When visiting Brussels, it’s easy to think that your culinary experience should consist only of waffles, fries and chocolate. Unhealthy, but oh-so-justified, considering it is the city’s cultural emblem around the world. And, let’s not forget – it tastes reallyy good.
But dig deeper into Belgian culture and you will see the diversity of its streets, sections of the city dedicated to one cuisine: from Latin American to Moroccan and Nigerian, the list goes on. One place in particular, Inzia, a trendy but warm Congolese restaurant in the heart of my favourite places to stay (Ixelles) stayed with me long after my trip.
What I really appreciated about Inzia, was it’s atmosphere and design. In the UK, often visiting African restaurants can be a bit of an underwhelming experience, as they tend to be small with not much visual stimulation. This places offers a bar, live African music on Saturdays (usually Congolese), and is adorned with precious details like books about Congo and art from local African artists (this changes monthly).
There is an all you can eat buffet and an a la carte option.
20€ – Tuesday – Thursday
28€ – Friday and Saturday (larger buffet)
Address: Rue de la Paix 37, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium
+32 2 513 81 67
Tuesday to saturday from 18:00 – 24:00
Sunday from 11:00 – 18:00 (brunch)
Forgive me for the lack of original photos, as usual I was eating and not snapping – but the photos are representative so I’ve taken it from their Facebook page.
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