Brussels' cuisine continues to use recipes which were created in Medieval times, with mustard, vinegar, beer and a wide range of spices. A standard Brussels restaurant menu includes various types of fish, seafood and game. Vegetables are another important element, with potatoes being of primary importance.
Lunchtime and dinnertime in Brussels are quite typical for a northern European country. Lunch is usually eaten around 1 to 3pm, and dinner around 7 to 8pm. Breakfast and dinner are normally quite light, while lunch is considered the most important meal of the day. At lunchtime and in the evening, restaurants usually offer cheap plat du jour deals and fixed-price menus. One great option for a Sunday brunch can be a visit to one of the city's fancy hotels which offer a modestly-priced yet lavish buffet for around 20 Euro per person.
Prices at Brussels' restaurants vary widely. A simple lunch at an informal eatery shouldn't exceed 10 to 13 Euro, while a full dinner with dessert and wine at one of the city's culinary gems can total 200 Euro. Some say that whatever the price range, it's just impossible to eat badly in the capital of Belgium. However, even if you're on a budget it's recommendable to save some money for at least one proper feast in a fine restaurant, for the Brussels' haute cuisine is an experience that can't be missed. For a great overview of local dining options, pick up a free copy of Gourmet at a tourist office. This annually published, comprehensive dining guide to the city rates restaurants in irises, the symbol of Brussels, instead of the conventional stars.
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batalay (35067) 2013-12-07 6:10
I like your informative and personal essay as an accompaniment to a very good photo. There is a concentration on the "verticality" of the scene, very well composed.
holmertz (38697) 2013-12-07 6:46
A nice and tightly cropped photo which looks quite lively thanks to the many vertical and horizontal signs and the various styles of winows and walls.
It would be fair, actually, to give some credit to the source of the note :-).
snunney (80731) 2013-12-07 7:19
A great advertisement for la cuisine Bruxelloise! I like the tight framing and the use of the vertical format. The red lights are warm and welcoming.
Nicou (118192) 2013-12-07 8:39
quelle compo et vue superbe quelle vue sur ces détails de façade superbe avec les enseignes, les enseignes lumineuses et ce rouge sueprbe vue et compo.
Bravo et amitié
carlo62 (29483) 2013-12-07 8:47
credo che questa sia la strada che ha più ristoranti di tutto il Belgio, ho mangiato anche io in uno di questi ristoranti.
Bella questa foto con tutte le rifiniture in rosso, riprendono i colori dei crostacei.
bartekp (4746) 2013-12-07 10:21
Very good shot. I like close-up composition and lights.
Have a nice evening
krzychu30 (15348) 2013-12-07 10:54
love the tight frame of this scene.It´s Brussel,but looking at all these neon signs it gives us impression like we were somewhere in USA(at least it was my first thought after looking at the image).
Fine composed and rich in details urban scene.
Have a nice weekend
cornejo (29371) 2013-12-07 11:01
Hello Daniel, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition with pretty neon signs, very well framed and captured in this interesting image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
PaulVDV (21173) 2013-12-07 11:22
A beautiful and colourful picture in an attractive composition.
I'm a little surprised at your description of the three daily meals but I must immediately add that in recent decades, much has changed in the eating habits here. You're talking, however, of the eating habits in Brussels and not in Belgium. And of course, Brussels as the biggest city in the country and the place with the most migration, has also undergone changes the most strongly.
Breakfast is normally quite light, you write. In no way it will be light when you compare it with the breakfasts in France, Spain, Italy and other Mediterranean countries :) On the other hand, I also know that the tourism industry in our country does not often responsive to an extensive breakfast. But what considerations are determining in business? Anyway, I'm usually disappointed about the breakfast in southern countries.
The times when eaten, have probably changed the most in our society. People here eat later and later. When I was younger, lunch and dinner were at earlier times than the ones you mention. Also the fact that lunch is considered the most important meal of the day isn't quite so. Of course it's true that there are restaurants that cater to the fact that a lot of people work in the city and need a meal at lunchtime while at dinnertime they will have returned home. But I think for many others, dinner is the main meal of the day.
Anyway, I'm glad that during your stay in Brussels you've enjoyed it culinary.
There's also a joke about the importance of food for the inhabitants of this country.
In other countries, people who meet a friend who just made a trip abroad usually ask if it was a beautiful journey and inform how the weather was.
In Belgium the first posed question is: 'How was the food?'.
Best regards, Paul
npecanhuk (62564) 2013-12-07 22:16
Hi! Interesting and attractive picture, with special regards to the exposure, colors and composition! Cheers, Neyvan
delpeoples (52783) 2013-12-07 23:17
Hi dear Daniel
This looks a bit retro. I love the old style signage, the strong colours and the heavy black frame which contrasts so well with the fluorescent colours. Excellent work.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
jjcordier (74564) 2013-12-07 23:32
Intéressante exploitation de ces enseignes bruxelloises dans cette bonne photo encadrée de façon originale.
Schnappilic (9686) 2013-12-08 1:45
Frumoase aceste reclame. Te imbie la a petrece momente bune inauntru. Sper ca si mancarea a fost pe masura!
O duminica frumoasa!
ciakgiak (30407) 2013-12-08 5:35
ancora una volta sei riuscito a trasformare una fetta di città in una bellissima immagine, ricca di colore e grande fascino! Complimenti!
Un caro saluto
boa (5881) 2013-12-08 12:39
not an easy choice to decide which restaurant to chose when they are so Close to each other:) I like this close up of the facade. Many interesting details to look at and eye-catching light from the signs, Tfs!
Have a nice evening.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-09 0:28
Wonderful colors of the cross-section of the wall with signs of restaurants. A very good compact vertical composition. Great details and excellent light management.
Silvio1953 (118330) 2013-12-09 9:38
Ciao Daniel, lovely and original composition, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (103145) 2013-12-09 11:26
J'aime ces façades de restaurants aux enseignes lumineuses ce qui attire bien sur le client, j'ai été intéresser par votre note, mais le repas principal est plutôt a midi, le déjeuner ici est léger , peut être pas a Bruxelles ou dans certains hôtel du pays, soit...merci pour la note, comme quoi la nourriture belge est bonne :-))
Hansaphotos (6541) 2013-12-10 12:53
A great crop and a fine presentation of this facade. I have never visited Brussels but I understand now it`s well worht a visit. Lighting, colours and framing are excellent. Interesting text to accompany. Very well done! Thanks.
Have a nice evening.
macjake (54124) 2013-12-12 23:41
i'm a big fan of neon, architecture and signs....so its easy to see why i'd pick this photo!
interesting to hear that lunch is the important meal of the day and that dinner is served so late.
great photo of the signs and the slight angle, very much in your style.