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Lovely Italian wine bar with great lunch offering: Restaurant Winehouse Osteria (19. December 2016)

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

I am usually not going to Italian restaurants unless I’m in Italy (or maybe in my hometown) but given I didn’t have breakfast, had done a walking tour in the cold, and last but not least was hungry as hell, I decided to go to the closest good place (according to TripAdvisor, #4 in Brussels) and it turned out to be an Italian wine bar. I went for the “lunch menu” (EUR 15.00) which also includes water where you can basically chose between 8 starters, 4 mains, and a dessert (or coffee). I went for the “spelt pie with mushrooms and potatoes fondue with thyme” (usually EUR 9.00) which was, frankly, not what I had in mind when I read the menu but it was absolutely delicious. Simple dish, admittedly, no ‘playful elements’ but definitely mouth-watering so I took the sauce with a piece of bread.

As a main course, I took the “seabass with zucchine and lemon gratin” (EUR 10.50) which I was at first not that much appealed by. However, once I have tried a couple of bites, this was actually great. The fish was nicely juicy, the batter was rich and flavourful, and the vegetables were well-prepared.

Besides the fact that the dishes are good – you can already feel that they care about the quality of the dishes as they serve tasty bread with olive oil and accetto di balsamico from Modena which is taty. The two ladies running the place, the chef and the head waitress, do a great job making you feel comfortable as they are friendly and attentive.

The interior of the wine bar is also exquisite – lovely and simple decoration with nice chairs and tables. The only thing which is a bit ‘not so optimal’ is the fact that it is not so well isolated so if you are sitting by the windows, you will be a bit chilly. Else, nothing to complain!

For a quick and delicious lunch in a lovely atmosphere with friendly service, the Winehouse Osteria is definitely something I can recommend. The only slightly negative impression I got was the fact that the “double espresso” is priced with EUR 2.50 on the menu but EUR 3.00 were charged (of course, still decent in price but it’s kind of ‘false advertising’).


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Restaurant Winehouse Osteria

Rue de la Grande Ile 42

1000 Brussels (BE)

Tel.: +32 2 350 09 21

Cell: +32 488 92 00 93

E-Mail: winehouseosteria@gmail.com

Homepage: http://winehouseosteria.weebly.com

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
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