Le Portugal
Portuguese Pub in Ixelles


Let’s put it this way: This joint fulfilled its purpose. Went there one football-night (during EM 2012), wanted to grab a bite, meet up with an old friend, swap some stories and watch some football on the screens in the background. Le Portugal was a convenient place to do so, as the three of us live in the vicinity.

The pub wasn’t too crowded, the waiter was straight at our table and we chose our  food rather quickly. There hardly is much of a choice. 2 or 3 dishes of the day and a couple of snacks written on the wall (i.e. omelettes and salads). Two of us had the fish, which was a rather pricey option. (12 Euros for nothing special.) We weren’t told what kind of fish it was, neither what the sidedish was. Well, it turned out to be small potatoes. Nothing more and nothing less. The “Salade Vegetarienne” for 6 Euros seemed like a bargain – until it arrived. A bed of iceberg lettuce, the odd tomato and tinned asparagus and beans.

The service was quick, our waiter spoke german and liked to practice on us. Drinks were reasonably priced. The funny thing: The first and the second glass of wine varied  in size!

However, the place did seem authentic. It was frequented virtually by males only, a lot of them seemed to be Portuguese.

Le Portugal, Av. de la Couronne 106, Brussels  // No Website