There’s far more to Belgian cuisine than waffles and frites, but you can find superlative examples of these classics in Bruges. So, do try a chocolate coated waffle from Chez Albert, but also delve into the side streets for local haunts such as De Stove, a family-owned restaurant that serves up fresh fish.
As a port, Antwerp draws together people and flavours from all around the world, meaning the city has a deliciously diverse dining scene. Book well ahead for a table at The Jane, a Michelin-starred eatery in a former hospital chapel. Soak up the spring sunshine at Zuiderterasse, which serves European favourites. Or wander to t Zuid for trendy cafes, such as east Asian-focused Lucy Chang’s.