The Sea of Flavours - a walk through Ostend


Looking for great eateries to drop into on your walk through Ostend? The Sea of Flavours Route will take you along famous and less famous, but more importantly, great places to eat. The route starts at the Ostend Vistrap, the covered fish market where you can buy fish landed that very day. Aside from that, this route will reveal some of Ostend’s best kept secrets: for starters, where you can get the finest whiskies or the most delectable waffles.

Route information

Completely Paved
Circular Both Ways
Route problem: 

Deze route is niet bewegwijzerd. Download de GPX of het kaartje als PDF.

Route details

Starting point: 
De Vistrap, Visserskaai Oostende
No signposts! Download the pdf.
On your route: 

De Vistrap

De Vistrap in Oostende

Fresh fish - From Sea to plate

Fresh fish? Ostend is your spot! From early morn, fishermen flock to the Vistrap to flog their catch. Day-fresh fish, a treat fit for kings.

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Galerie BeauSite

Kunst en eten in Galerie beausite

A stunning combination: a veritable art gallery serving great fare.

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Great places to eat along Albert I Promenade

Bistro Bottarga in Oostende

For little gems like Bistro Bottarga you need to be on Albert I Promenade. Fine dining with a view of the sea, bliss!

The Green Man

Wiskey drinken in The Green Man Oostende

If whisky is your thing, make sure to call into The Green Man. Aside from being waited on hand and foot and getting buckets of advice, you’ll leave the place knowing how to drink whisky like a real Scot.

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Bistro Mathilda

Bistro Mathilda in Oostende

An absolute must for anyone who loves true classics with a modern culinary twist. Bistro Mathilda is a popular spot for epicureans from Ostend and beyond.

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Bistro Belle De Jour

Bistro Belle De Jour in Oostende

Great food with a difference! The large table in the centre of the restaurant is the heart of this no-nonsense spot. No menu but a blackboard listing the menu featuring seasonal and day-fresh produce.

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Tea Room Georges

Lekkere wafels in Tearoom Georges

Heaven on earth for the sweet-toothed among us! Of old the reference for anyone who’s mouth starts watering at the thought of delicious waffles, pancakes or ice cream.

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La Galleria

La Galleria in Oostende

Ostend’s tiniest restaurant but don’t let that stop you for their shrimp croquettes are to die for.


't Botteltje

't Botteltje

A beer-lovers’ paradise! 't Botteltje serves the largest selection of beers and gins on the Belgian Coast. Now, there’s a place to take a break!

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Primeurs Achiel

Primeurs Achiel in Oostende

At Primeurs Achiel you will find an eye-popping selection of fresh vegetables and fruit, cheeses and charcuterie, selected wines, unique spices, an in-house catering service and home-made dishes. Make sure to pop in, if only to feast your eyes!

Nieuwstraat 19, 8400 Ostend

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