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Noordzee Mer du Nord

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Chowder, Belgian, Seafood, European
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45, Rue Sainte-Catherine, Brussels 1000, Belgium
02 513 11 92
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Takeout

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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The place for seafood

Came her with a bunch of mates and the food was insane, best place in Brussels for a few drinks and some excellent seafood can't wait to return! Highly recommend this place! 😎

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Bruce P
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Came her with a bunch of mates and the food was insane, best place in Brussels for a few drinks and some excellent seafood can't wait to return! Highly recommend this place! 😎

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

There is no better oportunity to recall the atmosphere of medieval waterways of Brussels then a short walk at Place Sainte Catherine followed by lunch at Noordzee. Shouts are authentic, tastes are great, prices are friendly.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

By far one of the best meals I had while in Europe. The location neat St. Catherine usually closes pretty early so its a lunch spot. But the location near the Parliament closes later in the evening (at least on thursdays)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Try the "kibling" and the "maatjes" in season (spelling stands to be corrected)... It can get a wee pricey, and packed, but great atmosphere for a fish nibble and glass of white wine.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very fresh seafood & light salads & wine while you stand on the lively corner at Rue Flandre and the St Catherine church. The fish soup is fabulous, as is everything I have tried. You order from the stand on the corner and either eat it standing at the kiosk or at a standing table on the platz. Ensure you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Everybody in brussels will tell you the same. Noordzee is a place which is well known anongst the locals for a simple shrimp croquette and a glass of wine. Ideally go in the summer, when the sun shines over place saint catherine. You'll have great time for sure

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Fresh, fresh seafood. Perfect light salads for summer dining. Certainly not your high end dining. Stools and wooden tables on the sidewalk of Sainte Catherine Square. Good prices, fantastic seafood and marvellous wine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

An iconic place, when we go to Brussels for a sort stay, we love to eat their oysters (realy top one) with a white wine. The only problems is the long queue to be served. Do not expect a table, but what a pleasure to have a little sea snak here. Perfect sea food as it is a fish shop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Just to the left of the main seafood bar, there is a separate oyster bar with the same name and owner. This is where you want to be if you love oysters, they were the best oysters I have had in a long while. No sauce, just a little pepper (this was new to me), very fresh, and paired with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Noordzee Mer du Nord is a fantastic place to eat fresh fish or seafood and drink some glasses of wine. It is not to expensive and a wonderfull experience.

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Address: 45, Rue Sainte-Catherine, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: 02 513 11 92
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
Cuisine: Chowder, Belgian, Seafood, European

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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: Chowder, Belgian, Seafood, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

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