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Le Zinneke

#246 of 2,715 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
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Belgian, Organic, European
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Place de la Patrie 26 Vaderlandsplein, Brussels, Belgium
+32 2 2450322
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Description: The best Mussels in Brussels & Authentic Brussel's Cuisine We offer 69...
The best Mussels in Brussels & Authentic Brussel's Cuisine We offer 69 different ways to prepare Zeland mussels as well as an authentic Brussels Cuisine made with fresh and healthy ingredients. We are using local, and if possible organic, ingredient. We are a member of Slow Food and shortly we will be certified as "partially organic" by Certisys.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Moules, good service

Had good Moules meal here (in pouring rain outside). Steak was not good for my partner (very very tough, the steak not her, although...) but I went for Moules and one of the bio craft beers and was very happy. Also liked the ambiance inside of the restaurant, seemed very vibrant. I'd go again, nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Had good Moules meal here (in pouring rain outside). Steak was not good for my partner (very very tough, the steak not her, although...) but I went for Moules and one of the bio craft beers and was very happy. Also liked the ambiance inside of the restaurant, seemed very vibrant. I'd go again, nice place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A Brussels institution that has stood the test of time. Puts any other restaurants mussels to shame that I have been to. I'm sure other items on the menu are very good but it's hard to eat anything else after 3 lbs of mussels. Staff & everything about place was first class. Kind of off beaten path.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

we went for dinner. It is not located in the city center but worth the travel (10-15 min). They have over 69 different mussels. My husband and I chose two different type and both were amazing. The wine was good too. Service was great, our server spoke english and was very attentive.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner with lots of mussels! The portion is huge, over 1 Kg, so be light on the appetizers. You can chose from 69 variations in the preparation, as such there is something great for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Was told this is the place for mussels, but couldn't resist stepping out of my comfort zone and getting the ground raw beef dish (can't remember the name). Didn't know what to expect but it was delicious. Mixed with capers, onion, spices and vinegar, the consistency was more on the side of a pate than what you might think ground... More 

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Managua, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Just finished an absolutely delicious meal at Le Zinneke. We had a shrimp and carpaccio starter before mussels w/frites that were absolutely amazing. I had a simple bowl of mussels in white wine sauce that hit the spot and my husband had a bowl of mussels w garlic, tomatoes, hot peppers, and tarragon that was also delicious and cooked to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We walked in without a reservation on a rainy evening but the host was happy to find us a table. The menu has other options besides mussels which was perfect since I love these little things but my husband is not a fan. He ordered a chicken platter which he enjoyed and I ordered a big steaming pot of mussels.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Authentic Brussels cuisine and an amazing number of ways to prepare moules with frites of course, a terrific menu, a real cosy place to eat, so pleased we made a visit, definitely will be on our list to visit next time around and great value for money

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A great place. 69 types of mussels recipes. From normal to spock and ending with 69 erotique mussels. All the products are slow food, local or bio. They have a good choice of beers, also bio. The menu is original, the food and service excellent. The only place.to go when you like mussels. But you better book before going.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I had visited this place couple of years ago tempted by the +60 mussels recipes they had. I went there and I really liked it. A week ago, a friend wanted to bring an American friend to a traditional Belgian moules place and I recommended the place since they didn’t want to go to the touristic area in the city... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Place de la Patrie 26 Vaderlandsplein, Brussels, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 2450322

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 35
  • Cuisine: Belgian, Organic, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

The best Mussels in Brussels & Authentic Brussel's Cuisine We offer 69 different ways to prepare Zeland mussels as well as an authentic Brussels Cuisine made with fresh and healthy ingredients. We are using local, and if possible organic, ingredient. We are a member of Slow Food and shortly we will be certified as "partially organic" by Certisys.

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