The Place du Grand Sablon, halfway between the upper and lower parts of the city, has been the capital's trendy and chic meeting spot for several years now. This pleasant, narrow square is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the views of the old houses and the Gothic church.
A 'very Sablon' establishment is the Pop-Up Sablon. With its décor comprising ephemera from all over the world, its kitchen never stops! From 7.30 am, it serves up healthy and varied breakfast options, followed by all kinds of dishes as of 11 am, including some truly Belgian specialities.
Fancy a little treat? Then look no further than the Grand-Sablon’s Maison Wittamer, an exceptional patisserie established in 1910. From chocolates, to macarons, through all sorts of cakes (“Black Forest”, "Samba", "Lingot d'or", etc.), you will have no trouble finding what you are looking for!
Chez Richard, open from morning until evening every day of the week, is both a bistro and a place where you can enjoy a gourmet breakfast, aperitif or lunchtime meal. Their aim is to only use high-quality suppliers, from Brussels, Belgium or France, whether for their meat, fish, sweets or wine.
At the Au Vieux Saint Martin, you will discover tasty food served non-stop from noon until midnight. On its terrace, which is open all year round, you can sample THE speciality of this establishment, ‘américain-frites’ (Belgian steak tartare with chips), which is, of course, entirely homemade!