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Ever since I started the blog I have been trying different restaurants in Brussels (strictly for research purposes of course!) and although I really enjoy the variety, there are some all-time favourites that I keep going back to whenever I want to treat myself of friends who are visiting. Le Tournant is one of those places because of its relaxed atmosphere and really delicious food.

So, after having the most amazing dinner with a group of fellow bloggers lately, I decided it was high time I shared this spot here on the blog too. Tucked away in the animated streets of Matonge, right across Kitchen 151 and not too far from Osteria Bolognese, Le Tournant is the brainchild of two skilled cooks, Denis and Laurent. The interior is simply decorated and has a raw feeling – wooden tables, brick walls and lots of wine bottles on the shelves together with selected works of art displayed on the walls that are also available to purchase.

The wow factor at Le Tournant is the food. This is the kind of place that manages to surprise you with every dish – classic and refined with a creative twist from the chefs. Like the roughly-chopped beef tartare with miso and black trumpet sauce (probably one of the best I’ve ever had!), the lamb stew with prunes served with rice and a colorful mix of perfectly cooked vegetables (slow food at its best!) or the spicy tiger prawns with soy, ginger and chilli. The aged beef and the duck rillettes are also must-try dishes. So good, getting hungry just thinking about them! 

Another aspect I really appreciate about Le Tournant is the staff’s attentiveness and knowledgeable choices of wine, mostly natural ones sourced from Titulus wine bar. Portions are satisfying but whatever you do, make room for dessert: the orange blossom sorbet is not to be missed.

Le Tournant is a great place for a romantic dinner with your better half, a family gathering or a meal with foodie friends or colleagues. Make a reservation, seat back and enjoy. Trust me, you’ll love it! 

Address: Chaussée de Wavre 168, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium
Telephone: +32 2 5026165
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