Food and drinks

Belle de Jour

Belle de Jour is a no-nonsense bistro in the center of Oostende. All available dishes are written on a chalkboard, and each day the menu changes with seasonal and fresh products, such as plaice, skate, monkfish, red mullet, pout, haddock, sea bass ...
For meat dishes only the breed Blonde d…

Bistro Mathilda

Bistro Mathilda is near Leopold Park and just a stone's throw from the Kursaal. The bistro takes its name from the statue "The Sea" (or Fat Mathilda as it is called by locals); opposite the restaurant. It is one of the top bistro's in Ostend.

Brasserie Henry

Since 1951 we offer our customers an enjoyable meal in pleasant surroundings. We are now the longest-established restaurant on the Belgian coast. We are located along the Albert I Promenade in Ostend with sea view, near the Kursaal.
An excellent location to take a break during your day at…

Café Botteltje

A nice atmospheric cafe with a large selection of Belgian beers and gins. And they serve delicious dinners too.


Tearoom Cappuccino has been a permanent fixture on Kapellestraat for twenty years now. The tearoom underwent a complete metamorphosis in 2018 and is now a contemporary top-class establishment in the shopping street. Cappuccino serves scrumptious breakfast formulas until 11:30 a.m., but the kitchen…


The place to go for a pre-dinner drink! Order a fragrant coffee, a delicious glass of wine, or a cocktail that delivers a punch at this cosy bar. On the weekends, they invite Belgian DJs, who usually play eclectic music sets.

Et Alors

ET ALORS is a stylish bar that wants to revive the artistic ambience of yesteryear in Beau Site. A place you go to for a celebration, to share, to connect.
They serve excellent drinks with small tapas-like dishes, cheese and meat platters, shrimp and other tasty snacks that you can share…


Expo&Kafie is a unique concept, a combination of interior design and coffee. So what is Robin and Tom’s job? To let you dream away over tasty food and drinks, in the interior that Karl and Vie designed. And in spite of our name, our menu includes much more than just coffee because we also serve…

Food & Coffeebar Albrecht

Albrecht is the place to be for a fantastic breakfast, crazy 'over-the-top' drinks and amazingly tasty cakes and pies. Enjoy a delicious coffee in the jazzy atmosphere. In a hurry? Just take your coffee to go.


Two brothers, each with their own personalities, but both with 30 years of successful entrepreneurship in the hospitality sector. They know all too well how fast the hospitality market can change. However, one element remains essential. Hospitality. Hospitality = a good host + a focus on the guests…

Gelato Maxzim

A very popular, but mainly, delicious Ostend ice cream shop. You might have a bit of a wait, which is sure to be well-rewarded! Mouth-watering ice cream made according to a traditional recipe, originally taught to Maxzim by Sicilian dottore Roberto Jacobi in Milan. Enjoy yummy flavours such as…

Grand Café Du Bassin

Creative cuisine along with classic dishes .In Le Bassin nothing is left to chance. Manager and chef Tom Vanhaecke opts for quality, both on your plate and in terms of service

Histoires d'O

Authentic, inspiring vintage brasserie and terrace with a modern twist. Famous for our appetizers and tapas, loved for our creative pastas and salads. Delicious coffees, served by our baristas.

Jilles Beer & Burgers

Jilles Beer & Burgers is a bit of an outsider on the Ostend Promenade. Here, you will not find traditional coast dishes, but tough burgers served with a special selection of beers.

La Piazza

Go to this stylishly decorated restaurant for Mediterranean dishes and stews of meat, poultry, fish, seafood or vegetables, served with home-made pasta, risotto, gnocci, potatoes or bread.

La Vie

Surprising and contemporary, mundane and quirky. The ideal setting for a refreshing aperitif, a quick lunch or a delicious tapas evening. In short, La Vie caters for all tastes.


If Marvin Gaye was still alive, then we’re positively certain that Lafayette would be his
favourite hangout. This music bar brings soul and funk to life in Ostend. And of course, there’s a picture of Marvin himself on the wall.

Le Bar du Bassin

Zoé Vanhaecke is a sommelier and cheese lover and shares her passion – pairing high-quality drinks with tasty cheeses and cold meats – with you at Le Bar du Bassin. In cooperation with Van Tricht Cheese Maturers and Charcuterie Joka, she has put together a wide range of delicious snacks…

Le Chevalier

Our specialties: bouillabaisse of the North Sea, homemade shrimp croquettes and daily changing specials. Very suitable place for families with children.


Across from the Ostend Casino-Kursaal you’ll find Lobster, where chef Joost Nollet specialises in the preparation of this ‘Cardinal of the Sea’. Joost and his wife Françoise present a choice of fresh Canadian or European lobster, a seafood platter and various fish dishes.


Mange-Tout specialises in accessible, seasonal fine cuisine. The menu includes lesser-known species of fish. Refined but accessible wine list. Enjoy your meal in a tranquil setting that makes you feel right at home. Sun worshippers can energise their taste buds with a unique cocktail on the…


Traditional pub in the Montmartre entertainment district surrounding the Casino-Kursaal. Monthly shows with domestic and international bands.


Restaurant Marina, founded in 1973, quickly became a fixture of Italian cuisine. It was awarded the label "ristorante italiano". This label is awarded by the Italian government to Italian restaurants abroad,that maintain the Italian culinary tradition.

Mommy's Bastards

Looking for a unique dining location on the coast? Mommy's Bastards is sure to surprise you. Pick a seat at this hip shop and order some original dishes to share. Sharing is caring, right?
Definitely not your everyday coastal restaurant, but they do use fresh, local products. The dishes are…

MOOSE Ostend

It requires courage to give up certainties and to take a leap into the unknown. But Saskia needed a job shift after 20 years in the banking sector. So encouraged by family and friends ... she jumped.
And that's how MOOSE-Ostend was born ... A cozy, new concept store, where you shop while…


Our story is just like our food: simple. Because we feel very passionately about no-nonsense delicious food. We want you to enjoy one of our carefully-selected beers and wines. Real comfort food you can share with your friends in an authentic setting. Muccka’s dishes are made with quality…


Ocean is your holiday table by the sea. Our suggestions: turbot,T-bone steak and shrimp.

Ohana Pokébowls

Ohana Pokébowls serves delicious and varied healthy meals. A poké bowl is basically a fresh salad. Some have called it next generation sushi, because it originated in Hawaii but was heavily influenced by Japanese cuisine. Very healthy and jam-packed with all the flavour you crave!