66 Route 12. BRUSSELS. Restaurants.
Restaurants. "Freres Provencaux, Rue Royale 40, by the park, D. from
5 to 7.30 p.m. 5 fr., cheapest wine 3 fr. per bottie, beefsteak 3 fr.; "Mengelle,
see above; "Perrin, Rue Fosse-aux-Loups 35, to the N. of the theatre;
"Dubost, Rue de la Putterie 23; "Cafi Riche, Rue de l'Ecuyer 23, corner
of the Rue de la Fourche, D. from 5 fr., patronised by the Brussels 'Jeu-
nesse doree'; Maison Doric, Rue Leopold, corner of the Rue des Princes,
D. from 4fr.; "Restaurant du Grand Hdtel, Boul. Anspach, sometimes
overcrowded; "Rocher de Cancale, see above. All these are elegantly fitted
up, and resemble the leading restaurants of Paris. The viands and wine
are excellent, but expensive. The portions are generally ample, so that
one is enough for two persons.
Next in order to the above houses come the Cafes-Restaurants and
Tavernes, at which the cuisine is somewhat less elaborate and the charges
correspondingly lower. Between 11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. (dejeuner) and
between 5 and 7 p.m. (dinner) a choice of three or four dishes (plats
du jour) may always be obtained; the charges are dej. s/i-l'A fr., D. 1-
172 fr.; soup or cheese (English, Dutch, or 'Gruyere') 40-50 c. extra.
Dinners d prix fixe, 2-5 fr., may also be obtained in many of these houses.
Waiter 15-20 c. The usual beverage is English ale or stout or German
beer. The former is best obtained in the Tavernes of the upper town
and in other houses with English names (30c. per half-pint), while the
latter (30-40 c. per glass) is found chiefly in the cafes of the lower town.
The following are the most conveniently-situated of these establishments.
In the Upper Town: "Taverne du Globe, "Taverne de la Rigence, both
in the Place Royale; Restaurant Duvivier, -Carter's English Tavern (with
rooms to let), Brasserie du Musie (R. with 'pens.' 5 fr.), British Tavern, all
in the Place du Musee; Taverne Leopold, Rue du Commerce 66. — In the
Lower Town, near the Place de la Monnaie: -Restaurant Tortoni, Rue de
l'Ecuyer 33; Cafi du Cercle, Rue Leopold 3 and Rue de l'Ecuyer 24; Cafi
de la Monnaie, Rue Leopold 7; "Taverne Goldschmidt, Rue de l'Ecuyer 45;
Aux Caves Rhinanes ('English Restaurant'), Rue Leopold 9, D. from 23/i fr.,
including a glass of wine; Taverne de Strasbourg, Rue Leopold, at the cor¬
ner of the Rue Fosse-aux-Loups; Taverne de Londres, Rue de l'Ecuyer 15-17;
"Taverne Royale, Passage St. Hubert, Galerie du Roi, and Rue d'Arenberg;
Taverne St. Jean, Rue St. Jean, to the W. of the Montagne de la Cour.
In or near the Boulevard Anspach: "Restaurant Jean Dubois, Place de
Brouckere, to the W. of the post-office; Pare aux Huitres, Boul. Anspach
29; Restaurant de la Bourse, at the back of the exchange; "Au Filet de
Sole, Rue Gretry 1, near the Halles Centrales. — The two following are
somewhat inconveniently situated: Cafi Puth, Rue de Stassart 24 (PI. E, 5),
D. from 3 fr.; Duranton, Avenue Louise 82, on the way to the Bois de la
The following are good Eating Houses in the side-streets to the N.E.
of the Place de l'Hotel de Ville, chiefly frequented by natives: Au Gigot
de Mouton, Au Filet de Boevf, Rue des Harengs; A la Faille dichirie,
Rue Chair et Pain; Grand Eperon, Marche aux Herbes 105. Oysters, steaks,
and chops are their strong points; wine is usually drunk, but beer may
also be obtained.
Beer Houses. English Ale and Stout: Prince of Wales, Rue Villa
Hermosa 8, first cross-street to the right in descending the Montagne de
la Cour (rooms to let); Old Tom Tavern, Place de la Monnaie. — German
Beer: Taverne Clarenbach, Rue de la Madeleine 60; Tav. Jean, Impasse
du Pare (PI. E, 3); TroisSuisses, Rue des Princes; Grande Cave de Munich,
corner of the Rue Leopold and the Rue de la Reine; Tav. Bass, Boul.
Anspach 8; Tav. Clarenbach, Galerie de la Poste; Tav. Salvator, Rue des
Fripiers 14; Roi de Baviere, Rue des Chapeliers 2. — Belgian Beer (Faro,
Louvain, Lambicq, Uytzet, Bock National) is largely consumed by the natives,
but will probably be found unpalatable by the traveller. The Estaminets,
or beer-houses, are very numerous.
Cafes are very numerous and generally good (coffee 30 c, beer 30-35 c,
ices 70 c). "Mille Colonnes and Grand Cafi Suisse, in the Place de la Mon¬
naie; Cafi du Cercle, Rue Leopold, see above; "Cafi du Grand Hdtel,
Boulevard Anspach 23, to the N. of the Exchange; Sesino, Boul. Anspach 3;