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Noordzee Mer du Nord

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, Seafood, European, Soups
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Rue Sainte-Catherine 45, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 513 11 92
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went at 5ish pm near its closing hour. It was relatively empty and a comfortable experience. Walked pass at lunch time and it was very crowded with almost every standing counter occupied and many people at the counter. Had the shrimp croquettes which came recommended by the staff. It was delicious, a slight bit overly fried in my opinion, but... More 

Thank Ellie C
Galati, Romania
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fresh oysters, and fresh sea food - depending on season ! There in not actually a restaurant - you can eat outside, standing-up, but the atmosphere is great - around a historic place, in front of St. Catherine Church.

Thank Valentin P
Berlin, Germany
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not really a restaurant. It is stand-up on high table or bar (outside). Super when weather is nice. Nice fish soup with white wine or fresh calamari

Thank Frank V
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found the place by accident, seeing a lot of people eating from there, and it was an awesome choice. My wife had d crab burger and it was a delight!! I had d salmon and it was delicious as well! Highly recommend if ur a fish lover!!

Thank Sherin V
Halle, Brabant, Belgium
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

evrytime is crowded by tourists and local people coming for lunch, i tryed once some fish soup and i wasn't disappointed. it's not very clear the menu on the blackboards and the small tables outside are always dirty and full of the remain of other people's lunch

Thank Yunting L
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not a sit down meal. It very fun. People were yelling to order food. They make it right there so the food is hot and fresh. Highly recommended. The Scampi is excellent. All the fish is good. The tuna steak is Ok. The soup is good. Friendly service.

Thank tdbtdb
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a very simple seafood institution, which serves daily catch of the day, only for lunch. Very fresh seafood, simple cooking - but very tasty. The oysters were fresh and excellent. With the house wine every dish was just superb. Not expensive, and threrfore the place gets full every day. Just go there early to cath a seat

Thank Moshe L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must when in Brussels, and looking for great seafood and a fabulous experience. Order at the counter and grab a table in the sun and wait until they yell your name. Than enjoy a quick and very fresh seafood snack or order several for a full lunch

Thank Snake6
Neutral Bay, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A local institution - Forget a sit down lunch if it's a nice day you just have to check this place out. Head for the counter, check what's on offer and order, grab a glass or a bottle of crisp white wine and when your food's ready they'll yell your name out and then ....Bon Appetit. Grab a tall table,... More 

Thank David R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must if you are looking for top quality seafood and a great experience. Order at the counter, get a table or share one (preferably one in the sun) and wait for them to yell your name.... Than enjoy a quick, fresh and very tasteful snack or order several dishes for full lunch

Thank Arvid H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Belgian, Seafood, European, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Sainte-Catherine 45, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 513 11 92

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?