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Le Zinneke

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, Seafood, European
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Place de la Patrie 26 Vaderlandsplein, Brussels, Belgium
+32 2 245 03 22
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was in Brussels on a technical course and we just had to have mussels from Brussels =) This is the place to be for sure. The mussels can be prepared 69 different ways! I had the 'Genghis Khan' which were absolutely amaaaazing. This is with some sauce with vodka and paprika. Be sure to call ahead! Not that much space... More 

Thank Kenny D
Brussels, Belgium
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated a bit outside the city centre, this is a hidden gem. The moules frites were excellent, and it is easy to be overwhelmed by the huge variety in moules offered. Unfortunately, the restaurant is slightly pricey and you would be in for at least 35-40€ pr head.

Thank Stephan Bergman... J
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This place was recommended to me by a colleague, and it is amazing. The mussels were large, fresh and tasty. There are 69 different recipes of mussels available. I had number 69! The service was excellent. The price was very reasonable. I can't wait to go back and try another recipe.

Thank Scott T
Brussels, Belgium
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181 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

I've been here twice till now. The first time we had a normal belgium meal, carbonnade. It was delicious, the meat was really tender and the sauce delicious. The second time we went here, we ordered moules. They were fresh and delicious too. Service is quick and very gentle to accomodate all their guests. Would I go back? Yes! :)

Thank Alberto D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Perfect place with best mussels I have ever ate. You have a greate choice of mussels, good staff, realy fresh and tasty food and good price for value :))). I can only recomended to everybody.

Thank Jana J
Eccleshall, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

A Brussels institution. Tucked away in a residential area you will find the best moules frites ever.

Thank Mark M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

I went with two people looking for top notch mussels and we fell in love. The atmosphere is cosy and the interior is beautiful. We had two types of mussels and a steak. This was, without a doubt, the best meal we've had in a long time. Fresh and delicious. The portions were perfect and so was dessert :-) The... More 

Thank Mai N
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

A lovely restaurant with a dazzling number of flavours of Moules on the menu, all served with frites for a proper Belgian dining experience. The portions are big - for 25 euros you get a big pot of mussels, all far bigger and jucier than any I've ever seen in England, and a bowl of frites. The staff are friendly... More 

Thank Fabia C
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Great range of mussels (with frites) options to try. 69 in all ranging from 25 to 30 EUR. I booked for there "save 25% if you finish by 20.20" early eater option which was a great deal. First time having muscles and it didn't disappoint. Just a shame there was a huge hair in my pot which brings the score... More 

Thank Dave_A1923
Scottsdale, Arizona
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54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

With 69 different ways of preparing mussels, this restaurant is number one in the capital of "moules-frites". The place is small and packed every day, so book a table! The French fries are prepared the right way, hot and crusty. The portions are huge and the prices are correct. Large wine list where you'll find the adequate whites or rosés.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $35
Belgian, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place de la Patrie 26 Vaderlandsplein, Brussels, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 245 03 22
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?