Where to Eat in Belgium and Luxembourg

Where to Eat in Belgium and Luxembourg

A guide to the best restaurants in Belgium and Luxembourg.
14 August, 2021

Known for waffles, chocolate, frites and beer, Belgium and Luxembourg also have an exceptional fine-dining scene, brimming with talent and exciting locations. Cherry-picking the best of French cuisine, and innovating their own culinary identity, Belgium and Luxembourg are incredible destinations to enjoy the creations of some of Europe's best chefs.

Castor

Castor

Courtesy of Castor

Two-Michelin-star Castor restaurant in Waregem (near Kortrijk) is a beacon of new, innovative Belgian cuisine with flair. Helmed by chef Maarten Bouckaert, the restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients captured at just the right time and presents them with a surprising twist. It's an exploration of taste and flavours in simple, design-forward surroundings.

Chef Maarten Bouckaert Castor restaurant

Altermezzo

Altermezzo

Jo Grootaers, the chef at Altermezzo, Young Chef of the Fiande 2018, despite his young age (30 years) offers a solid yet constantly evolving menu. The restaurant is located on the outskirts of Tongres in a former school. With a Michelin star and a Gault & Millau score of 16/20, Altermezzo can be counted among the best restaurants in the province. With a varied menu, from peasant chicken to desserts, and a splendid terrace, lunch or dinner at Altermezzo will be a breath of air thanks to the refreshing and delicate cuisine of the young chef.

Chef Jo Grootaers from Altermezzo

Boury

Boury

The basis of every dish at Boury is the main ingredient, specially selected to be of the highest quality with accompaniments chosen to exalt taste and harmony. In his philosophy, the award-winning Tim Boury composes new dishes with a focus on the use and balance of noble products. His high-end cuisine takes centre stage in a fabulously renovated townhouse in the city centre of Roeselare, 120km west of Brussels. Gastronomic finesse meets impeccable, friendly service with tableside elements for a dining experience that feels equally classic and new.

Boury Chef and dish

Da Mimmo

Da Mimmo

Gerardo Metta heads one of the best Italian kitchens in Brussels, where a high level of accomplishment is the standard, especially in dishes such as the bluefin tuna (in the photo), which is served with a veal tuna ice cream and anchovy caviar. Also not to be missed are the tubettoni with monkfish milk, pine nuts, and Taggiasca olives; and the risotto asiago and wild sage, Mantuan pear and coffee. The cellar, exclusively from La Botte, and the sommelier Giuseppe Giampiccolo, will surprise you.

Ghetta, born in 1993, took over the kitchen of Da Mimmo in April 2019 at the behest of the Litvine family, the new owner of the restaurant. In November 2019, Gerardo won his first Michelin star and thus became, at the age of 26, one of the youngest starred chefs in Europe.

Da Mimmo dish and chef

Ma Langue Sourit

Ma Langue Sourit

At Ma Langue Sourit, chef Cyril Molard (chef of the Year 2020), offers harmonious cuisine, which combines unique textures, techniques and flavours, while remaining balanced and respecting the seasonality of the products. With refined and appealing cuisine beautifully presented on every plate, as the name suggests -Ma Langue Sourit (My Language Smiles) - the restaurant puts positivity and warmth at the heart of everything it does.

Chef Cyril Molard Ma Langue Sourit