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The mind of Brussels in your plate

Our Chef reveals you the real taste and generosity of the Belgian cuisine. Bon appétit !

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Chez Léon represents one of the flowers of our national gastronomy

Simplicity, a warm welcome and an appealing atmosphere are all part of its charm

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A 100% Belgian decor

Discover our restaurant in the colours of the 9th art

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CHEZ LEON, probably the most traditional Brussels Friture in the world!

In 1867, just a stone’s throw from the Grand Place, Léon Vanlancker decided to set up
a 5-table restaurant known as “A la Ville d’Anvers”.
In 1893, he moved a few metres from there, to 18 rue des Bouchers, and opened his “Friture Léon”.

The years went by and the establishment grew slowly but surely.

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« Et tu sé quoi, Chez Léon, hein, le n'homard, ça n'est pas un stoeffer car il a pas peur d'être kameroed avec les mossele !! ... "

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Free for children

Not many people are aware, but kids under 12 years of age eat for free at Chez Léon (when accompanied by a member of their family), (excluding group menus).

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Open daily

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All you can eat Mussels on Sundays

Every Sunday evening from 18:30

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