in Brussels by area plus a little map at the end of the post to help you find them easily. I will be updating the list as I discover new places, so watch this space. If you know any other great spots, let me know or share your pictures with me on Instagram by using the #seemybrussels hashtag!

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location_mark_smarksthespots_blogAround Dansaert and Sainte Catherine…

 

  • Bia Mara: If you want to have the best fish n’ chips in Brussels for lunch or dinner, look no further! Prices are reasonable, the staff is very friendly and food is served from noon until the evening non-stop.
  • Houtsiplou: Within walking distance from the Grand Place, this spot serves Belgian food with a hipster twist. Add in the mix a nice terrace, some quirky wall art and the fact that it’s open for both lunch and dinner on Sundays and you have a winner.
  • La Belle Equipe: Wine and pizza is a winning combination so the fact that you can have both lunch and dinner at this place on Sunday can only be good news!
  • Les Filles Plaisirs Culinaires: I love the food at this spot any time and I bet you will do too whether you choose to have Sunday brunch or dinner here. Word of advice: make a reservation.
  • Madame Chapeau: Named after one the most well-known Belgian fictional characters, this spot offers Belgian food with a modern twist from noon till midnight on Sundays. Make sure to leave room for dessert – the cuberdon ice cream is delicious! 
  • Noordzee – Mer du Nord: Probably one of my all-time favourite spots on a Sunday in Brussels. Open throughout the day, it’s popular with locals and visitors, serves fresh seafood but be sure to arrive early enough as they get sold out far before they close! 
  • Peck 47: The Bia Mara team has proved once more that they have the recipe for success by opening Peck 47, a cute little cafe that offers brunch, cocktails and delicious sandwiches throughout the day and in the evening, 7 days a week.
  • Rachel: This spot is well-known for its delicious burgers and bagels but I also like a lot the funky interior. On Sundays it’s open from noon until late in the evening.
  • Yeti: Healthy, hip and right across one of Brussels famous comic strip murals, Yeti offers brunch on Sundays and many people rave about its pancakes.

location_mark_smarksthespots_blogAround Sablon and the Marolles…

 

  • Le Perroquet: A beautiful Art Nouveau cafe where you can enjoy a yummy stuffed pita bread for lunch or dinner and wash it down with a couple of drinks on their lovely terrace.
  • Pin Pon: Located right opposite the famous antique market of Jeu de Balle square, Pin Pon serves various dishes all day long on Sundays.
  • Pistolet Original: Have you ever tried the very Belgian pistolets? They’re basically little bread rolls filled up with la crème de la crème of locally sourced products and available for a quick brunch or late Sunday lunch.
  • Skievelat: If I had to name one restaurant that is good value for money in this area, this one would be definitely it. Portions are generous, the staff are kind and it’s open all day on Sundays.

location_mark_smarksthespots_blogAround Louise and Porte de Namur…

 

  • Chyl: Brunch, tapas to share with friends, healthy salads – this place seems to have it all, including a bio store and lovely terrace. Great option should you wish to treat yourself to a late Sunday lunch too.
  • La Fabrique en Ville: Right in the middle of Egmont park, the second branch of La Fabrique serves brunch on Sundays between 10:30 – 15:30. Make sure to reserve in advance and enjoy one of the best terraces in Brussels!

location_mark_smarksthespots_blogAround Schuman…

 

  • Living Room Design & Eatery: This lovely concept store combines beautiful design objects and delicious foodie treats in a modern and relaxing environment just steps away from Leopold park. Brunch à la carte is served every weekend and there’s a brunch buffet coming soon, so watch this space!

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location_mark_smarksthespots_blogAround Avenue Louise and Saint Boniface…

 

  • Baba Bagel Bakery: A bright and modern not far from Tenbosch park where you can have a homemade bagel (or two) as well as sweet treats, like muffins and donuts.
  • Gazzetta: There’s nothing more comforting than a big bowl of pasta for Sunday lunch and here you’ll find some of the best in Brussels.
  • L’Amour Fou: The name says it all. After you try the pastrami sandwiches here, you’ll most probably fall madly in love with them. 
  • Little Tokyo: If you’re keen on trying a more original brunch with Asian-inspired flavours, try this place. There’s an all-you-can-eat buffet and a lovely terrace too.
  • Manhattn’s: This place seems to have taken Brussels by storm ever since it opened. If you’re not counting calories try their burgers for lunch or dinner.
  • Philema: You probably already know I love Greek food and this place is one of the best Greek restaurants in Brussels. Great choice for Sunday lunch with friends or family!

location_mark_smarksthespots_blogAround Chatelain and Brugmann…

 

  • Garage A Manger: Another good option for an easy-going brunch on Sundays. Although not consistently good in terms of variety and services, this spot is worth a try as long as you arrive early enough.
  • ICIThis lovely bio cantine strikes perfectly the balance between healthy and indulgent food. There are two Sunday brunch options depending how hungry you are but I can almost guarantee you’ll love it!
  • La Fabrique: This is hands down the richest brunch buffet I have spotted in Brussels. Be sure to arrive hungry, sit back and enjoy your Sunday in the heart of Chatelain.
  • Lulu Home Interior: I have a soft spot for concept stores and happen to really like this one. A cafe within a design furniture store, where you can enjoy brunch on Sundays or simply have a cup of coffee until late in the afternoon.
  • Marcel Burger Bar: Sweet potato fries, yummy burgers and a killer secret sauce – need I say more? A great spot for Sunday lunch.

location_mark_smarksthespots_blogAround Flagey…

 

  • Comptoir Rodin: A beautiful cosy and bright space housed in a pavilion that used to be part of the former military hospital in Brussels. Here you’ll find brunch with Israeli accents along the branch classics.   
  • Frit Flagey: If you’re looking for a casual lunch and are keen on having something truly Belgian (fun fact: Fries are Belgian, not French!) have a cone of crispy frites at one of the most popular fritkots in Brussels.   
  • La Mercerie: This is one of my favourite tea rooms in Brussels for various reasons, including the gorgeous interior. Perfect for Sunday brunch or an afternoon cuppa.
  • Les Super Filles du Tram: Another spot famous for its juicy burgers that is luckily open both for lunch and dinner. Be warned, it gets crowded but it does so for a reason!
  • Pastelaria Garcia: If you are a fan of Portuguese pastries, go to Garcia for a very early Sunday breakfast to a late afternoon coffee. It’s one of the best cheap eats in Brussels, plus I’m sure you won’t be able to resist buying a box of pasteis de nata before you leave!  
  • Umamido: Comforting and full of flavour – that’s how I would describe Umamido’s steaming bowls of ramen. A delicious spot for a relaxed Sunday lunch or dinner.

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  • Chana: Have a yummy falafel here and then head for coffee right across the square at Cipiace. Life on Sundays at the Parvis of Saint-Gilles are good! 
  • Chouconut: Here you’ll satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious choux, cookies and donuts to take away or enjoy at the cozy tea room. Be warned, it’s impossible to have just one!
  • La Bottega della Pizza: Another favourite spot for pizza in Brussels that is open for dinner on Sundays. Just book your table in advance as it gets packed in no time – good news is, you can always order your pizza to takeaway. 
  • La Tricoterie: If you’re looking for a children-friendly spot for brunch in Saint-Gilles, this place is for you. There’s lots of space, a small bio market and different menus to choose from.
  • Oma: Brunch lovers will appreciate this place for its relaxed feeling and all-you-can-eat buffet. On sunny days grab one of the few tables on the sunny terrace and have a blissful Sunday! 
  • Pizza Momo: This little pizza joint is by no means fancy or romantic. In fact, it doesn’t look like much and service can be chaotic but everybody comes for Momo’s Neapolitan pizza which is very good indeed. Open for both lunch or dinner, be patient and enjoy!

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  • Cook & Book: Although little introduction is needed for the famous bookstore / cafe / restaurant in Woluwé-Saint-Lambert, I will go on and say that it’s a great spot to spend a Sunday reading, browsing books or having a meal with friends and family.
  • Farci: Uccle has got a great spot for takeaway food that is healthy and delicious at the same time. A very good option for vegetarians ad people with dietary restrictions too that’s open for both lunch and dinner.
  • Gou: This place was a great discovery and has never disappointed me. The interior is pretty, service is kind, the food is delicious and served all day long until the evening on Sundays. Give it a go if you find yourselves around Stockel.
  • La Fabbrica: If you’re looking for a place to have brunch while your kids are entertained, try this one. They plan lots of different activities for children plus it’s a nice opportunity to visit Tour et Taxis if you haven’t been before. 
  • Les Trouvailles de Louise: If I had to pick one word to describe this spot, it would be homey. It’s warm, run by two wonderful ladies who prepare everything themselves and typically quiet. A real gem for Sunday brunch in Schaerbeek.
  • The Little Green Shop: A delicious spot for vegetarians and a lovely concept – a cafe within a flower shop, this spot in Forest offers a homemade Sunday brunch buffet and the prettiest bouquets.  
  • Ventre Saint Gris: An amazing restaurant with a backyard terrace in Uccle that you should absolutely try. Delicious food, kind staff and open for both lunch and dinner.

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Sandy (@smarksthespots)

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