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Unique places to eat

An art gallery where you can also eat, enjoy cocktails with a twist and a sea view, fusion dishes with influences from around the world, or how about a beer tasting? Here are a few special places to eat.

Galerie BeauSite

Galerie BeauSite is without a doubt one of the finest and best-located restaurants along the entire North Sea coast. An art gallery where you can also enjoy a meal, but at the same time a restaurant where you can purchase and admire works of art.

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La Vie

La Vie focusses on offering dishes from all over the world, ranging from typical French-Belgian recipes to more international courses such as fresh sushi, lots of dishes to share, charcuterie platters, etcetera. It is the quintessential place for an aperitif accompanied by a little snack or an evening of food sharing among friends.

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Belle de Jour

World cuisine combined with fusion recipes, which can really be taken literally. Lots of ingredients and dishes from all over the world, ranging from Asian to Middle Eastern and classic Belgian recipes with a modern twist. Each week, the menu is changed in accordance with the chef’s inspiration. Ideal for those who cannot choose and like to get their taste buds working overtime.

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Histoires d'O

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. 

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Café Botteltje

First and foremost, Café Botteltje is the place to be if you want to have a beer or Dutch gin. As the average Belgian customer (and foreign tourist) likes to combine drinking with a little something to eat, the menu also features various types of finger food, salads, mussels and a selection of fish and meat dishes. Café Botteltje actually has a very subtle approach towards the catering they offer: they focus on snacks and dishes, which perfectly match the various – sometimes heavy – beers.

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Mommy's Bastards

This is definitely not a classic restaurant on the coast, but it does use fresh, local products. The dishes are modern and international, yet simultaneously respect the delicious ingredients you can only find here. From prawn croquettes and poké bowls with tuna and ponzu to bao buns and a fish-of-the-day burger. There's something for everyone here.

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Restaurant Runway26=08

Pull up a chair for a tasty lunch, sample the most delicious pastries in Ostend, order your favourite from our amazing cocktail list or enjoy a romantic dinner in our cosy restaurant. And this being Ostend, we always have fresh fish available! The European menu changes daily.

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