Vorst Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Vorst

December 5, 2017 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Forest (French name, pronounced [fɔʁɛː]; Dutch: Vorst [vɔrst] ( listen)) is one of the nineteen municipalities located in the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium. It is bordered by Anderlecht, Ixelles, Uccle, Saint-Gilles and Drogenbos. In common with all the Brussels municipalities, it is legally bilingual (French–Dutch).
Things to do in Vorst

1. Comme chez Soi

Place Rouppe 23, Brussels 1000, Belgium Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$1,020 - HK$2,299 +32 2 512 29 21
Excellent
68%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 870 reviews

Comme chez Soi

2 Michelin star restaurant** run by Chef Lionel Rigolet, his wife Laurence and their incredible team.

Reviewed By TangerineB - Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom

The food was very good. But not a patch in other restaurants I have eaten at with Michelin stars. Everything else was frankly a bit of a farce. We almost left as the waiter and the staff got increasingly confused over a dietary requirement they had checked twice in advance. They then told us that they don’t really bother to accommodate as some people say they are gluten-intolerant and then order pancakes. My friend has a religious dietary restriction. In the end, they did provide alternatives but it felt like too much effort. And then the bill was charged in Sterling when we requested to be charged in Euros. They acknowledged the bad service but did nothing about it. We won’t go back and won’t be recommending.

2. Le Chou de Bruxelles

Rue de Florence 26, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards Belgian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$196 - HK$330 +32 2 537 69 95
Excellent
61%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 963 reviews

Le Chou de Bruxelles

Since 20years our restaurant have the pleasure to serve you a local cooking in a "belgo-belge" decoration, our specialty, the mussels, prepared in more then 30 kinds, built our reputation and well outside our borders. In good weather, a beautiful garden will welcome you.Special in Brussels, you can compose yourself your Menu "à la carte" for 29€: starter, main course and dessert to choose in the menu.

Reviewed By CarolienBAC - Leuven, Belgium

Le Chou de Bruxelles is famous for its mussels with French fries and other typical Belgian dishes. Since I'm a big fan of mussels, I was really looking forward to an evening in this restaurant.
The interior of the restaurant is decorated with Belgian memorabilia, most notably a lot of decorations which are referring to Brussels' most famous statue: Manneken Pis. The restaurant is not very big and quite popular, so make sure to reserve a table if you want to have dinner on a weekend evening.
My friends and I all went for the dinner formula: starter, main course and dessert for 32 euro. A very sharp price, indeed. The carpaccio of Begian beef was nice, but the mussels with thyme where exceptional. Best mussels I had in my life. Nice touch: I got to wear a bib to make sure I didn't soil my clothes.
The tarte tatin I got as dessert was ok, but not really memorable. Loved the complementary limoncello. I always appreciate it when the restaurant offers you some free drinks!
It was awfully warm though in the restaurant. This was perhaps due to the fact that the tables are quite close to each other and the restaurant was fully packed.
Tip: You really, really have to order the mussels.

3. Le Fruit Defendu

Rue de Tenbosch 108, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$337 - HK$824 +32 2 347 42 47
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 231 reviews

Le Fruit Defendu

Reviewed By Suskumuikkunen - Brussels, Belgium

Visited this restaurant with a friend couple. It’s cosy and staff is friendly yet we had few incidents when they forgot our request (like bringing extra water, cooking steak well as there was a pregnant one etc...).
Food is good and definitely filling. Prices are a bit high but didn’t find it too pricey compared to what you get.
All in all a good restaurant even I wouldn’t go really often.

4. Le Bugatti

4 rue Jacques Jordaens | Louise Vleurgat Area, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Belgian, Brew Pub, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$133 - HK$290 +32 2 646 14 17
Excellent
59%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 296 reviews

Le Bugatti

Good plain cooking with typical dishes from Belgium since 1988: Stew beef with cheek of ox in trappist dark beer, rabbit stew (boned) with Kriek, tomatoes stuffed with grey shrimps, homemade shrimps and cheese croquettes, veal blanquette, Zeeland mussels, sole meunière, saddle of hare, veal kidneys liegeoise way...; still a family restaurant, in an authentic and atypical frame: private old garage in a 19th century house Art Nouveau and Horta with a stained-glass window

Reviewed By Bluemarley7 - Brussels, Belgium

Every dish we ordered was too salty, including the salad! I ordered some croquette aux crevettes and l regretted it. There is no taste of shrimps in it and felt like it was frozen for years before frying it. Horrible... I stopped eating croquettes since then.
My boyfriend had entrecôte which was so dry chewy (and of course salty!) that he couldn't finish it. I don't understand the positive reviews about this place; either we were unlucky either the reviewers dont mind earing junky food.
Such beautiful place and atmosphere, pity they don't know how to cook!!

5. Le Wine Bar des Marolles

Rue Haute 198, Brussels 1000, Belgium (Formerly Le Wine Bar du Sablon) Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi French, Belgian, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$235 - HK$549 +32 496 82 01 05
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 809 reviews

Le Wine Bar des Marolles

The classement today of the restaurant is 8 in the section Tea and coffee but we are a real restaurant (bistronomie) with 600 different kind of wines kind regards

Reviewed By 321CIB - Brentwood, United Kingdom

I booked this place for dinner on our wedding annivesary and was so looking forward to the experience given the great reviews. I noticed a number of couples walking into the restaurant asking for tables but they were turned away, which to me was impressive as most of the customer base seemed to be regulars. The staff were very helpful and had great knowledge of the menu. I asked about the beef/steak onglet and was asked how I would like it cooked? I replied 'medium' and then I was then informed that this would not be possible as the chef wouldn't allow this to happen and it had to be rare. This is the first time I have ever experienced this in any restaurant and I find it shocking as the paying customer, regardless of what the chef thinks or opinions on how something is cooked. I ended up with beef cheek and beetroot, the beef was lovely but there was far too much beetroot on the plate. To make matters worse, my wife had the pork chop and about half way through she noticed blood starting to seep out of the meat! Given the response to me wanting my steak being cooked how I would like it? The waiter was very polite and offered to change the pork but by this time we had seen enough, and we asked for the bill and left. There was no discount or refund offered for the undercooked pork, and as much as I find that dissapointing I really couldn't be bothered to argue this point on our anniversary. I was suprised by our experience as the place is lovely, the staff were knowledgable and the majority of the reviews looked fantastic.

6. Alexandre

Rue du Midi 164, Brussels 1000, Belgium Parking Available, Valet Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards French, Belgian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$275 - HK$1,162 +32 2 502 40 55
Excellent
73%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 344 reviews

Alexandre

Gastronomic restaurant with beautifull winelist

Reviewed By belgianbear - Bruxelles

I went to the Alexander for a birthday lunch.
So I was very surprised to got all the restaurant place dedicated for this event! A small place!
Service was perfect for this big group. The food was very tasty, very creative, and artistically dressed! Every dish was a marvelous surprise. Wines where in perfect harmony with the different plates. Also the dishes plates were chosen in harmony with the food. So you can get there for an event of for a lovely diner. I recommend. ... and will be back soon!

7. Au vieux Spijtigen Duivel

Chaussee d'Alsemberg 621, Uccle, Brussels 1180, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Belgian, Bar, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +32 2 344 34 55
Excellent
35%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 216 reviews

Au vieux Spijtigen Duivel

Reviewed By Happy186605 - Dublin, Ireland

Called on a Saturday evening - it was around 6.00pm and we hadn't made a reservation. Although it was quiet at that time, the waiter advised us that the "better" tables at the back in the Terrace were all reserved. We were given a smaller table just opposite the entrance to the loos. We noticed most diners didn't arrive until we had finished and we were about to leave Apart from that, the waiters were jolly, efficient and humourous. The menu is limited but the food is good and the prices reasonable. There's a small selection of draft beers and a large selection of bottles. We had a main course each​ and two drinks each. The special Spijtigenburger was large and v tasty. Overall a pleasant evening - we'll be back.

8. La Brouette

Boulevard Prince de Liege 61, Anderlecht, Brussels 1070, Belgium Reservations French Lunch, Dinner +32 2 522 51 69
Excellent
71%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 109 reviews

La Brouette

Reviewed By StephanBrux - Brussels, Belgium

Anderlecht is quite a journey from the center of Brussels but it is definitely worth a visit.You can see many beautiful Art Déco houses around Place Meir/Avenue du Roi-Soldat.
Before, or after the Art-Déco walk La Brouette is almost a must :-)
Always a very good lunch menu which does not take too much time, served with delicious wines. From start to end a very good experience, friendly service in a very nice atmosphere. Have been there three times and never disappointed. Last tiemit started with a very nice anchovis amuse, followed by an excellent Tatar of salmon, followed by " Fine escalopes de veau sur artichaut-grenaille, thym et citron saumure", a fantastic dessert with cooked prunes under a meringue au gratin. (see photos)
Don't miss Anderlecht and La Brouette on your next trip to Brussels....and do not forget to make a reservation!!

9. Artisauce

Chaussee de Waterloo 421 | Ixelles, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards French, Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$377 - HK$534 +32 483 65 65 16
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 219 reviews

Artisauce

Christophe and Frederic are welcoming you in their Young, Gastronomic and Open Cuisine. Our Restaurant is a Modern but Cozy and Peaceful place assorted with a beautiful south facing Garden. Christophe, the Chef, uses only Fresh products with New Flavours and very nice presentations. We change the card every two months. Pleasure in you Plate !

Reviewed By Cyril G

Warm welcome, very good and friendly service. Fresh and tasty food with adequate portion size. Definitely not taking risk to try this one. Only regret, they could have a few more beer on selection.

10. Philema

Chaussee de Waterloo 437, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +32 470 17 03 94
Excellent
56%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 148 reviews

Philema

Reviewed By anektarioz - Athens, Greece

Nice decoration and friendly service. Interesting selection of Greek wines and dishes (a bit diverted from the typical recipes). Everything we tasted was very good but in small portions. Fairly expensive. All in all, the resto is a good choise and my foreign friends really enjoyed it. However, personally speaking, in terms of my expectations from a Greek (gourmet) restaurant, something was missing: the greek "traditional" treat of the house that is offered free of charge to the clients. A round of mastiha shots, for example, you would expect to be "on the house", especially when you pay 40+ € / person. This, afterall, is part of the renown Greek hospitality...

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