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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 Lyon 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.

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€

House fish rillettes, sour cream dressing

14,00€

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

24,00€

Veal brains, tartare sauce, cerliac remoulade and condiments

17,15€

Baltic herring in white wine and green apple

14,00€

Tomatoes with shrimps mayonnaise

18,25€

Lightly smoked Scottish salmon with garnish

22,50€

Chicory and Roquefort salad with smoked bacon

13,00€

House brawn with herbs, tartare sauce

13,50€

Warm salad of lambs tongue with shallot vinaigrette

15,50€

Traditional salmon tartare with shallot, chive and mustard

17,00€

Wholegrain open sandwiches with plattekees and garnish (radish, spring onions)

13,00€

House fish soup (croutons, rouille, cheese)

12,50€

Soup of the day

8,50€

Shrimps croquettes

17,50€

Chicken croquettes with Madeira sauce

14,75€

Coquille ostendaise (fish, mussels, prawns, mushrooms, cheese)

15,25€

Ham and chicory gratin

12,50€

Grilled pig’s trotter, tartare sauce

14,50€

Moscow style potatoes (cream and caviar)

55,35€

Six mushrooms in butter and fresh herbs

12,50€

Vegetarian chicory gratin

11,00€

Grilled goat’s cheese on toast with honey and dried fruit

17,00€

Moules parquées (raw mussels), Marolle sauce

15,55€

Selection of Madagascan pink prawns

14,75€

Selection of North Sea brown shrimp

15,15€

Langoustines x 6

29,50€

Bowl of whelks

12,50€

Winkles, portion

11,15€

Express platter (only at lunchtime)
Selection of oysters (9 pieces), pink prawns, raw mussels and whelks

44,55€

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€

Zélande flat oysters

4,80€ / 1 piece

Zélande flat oysters

24,00€ / 6 pieces

Fines de Claires Marennes Oléron oysters

4,00€ / 1 piece

Fines de Claires Marennes Oléron oysters

20,00€ / 6 pieces

Gillardeau special oysters

5,40€ / 1 piece

Gillardeau special oysters

27,00€ / 6 pieces

Special green oysters

4,40€ / 1 piece

Special green oysters

22,00€ / 6 pieces

Tia Maraa (Ireland) oysters

5,00€ / 1 piece

Tia Maraa (Ireland) oysters

25,00€ / 6 pieces

Plate of Moules parquées (raw mussels), Marolle sauce

15,55€

Plate of mussels with snail butter (garlic and parsley)

18,55€

Moules marinières (onions, celery, butter), fresh cut fries

27,50€

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

28,50€

Mussels in white wine & cream (onions, celery, white wine and cream sauce), fresh cut fries

29,00€

Mussels in spiced pepper sauce (onions, celery, spiced pepper sauce), fresh cut fries

28,00€

Bellevue lobster (salad, tomato, boiled egg, mayonnaise, marie rose sauce)

46,50€

Shelled lobster with Brabonçonne chicory

48,50€

Shelled lobster with morels and fresh pasta

59,75€

Lobster Waterzooi

48,50€

Stewed eel in green herb sauce

28,50€

North Sea sole meunière or grilled

36,50€

North Sea sole « bonne femme » (mushrooms, white wine sauce, herbs)

38,50€

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

38,50€

North Sea fillets of sole in House style (mushrooms, prawns, mussels, lobster, cream)

39,50€

Poached cod with sauce mousseline

26,75€

Poached cod, melted butter and Ghent mustard

26,75€

Poached cod with tomato basil sauce

26,75€

Skate wing meunière, tartare sauce

27,55€

Poached skate wing with beurre noisette, capers and parsley

27,55€

Fresh red label Scottish salmon fillet, béarnaise sauce

25,75€

Fresh red label Scottish salmon fillet pan-fried, red wine and shallot sauce

25,75€

Turbot poached on the bone, sauce mousseline

48,50€

Turbot grilled on the bone, Maître d’hôtel butter sauce

48,50€

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

26,55€

Fish goujons, tartare sauce, cress and purée

24,50€

Chicken vol-au-vent, mousseline sauce and fries

19,75€

Ghent chicken Waterzooi, boiled potatoes

19,75€

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

24,25€

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

24,25€

Half chicken, Brussels style, fresh cut fries

19,75€

Breaded chicken escalope, green pepper sauce, sautéed potatoes

18,25€

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

32,85€

Viennese veal schnitzel, sauteed potatoes

22,95€

Steak tartare, fresh cut fries

19,85€

Stoemp of the day and mixed meat

18,25€

« Rouge des Flandres » beef steak

24,75€

« Rouge des Flandres » grilled rib steak

28,50€

Double ribsteak (2 person)

55,15€

Grilled fillet

34,80€

Six mushrooms in butter and fresh herbs

12,50€

Vegetarian chicory gratin

11,00€

Grilled goat’s cheese on toast with honey and dried fruit

17,00€

Wholegrain open sandwiches with plattekees and garnish (radish, spring onions)

13,00€

Crème brûlée with cuberdon candy

9,50€

Chocolate ice cream and chocolate truffles

10,50€

Chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream

10,50€

Sugar pie served warm

7,85€

Speculoos tiramisu

8,85€

Café liégeois (coffee ice cream sundae)

8,85€

Vanilla ice cream with advocaat and chocolate sauce

10,75€

Real Liège waffle with cinnamon and pearl sugar

8,50€

Brussels waffles, sugar and chantilly

9,75€

Bodding de Bruxelles (Bread pudding) cherry coulis

7,50€

Fresh pineapple

7,50€

« Comédie française » crêpes, flambéed at the table in Mandarine Napoléon liqueur, vanilla ice cream

12,25€

Selection of sorbets

9,85€

Dame blanche sundae

9,75€

Chocolat mousse

8,85€

Alken Cristal - 5,0%

3,35 €

Veulemans - 6,5%

4,45 €

Blanche de Bruges - 4,8%

4,45 €

Affligem brune - 6,8%

5,15 €

Gueuze Mort Subite - 4,5%

4,95 €

Kriek Mort Subite - 4,0%

4,95 €

Cuvée de Ciney Blonde - 7,0%

4,95 €

Cuvée de Ciney Brune - 7,0%

4,95 €

Grisette Fruits des Bois - 3,5%

4,95 €

Triple Affligem - 9,0%

6,95 €

Grimbergen Blonde - 6,7%

6,95 €

Grimbergen Brune - 6,5%

6,95 €

Judas - 8,5%

6,95 €

Délirium Tremens - 8,5%

6,95 €

Trappiste Chimay Brune - 9,0%

7,30 €

Duvel - 8,5%

6,95 €

Carlsberg - 5,5%

4,45 €

Carlsberg NA - 0,0%

3,95 €

Apéritif maison

8,95 €

Cocktail Alexandra de Madame Nadine

9,25 €

Coupe de Champagne Taittinger

12,00 €

Kir royal

12,00 €

Martini, Gancia, Pineau des Charentes, Porto, Sherry

6,50 €

Kir, Campari, Ricard, Picon, Picon vin blanc

6,95 €

J&B, Johnnie Walker Red Label, Jameson

8,50 €

Jack Daniel’s, Chivas

9,50 €

Smirnoff, Absolut Vodka

8,50 €

Gordon’s Gin

7,50 €

Bombay Sapphire

8,50 €

Extra Soft

2,50 €

Coca et Coca Zéro

3,15€

Lipton Ice Tea

3,15€

Lipton Ice Tea pêche

3,15€

Looza orange

3,85€

Looza pomme

3,85€

Looza tomate

3,85€

Jus d’orange frais pressé

6,95€

Schweppes Soda

3,15€

Schweppes Tonic

3,15€

Schweppes Matcha

6,00€

Schweppes Ginger Ale

6,00€

Schweppes Hibiscus

6,00€

Schweppes Tónica

6,00€

Spa citron

3,15€

Spa orange

3,15€
= Signature dishes = Vegetarian dishes

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

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Sunday to Thursday 12:00 - 23:00

Friday 12:00 - 23:30

Saturday 12:00 - 23:30

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