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La Quincaillerie, Brussels

The Place

It’s a good job I’m writing this because I can’t even attempt to pronounce the name of this restaurant. La Quincaillerie translates from the French as hardware store. And that’s exactly what this venue used to be. Although a fancier hardware store I never did see.

Nowadays, La Quincaillerie is a brasserie serving up Belgian cuisine. It’s a Brussels institution and has become famous for its top notch seafood.

Expect premium prices. But also expect not to mind too much. The quality of the food and the setting make it totally worth the dosh.

The Neighbourhood

The cool and very chic Châtelain neighbourhood. Within easy walking distance of some other Brussels faves – Toucan Sur Mer, Knees to Chin, The Barn Bio Market and the Made in Louise hotel.

A Good Shout for…

Belgian morsels in amazing, antique surroundings.

The Best Bits

  • Original features that have been preserved to perfection. The huge central clock. Floor to ceiling shopkeeper drawers. A cast iron staircase. It’s unusual and beautiful. And the pictures just don’t do it justice.
  • The five star cuisine. I can certainly vouch for the seafood. Delicious!
  • Grabbing an upstairs table for two and getting a view over the whole restaurant. If you’re looking for a romantic dinner, upstairs is your best bet. And for those dining with a big group of friends, the ground floor has plenty of space.

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Bela Molnar
HOTEL REVIEW: MADE IN LOUISE, BRUSSELS | Mr Globetrotter says 09/09/2019

[…] It’s chic and upmarket but buzzing with cool restaurants and bars too. Knees to Chin, Grizzly and La Quincaillerie were a few of my faves. The district feels residential rather than touristy, which I really liked. […]

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