Where to Eat in Koekelberg: The Best Restaurants and Bars

August 5, 2017 Brandee Mangan

Koekelberg (French pronunciation: [kukəlˈbɛʁg]; Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkukəlˌbɛrx] ( listen)) is one of the nineteen municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region in Belgium. It is bordered by Ganshoren, Jette, Sint-Agatha-Berchem and Sint-Jans-Molenbeek. On January 1, 2006, the municipality had a total population of 18,157. The total area is 1.17 km², which gives a population density of 15,486 inhabitants per km². In common with all the Brussels municipalities, it is legally bilingual (French–Dutch).
Things to do in Koekelberg

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. The Lobster House

Rue des Bouchers 39, Brussels 1000, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Belgian, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +32 2 502 20 16
Excellent
69%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 930 reviews

The Lobster House

Reviewed By olevia_explorer - Singapore, Singapore

On my last trip to Brussels, I ate at The Lobster House, which is close by the famous Grand Place - often considered the most beautiful square in Europe.
It was an awesome meal - with freshly baked bread by Karim, the owner, fish Soup and the Grilled Mixed Fish Royal, which is a big serving meant for two persons. The Mixed Grill is offered together with paella. There was half a lobster, king prawns, shrimps, sea bass, salmon and cod fish. The lobster was very fresh, and tasty. The salmon was a little over cooked, as I often find it perfect with a little of the meat inside left slightly uncooked. Both and sea bass and cod were very nice.
I enjoyed the fish soup, and the bread very much too.
It was indeed an excellent meal. The Mixed Grill costs €49, but worth every penny of it. I would highly recommend for all who love seafood and fish.
Karim, the owner is very friendly and will help you with your order of the food.
When you are in Brussels, don't miss out having a big feast here.
How to find The Lobster House
Walk along Rue De La Montagne, and when you see the SUPERDRY Store, right on the opposite side, you find the LES GALERIES ROYALES DE Saint-Hubert, walk through the arcade, and on the first left turn, turn Left and you will find the sign - THE LOBSTER HOUSE.

3. 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!

4. Boulangerie Charli

Rue Sainte-Catherine 34, Brussels 1000, Belgium Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi French, European, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Brunch +32 2 513 63 32
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 324 reviews

Boulangerie Charli

Reviewed By momosg - asia

So sad we only got to visit here on the final 40 mins before we are to depart.
The female waitress was so genuinely chirpy and happy to serve us.
And the bakes of Kouign Amann and Chox with caramel cream. So heavenly good and my husband ( rarely) agreed with me when we are on the Eurostar.

5. Pasta Divina

Rue de la Montagne 16, Brussels 1000, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$196 +32 2 511 21 55
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Pasta Divina

Reviewed By Tracy M - Chicago, Illinois

Absolutely the best pasta I’ve had- even in Italy! Patrizia is the chef and is a true gem!
Silvano takes care of every customer like family. Miriam, their daughter is superb. They are the sweetest Italian family! The waiters Joe and Nakita are so friendly and you feel like you are home. This is a must visit place when in Brussels! They are packed every night so make a reservation early! I recommend the squid ink pasta- my favorite bit you won’t be disappointed with anything as it’s all homemade with Amore!

6. Vitalgaufre

Quai de Mariemont 53c, Brussels 1080, Belgium Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Belgian, Fast Food, European Breakfast +32 2 428 80 25
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 124 reviews

Vitalgaufre

Reviewed By DaisyChain12 - Hitchin

I went here based on the reviews and was happy with a waffle with chocolate sauce on and my daughter enjoyed hers with banana slices on too. They are quite busy on a busy tourist street with lots of main shops on. Enjoy taking a breather from your shopping for a tasty treat!

7. Frederic Blondeel

Quai aux Briques 24, Brussels 1000, Belgium Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating Belgian +32 2 502 21 31
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 207 reviews

Frederic Blondeel

Reviewed By alawyer1 - Baltimore, Maryland

Worth it, as in worth the calories. We spent a day where we literally skipped lunch and just ate waffles, fries, and chocolate (when in Belgium...). Frederic Blondeel was not our favorite, but it offered the most sophisticated of the chocolates we tasted.

8. Neuhaus Galerie de la Reine - L'atelier de Neuhaus

Galerie de la Reine 29, Brussels 1000, Belgium Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Belgian +32 2 502 92 82
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 460 reviews

Neuhaus Galerie de la Reine - L'atelier de Neuhaus

Our Maitre Chocolatier is preparing some delicious tablets, mendiants, mousses and other sweets in a traditional way. We are also organize workshop. We are happy to welcome you every day from 11.00 until 18.00.

Reviewed By BradJill - Hong Kong, China

Neuhaus is one of the many chocolatiers visitors can try in Brussels. This business was founded in 1857 by Swiss immigrant Jean Neuhaus and now includes over 1500 branches worldwide including the a handful of branches scattered around the city centre.
Interestingly, Neuhaus claim to the creator of the popular Belgian praline chocolates. They also sell ganache, truffles and other chocolate treats. You can buy boxed sets or pick-and-match various chocolates that are available for purchase by the weight.
During our visit, we tried a cup of hot chocolate (4€) which was being heavily advertised at the shop. You can choose between milk and dark chocolate. We opted for dark which tasted pretty good. It is a bit milky but the chocolate tasted nice. It was enjoyed while walking around on a cold December day.
In the end, not the best hot chocolate we've ever tried but it was pretty good, potentially worth having again.

9. Tonton Garby

Rue Duquesnoy 6, Brussels 1000, Belgium Takeout, Seating Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +32 484 29 02 16
Excellent
85%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Tonton Garby

Reviewed By Phraewa S

I really like this place! you can find various kind of Sandwich in here! Also he's only person who run everything in this place, so maybe it's take time for waiting or in queue. but i was so lucky that i haven't wait to long, i had try 37 on menu list and it's really really good! you will get whole piece of cheese and various type of cheese that you want to have. And Garby he's really nice and positive thinking guys and can enjoy to talk with him while we waiting or in queue.But Sandwich is really worth every single penny that you pay for hahaha.

10. Menthe & Safran

Rue de l'Enseignement 49, Brussels 1000, Belgium Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +32 2 219 54 45
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 185 reviews

Menthe & Safran

Reviewed By Pär F - Sweden

A dinner at Menthe & Safran is an amazing experience. I travel to Brussels on a regular basis and this is hands down my favourite restaurant in the town. The owner is eager to please, the food is divine and the whole atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. Don't miss it!

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