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“Excellent meal in Brussels” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Noordzee Mer du Nord

Noordzee Mer du Nord
Ranked #21 of 3,492 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Belgian, Seafood, European, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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451 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“Excellent meal in Brussels”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

I found this place on Tripadvisor and decided to have a go, in the end we didn't regret at all!

Don't go there if you expect to eat on a comfortable chair with a nice table, you will eat on the street. You order your food in the balcony, give your name and wait for them to call you. I can certainly say it was a very, very tasty meal. The service is fast and the price is ok, a bit expensive for the size of the portions, but as said, totally worth it.

I strongly suggest the Tuna (the best one), followed by the croquettes and scamps

Highly recommended!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Milan, Italy
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“nice but poor food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

Nice but the food is not so great... the croquette and the crab burger were cheap and not good. Is very funny eat in the middle of the street, but is very crowded.

Visited September 2013
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“Very fresh..... ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

The seafood was very fresh, reasonably price and taste very good. The only disappointment is no sitting and very crowded. You cant really take your time to enjoy your food and have to rush finish it. I wouldnt mind to pay a little more per dish to have a more comfortable sitting environment.

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near Brussels
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Downtown Brussels and the weather is good?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

Want a quick lunch? Or hang around all afternoon (they close around six in the afternoon)? Off to the Noordzee. A fish shop turned extended street standup restaurant, the atmosphere can be fantastic, with foreign tourists and habitués mingling. Oh, it might be a bit of a shout to place your order with the dispensing multilingual "garçon", and you have to eat standing up, but that's the style of the place, a bit like a Barcelona tapas bar, out in the street. The food is ...fish... served in smaller portions, excellent with one of the inexpensive South-American dry whites. Fun, you might start up a conversation with an Italian couple, or feel great with your wife...

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Alexandria, VA
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The Crowds Are Right!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

Quite simply, this was one of the best seafood restaurants I've ever visited. The open air "lunch counter" concept with stand-up sidewalk tables works perfectly for the large, mostly local crowds that gather here each day. Service is prompt and friendly, and the seafood is extraordinary. Our group enjoyed moules (best ever), sole (delicicious), and garlic marinated shrimp (awesome). We were tempted to try some of the other offerings, but reluctantly decided to wait until our next visit to Brussels. It'll give us something to look forward to.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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