9 tables to take all your friends out to dinner


Whether you’re a party of 6 or 18, let’s face it – booking a restaurant for a group is always a bit of a challenge. Do we grab two tables for 4, opt for a single table for 8, or risk sitting next to that couple just looking for a quiet date night? We’ve all been there, and we know it’s never easy.

With Visit Brussels, we’ve done things a bit differently. Instead of recommending restaurants, we’ve picked out the best tables in these spots, ready to welcome groups ranging from 6 to 35 people.

Yoka Tomo (from 4 to 6 people)

Yoka Tomo is this charming little Japanese spot tucked away in Schaerbeek. Chef Tomo’s cuisine is always comforting, never pretentious, and consistently delicious. Whether it’s Japanese curry, chicken nanban, or chawan-mushi, it feels like home, but in Japan.

Towards the back, there are small curtains revealing a semi-private space, reservable on request, perfect for groups of 4 to 6.

Volta (from 6 to 8 people)

Volta is the perfect union of pizza, burrata, and cocktails. Put the three together, shake it up, and you get a stylish place thoughtfully designed by the talented Zazie Maquet. Pizza paired with cocktails, a not-so-well-hidden speakeasy to enjoy drinks while waiting for your table, and toilets full of mirrors for selfies… Plus, a private room for intimate group dinners.

Here, the room is yours, the door is closed, and there’s a switch to call the team to take your orders. It doesn’t get much cooler than this.

Savage (from 6 to 8 personnes)

Savage needs no introduction – a place that celebrates vegetables while treating meat and fish as extras. It’s a delightful culinary experience every time. The bonus: a table for 8 in the basement, surrounded by fermentation jars and pickles, creating a unique atmosphere. An exclusive moment for groups up to 8.

Osteria Romana’s library (8 people)

Beautiful, cozy, chic, curated, and elegant – that’s Osteria Romana. Its library embodies all of this in a closed room, offering 100% privacy. No fuss, take the set menu for the entire table, exploring Rome in 6 courses, from Jewish-style artichokes to tiramisu, not forgetting the legendary carbonara.

Its little sister, “La Maison John,” next door, can accommodate up to 10 people.

La Mezzanine de Racines (up to 12 people)

It’s (almost) a secret. From the main hall, you wouldn’t think that the mezzanine above the wine cellar can host a table for 12. At Racines, the joy lies in sharing their amazing cuisine and extraordinary bottles with the people you love. Almost private service led by the owners, Francesco and Ugo, making you feel 100% VIP. A true luxury for up to 12 people.

Grabuge (16 people)

Our current favorite spot. No reservations allowed, it’s a first-come, first-served game, except for the main table, which can be reserved for 8 (shared) to 16 people (the entire table). The place is fantastic, and you even get to witness the table already set descending from the ceiling. A real show.

This is the spot where I ended up celebrating 3 birthdays in just a month. It’s simple: it’s the perfect place. The back room – unknown to most, by the way – can be reserved starting from 15 people. Inside, it feels like home (or like their home). Léo and his team take care of everything, and it’s up to you to choose your fomula, designed on demand, of course. Small dishes and bottles of natural wine or chicken and fries (they’re completely out of this world, by the way) – salad for everyone, you decide.

I’ve done a bit of everything there, and all I can tell you is that every time, it was a real success. The bar, which isn’t really a restaurant but where you eat as well as in one, comes in handy too, for sure. And the team won’t hesitate to get you dancing and make sure Mezcal Sours or Espresso Martinis keep on pouring.

L’Auberge des Maieurs (from 15 to 35 people)

Spacious, warm, seasonal, and 100% organic – L’Auberge des Maïeurs operates with its own farm, La Finca. Delicious seasonal dishes to enjoy in the main hall or in a fully privatized room for your occasion. Large tables, a fireplace, and velvet curtains create an intimate atmosphere.

€48 for the business lunch or €66 for the evening menu.

Standard (from 8 to 12 people)

Yes, it’s a pizzeria, but with locally sourced toppings that change with the seasons. We still remember the pizza with leeks and bacon from old Bruges – a delight. But the real star here is the sourdough crust – low in gluten and much more digestible – made by a pizza maker who is 100% made in Italy.

In short, it’s the perfect place to take all your friends for a delicious pizza before hitting the town, in a relaxed setting with no fuss. And finding space for everyone? No problem, thanks to their large window table accommodating up to 12 people.

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