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Noordzee Mer du Nord

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Belgian, Seafood, European, Soups
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45, Rue Sainte-Catherine, Brussels 1000, Belgium
02 513 11 92
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A must try restaurant if you love seafood

I went there twice and probably will go back when I comeback to Brussels. Had the fish soup, razor clam, and grill shrimp the first time. And grill oysters, marinated salmon and champagne the second. Love both experience! One point though, there is an attached oyster bar to the fish market that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mabel S
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there twice and probably will go back when I comeback to Brussels. Had the fish soup, razor clam, and grill shrimp the first time. And grill oysters, marinated salmon and champagne the second. Love both experience! One point though, there is an attached oyster bar to the fish market that close at 8pm so I would recommend to... More 

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Thank Mabel S
Sao Paulo, SP
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Noordzee is an outdoor restaurant with really good and fresh sea food. Although it was a bit cold outside (January..) we had a great meal. Fish soup, croquette, oysters and tuna were all very fresh and delicious.

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Thank TomBergs
Hong Kong
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy casual seafood counter with great fresh seafood. We visited here on the 31st whilst touring the nearby Christmas market. The were only offering Gilardeau oysters but these were excellent, fresh and very well priced. We paired a dozen of these these with a nice glass of wine each and were both extremely happy. Counter service, in both French and... More 

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Thank donnytrvl
Brussels, Belgium
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

depending on what time u go it can b so busy u have to order then wait till they call your name its like being in starbucks but with out the coffee and they dont always get the orders correct and some people taking the wrong order can b very confusing

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Thank bas t
Leuven, Belgium
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Noordzee / Mer du Nord brings the Southern atmosphere to Brussels. Besides that, their fresh seafood dishes are excellent. Make sure to bring enough money with you, because they are a little pricey. It's one of my favorite places in Brussels.

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Anaheim, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a real treat to visit. It was a bit cold rainy when we went but the experience was new and really fun. We stood at the outside on the side of the grills and ordered a bunch of seafood item. We had some cover from the rain, but it was still a bit windy. No regrets though;... More 

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Thank Eubie H
Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fresh and tasty seafood! This is one of our favorite place to get some good food. Workers are very efficient which is not a norm in Brussels. We live in Brussels since 2012 and we have been coming to this place ever since. They also have a new place in Place Luxembourg.

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2 Thank awoken-69733
Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

A short break for two days in these lovely Christmas markets. Woke up for breakfast strolling through heard some commotion from the next street to be welcomed by what looked like an outside fish mongers, we were stood about 50 yards away under some umbrellas wooden tables . The waiter s shout your name then you run over collect your... More 

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Thank Steve1988
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Had the most amazing oysters here on new years eve, street seafood at its finest! Reasonable price and fantastic taste, highly recommended!

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Thank Ben P
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Brilliant little place located next to our hotel. Went for the calamari along with 2 glasses of bubbly which came out at 12 EUR, an absolute steal. It was always busy when we passed but were served quickly. They take your name and shout it when your order is ready. There are a few tables and the actual bar to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45, Rue Sainte-Catherine, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: 02 513 11 92

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian, Seafood, European, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?