The Comptoir des Galeries
The main entrance of the restaurant is located in the Galerie du Roi. Set in the old Hart workshops, suppliers of the Royal Family and authors of the medal of the Belgian Constitution, this exquisite place has over 175 years of history of casting and striking medals, decorations, official ribbons and luxury stationery.
Le Comptoir des Galeries opens to a 60-seat restaurant, designed by the architect duo Fleur Delesalle and Camille Flammarion. They have created a bright, inviting and comfortable place, articulating into several rooms that enfold the planted patio. The open kitchen, wooden tables, ceramic-tiled counters and geometric paneled ceilings extending into mirrors make the identity of this unique restaurant. The impressive balance wheel and press material of the old workshops have remained intact and contribute to the restaurant’s setting and atmosphere.
Leading this new restaurant is the French chef Julien Burlat who made his career at Pierre Gagnaire, Crillon, Alain Ducasse – The Ambrosia and Bernard Pacaud (3 stars). Along with his companion, Sophie Verbeke, he owns the Dome in Antwerp (1 Michelin star), and the bistro Dome Sur Mer which faces their bakery – Domestic. Bruxellois by heart, he falls in love with the authentic and historic context of the Galeries and creates “a menu of traditional Belgian cuisine while emphasizing in product authenticity”.
- Open from Tuesday through Friday
- From 12-noon to 2:00pm and from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
- Saturday evening from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
The Beer Bar
- Open from Wednesday to Saturday
- From 2:00pm to 10:00pm
- Sunday from 12-noon to 8:00pm