On this page I’m sharing my favorite restaurants in Zeebrugge and Lissewege in Belgium. Zeebrugge is best known for its fresh seafood as it’s a coastal town, but on this page I’m showing you that you can also eat delicious in Zeebrugge if you eat vegetarian. So if you’re asking me, these are the best restaurants in Zeebrugge. I’ve also added one in Lissewege as this town is super close and is part of the same municipality.
Restaurant Lagaar can be found near the beach of Zeebrugge and consists of two parts. The bistro that has a fancy atmosphere with white table linnen and big paintings on the wall. And the part where the bar is, that looks like an old train compartment. The name ‘Lagaar’ is derived from the French word for ‘station’ (La gare). This part has red walls and the seats are old train seats. You can choose your table according to your mood.
They serve high-quality meat and fish dishes but on request they also make vegetarian dishes. I had a very tasty burrata dish with courgetti and tomatoes as a starter. And as a main dish I had pearl couscous with veggie balls and soy beans.
ONA by ‘t Werftje
ONA by ‘t Werfje is a concept by (you’ve guessed it) Cafe ‘t Werftje. It’s located on the first floor and has a terrace overlooking the harbour. So ONA by ‘t Werftje is perfect to enjoy your lunch, drinks or dinner with a view. ONA by ‘t Werftje mostly serves smaller dishes to share, tapas style. They’re specialised in seafood, which is very suitable with its harbour views. I went there for lunch and I had the Croque Monsieur with truffle (without ham to make it vegetarian). The truffle was such a super tasty addition to this grilled cheese sandwich!
Opposite of ONA by ‘t Werftje you’ll find Port Basil, a pizza restaurant. They serve pizza’s Napels style in a industrial style premises. They’ve got a large variety in pizza’s on the menu. There are several delicious vegetarian options including the Pizza Grigliata pictured here. It’s a pizza with tomato, Fior de Latte cheese, smoked mozzarella, Courgette, Aubergine, Basil and mushrooms.
Banana Moon Beach Club
In my opinion the best beach bar in Zeebrugge is Banana Moon Beach Club. It has such a relaxed atmosphere. They’ve got many tables right on the sand. They’ve got an extended drinks menu and all kinds of cocktails. They’ve also got good mocktails if you’re prefer your drinks alcohol-free. They also serve some snacks like crisps and nachos if you’ve got an appetite.
Extra perk: they also have sun beds and umbrellas that you can reserve.
Huyze Saeftinghe isn’t in Zeebrugge, but in neighboring Lissewege. Lissewege is an adorable village with white houses located around the main square. Huyze Saeftinghe is a restaurant located on the main square with a nice terrace overlooking the big church. It’s great for people watching and lovely to sit in the shade of the trees on sunny days. They’ve got a diverse menu with all kinds of dishes. For vegetarians they’ve got tasty cheese croquettes. As one of their dishes of the day when I was there they had this vegan dish of sweet potato with chickpeas and Thai curry.