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Le Zinneke

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, Seafood, European, Grill
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Place de la Patrie 26 | Place de la Patrie 26, Brussels 1030, Belgium
+32 2 245 03 22
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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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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Brussels, Belgium
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151 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

Second time we've eaten here--service is attentive even when the restaurant fills up (every night). Reservations a must; off the beaten track but well worth the effort. Moules fixed every possible way; lots more on the menu too; bio rating from Agriculture Dept. Tourist restaurants can't compare to these fresh and tasty moules direct from Netherlands.

Thank Mark S
Lyon, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014

fresh mussels and wonderful taste! Really a must-go in brussels! But the restaurant is a bit hard to find. Otherwise everything's perfect

Thank CharleneJialin
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2014

If in Belgium and you have a Mussel craving this is the place to have the most original and best mussels ever.

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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014

Great food and beer. Nice and cozy decor, and good service. The mussels were just divine! I had #20 which included white wine, a light creamy sauce, and some tomatoes. Most of the customers were locals who seemed to know the place. Take the #25 to Place de la Patrie -- It's well worth the trip.

Thank Hirschg
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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324 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

We had lunch on a Sunday and my friend and I both choose the mussels a la Zinneke and much enjoyed our choice. I sampled a very nice local Belgian beer (Unfortunately, I forgot the name). The restaurant has two seating areas, one of which is much lighter than the other so we choose the lighter one. We were fortunate... More 

Thank Johan17
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

This is a very authentic Brussels restaurant. There are over 60 different possibilities on the menu for mussels. Huge portions, delicious mussels, great fries served with them, and extra sauces provided. This is a must if you visit Brussels.

Thank nancy1950
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

Amazing place to eat "moules-frites". More than 60 recipes of mussels for all tastes. Located 10 minutes away from the center of Brussels ("Grand place").

Thank Walidyazbek
Paris, France
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

This restaurant is THE place to go eat mussels and french fries ! So many choices you cannot NOT find the one made for you ! :) The place is very pleasant, i liked the decoration (especially the Tintin plate, hehe). The seat was comfortable and we had a nice spot for our dinner. The staff was top-notch, very kind,... More 

Thank karin r
Milan, Italy
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

Outside the touristic route, this elegant restaurant is very nice and the plates are really tasty with first rate ingredients. The only black mark is that it is not cheap at all. Around €25 for mussels&chips; we had a stater with 12 gratin mussels (really very savoury) but at €16. We also had been charged for an extra sauce5€. Mussels... More 

Thank Kis77
Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2014

Hard to go wrong with sea food in general and with mussels in particular, and sure enough Zinneke know their stuff. Large portion dishes (believe a Kilo) with a huge variety of ~70 seasonings and dressings (too much in my opinion). We ordered 4 different main courses all were delicious, however I would recommend going for the dishes that include... More 

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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$27 - US$38
Belgian, Seafood, European, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Parking Available, Validated Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, 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 | 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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