Le Pré Salé
Rue de Flandre 20, Brussels, 1000
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, Singles, History, No fuss
Expert review of Le Pré Salé
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.
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.
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.
Perfunctory and efficient. It’s nigh on impossible to get a seat on Friday nights when the restaurant hosts a cabaret night.
Just west of the Quai aux Briques fish quarter; St-Catherine metro station is a two-minute walk away.
Mains 12.50—18 euros; mussels 22 euros.
More information on Le Pré Salé :
- Price guide:
- Bistro, Restaurant
- Seafood, Traditional
- Rue de Flandre 20, Brussels, 1000
- +32 2 513 65 45
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Wed—Sun 12pm—2.30pm & 6.30pm—10.30pm, closed Mon & Tues.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times
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