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Random tips on things to do and places to go in Brussels and beyond

Les Brassins: Belgian brasserie


On a narrow and poorly lit side street, 5 minutes away from Porte de Namur and parallel to the Chaussee d’Ixelles, just a dark, sketchy alley away is Les Brassins, a charming, traditional and casual Belgian brasserie with excellent homey Belgian food, unusually large portions and a good, vibrant and young atmosphere.

Most dishes are around EUR 12-15 and many of them come with endless French (Belgian) fries, that is: free refills. The place, located on 36 rue Keyenveld in Ixelles (1050 Brussels) is open every day for lunch and dinner (except Sundays – only dinner).

As for what to order: take your pick (they have weekly specials), but if undecisive, go for the carbonnades a la flamande – a very safe and savory bet!


Author: bxlblog

It started out with just one person years ago, but now we have a team of bloggers giving input and/or writing about food, travel, and generally life in Brussels, and even life in Brussels with a baby in the team's newest blog.

3 thoughts on “Les Brassins: Belgian brasserie

  1. hi,
    I eat at this German-Chinese restaurant and the food is delicious. The only problem is that an hour later you’re hungry for power.

  2. I’m not sure we’re talking about the same restaurant… Les Brassins (Porte de Namur area) is a Belgian restaurant… A German-Chinese restaurant sounds interesting, though. Where is it?

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