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Aux Armes de Bruxelles

Rudy Vanlancker has always had a special fondness for "Aux Armes de Bruxelles." He got his start in cooking there in 1972, as an intern from the Ecole Hôtelière de Namur.

At the helm of Chez Léon for 40 years, he witnessed the life cycle, rise and fall of the establishment.

Its decline saddened him. Monsieur Rudy, as he is called in his restaurant, is among those who believe that there is space in the revival of the Ilot Sacré for several excellent, ambitious restaurants.

He also believes that Brussels deserves to have several renowned restaurants in its downtown area, evoking the days when the Ilot Sacré was a favorite destination for the locals.

His decision to bring back the crowning glory of our cuisine proves that he has never stopped believing in this quarter. He hopes to recreate the authenticity of yesteryear by using traditional white tablecloths and hiring a full kitchen staff with top-tier chefs dressed in the classic style. His goal is to make “Aux Armes de Bruxelles” the most beautiful brasserie in the downtown area.

The establishment has been renovated from top to bottom. The old kitchen has been demolished and rebuilt to fulfill the requirements of a high-level contemporary dining experience, not for a posh clientele, but for those local, Belgian and international diners who know what tastes good and enjoy eating well.



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The soul of the establishment

In 1958 the restaurant began a period of prosperity when the World's Fair turned Brussels into the center of the world for six months.


At the beginning of the 1970s, Jacques Veulemans, one of Calixte Veulemans’ sons, founded the “Comptoir des Armes,” a Belgian-style tapas bar, on Petite Rue des Bouchers just outside the venerable establishment.

He worked there with his wife Madame Suzanne and his son Laurent, among others.

The entire city of Brussels would meet there for a drink and to enjoy small servings of the restaurant’s classic fare while they swapped jokes and stories all night long.

The prosperous period of “Aux Armes de Bruxelles” lasted two decades, contributing to the festive reputation of the Ilot Sacré, the capital’s top destination for fine cuisine.

In 2006, the Veulemans family sold the business. The restaurant went through several years of instability before being purchased in 2018 by Rudy Vanlancker, owner of Chez Léon and longtime friend of the Veulemans family.
It was time for this great lady of restaurants, asleep since 2006, to awaken.

Menu

The chef Cédric Callenaere offers his wine recommendations and current specials.
All our dishes are served with professionalism, respect for our clients, the produce and a love for Belgian gastronomy

House foie gras terrine, onion jam and brioche toast

24,00€

«Veulemans» salad (1/2 brown shrimp salad and 1 piece of prawn toast)

21,50€

Gourmet platter (Fresh foie gras, smoked salmon and brown shrimp and salad)

31,00€

Veal brain tartare or meunière

21,50€

Baltic herring in white wine and green apple

16,50€

Tomato with brown shrimps mayonnaise

21,50€

Lightly smoked Scottish salmon with garnish

24,50€

Chicory and Roquefort salad with smoked bacon

16,50€

House brawn

16,50€

Warm salad of lambs tongue with shallot vinaigrette

19,50€

Plate of Breughel ham, crudités

19,00€

Artisanal Cervelas sausage, wholegrain mustard mayonnaise

13,50€

Salmon tartare with shallot, chives and mustard

19,50€

House fish soup (croutons, rouille, cheese)

14,00€

Soup of the day

10,00€

Cheese croquettes (2 pieces)

14,50€

The famous shrimp croquette 1 piece (of pure indulgence!)

10,50€

Our shrimp croquettes (2 pieces)

20,50€

Our Chicken croquettes with Madeira sauce (2 pieces)

16,50€

Marolles poached egg

15,50€

Burgundy snails (6 pieces)

13,50€

Garlic mushrooms (6 pieces)

13,50€

Chicory gratin

16,00€

Vegetarian chicory gratin

13,00€

Honey roasted goat’s cheese salad

18,50€

Liège salad

16,00€

1/2 stewed eel in green herb sauce

16,50€

Frog’s legs cooked in garlic and herbs

17,00€

Mushrooms on toast

13,50€

Ostend-style seafood gratin (fish, mussels, shrimps, mushrooms, cheese)

18,00€

Plate of Moules parquées (raw mussels), Marolles sauce

18.50€

Selection of large pink prawns

16,50€

Bowl of whelks

13,50€

Winkles, portion

12,50€

Langoustines x 6

36,00€

Armes de Bruxelles platter
Selection of 9 oysters, raw mussels, brown shrimp, prawns, winkles

65,00€

Royal platter
Selection of 9 oysters, raw mussels, brown shrimp, prawns, langoustines, whelks, winkles, and 1/2 lobster.

99,00€

Flat oysters 3/0

4,80€ / 1 piece

Flat oysters 3/0

26,50€ / 6 pieces

Fines de Claires Marennes Oléron n°3 oysters

4,00€ / 1 piece

Fines de Claires Marennes Oléron n°3 oysters

22,00€ / 6 pieces

Plate of Moules parquées (raw mussels), Marolles sauce

18,50€

Plate of mussels with snail butter (garlic and parsley)

20,50€

Plate of Provençal mussels au gratin

21,50€

Mussels marinières (onions, celery, butter), fresh fries

32,50€

Mussels in white wine (onions, celery, butter, white wine) fresh fries

33,50€

Mussels in white wine & cream (onions, celery, butter, white wine, cream) fresh fries

34,00€

Mussels aux piments (onions, celery, spicy sauce), fresh fries

32,50€

Bellevue lobster (salad, tomato, hard-boiled egg, mayonnaise, cocktail sauce) 1/2

42,00€

Bellevue lobster (salad, tomato, hard-boiled egg, mayonnaise, cocktail sauce) 1/1

79,50€

Shelled lobster with morels and fresh pasta 1/2

46,50€

Shelled lobster with morels and fresh pasta 1/1

82,50€

Lobster Waterzooi 1/2

42,00€

Lobster Waterzooi 1/1

79,50€

Lobster roasted in snail butter (garlic and parsley) 1/2

42,00€

Lobster roasted in snail butter (garlic and parsley) 1/1

79,50€

Stewed eel in green herb sauce

31,50€

North Sea sole meunière or grilled

42,50€

North Sea fillets of sole Dugléré (fresh tomato, white wine sauce, parsley)

43,50€

House North Sea sole fil lets (mushrooms, shrimps, mussels, lobster, cream)

47,50€

Poached cod, mousseline sauce or melted butter and mustard

31,50€

Pan-fried salmon, shallot sauce

29,00€

Fresh red label Scottish salmon fillet, béarnaise sauce

29,00€

Aux Armes de Bruxelles fish Waterzooi (cod, sole, salmon, brown shrimp

31,50€

Cod goujons, tartare sauce, purée and watercress

26,50€

Trout meunière or with almonds

20,50€

Gilthead bream

26,50€

Chicken vol-au-vent, mousseline sauce and fresh fries

21,50€

Ghent chicken Waterzooi, boiled potatoes

21,50€

Duck breast à l’orange, Normandy apple, gratin dauphinois

26,50€

Duck breast with sauce archiduc (mushroom & cream), croquette potatoes

26,50€

Grilled chicken escalope, fresh fries & choice of sauce

19,00€

Trio of Belgian specialities

22,00€

Beef Carbonnade flamande (beef stew), fresh cut fries

21,50€

Rack of lamb, selection of vegetables, gratin dauphinois

29,50€

Veal chop, raised on mother’s milk, Blackwell sauce, fresh cut fries

37,50€

Steak tartare «c’est vous»

19,85€

Steak tartare «c’est nous»

19,85€

Beef steak

26,00€

Grilled rib steak

31,00€

Double rib steak (2 person)

59,00€

Grilled fillet steak

36,00€

Steak (200g), salad

22,00€

Black and white pudding sausages, compote and puréed potatoes

15,00€

Meatballs in tomato sauce

15,00€

Brabançonne rabbit (cooked with chicory)

28,50€

Veal tongue in a spic y sauce, puréed potatoes

24,50€

Knuckle of ham with mustard sauce

20,50€

Lamb shank with thyme and rosemary, gratin dauphinois

20,50€

Vegetarian chicory gratin

13,00€

Honey roasted goat’s cheese salad (starter)

18,50€

Honey roasted goat’s cheese salad (dish)

24,50€

Marolles poached egg

15,50€

Cheese croquettes (2 pieces)

14,50€

Garlic mushrooms (6 pieces)

13,50€

Brussels bodding with a cherry coulis

8,00 €

Fresh pineapple

8,50 €

Crème brûlée with cuberdon candy

10,50 €

Chocolate ice cream with chocolate truffles

11,50 €

Chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream

11,50 €

Brown sugar pie

8,50 €

Tiramisu with speculoos

9,50 €

Liégeois coffee - Moka ice-cream with coffee

10,50 €

Vanilla cup with Advocaat liquor, chocolate sauce

11,50 €

Brussels waffle with icing sugar and chantilly cream

10,50 €

Crêpes «Comédie française» flambéed in the dining room, Mandarine Napoleon, scoop of vanilla ice cream

13,50 €

Selection of sorbets

10,50 €

Dame blanche -Vanilla ice-cream with hot chocolate

10,50 €

Chocolate mousse

9,50 €

Belgian cheese assortment

15,00 €

Alken Cristal - 5,0%

4,25€

Veulemans - 6,5%

5,25€

Blanche de Bruges - 4,8%

5,25€

Saint Hubertus - 7,2%

7.50 €

Gueuze Mort Subite - 4,5%

6,05 €

Kriek Mort Subite - 4,0%

6,05€

Cuvée de Ciney Blonde ou Brune - 7,0%

6,05€

Grisette Fruits des Bois - 3,5%

7,50 €

Triple Affligem - 9,0%

7,50€

Grimbergen Blonde ou Brune - 6,7%

7,50€

Judas - 8,5%

8,15€

Délirium Tremens - 8,5%

7,50€

Trappiste Chimay Brune - 9,0%

8,15€

Duvel - 8,5%

7,50€

Carlsberg - 5,5%

5,15€

Carlsberg NA - 0,0%

5,15€

House apéritif

9,85€

Cocktail Alexandra de Madame Nadine

14,00€

Madame de Maintenon champagne, glass

14,00€

Taittinger champagne, glass

18,00€

Kir royal

14,00€

Martini, Gancia, Pineau des Charentes, Porto, Sherry

7,50€

Kir, Campari, Ricard, Picon vin blanc

9,00 €

J&B, Johnnie Walker Red Label, Jameson

9,50€

Jack Daniel’s, Chivas

9.50 €

Smirnoff, Absolut Vodka

12,00€

Gordon’s Gin

10,00€

Bombay Sapphire

12,00€

Sex on the beach Cocktail

15,00€

Cocktail Piña Colada

15,00€

Mojito Cocktail

15,00€

Magic Amazon Mocktail (alcohol free)

12,00€

Extra Soft

3.00€

Coca / Coca Zero

3,85€

Lipton Ice Tea / peach

3,85€

Looza orange / apple / tomato

5.00€

Freshly squeezed orange juice

8.00€

Schweppes Soda / Tonic

4.25€

Schweppes Ginger Ale / Hibiscus

6.50€

Spa lemon / orange

3,85€

Bru still or sparkling - 25CL

3.25€

Bru still or sparkling - 50CL

5.45€

Bru still or sparkling - 100CL

8.25€
= Signature dishes = Vegetarian dishes

All our starters and vegetarian meals can be served as a main course at 50% extra than the price shown.

Our Prix Fixes

BUSINESS LUNCH

2-course menu / 29,00€ or 3-course menu / 32,00€

From Monday to Friday – 12h00 to 14h30 – except bank holidays

From 05/12/2022 to 16/12/2022

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Reservations

BUSINESS HOURS

Last reservation at 10.45 pm

Sunday to Thursday 12:00 - 22:30

Friday to Saturday 12:00 - 23:00

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