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Histoires d'O

Cocktails, tapas and a concise brasserie menu in a restaurant located on the Ostend Promenade. 


Histoires d’O’s kitchen is led by a creative chef who loves working with local high-quality products. As the choice is rather limited, this means that only fresh products are used to prepare the dishes. You can choose various types of snacks, starters (ideal when you are having a cocktail!), salads, homemade shrimp croquettes, burgers and a couple of suggestions. 


The larger part of the drinks menu is taken up by the extensive offer of gins, which have been split up into different categories: spicy, citrus, sweet and floral. A true G&T lover will be in for a treat! In addition, there are 5 white and red wines, which you can order by the glass, by the carafe or by the bottle. In each case, the menu gives a short explanation on the wine, which also includes food suggestions. 


Customers, who sip a cocktail on the trendy Histoires d’O terrace, will probably not suspect that inside, there is a completely different atmosphere.  Lots of woodwork and a beautiful retro tile floor is not what you expect to see in a cocktail bar or brasserie, but it certainly has its charm! The atmosphere at Histoires d’O can best be described as cosy and convivial. And by way, there is of course also the amazing sea view!


With such an impressive choice of gins, you just have to try a gin and tonic. You should definitely try the Flemish Gin 23 with Thomas Henry Tonic Water, which is presented in a nicely garnished glass. For those who prefer non-alcoholic beverages, we can recommend one of the hibiscus-based mocktails. They look just as attractive as the gin and tonics do and are really refreshing!

The menu features shrimp croquettes in many different forms and shapes: as a snack, as a starter or even as a specialty accompanied by French fries and a salad. Highlights among the main courses are the North Sea soles with a salad and French fries, prepared in the correct manner, i.e. with a nice, golden brown crust and fillets that literally drop from the bones. Or how about the House Burger by Dierendonck, a burger specially created for Histoires d'O by the famous butcher and consisting of 100 % Wagyu beef with bone marrow and infused with Don Papa rum. This is then accompanied by Patatas Bravas and a salad. A pure treat for fans of high-quality hamburgers.

As the thoughtful staff at Histoires d’O just love working with Madam Bakster, you just have to try a piece of pie. Madam Bakster charms people of all ages with her 'guilt-free bakery'.

Practical information

Contact details?
Albert 1 Promenade – Zeedijk 53
Tel. 0471/45.48.80.
8400 Ostend

Type of cuisine?
Brasserie and cocktail bar

Opening hours?
Depend on the time of year/season:

  • January: closed

  • February to March & September - December
    Thursday & Friday (3 pm to 11 pm) and Saturday & Sunday (12 am to 11 pm)

  • April - June
    Wednesday, Thursday & Friday (3 pm to 11 pm) and Saturday & Sunday (12 am to 11 pm)

  • July - August
    Closed on Tuesday during the school holidays. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday (3 pm to 11 pm) and Friday, Saturday & Sunday (12 am to 11 pm)

Travelling by car?
Park your car at Parking Kursaal 1 or 2, which are located at a 5-minute walk from the restaurant.

Travelling by public transport?
Take the tram and get off at the Marie-Joséplein stop, which is located at a short walk from the restaurant.

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