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.
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.
- Backpackers / Students
- Families with teenagers
- Mature travellers
- No fuss