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5 cheap restaurants in Brussels with an unbeatable quality/price ratio

Updated on 30/09/2020

After strolling around the Grand Place, visiting the Royal Palace and photographing the Manneken Pis, you will need to recharge your batteries during your Brussels getaway. Are you looking for an original and cheap restaurant in Brussels? Discover the 5 best and cheapest restaurants in the Belgian capital. Write their names and addresses in the corner of your diary and get ready to enjoy! Simple as Izy.

L'Aubette, the restaurant like at home

L'aubette restaurant Brussels

This restaurant is appreciated for its welcoming setting and friendly atmosphere. The chef takes care of the presentation of the dishes, very original, and only works with fresh and seasonal products. L'Aubette is also renowned for its generous salads and hearty breakfasts. Start your day in Brussels in the best way by drinking your coffee and orange juice in the Aubette room while watching the pedestrians, take out your book or newspaper and fully enjoy your getaway to the Belgian capital!

Address: Rue Blaes 114, 1000 Brussels

Horia, a culinary marriage between Morocco and Lebanon

This restaurant located in the heart of the city, near the Bourse, offers delicious and affordable Lebanese and Moroccan dishes. You will find hummus, couscous and tajines, which you can have with a Brussels beer. The team relies on quality organic products and the vegetables come from local producers. Original decoration, warm welcome, varied and refined dishes, good value for money: Food to consume without moderation, even if you only have one day to visit Brussels.

Address: Borgval 7, 1000 Brussels

Bia Mara, the best Irish place

This restaurant is one of the best and cheapest restaurants in Brussels because of its fish & chips. The Irish-run establishment has revisited this British dish to create its own recipes. A place to consider if you want to give your meal an English touch during your visit to Brussels while keeping your budget under control.

Address: Rue du Marché aux Poulets 41, 1000 Brussels

Ballekes, the traditional Belgian restaurant

Ballekes is the Belgian restaurant not to be missed if you want to taste authentic Belgian cuisine at a low price. You will discover the traditional meatballs with a sauce, and the famous Belgian fries. After this original concept, don't forget to finish your meal with a delicious Brussels waffle.

Address: Chaussée de Charleroi 174, 1060 Brussels

The Noodle Bar: it’s Asia in the centre of Brussels

Welcome to the Noodle Bar, an original and cheap restaurant in Brussels that guarantees an immersion in Asian cuisine. Here you can enjoy Thai, Chinese and Japanese dishes without getting angry with your wallet, in the heart of Brussels. Bowl of noodles with soy sauce, samosa, pad thai, pad suki and rice dishes: spices and colours will invite themselves onto your plate.

Address: Rue Du Marche Aux Fromages 15, 1000 Brussels

L'Express, the vegetarian and Lebanese restaurant

The Express is for those who wish to learn about Lebanese cuisine. Take advantage of your lunch break between your visits to Brussels museums to enter this small restaurant located just outside the Grand Place. The menu includes gluten-free specialities and dishes for vegetarians. Let yourself be enchanted by eggplant caviar or a falafel as a starter, before seeing a mix of several traditional dishes arrive at your table. L'Express also offers delicious Lebanese sandwiches to eat there or to take away.

Address: Rue des Chapeliers 8, 1000 Brussels

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