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Noordzee Mer du Nord

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, European, Soups, Seafood
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45, Rue Sainte-Catherine, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 513 11 92
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Today
11:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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Ontario, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great seafood selection and easily the best grilled shrimp scampi I've ever had. Also ordered the homemade fish soup which came with bread with a delicious sauce. Can't go wrong!! Very nice staff and great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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Thank Ramon C
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This isn't you typical place to eat, it's a fish bar attached to a fishmonger, but it's the place for fish snacks. There is no seating indoors, you eat at standing tables on a plaza overlooked by the Sint-Katelijneplein church. Which is beautiful when the weather is nice, but not ideal if it's miserable. The menu consists of fish soup,... More 

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Thank Alex H
Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seafood..the sea,the elements, fishermen celebrating after an early catch...all very bracing and romantic behaviours....so it stands to reason that customers at Noordzee Mer du Nord should be asked to stand at the tall tables whilst sampling their fare. I stood waiting for my plate of whitebait whilst enveloped by a hot cloud rising up from the snail soup and overheard... More 

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Thank winew0menands0ng
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I went this place for a quick bite, but end up having a seafood lunch. We ordered razor clam, calamari and scampi, scallope and fish soup. All of them were so tasty so we ordered the same again. It costed us around 25 euro each for lunch including a glass of white wine. Definitely recommend to go... More 

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Thank Lisajiang2013
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

a place with a friendly atmosphere where everyone will find something for everyone. Service very helpful bravely and patiently answers all questions. I recommend it wholeheartedly

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Thank Julita Ż
Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like seafood, really fresh seafood, then this is the place for you. We saw this restaurant while walking in the area and returned for lunch, when they had high-top tables (no chairs) for patrons to eat their lunch. The fish was delicious, service was fast, and while the portions were small, it was just right for a light... More 

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Thank Jenny P
Brussels, Belgium
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is an institution. Call it a counter, call it a fish bar, or food stand but it's simply the place for fish snacks. The menu consists of a few (rotating) times feat. fish soup, croquettes, escargots, razor clams or whatever else is in season. The food is always fresh and always tastes great, doesn't matter if you stop... More 

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Thank LoveTheGoodFood
London
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best meals we had. Very friendly staff and fish and seafood super fresh. Small portions but plenty to fill you up. We got a selection of a few dishes and the best was the grilled soul fish and the croquettes. Divine! There's no sitting outside but you can inside next door to them where they've got an... More 

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Thank TravelManiacToday
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is a popular place with locals, so expect to queue and have one in your party be vigilant to swoop on a table when available. We had delicious fish soup and fried prawns. Very good food, particularly for the price. I can't remember how much we spent exactly, but it was cheap and the food and spectacle made it... More 

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Thank Sharnan R
Cannes, France
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Freshy seafood that you can order by your finger in the short distance. Cooking time is excellent. Get a Belge beer and cheers up!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Belgian, European, Soups, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45, Rue Sainte-Catherine, 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?