With Christmas fast approaching, the appetite for a culinary experience is growing among gourmet visitors. Brussels is home to many charming restaurants. Let's delve into the restaurant options to explore this Christmas for a memorable dining experience.

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If you're looking to enjoy an exceptional Christmas dinner, there are plenty of restaurants, cafés and brasseries in the Belgian capital offering a chance to feast while taking in the festive atmosphere.

Here are a few suggestions of restaurants offering special menus for the occasion:

Ecailler du Palais Royal

This Michelin-starred restaurant specialises in fish, seafood and shellfish. It offers delicate menus in elegant, air-conditioned surroundings.

For Christmas Eve 2023, it is open 7/7 for lunch and dinner.

Prices for special Christmas and New Year menus at L'Ecailler du Palais Royal are as follows:

Christmas 2023 menu available from 23 December : €165 per person

New Year's menu 2023 available from 31 December : €175 per person

Alice Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

It offers contemporary cuisine and a pleasant atmosphere. The restaurant is offering a menu for Christmas Eve 2023 at 90 euros per person and for New Year's Eve at 95 euros from 31 December to 1 January 2024.


Located in the heart of Brussels, Sentro offers an exceptional festive dinner on 24 December from 7pm, with a sumptuous menu. Restaurant Sentro offers a 6-course Christmas menu for €125 per guest, excluding drinks.

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Taverne du Passage

This emblematic Brussels restaurant, located in the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, offers menus adapted to vegetarian diets. It offers a new identity and a new style.

The Taverne du Passage in Brussels is offering a Christmas menu for €49 per person.

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The Poet

It offers a Christmas menu at 55 euros per person from 24 to 25 December and a New Year's menu at 125 euros from 31 December to 1 January.

These menus include starter, main course and dessert.

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Vegetarian and Vegan options

For those who prefer vegetarian or vegan options, a number of restaurants cater for these needs, creating a diverse culinary experience for all visitors. These include Chez Malachy, Circus Restaurant, De Broers van Julienne, De Kleinkeuken, De Levensboom, Les Nourritures Terrestres, Les 4 Jeudis and Veganwaf'. Don't hesitate to explore these culinary gems for a complete festive experience in Brussels.

Takeaway restaurants

If you prefer the peace and quiet of your own home, some restaurants also offer takeaway Christmas menus. This is an excellent option for creating a festive atmosphere while enjoying gastronomic delights from the comfort of your own home. La Taverne du Passage and La Chaloupe d'Or are ready to enhance your festivities with unforgettable flavours, even from the comfort of your own home.

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It is advisable to book your table in advance to guarantee a place at these popular restaurants. Booking in advance will allow you to enjoy your dining experience without worry.

Whether you choose to enjoy a fine Christmas meal in a Michelin-starred restaurant or savour festive delights to take home, the culinary options in Brussels are as varied as they are delicious. Prepare yourself for a feast for the senses and an unforgettable gastronomic celebration at the heart of Christmas magic in the Belgian capital.