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Le Zinneke

Certificate of Excellence
Belgian, European
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Place de la Patrie 26 Vaderlandsplein, Brussels, Belgium
+32 2 2450322
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I knew this place had a reputation for being a good restaurant but I never expected the mussles to be THAT good! The most delicious mussles and fries I have ever had. Definitely recommend. I had the moules mariniere and it was fantastic. They were very quick serving too and would always clear away the mussles shells at regular intervals... More 

Thank dairyfreefoodie
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a charming little restaurant with an impressive variety of mussels sauces which are cooked to perfection. The menus are in the form of comic books. Comic strips adorn the walls. Its not in the city centre, its off the beaten track but if you are a mussels person, it is definitely worth the detour! English spoken could be... More 

Thank sunnycy
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had two huge servings of delicious mussels with French fries in a cosy atmosphere. It is a small restaurant, typical belgian specialised in preparing mussels in 100 different manners. Incredible. Considering the limited number of people the place can accommodate you have to book in advance.

Thank iapad
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last week, I made a reservation for 3 people at this restaurant. The reservation was made at a so-called “Happy Hour” - 18:30 when the restaurant suggests a discount if you leave your table before a certain hour. Personally, I did not pick this hour for the discount reason, I just preferred this time. So in the middle of our... More 

Thank ababjuka
Le_Zinneke_Resto, Propriétaire at Le Zinneke, responded to this review

Hello terribly sorry for this misunderstanding but if you choose for the happy hour reservation you have to be sure to leave the table at 20.20, that is the deal to get the 25% discount on the food. It is clear on the website or the person you get on the phone explain it clearly to you. You are not... More 

Budapest, Hungary
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great dining experience here before, so I took a dozen colleagues, most of them in Brussels for the first time. Food and wine were excellent, but they wouldn't let 2 people share one portion, which was not only un-understanable, but also took their appetite and enthusiasm for dessert.

1 Thank SEszter1969
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is such a pity, they seem to be the best restaurant in Brussels serving up to 80 differently prepared moules dishes. But the people working there check-mating the food by their unbelievable unfriendly, unprofessional, and guest-neglecting service. E.g.: several times we went there as a group of 6 or more, the waiters forced us to order a portion of... More 

Thank chestersday
Le_Zinneke_Resto, Propriétaire at Le Zinneke, responded to this review

hello the one person portion of mussels is 1,100 kg witch gives you about 320 gr of mussels it is a dish for one people, if you want to share it is not a problem we have lot of people sharing all their different dishes we even give them little plates to accommodate, but every adult sitting in our restaurant... More 

Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I enjoyed mussels and fries here. The service was generally good during the meal, but when we misplaced our umbrellas and called the restaurant the next day to see if they had them, they didn't bother to look and told us to come by instead if we wanted them. So we went back, but they then did... More 

Thank Nicola_Six
Montreal, Canada
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171 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We are only in Brussels for one night as a stopover on our way home. We had to have the famous mussels Belgium is known for, so we tried this place not far from our hotel. Seeing all the choices was amazing. This is really their specialty along with steak and of course fries. The pot it comes in is... More 

Thank icjg
Aarhus, Denmark
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

A very nice dinner at Le Zinneke. It's a bit off the beaten track, but I'd say it's worth the detour to try the moules frites. The service is good, the wine was well paired with our food and we had a lovely night.

Thank Lone1978
Brussels, Belgium
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Second visit to Le Zinneke. This time with my partner to celebrate an anniversary. The staff are welcoming and friendly, the atmosphere within the restaurant is relaxed but the service is quick and efficient. The food is of excellent quality and always served piping hot. My partner had one of the many moules dishes and I had chicken & mushroom... More 

Thank David-Brux
Le_Zinneke_Resto, Propriétaire at Le Zinneke, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your return it is very important to us érik More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $35
Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
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 2450322
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?