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Noordzee Mer du Nord

) #15 of 3,089 Restaurants in Brussels $$ - $$$ , Seafood, European
Rue Sainte-Catherine 45, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 513 11 92
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“razor clams” (60 reviews)
“fish soup” (114 reviews)
“escargot” (21 reviews)
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Belgian, Seafood, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rue Sainte-Catherine 45, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

They don't serve dinner as they close around 6pm so if you want to try their food, you have to go for breakfast or lunch! They are order and eat type of place with no seats so you stand and eat. Seafood is fresh indeed!...More

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are in brussels be sure to drop by here for fresh seafood. We had the bamboo clams, colin fish filet and silver fish. The silverfish was addictive. The colin fish filet was tasty as well. My favourite was the bamboo clams. In herbs...More

Thank Eu B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very crowded because it was a Thursday and beautiful weather, but definitely worth eating in the crowd. Standing only with hightop tables. Great for family style eating with friends. Get the razor clams, they're amazing!

Thank Allie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was awesome. We ate crab burgers and razor clams. There was a busy athmosphere and alot of people, but we were there at lunchtime, so it could explain that. However we got a table upstairs. Food was really tasty and price was ok,...More

Thank Riikka V
Reviewed 1 week ago

The central square st Catherine is a lovely and lively place, full of cafes and eateries, and some remnants of what used to be the pre 'gentrification' era. This prominent corner is not to be missed!Hop in for some oysters too. Next to the place...More

Thank AnnefromBelgium111
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped by the Noordzee Mer du Nord in June for a quick stand-up at the outside tables meal. The service was excellent (thanks Rudy!), good spirited and efficient despite being a very busy time on a gorgeous day. We had crab cakes, razor clams,...More

Thank KJonD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard that the area around St. Catherine Church was great for seafood, I had intended for a sit down lunch, but missed the time frame so I slipped over to Noordzee and had a plate of razor clams and a beer. Very tasty,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little spot is perfect for a quick bite. The servers were extremely friendly and welcoming. They tried hard to accommodate all the different tourist languages that showed up in the short time we were there enjoying our scampi. Scampi was excellent. Fish soup, awesome,...More

Thank Ducky123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Ellie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Hisham A
Is there a chance to sit down any where? I hear that across the road one can sit inside. But will one get the great dishes from the fish bar across the road
3 March 2017|
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Response from TravelManiacToday | Reviewed this property |
Hi the same ownership has got right next to it on the same square an oyster bar... they are happy to serve you the outside food in there. Hope this helps. Aside from this place it seems quite popular that you can buy chips... More
Heather S
Hi: Does anyone know their operating days & hours?
20 July 2015|
Response from Martin V |
Fishmongers & delicatessen TUE – FRI: 8:00 Am- 6:00 Pm SAT: 8:00 Am- 5:00 Pm SUN – MON: Closed Fishbar TUE – SAT: 11:00 Am- 6:00 Pm SUN: 11:00 Am- 6:00 Pm MON: Closed Oysters & Smørrebrød TUE – SAT: 11:00 AM- 8:00 PM SUN... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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