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“Fantastic, unique fish n chips”
Review of Bia Mara

Bia Mara
Ranked #24 of 3,623 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $19
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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
Brussels
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic, unique fish n chips”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

Finally - I've been meaning to make it here for some time!!!

So, let's be straight. This is a fish and chip shop, with seating for ~20, so if you're expecting a proper restaurant, be prepared - it is hectic and busy (but worth it!!!)

That said, the food is amazing, and the staff were extremely friendly and accomodating - which is for me, all you can ask for!

I had the curry fish, which was salmon that night, with a curry batter, and curry mayo/tartar/dipping sauce (however you want to call it).

We were in a group of seven on a Saturday night. Luckily we decided to meet early, as we beat the rush, and even had a table. Everyone loved their food, and it was timely, despite the place being jammed!

I'll be back for sure.

  • Visited January 2014
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Simply put, if you come to brussels then come to Bia Mara”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

The fish was fantastic, had battered Cajun. From the great industrial/minimalist decor to the friendly staff to the cheap prices, Bia Mara blew me away. Can't wait for the london opening.

  • Visited January 2014
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Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Great fish and chips”
Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

If you want fish and chips this is your place. I bet always busy but worth the wait. 3 of us tried classic, Cajun and curry. All great. Mushy peas were just ok and the beans were ehhh...

Fish was fresh, staff polite and prompt. Will go again.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Family weekend”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

Took my family to Brussels for a long weekend and two of them found this restaurant, what a treat.
Friendly staff, great fish and fries. We all throroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Great Fun.
We will return next time we are near

  • Visited January 2014
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit !”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

We had read the reviews on trip advisor before going to Brussels and decided that we had to try
This place . We were not disappointed , it was very good food, great atmosphere and excellent value for money .

  • Visited January 2014
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