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Ixelles Interesting : Michelin's recommendations


Lying mainly to the east of avenue Louise and beyond the ring road, this suburb of Brussels is commonly known simply as XL. It has much to offer, with a variety of quarters that differ completely from each other (Matongé is primarily African with attractive water features, Louise is well-to-do, Flagey is cultured, St-Boniface is lively, while Bois de la Cambre is tranquil).

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  • Notre Dame de la Cambre Abbey Recommended Recommended

    av. Emile Duray B - 1050 Ixelles

    Founded in the 13C, this ancient Cistercian abbey is situated to the south of the lakes of Ixelles. The fine courtyard with its abbatial and monastic lodgings is a harmonious 18C creation. The 14C church has an impressive Mocking of Christ by Albrech..

  • Ixelles Museum Interesting

    r. J. Van Volsem 71 B - 1050 Ixelles

    Opened in 1892 in a former abattoir, this museum has a fine collection of 19C-20C paintings and sculpture featuring leading Belgian and French artists. Note the Dürer drawing (the Stork) and a complete collection of Toulouse-Lautrec posters. Major te..

  • Avenue Louise

    av. Louise B - 1050 Ixelles

    A byword for luxury in Brussels, this street's smart shop windows (galleries, place Stephanie) attract a smart crowd. Opened in 1864 to link the centre to the bois de Cambre, it is named after Leopold III's eldest daughter. Fans of Victor Horta will ..

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Hotels Ixelles

  • Aqua Hotel Brussels

    Rue De Stassart 43 B - 1050 Brussels

    This design hotel offers modern rooms with free wired internet, a 2-minute walk from the Porte de Namur Metro Station. It includes a gym and a bright interior is decorated with art and design furniture. Aqua Hotel Brussels has air-conditioned rooms ..

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Restaurants Ixelles

  • Radisson Blu EU Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    r. Idalie 35 B - 1050 Ixelles

  • Odette en ville Comfortable restaurant 

    r. Châtelain 25 B - 1050 Ixelles

    Theplace to be and be seen! Here, you will rub shoulders with a mixed clientele in a trendy atmosphere. Quality cuisine and conscientious, professional service. This discreetly luxurious hotel with monochrome decor has a cosy lounge with a well-stock..

  • Kamo Quite comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    chaussée de Waterloo 550a B - 1050 Ixelles

    Wood, a large bar and an open kitchen: the stage is set! Kamo has moved shop and is now resolutely playing the Tokyoite. The menu continues to showcase outstanding, fresh produce revealed in creations as pure as they are balanced. Every mouthful is a..

  • Maison du Luxembourg Comfortable restaurant 

    r. Luxembourg 37 B - 1050 Ixelles

    Country cooking from the Luxembourg region moves to Brussels. This contemporary restaurant offers well-presented classical fare, highlighting produce sourced from the French-speaking province of Luxembourg. The ingredients are superlatively fresh and..

  • L'Atelier de la Truffe Noire Quite comfortable restaurant 

    av. Louise 300 B - 1050 Ixelles

    This chic eatery serving Italian and world cuisine is a tea-room, trattoria and bistro rolled into one. Perfect for a quick coffee and pastry, a lunch or a relaxed dinner which might even include a dish flavoured by the eponymous truffle.

  • Chez Oki Quite comfortable restaurant 

    r. Lesbroussart 62 B - 1050 Ixelles

    An inventive restaurant where the chef, Oki, prepares traditional French and Japanese cuisine before your eyes. The surprise menus here are particularly popular. Modern atmosphere and a small zen-inspired patio.

  • La Villa in the sky Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    av. Louise 480 B - 1050 Ixelles

    Imagine yourself 102m above avenue Louise, inside a glass edifice that boasts one of the finest views of Brussels. You are now ready to sample the cuisine of chef Alexandre Dionisio and his team in a setting worthy of his talent.

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