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Noordzee Mer du Nord

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, 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” (70 reviews)
“fish soup” (124 reviews)
“escargot” (24 reviews)
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Belgian, Seafood, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Rue Sainte-Catherine 45, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really something, and I can't find any place anywhere I've been to, to compare with! It's a classic street food yet of such a quality, ambience and experience (and pricing as well) that you always want to come again - I ate there...More

Thank DeeLayla
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was hands down my favorite meal in Brussels. We ended up stopping here two or three times. You order at the stand, and then take your food across the street to tall tables. Everything was so fresh, and so delicious. It's the meal I...More

Thank Danae K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is always packed, for a good reason. It's basically a seafood focused fritekote offering all kinds of seafood, croquette and potato fried foods. All are done quickly and freshly. There's no seating, you stand in the square and use the hightop tables.

Thank bodhi_sam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On lovely Place St Catherine is the institution to all things fish. Open air counters with fresh seafood, and next door and oyster bar where you can also dine inside. If there is fresher fish somewhere, it is in someone's aquarium.

Thank MWitz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a sucker for good seafood, and this place is as good as they get! The shrimp croquettes are scrumptious and the fish soup is as well. Got there a little later in the evening and they had already run out of half the menu...More

Thank Kandilios
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We had oysters for lunch but got very sick from them and vomited in the evening. We did notice that the oysters did not seem to move that much, but we thought it was because of the bad way they were opened (knife wound directly...More

Thank marjacDenmark
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

This place serves lots of fresh sea food We only had the fish soup and it was just delicous. The soup had tomatoes, celery and bits of fish. It was served with grated cheese and bread.

Thank SebnemZ
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Located at St. Catherine square, the Noordzee is popular among locals and tourists. It does not operate as a standard restaurant, but rather with a counter where customers order and pay, and the food is delivered. In the square, there are high tables (no chairs),...More

Thank hazinheira
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Great sea food, very fresh. Highly recommended. Awesome attention. The guys speak very fluent English.

Thank Elena P
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

The food here is excellent & staff is great. Arrived late so they were out of the mussels & calamari. They close a 5 PM. Had the shrimp scampi, croquettes, fried fish & fish stew... OMG soooo good. Came back the next day for lunch....More

Thank DaphTraveler
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Hisham A
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
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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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