Bite Me, Brussels.

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Quick lunch in Merode

Posted by rachelinbxl on April 14, 2011

I am not often in the Merode area of Brussels, but I wanted to show my Dad the European parliament, and then we wandered down to the Cinquantenaire and we were getting hungry. Since the Schuman side was very busy at a Monday lunchtime and the weather was glorious we wandered on through the arch to the wider choice of sit down restaurants on the other side. We didn’t really spend long searching, we checked the first two, and this was inspired my dad more. The owner was very friendly and the terrace wasn’t busy. Lunch with a variety of Lebanese mezze and a choice of brochette was 15 euros. I took the vegetarian plate (falafel) and my dad took the chicken. Service was quick.

Vegetarian lunch

Falafel lunch


The vegetarian lunch came with cheese and mint bourek, a spinach ‘samosa’ and the falafel balls. The sauces were humous, an aubergine paste and a mint and yoghurt sauce. I think the sauce with the falafel was tahini, but I am not sure. The salad was a basic mix of cabbage, green peppers and onion. The warm mangetout and tomato salad was more interesting. The waiter also brought an appetizer of olives and tomato served with oil and red salt that disappeared so fast I don’t have a photo of it.

Lunch with chicken brochette
The grilled chicken is hiding under the meat torpedo. Otherwise the dish is the same. Dad got a garlic sauce as well though.

All this slid down nicely with a brown maredsous and was followed by a decent coffee. Should you be hungry in Merode, like we were, you can do worse than this little place.

Resto Libanais
Ave de Tervuren,
Merode, Brussels

Food: B
Atmosphere: B
Service: A
Price: B
Languages: French, English

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2 Responses to “Quick lunch in Merode”

  1. Louise said

    I’m so tempted by these pics! I live at Merode but don’t know where this Lebanese is… which other restos/stores is it near?

    Thanks so much and love the blog!

    • rachelinbxl said

      It was just as we left the Parc du Cinquantenaire, on the right as you walk towards Montgomery. it was next to a Chinese restaurant where they were doing construction works, so I didn’t see the name of it! I can see it on google streetview, right at a Merode Metro exit. It’s slightly downstairs viewed from the pavement.. and I still can’t read the name of the chinese resto! But it’s right on the Merode roundabout. Hope that helps!

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