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Le Zinneke

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Belgian, European, French
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Place de la Patrie 26 Vaderlandsplein, Brussels, Belgium
+32 2 2450322
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • 127
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    Very good
  • 31
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  • 19
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wide range of moules

This restaurant is a short trip away from the city centre, but well worth a visit! I came for the mussels and they did not disappoint. With a menu offering 69 (!) different types of mussels the choice was not easy, and the fact that my waiter did "not like mussels, was hired for the meat" did not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2015
Mikael F
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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have more than 68 different recipes for cooking mussels. This is a place you definitely have to try in brussels if you are a fan of seafood!! The staff are so warm and friendly, and the service is fast.

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Thank Babak M
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We want to this restaurant for a business lunch with a predefined set of first plate and main course. Mussels was not included and i know this restaurant to be famus for that. I had the beef carpacio with parmezan which had a quite large portion of beef but flakes of parmezan were to small and with no taste. As... More 

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Thank Agis S
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here, was hard to find as taxi driver didn't know it and was very far from the main hotels but it was worth the trip to find a authentic mussel house with 69 flavours! All food was lovely even good for our gluten free diet! Highly recommend !

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Thank abbymorgan
Zurich, Switzerland
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33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Very pleasant restaurant. Good food. Amazing choice of muscle dishes. Steak and fries were excellent. Great service and very friendly.

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Thank Adrian S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This restaurant is a short trip away from the city centre, but well worth a visit! I came for the mussels and they did not disappoint. With a menu offering 69 (!) different types of mussels the choice was not easy, and the fact that my waiter did "not like mussels, was hired for the meat" did not help. I... More 

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Thank Mikael F
Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Amazing restaurant with plenty moules options (69, if I remember well) to choose from. We are going there regularly and all the dishes we had were delicious.

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Thank Madleine27
Malta
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The restaurant looks small and unassuming from the outside but the atmosphere inside is warm and incredibly friendly...the variety of ways in which mussels are cooked at Le Zinneke is incredible! Food was great and no complaints!

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Thank ChiaMB
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

If you're looking for something fancy , porcelain plates, cristal champagne glasses or a fancy orchestra in the background, forget this restaurant. If you're just looking for consistently good food, no gastronomy but a hearty meal that'll hit the spot if you're hungry, go for it and you won't be disappointed. Normal portions are generally sufficient for ladies, if you're... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I found this restarurant on the internet with advertising saying it is the restaurant with 69 different recipes of mussels. We were really looking forward to eating there. The interior of the restaurant was quite nice. When ordering the meal I asked for 1 portion of mussels (1kg) sharing with my girlfriend. It is normally well sufficient for us and... More 

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5 Thank gl0be23
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is not in central Brussels. It was close to the hotel I stayed in which was next to the EU Commission (1.5km). It's worth a visit if you're on a search for mussels. I preferred a restaurant outside of the tourist area to avoid disappointment. There is a big menu for mussels, approximately 60 varieties if my memory... 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, European, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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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