5 accessible gourmet lunches to discover in Brussels

Want to celebrate a big event or simply treat yourself to an incredible meal, but your wallet does not match your enthusiasm? The capital is full of excellent addresses where you can enjoy yourself at ultra-low prices. Here are our 5 favorite addresses!

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Vertigo

Located in the heart of downtown, near Place Sainte-Catherine, VerTige is not a tourist trap. In a refined, chic and warm atmosphere, the chef, Kevin Perlot, delights you with his sustainable, ethical and creative cuisine that gives pride of place to vegetable flavors and local products. The chef, who worked alongside Sang-Hoon Degeimbre, is one of the capital’s most promising talents. Here, you won’t find fresh tomatoes in the middle of winter, the chef makes it a point of honor to offer seasonal cuisine. Its return-from-the-market menu, served at lunchtime from Wednesday to Saturday, costs only 29 euros for two courses.

The address? Rue de Flandre 19, 1000 Brussels

Restaurant Hadrian

French-inspired bistro cuisine that evolves according to the chef’s inspirations, the seasons and market produce: this is what awaits you when you walk through the doors of this beautiful Etterbeek establishment. The chef, Antoine Speeckaert, will dazzle your eyes and your taste buds with his colorful dishes, very aesthetic and, above all, overflowing with explosive flavors. The lunch, which includes two services for 29 euros (add ten euros for dessert), changes every day. You will have, each day, the choice between two starters and two dishes, often a suggestion of meat or fish and a vegetable alternative.

The address? Avenue de l’Armee 32, 1040 Brussels

Barge

A high quality menu at the price of 35 euros: the lunch formula offered by the gastronomic restaurant Barge on Friday lunchtimes has something to seduce us! In this bright, raw and authentic room, you can enjoy local and contemporary seasonal cuisine. Each plate tells a wonderful local story. It must be said that Barbara Hoornaert and Grégoire Gillard, the duo behind the project, know their products and the craftsmen with whom they work inside out. Each dish is of rare finesse, balance and subtlety. The chef juggles with cooking, techniques and textures. He regularly sprinkles his dishes with lacto-fermented vegetables, a tribute to Sang-Hoon Degeimbre, his former mentor.

The address? Boulevard d’Ypres 33, 1000 Brussels

65 degrees

This inclusive gourmet restaurant will charm you with its friendliness, its humanity and its extraordinary team. A wonderful inclusion project that was launched almost four years ago. The establishment offers French-inspired gourmet cuisine embellished with flavors from around the world, such as yuzu, kalamansi or an audacious soy emulsion. In terms of price, the restaurant offers a two-course lunch at the price of 34 euros. For this price, you will have the choice between two starters and two dishes. Foodies take note: the dessert only costs an additional 5 euros, it would be a shame to deprive yourself, wouldn’t it?

The address? Avenue Louise 173, 1000 Brussels

Gramm

Definitely, the Sainte-Catherine district has no shortage of (very) good addresses! In his Gramm restaurant, chef Erwan Kenzo Nakata, who is half-Breton, half-Japanese, offers fusion, contemporary, local and super creative cuisine. His cuisine has also won a superb 14/20 in the Gault & Millau guide, which even elected him Brussels Young Chef of the Year in 2018. His business lunch is available at the ultra-low price of 28 euros.

The address? Rue de Flandre 86, 1000 Brussels

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