Le Pré Salé

Price guide: Mid-range

Rue de Flandre 20, Brussels, 1000

Price guide: Mid-range

By Emma Thomson, your Brussels expert

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#24 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Brussels
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
3.9
3.9
Service:
3.9
3.9
Location:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, Singles, History, No fuss

Expert review of Le Pré Salé

No-nonsense workaday restaurant serving top-notch mussels.

Le Pré Salé is a bwady back-to-basics Belgian restaurant where quality of food, not appearances, are what matter. It pips Chez Léon to the post when it comes to serving the best mussels in town.

Food and drink: 

Serves Belgian specialities like balletjes (meatballs in tomato sauce), but 99% of customers come here for the huge pots of mussels served with a side of fries.

Ambience: 

The décor is fairly sterile: floor-to-ceiling white tiles and blackboards with suggestions propped against the wall. The ram-head coat hooks are a nice touch and there are dashes of Art-Nouveau stained-glass detailing in the shop front and above the kitchen. But it’s the steam billowing from the kitchen and the waiters ferrying pots to and fro that give this place its character.

Service: 

Perfunctory and efficient. It’s nigh on impossible to get a seat on Friday nights when the restaurant hosts a cabaret night.

Location: 

Just west of the Quai aux Briques fish quarter; St-Catherine metro station is a two-minute walk away.

Price advice: 

Mains 12.50—18 euros; mussels 22 euros.

More information on Le Pré Salé :

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bistro, Restaurant
Food:
Seafood, Traditional
Address:
Rue de Flandre 20, Brussels, 1000
Telephone:
+32 2 513 65 45
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Wed—Sun 12pm—2.30pm & 6.30pm—10.30pm, closed Mon & Tues.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Mussels

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