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Bia Mara

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Rue du Marche aux Poulets 41 | 1000 Brussels, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 502 00 61
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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136 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had one to eat there and one to take out....can't believe how incredible both were. Crispy even when taken back to the hotel to eat and of course when eaten at the restaurant, it was amazing too! Flavorful and the sauces are delish too! But...important to note is that the fish is amazing w/o any sauce! The chips were... More 

Thank Ritu N
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Visited this place on my trip to Brussels this summer and was very pleased. The food is excellent and very fresh! Definitely worth trying the next time you're in Brussels and want fish!

Thank Karey M
Paruzzaro, Italy
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2015

loved the food at this little restaurant. small location, but well work the crowd. it was busy when we ate there. you can tell everything was made fresh.

Thank joannc831
Paris, France
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2015

Excellent - fresh fish - delicious chips - busy restaurant but lovely staff. We ate there twice this weekend and I cannot believe that my 10 year old daughter finished her meal completely both times! Reasonably priced high quality fish and chips. Bravo!

Thank AnnyMay_95
London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

A local recommended this restaurant to us and he was right, the fish and chips are amazing! Bara Mia as quiet hipster and hassle free joint if you're looking for tasty fish and chips. The waitress was very friendly and spoke good English. It was surprisingly very cheap, even the beer was nice and cheap too. The food exceeded my... More 

Thank SarahHarrisWatters
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Its fast food but very good one. Crowded, line took 20 min. Service was competent, beer was good, food was awesome. Impressive fish and chips, crispy as it should.

Thank Flavio I
Oak Ridge
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345 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2015

This restaurant has it all. Great food, great service, great prices (three adults with drinks for 40EU) and a great concept. Located on an alley near the DeBrouckure metro stop, this little restaurant is known as the best Fish and Chips in Brussels -- well, it was the best fish and chips I ever had. It is a small restaurant... More 

Thank Panzerguy
Brussels, Belgium
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158 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Nice little fish & chip shop tucked away, just a stone's throw from the old Bourse. Tasty fish (sea-bass, salmon, haddock were on offer - the fish choice changes, dependent on availability), with great fries, sauces and a small but adequate selection of drinks. Our young girls loved it, as we did, as it's very informal, with quick & friendly... More 

Thank Peter A
Canada, eh
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is a wonderful cafe in central Brussels that largely serves fish and chips. Chicken (essentially chicken fingers) and a few other things are also on the menu. The place isn't big and line-ups can be long at busy times. The menu currently provides three tempura options and four panko options, each corresponding to fish outlined on a written menu... More 

Thank CanadianBeans
Wroclaw, Poland
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199 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2014

Stopped here for lunch. Interior is very simple and modern. Menu is also simple with choice of different style fish and chips, chicken and some additional side dishes. I had thai style fish and chips. Is was very nice and spicy. The chips are especially good. Service was quick. Prices are average with fish and chips 12 and 10 euro... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $19
Seafood, Fast Food, European, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue du Marche aux Poulets 41 | 1000 Brussels, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 502 00 61
Fresh Sustainable Fish & Chips Concept. Fresh fish only at our beloved restaurant where we are trying to change the style of traditional Fish & Chips by using our very own 'street food' interpretation of the classic British dish. We are influenced by cuisines & cultures from all over the world and love the challenge of creating new styles regularly. We have a small restaurant so we cannot take reservations. With 30+ recipes, 20+ sauces & over 25 types of sustainable fish that change weekly we hope you find your style! EAT MORE FISH. Bia Mara

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