This Aladdin’s cave-style restaurant near the Ixelles étangs (ponds) does an incredible fusion of Moroccan and Jewish cuisine.

Golden tagines in heavy clay pots and carafes of ruby-colored Middle Eastern wines emerge from the kitchen, along with the most intoxicating smells.

Take a post-dinner stroll around the lush green ponds to work off your meal and the jewel-like pistachio pastries, dripping in honey, that the waiters present you with as you leave.

A large tagine with couscous is about €16.
KifKif, Square de Biarritz 1, +32 2 644 18 10, no website. – Photo by Olaiya Land