Jour de fête used to be known as the debut motion picture of French director Jacques Tati, but nowadays it is also a great place to eat and drink in Brussels. In a colourful, cheerful and festive setting Jour de fête offers a wide variety of possibilities to make your day a fiesta. Tables are arranged in a way that makes it easy to chat with other customers, and the open kitchen makes it even more accessible. Details such as sansevieria plants and many vintage items are certainly a ‘plus’.
The menu is always changing, and usually you can choose out of 6 selected dishes, made with seasonal products. Jour de fête focuses on local and tasty food, not molecular, but very flavorful and honest. My personal favourite is the Antipasti dish, which is both quick and healthy. For € 10 you can follow the waiter to the kitchen counter to choose six different ingredients, ranging from meatballs, to houmous or grilled vegetables.
Jour de fête also sometimes organises parties in their basement, so keep a close eye on their Facebook page. There’s also the possibility to rent that room.
And don’t forget to put on a happy face!