Le Pré Salé

Address: Rue de Flandre 20, Brussels, 1000, Belgium
Telephone: +32 2 513 65 45

- Mid-range

4.2

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 [node:178332] to the post when it comes to serving the best mussels in town.

Food and drink
4.6
90%
Service
3.9
90%
Food and drink
4.6
90%
Value for money
4.7
90%
Ambience
3.9
90%
Location
4.2
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Mature travellers
  • Singles
  • No fuss
  • History

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