Agatha Christie wrote of a quirky Belgian detective that became a literary icon. His taste in food is varied, much like the restaurants found in Brussels. Check out where he would eat if he were in the midst of solving a crime in Belgium's capital city.
Place Rouppe 23
Widely regarded as the city’s best restaurant, Comme Chez Soi, with its two Michelin stars, is particularly strong in the game department.
Place du Jardin aux Fleurs 1
True Brussels cooking flourishes in this charming restaurant. The low ceilings and benches around the walls remain from its days as a coach inn during the 18th century.
Galerie des Princes 1
You'll find a Parisian bistro-style setting restaurant that's popular with off-duty actors and audiences from the nearby Gallery theater, among others.
Rue des Bouchers 13
This veritable Brussels institution in the ilot Sacre district has been honouring Belgian culinary traditions since 1921. Contrasting dining rooms and a lively atmosphere.
Sea Grill 79
Rue du Fosse aux Loups 47
You’d be hard pressed to find a more unlikely setting for Brussels’ finest seafood than deep inside this ‘80s ode to interior atrium elevators and muzak.
Avenue du Vivier d'Oie 75
You'll find one of the city's top kitchens in this renovated château on the fringes of the Bois de la Cambre park.
Rue du Page 45
Shiny and majestic brasserie occupying a former Art Deco hardware store. Daily specials and fresh oysters. Very professional service. Doorman.
Place du Grand Sablon 33
It’s the effervescent conversations of the young clientele bouncing off the stripped-back stone and wood surfaces that really gives this place its buzz.
Rue Notre-Seigneur 19
The Village Idiot is reportedly a favoured establishment of foreign ministers and even Belgian royalty.
Boulevard de la Cambre 12
The menu at this renowned truffle restaurant is extravagant, with prices to match.
Chez Leon 76
Rue des Bouchers 18
This long-time tourist favourite serves the original ‘Mussels from Brussels’, and makes a good place to try them.
Belga Queen 76
Rue du Fosse aux Loups 32
Housed in a former bank, Belga Queen has pomp and circumstance to spare, with a huge marble entrance, columns and pillars, and a curved roof with frescoes and stained glass.