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Guidebook for Ixelles

Pauline Et Elliot
Pauline Et Elliot
Joined in 2014
Pauline Et Elliot

Guidebook for Ixelles

Food Scene
One of the most traditional Italian restaurant in Brussels. About ten pasta dishes in total, served in amazing preparations such as chickpea mousse, italian ham, stuffed with ricotta cheese or pumpkin, or served with traditional italian sausage. The place itself isn’t too elaborate but never mind, you come here for what Italy does best, the food.
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locals recommend
Osteria Bolognese
49 Rue de la Paix
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locals recommend
One of the most traditional Italian restaurant in Brussels. About ten pasta dishes in total, served in amazing preparations such as chickpea mousse, italian ham, stuffed with ricotta cheese or pumpkin, or served with traditional italian sausage. The place itself isn’t too elaborate but never mind, you come here for what Italy does best, the food.
French cuisine with an exotic touch of the islands. The amazing cooks are always eager to see if customers are happy with their meal. They have a nice wine selection and the quality of the food is perfect and well balanced. The dishes are exquisite it is a place that everyone should definitely try once!
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locals recommend
Restaurant Le Tournant, Cuisine de Saison et Vins Naturels 🍴🍷
168 Chaussée de Wavre
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locals recommend
French cuisine with an exotic touch of the islands. The amazing cooks are always eager to see if customers are happy with their meal. They have a nice wine selection and the quality of the food is perfect and well balanced. The dishes are exquisite it is a place that everyone should definitely try once!
La Maison Renardy is a real gem, lost between Matongé and the european headquarters. The dream place to drink tea or coffee, spend the whole afternoon talking while watching the rain against the windows. More than twenty different coffees, and more than a hundred types of teas, from everywhere around the world. The teapots are serverd with homemade chocolates, and a little hourglass comes with, to let you know when the tea is ready. All the teas are served by the teapot for 3,20 euros. If you choose to share one, you’ll still have at least two cups each, so its a pretty good deal. And of course, you can buy tea and coffee by weight.
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locals recommend
Maison Renardy
111 Chaussée de Wavre
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locals recommend
La Maison Renardy is a real gem, lost between Matongé and the european headquarters. The dream place to drink tea or coffee, spend the whole afternoon talking while watching the rain against the windows. More than twenty different coffees, and more than a hundred types of teas, from everywhere around the world. The teapots are serverd with homemade chocolates, and a little hourglass comes with, to let you know when the tea is ready. All the teas are served by the teapot for 3,20 euros. If you choose to share one, you’ll still have at least two cups each, so its a pretty good deal. And of course, you can buy tea and coffee by weight.
Authentic Italian restaurent where the pasta are fresh and de pizza are home-made. It is very well located and you can eat late at night. Try to book in advance because it can be packed sometimes.
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locals recommend
Mano à Mano
8 Rue Saint-Boniface
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locals recommend
Authentic Italian restaurent where the pasta are fresh and de pizza are home-made. It is very well located and you can eat late at night. Try to book in advance because it can be packed sometimes.
It’s a convivial space to be shared amongst friends and family. You are invited to experience our typically Belgian menu. In our funkadelic and jazz-infused atmosphere we will guide you through our large section of Belgian beers or our carefully hand selected wines from around the world…
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locals recommend
Les Brassins
36 Rue Keyenveld
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locals recommend
It’s a convivial space to be shared amongst friends and family. You are invited to experience our typically Belgian menu. In our funkadelic and jazz-infused atmosphere we will guide you through our large section of Belgian beers or our carefully hand selected wines from around the world…
The atmosphere of this restaurant is just great! The dishes are more Japanese inspired than really Japanese, but we loved it. We loved the tender eggplants cooked in miso with bonito flakes, the homemade gyozas and the lamb yakitoris. The lunch set menu is quite inspired as well, really colourful and all for for 15 euros. It is important to mention their amazing and sunny terrace, perfect to enjoy a glass of spritz in the summer!
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locals recommend
Little Tokyo Restaurant
15 Rue Saint-Boniface
8
locals recommend
The atmosphere of this restaurant is just great! The dishes are more Japanese inspired than really Japanese, but we loved it. We loved the tender eggplants cooked in miso with bonito flakes, the homemade gyozas and the lamb yakitoris. The lunch set menu is quite inspired as well, really colourful and all for for 15 euros. It is important to mention their amazing and sunny terrace, perfect to enjoy a glass of spritz in the summer!
Drinks & Nightlife
Ideal for a stop over a meal, a drink or a coffee, the Ultime Atome offers a true range of the Franco-Belgian cuisine in an Art Nouveau "revisité" decor where the atmosphere couldn’t be more cosmopolitan. It is also a not-so-typical brasserie that provides daily new suggestions, homemade recipes and dishes for eating "on the go", quick turnaround at noon for a lunch between colleagues or a pleasant setting for a sit down with friends in the evening.
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locals recommend
Ultime Atome
14 Rue Saint-Boniface
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locals recommend
Ideal for a stop over a meal, a drink or a coffee, the Ultime Atome offers a true range of the Franco-Belgian cuisine in an Art Nouveau "revisité" decor where the atmosphere couldn’t be more cosmopolitan. It is also a not-so-typical brasserie that provides daily new suggestions, homemade recipes and dishes for eating "on the go", quick turnaround at noon for a lunch between colleagues or a pleasant setting for a sit down with friends in the evening.
Great bar to have some beers and the terrace is amazing in the summer! It represent Ixelles at its best! Tucked behind the St boniface church this is a real find in Brussels. There is colourful chairs on the terrace during the day and summer nights, great beers on tap, basic but good snacks, board games, nice people, and nice vibes!
Atheneumstraat
Great bar to have some beers and the terrace is amazing in the summer! It represent Ixelles at its best! Tucked behind the St boniface church this is a real find in Brussels. There is colourful chairs on the terrace during the day and summer nights, great beers on tap, basic but good snacks, board games, nice people, and nice vibes!
Great bar to taste Belgian beers! The concept is akin to a traditional Paris brasserie, stripped of any fussiness and adapted to the Brussels bar style. Like its Parisian counterparts, STAM serves light meals and snacks and do a great brunch on Sundays.On sunny days, the backyard and huge front terrace are a must!
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locals recommend
Stam
1 Rue Bouré
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locals recommend
Great bar to taste Belgian beers! The concept is akin to a traditional Paris brasserie, stripped of any fussiness and adapted to the Brussels bar style. Like its Parisian counterparts, STAM serves light meals and snacks and do a great brunch on Sundays.On sunny days, the backyard and huge front terrace are a must!
Shopping
Belgian Stylist, Nina Meert sells high end articles. Her shop is located in an art nouveau building and even if you do not buy anything, it is great to go and have a look, as her clothes are even worn by actresses such as Isabelle Adjani and Isabelle Huppert!
Saturday on appointment
1 Rue Saint-Boniface
Belgian Stylist, Nina Meert sells high end articles. Her shop is located in an art nouveau building and even if you do not buy anything, it is great to go and have a look, as her clothes are even worn by actresses such as Isabelle Adjani and Isabelle Huppert!
Essentials
Typical Belgian supermarket where you will find all the grocery that you need. Notice that it is closed at 8pm and on Sunday.
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Delhaize Flagey
18 Rue de Hennin
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locals recommend
Typical Belgian supermarket where you will find all the grocery that you need. Notice that it is closed at 8pm and on Sunday.
GYM: This gym is very clean and not too expensive. Perfect place to go and exercise!
Basic-Fit Brussels Porte de Namur
23 Chaussée d'Ixelles
GYM: This gym is very clean and not too expensive. Perfect place to go and exercise!
JEAN BON: One of the best sandwich place in the city! It is new, the place looks amazing. It has a fine selection of cheese, charcuterie, crafted beers and wine. They offer authentic, high quality products and premium artisan delicacies, which are ideal for appetizers, cheese- and charcuterie platters. Go at lunchtime and discover their fine products from the ‘comptoir’ on a delicious baguette.
Londenplein 14
14 Londenplein
JEAN BON: One of the best sandwich place in the city! It is new, the place looks amazing. It has a fine selection of cheese, charcuterie, crafted beers and wine. They offer authentic, high quality products and premium artisan delicacies, which are ideal for appetizers, cheese- and charcuterie platters. Go at lunchtime and discover their fine products from the ‘comptoir’ on a delicious baguette.