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Le Zinneke

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, Seafood, European, Grill
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Place de la Patrie 26 Vaderlandsplein | Place de la Patrie 26, Brussels 1030, Belgium
+32 2 245 03 22
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

A lovely restaurant with a dazzling number of flavours of Moules on the menu, all served with frites for a proper Belgian dining experience. The portions are big - for 25 euros you get a big pot of mussels, all far bigger and jucier than any I've ever seen in England, and a bowl of frites. The staff are friendly... More 

Thank Fabia C
London, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Great range of mussels (with frites) options to try. 69 in all ranging from 25 to 30 EUR. I booked for there "save 25% if you finish by 20.20" early eater option which was a great deal. First time having muscles and it didn't disappoint. Just a shame there was a huge hair in my pot which brings the score... More 

Thank Dave_A1923
Scottsdale, Arizona
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

With 69 different ways of preparing mussels, this restaurant is number one in the capital of "moules-frites". The place is small and packed every day, so book a table! The French fries are prepared the right way, hot and crusty. The portions are huge and the prices are correct. Large wine list where you'll find the adequate whites or rosés.... More 

Thank Ixelles051
Helsinki, Finland
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

As a seafood plan we wanted to have a great mussel experience in Brussels. That was something that Le Zinneke definitely offered. We had a table in their backyard and that was lovely. We were also really happy with the service.

Thank IdaKatariina
Zagreb, Croatia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I went there with a group of friends, and the food was simply excellent, as well as the atmosphere. However, the service was a bit slow and they forgot cutlery for some people. In addition to that, even though we made a reservation a couple of weeks beforehand, they've lost it and we almost lost our seats because the restaurant... More 

Thank Irenchi1
Canberra, Australia
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We only had one night in Brussels and being a mussel lover we had to try mussels and frites. Le Zinneke was actually out second choice but it turned out to be a really good one. It is a bit out of the way, but the tram stops right at the restaurant. The restaurant itself is pretty old school but... More 

Thank TravelingRaider81
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Very nice people and the service was perfect. Big plates / even a bit too much. Tasteful and quality top. Recommend to all people!!!

Thank huthbxl
Crans-Montana, Switzerland
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I knew this place had a reputation for being a good restaurant but I never expected the mussles to be THAT good! The most delicious mussles and fries I have ever had. Definitely recommend. I had the moules mariniere and it was fantastic. They were very quick serving too and would always clear away the mussles shells at regular intervals... More 

Thank dairyfreefoodie
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

It is a charming little restaurant with an impressive variety of mussels sauces which are cooked to perfection. The menus are in the form of comic books. Comic strips adorn the walls. Its not in the city centre, its off the beaten track but if you are a mussels person, it is definitely worth the detour! English spoken could be... More 

Thank sunnycy
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We had two huge servings of delicious mussels with French fries in a cosy atmosphere. It is a small restaurant, typical belgian specialised in preparing mussels in 100 different manners. Incredible. Considering the limited number of people the place can accommodate you have to book in advance.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$37
Belgian, Seafood, European, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Delivery, Parking Available, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place de la Patrie 26 Vaderlandsplein | Place de la Patrie 26, Brussels 1030, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 245 03 22
The best Mussels in Brussels & Authentic Brussel's Cuisine We offer 69 different ways to prepare Zeland mussels as well as an authentic Brussels Cuisine made with fresh and healthy ingredients. We are using local, and if possible organic, ingredient. We are a member of Slow Food and shortly we will be certified as "partially organic" by Certisys.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?