Britxos – British Tapas Restaurant and Shop in Brussels

By - June 4, 2012 (Updated: November 19, 2014)

Britxos - British and International food in Brussels

Britxos – British and International food in Brussels

A new neighbourhood hot-spot has opened in St-Gilles. Britxos, by La Britannique, will be serving up tasty British and international bites all week long.

You may remember our post about La Britannique’s Sunday brunch a few months back. We’ve been raving fans of Alex and his team ever since, so we were delighted to hear he was opening a restaurant. Last night we were invited to the opening party of Britxos, for a sneak peek.

The bright airy space on the corner of Rue de Savoie and Rue de l’Albanie is dominated by the bar. The walls are painted with chalk-board paint and were covered with colourful greetings for the party.

Chalk-board walls at Britxos

Chalk-board walls at Britxos

The name, Britxos (pronounced Brit-chos), is a combination of British and Pintxos, the Basque word for tapas. It combines Alex’s British roots with his passion for international tastes and travel, (and you know we can get behind that!)

Britxos will offer breakfast and lunch (take-away is available if you need to eat on the run) as well as afternoon tea and after work tapas. If the nibbles we sampled last night are an indication, we’re excited to try more!

Britxos Opening Party

Britxos Opening Party

A romantic touch in a bustling restaurant

A romantic touch in a bustling restaurant

But Britxos is more than your neighbourhood café. They will also offer cooking classes, special events and a shop packed with gourmet gifts.

Ready for a taste yet? The official opening is today, Monday, June 4th. From now until the 14th of June, they are offering three free tapas, with every drink you buy, with a voucher you can print here.

What are you waiting for? We hope to see you at Britxos soon!

How to get to Britxos

Rue de Savoie 13, 1060

trams 97, 81, 82, 83
bus 54
premetro HORTA

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Alison Cornford-Matheson is a Canadian freelance writer and travel photographer and the founder of She is the author of The Foodie Guide to Brussels: Local Tips for Restaurants, Shops, Hotels, and Activities. Alison landed in Belgium in 2005 and, over the years, has become passionate about slow and sustainable travel, in Europe and beyond. She loves to discover hidden gems - be they museums, shops, restaurants, castles, gardens or landscapes, and share them through her words and photos. She has visited 45 countries and is currently slow travelling through North America in an RV, with her husband, Andrew, and two well-travelled cats. You can also follow her work on Google+
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