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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

21,00€

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

17,50€

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

26,50€

Veal brains, tartare sauce, cerliac remoulade and condiments

17,15€

Baltic herring in white wine and green apple

14,00€

Tomato with brown shrimps mayonnaise

18,25€

Lightly smoked Scottish salmon with garnish

22,50€

Chicory and Roquefort salad with smoked bacon

15,00€

House brawn

13,50€

Warm salad of lambs tongue with shallot vinaigrette

15,50€

Plate of Breughel ham, crudités

17,50€

Artisanal Cervelas sausage, wholegrain mustard mayonnaise

10,75€

Brussels salad

15,50€

Salmon tartare with shallot, chives and mustard

17,00€

House fish soup (croutons, rouille, cheese)

12,50€

Soup of the day

8,50€

Cheese croquettes (2 pieces)

13,50€

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

9,00€

Our shrimp croquettes (2 pieces

17,50€

Our Chicken croquettes with Madeira sauce (2 pieces)

14,75€

Marolles poached egg

13,75€

Burgundy snails (6 pieces

12,50€

Garlic mushrooms (6 pieces)

12,50€

Chicory gratin

11,00€

Vegetarian chicory gratin

11,00€

Honey roasted goat’s cheese salad

17,00€

Liège salad

13,50€

1/2 stewed eel in green herb sauce

14,25€

Herb omelette

9,50€

Frog’s legs cooked in garlic and herbs

15,50€

Mushrooms on toast

9,75€

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

15,25€

Plate of Moules parquées (raw mussels), Marolles sauce

15,55€

Selection of large pink prawns

14,75€

Bowl of whelks

12,50€

Winkles, portion

11,15€

Langoustines x 6

29,50€

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

58,75€

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

84,25€

Flat oysters 3/0

4,80€ / 1 piece

Flat oysters 3/0

24,00€ / 6 pieces

Fines de Claires Marennes Oléron n°3 oysters

4,00€ / 1 piece

Fines de Claires Marennes Oléron n°3 oysters

20,00€ / 6 pieces

Plate of Moules parquées (raw mussels), Marolles sauce

15,55€

Plate of mussels with snail butter (garlic and parsley)

18,55€

Plate of Provençal mussels au gratin

19,75€

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

29,50€

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

30,50€

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

31,00€

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

29,50€

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

36,00€

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

68,00€

Shelled lobster with morels and fresh pasta 1/2

38,00€

Shelled lobster with morels and fresh pasta 1/1

72,00€

Lobster Waterzooi 1/2

36,00€

Lobster Waterzooi 1/1

68,00€

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

36,00€

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

68,00€

Stewed eel in green herb sauce

28,50€

North Sea sole meunière or grilled

36,50€

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

38,50€

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

39,50€

Poached cod, mousseline sauce or melted butter and mustard

26,75€

Pan-fried salmon, shallot sauce

25,75€

Fresh red label Scottish salmon fillet, béarnaise sauce

25,75€

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

26,55€

Cod goujons, tartare sauce, purée and watercress

24,50€

Trout meunière or with almonds

16,75€

Gilthead bream

19,50€

Fried whiting en colère, tartare sauce

15,50€

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

19,75€

Ghent chicken Waterzooi, boiled potatoes

19,75€

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

24,25€

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

24,25€

Breaded chicken escalope, fresh fries & choice o f sauce

17,50€

Supreme of guinea fowl Sambre et Meuse, croquette potatoes

18,50€

Trio of Belgian specialities

18,50€

Beef Carbonnade flamande (beef stew), fresh cut fries

19,85€

Rack of lamb, selection of vegetables, gratin dauphinois

26,75€

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

34,50€

Steak tartare «c’est vous»

19,85€

Steak tartare «c’est nous»

19,85€

Beef steak

22,75€

Grilled rib steak

26,50€

Double rib steak (2 person)

51,15€

Grilled fillet steak

32,80€

Steak (200g), salad

18,50€

Black and white pudding sausages, compote and puréed potatoes

12,85€

Meatballs in tomato sauce

12,95€

House stoemp with sausages or bacon

14,25€

Brabançonne rabbit (cooked with chicory

24,55€

Veal tongue in a spic y sauce, puréed potatoes

17,50€

Knuckle of ham with mustard sauce

16,50€

Lamb shank with thyme and rosemary, gratin dauphinois

17,50€

Vegetarian chicory gratin

11,00€

Honey roasted goat’s cheese salad

17,00€

Marolles poached egg

13,75€

Cheese croquettes (2 pieces

13,50€

Garlic mushrooms (6 pieces)

12,20€

Herb omelette

9,50€
= 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

MENU 2 COURSES / 24 EUROS OR MENU 3 COURSES / 27 EUROS

12-11 – 22-11

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Friday 12:00 - 23:30

Saturday 12:00 - 23:30

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