Top Romantic Restaurants in Brussels

Top Romantic Restaurants in Brussels

1. Dining with locals via BonAppetour

If you want a more exclusive and customized experience with your loved ones, why not eat with locals in Brussels at BonAppetour? Much more intimate than a restaurant, you can enjoy a Waffle making class in Brussels, or arrange a private dining experience with our friendly hosts with authentic Belgian foods.


2. Le Wine Bar du Sablon des Marolles

This fine dining restaurant not only serves good food but also has an affordable menu. Their dishes have a price range of 24 euros to 78 euros. They have a carefully selected list of good wines to choose from. Located in a 17th century house with decorations reminiscent of the era, it is the perfect place to stop for dinner after a morning of shopping at the famous Broncante market in the Jeu de Balles. Their starters, ranging from 8 euros to 10 euros, are ideal for sharing with your loved ones. Main courses include the chicken liver pate, smoked Morteau suasage with Puy lentils or braised beef in red wine. Their fish dish changes daily according to what's good in the market. End of your romantic meal with some cheese and a glass of wine.

2. Le Chou de Bruxelles

If you are in Brussels, mussels are the number one food that you should not miss out. Bring your other half to this restaurant to sample authentic Belgian Moules and other dishes. They have a massive menu of 30 different variations of mussels. If you are overwhelmed by the choices, you can order Mussels of the Chef which are cooked with vegetables, garlic, white wine and cream.

3. Le Passage

This Michelin starred restaurant is the one to  impress your other half. The minute you walk into Le Passage, you will know you are going to be satisfied with the restuarant. Their yellow lights give the restaurant a golden hue. Coupled with impeccable service and food worthy of the michelin star, your date will be impressed.

4. Pasta Divina

This is one of the best Italian restaurants in Brussels. Their pastas are shockingly fresh, cooked only with the freshest of ingredients and have a great taste. Their pasta are homemade and the meat and salmon used are first grade. From the outside, if may not look like a restaurant that can impress your other half, but as you enter, the decorations and cozy atmosphere is great for an evening of chit chat over good italian food.

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Eat Like A Local In Venice: 5 Places Without Tourist Traps

One of most common things that will happen when you are travelling is that you end up in a ridiculously expensive restaurant after being ushered in by an overly enthusiastic waiter. Experienced travelers will tell you to avoid such tourist traps with menus that are in more than 3 languages and with blatant picture displays. But where do you find best non touristy places to eat like a true Venice local?

While some of the Venetian restaurants might have accumulated a bad reputation for themselves as having exorbitant prices, we want to introduce to you some of the places where locals eat to get a taste of good, authentic local food without burning a hole in your pocket (or falling into a tourist trap!).

1. Trattoria Alla Rampa

Castello, 1135, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy (Via Garibaldi)

Telephone: +39 041 528 5365

Lunch only, closed on Sunday

Located in a working-class neighbourhood, Trattoria Alla Rampa is a popular lunch spot for the residents who live in this neighborhood. Their wallet-friendly “worker’s menu”, which consists of pasta, main course, wine and coffee, is excellent value for €13. And it probably explains why they are always packed with locals for lunch. At 1pm, the menu switches to offering home-styled Venetian dishes. Dishes can include veal scaloppini (similar to a veal cutlet),  risi e bisi (Venetian rice and peas) and squid ink pasta. Pasta costs €10 and main dishes around €14.

2. Venetian fish cooked by a true Venice seaman, Massimo

The reviews on his page to book speak for themselves and you cannot get more local than enjoy a freshly cooked fish in a Venetian’s own home. Venice’s widely popular home-chef and seaman Massimo offers the freshest seafood cuisine and guarantees a taste of the 7 seas with his meal in an ancient home in central Venice. Feel free to check him out here.

3.Osteria Al Portego

Castello San Lio, 6014, 30122 Venezia, Italy

+39 041 522 9038

When you are in venice, you definitely need to try out their cichetti, which are small snacks or side dishes typically served in bacari or also know as cichetti bars in Venice. Osteria Al Portego has a wide selection of cichetti such as fried stuffed zucchini flowers and bread with baccalà (dried salted cod). If you are in for a drink, join them for their happy hour and choose from their large selection of wines.

4. Ristorante Dalla Marisa

Cannaregio, 652, 30171 Venezia, Italy

+39 041 720211

Given its appearance, this restaurant might not attract your attention but it sure did catch the eyes of editors at Jamie Oliver’s travel magazine. This intimate, cozy restaurant does not have an a la carte menu but instead offer dishes that change daily, depending on what ingredients are available. If you are up for good seafood and would happily go where locals would go, then you are at the right place.

5. Osteria da Alberto


Calle Giacinto Gallina – Cannaregio, 5401, 30121 Venezia, Italy
+39 041 523 8153

Located between Campo San Giovanni e Paolo and the Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Osteria da Alberto is a local’s favourite, especially around lunchtime. They serve authentic and classic Venetian cuisines such as risotto and spaghetti with squid ink. Their daily specials menu is ever changing based on the season and what the chef can find in the local seafood market, so you can be sure that everything is fresh. Go in, grab a table and let them surprise you.

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