Rutabaga
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Rutabaga

I’ve just been to test the newly-opened Rutabaga, on the Chausée de Waterloo, because my plaintive* (*lazy) requests for info on the Internet came to nothing and I wanted to put it in a Brussels Guide. I’m glad I went though. It’s a cute space on the corner of Franz Merjay and Ch de Waterloo, … Continue reading

Ars Vinorum
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Ars Vinorum

Here’s Ars Vinorum from May’s Metropolitan. This is sadly the last long form review: the mag has moved to much shorter resto recs, which I’m still writing, but with less space to salivate and rant and generally enjoy myself. Booo. Anyway, I love Ars Vinorum. It’s round the corner from my former workplace and the combination … Continue reading

Dinner in the Sky
Do / Eat

Dinner in the Sky

On Friday under a gloweringly grey Brussels ‘summer’ sky I joined 21 others to dangle off a giant crane at 50 metres altitude on the Mont des Arts to eat Michelin starred food whilst tightly strapped to a table, at the incredibly kind invitation of American Express for Dinner in the Sky. I can’t pretend I … Continue reading

Kokuban
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Kokuban

OH HAI neglected Belgian blog. I have so much to tell you but I have been horribly, unusually busy. I haven’t even had time to sit around watching my favourite owl webcam. Tsk. Anyway, one of the things I was busy doing was writing a review of a place Metropolitan has ALREADY reviewed, before my … Continue reading

Midi market
Eat / Shop

Midi market

I love Midi market, loud and busy and joyful and gloriously cheap. It reminds me a tiny bit of Brick Lane on a Sunday. Here’s what I bought today, quite restrained: Four mangoes for €2, a giant lump of ginger for €0,60, all those green chilies for €1 and the coriander for €0,25. There was breakfast too, … Continue reading

Neptune
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Neptune

Neptune in Metropolitan (the last sentence is missing from the English version, sigh). Love this place. As a bonus you get a hideous picture of me looking like a hamster and talking about female run restos. I nearly had a nervous breakdown trying to find a picture for that. I mean, you’ve seen my pictures. I’m … Continue reading