Els, graduated as a master of arts in painting, is fascinated by the work of artist Jean Brusselmans. As a result, the interior design of the bistro beautifully reflects the unique atmosphere of his paintings. The elegantly renovated nineteenth-century building where the restaurant is housed breathes dedication, taste and a lively ambiance.
Get comfortable and enjoy the refined, farm-fresh cuisine of chef Els Vanbiervliet. Maître Jeremy Levecke, partner in crime since 2016, is responsible for the overall dining experience. As a team, Els and Jeremy very quickly became a permanent fixture for those who appreciate art, culture and authentic cuisine.
Every day Belle de Jour offers a varied seasonal menu inspired by the moment, apart from some classics with a twist.
They have a special eye for à la minute preparations with fresh produce, brought in from the North Sea and Rungis International Market, local organic vegetables and top notch all natural beef.
Try the sea menu now that you are in Oostende or order à la carte and leaf through the extensive wine list. But most importantly: make yourself at home.
The restaurant is open from 18.00 every evening except on Sundays and Mondays. Make sure you book a few days in advance as it tends to be busy.
Group dining and private hire, followed by lunch or dinner: minimum 12 persons.
Can’t get enough of that homely feeling after an exquisite meal? Move upstairs to one of the four stylish guest rooms. Belle de Jour meets Belle de Nuit.
The guest rooms combine modern facilities with vintage décor. Free WiFi, queen-size Auping beds and luxurious Marie-Stella-Maris soaps and beauty products come as standard. All rooms are a generous 40 m2 and feature a seating area and private bathroom.
Belle de Jour and Belle de Nuit are a unique proposition: a stylish bistro and bed and breakfast with four well-appointed guest rooms in the heart of Oostende.
Whether you come to eat or sleep – or both – a very warm welcome awaits you.
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