humus: a black mass of partially decomposed organic matter in the soil. It improves the fertility and water retention of the soil and is therefore important for plant growth.


Humus x Hortense is a creative urban dining and drinking experience located in the heart of Brussels. Situated in a warm and charming house, Humus x Hortense serve true food and drinks.
We serve lunch, dinner and once a week, we provide a table d’hôte-style menu limited to a few people.
At Humus x Hortense, an exceptional menu based on organic and sustainably grown food is created. Not only herbs are coming from our own urban garden, but we also collaborate with small producers located near the city. The kitchen and the bar adapt to the seasons and while dining at our table, all five senses are stimulated.
We have selected wines and beers that are all natural, organic or biodynamic through quality Belgian  merchants who purchase from the producers directly.
The root of our cuisine is the land of Belgium.
We go back to our culinary traditions, but twist it in a contemporary way by using interesting techniques. 
The land and my producers dictate the rythm of the menu.
We love our producers, their passion and dedication.
Trained in some of the finest restaurants in Europe, Chef Nicolas Decloedt has learned a style of  cooking that is based on a passion for the finest produce and foraged edibles. He was skilled at In De Wulf in Dranouter, Mugaritz in San Sebastian, Chalet de la Forêt and Bon Bon in Brussels.
He is the founder of the Brussels food collective Humus Botanical Gastronomy.
Through honoring the food, the producers and technique, Chef Decloedt seeks to find the place where roughness and aesthetics meet.
Humus x Hortense is not a conventional fine dining spot.
The dining experience is simple and unpretentious, with all the focus on the food and the drinks.
Great music is blasting through the speakers.
Lunch menu     pdf (this is an example menu and may vary on your visit)
Wednesday till Saturday 12h - 15h00
Evening menu     pdf (this is an example menu and may vary on your visit)
Wednesday till Saturday 18h - 22h30
Humus x Hortense is very happy to welcome you.
Of course, you will be able to savour the magnificent cocktail and mocktail creations from Matthieu.
There is a fine selection of natural wines.
In the evenings, cocktails and food get mixed up. No need to make up your mind, you can have them both.
Take a look at our 4, 5 or 6 course sample menu's.
Reservation can be made through the link below.
Reservation / GIFT VOUCHERS
Click here  to make a reservation. 
Click here  to order gift vouchers.
Please note that we take reservations only for lunch and dinner . Nevertheless, we have some open seats should you want to take a drink.
Dietary restrictions
Please inform us about your dietary restrictions or allergies. We are happy to adapt our menu to your needs. If not mentioned on forehand, we can’t guarantee you an adapted menu version.
K. Vlegels
The Gap Is Mine!



Herbs, Yo De Beule 


WildFarming, Dries Delanote


MindfulEating, Caroline Baerten

Opening Hours
Tuesday: 20h
Wednesday till Saturday:
12h-15h and 18h-23h30
Humus Botanical Gastronomy
Rue de Vergnies straat 2
1050 Brussels (Ixelles/Elsene)
+32 474 65 37 06
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There is an underground parking lot at the Flagey square, if you are coming by car.