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 an unconventional fine dining spot located in the heart of Brussels. 
On weekdays and on Saturdays, we serve lunch and dinner in our restaurant x cocktail bar.
For culture-lovers, a light 'Theatre Menu' is served in 90 minutes.

This menu is only available for bookings till 19:30 and between 22h and 23h. 

At Humus x Hortense, our menu is based on local and seasonal foods.
Not only the herbs are coming from our own urban garden, we also collaborate with small-scale producers and professional foragers near the city.
Together with our wine experts, we have made a nice selection of natural wines
and crazy beers from Belgian micro breweries.
Our menu is a tribute to the rich culinary Belgian tradition.
We twist it in a contemporary and creative way by making use of the latest cuisine techniques. 
The land of our producers dictate the rythm of Humus x Hortense. 


Trained in some of the finest restaurants in Europe, chef Nicolas Decloedt has developed a style of cooking which is guided by the finest produce and foraged edibles.
He has worked at In De Wulf in Dranouter, Mugaritz in San Sebastian, Chalet de la Forêt and Bon Bon in Brussels.
Through honoring the food, the producers and newest techniques, chef Decloedt is able to find the intersection where roughness and aesthetics meet.
Eco-awareness is their passion in life.
Caroline Baerten -a former art historian- attended the renowned culinary institute Ter Duinen at Koksijde and later became also a registered nutritionist (RD). Behind the scenes, she takes care after the nutritional quality of the tasting menu and the wine selection (WSET certified).
Her artistic skills are expressed in the interior design and the ceramic tableware she creates exclusively for Humus x Hortense.
Since January, Humus has joined hands with Matthieu Chaumont from Bordeaux, France.
His original cocktail creations are made under the umbrella of
the famous 'Hortense' cocktail bar.
Evening Menu
  A Full Experience Menu             € 114
 Menu de Dégustation Wild                  € 54 
 Menu de Dégustation Pure (weekdays)    € 46
Theatre Menu
           Served in 90'                               € 33 - 39
          Arrivals between 18.00-18.30 (the table is yours till 19.30),
and between 22.00-22.30
Lunch Menu
                Business - Gourmand            € 26 - 34 - 40
Humus x Hortense restaurant and cocktail bar is open from Wednesday till Saturday, lunch and dinner. 
On Tuesdays the restaurant opens its doors at 18.00. 
For culture-lovers, a light 'Theatre Menu' is served in 90'.
Book a Table. Click here  
Order a Gift Voucher. Click here 
Please note that we ask credit card guarantee if you want to book a table on Friday and Saturday evenings.
In the exceptional case of cancellation -and without loss of deposit: 
  • The booking can be replaced to a later date (contact us by phone +32. 474 65 37 06)
  • Or transferring the booked table to another person(s) within your network
Due to the many hours of preparation time,
cancellations need to be mentioned at least 12 hours before the start of the evening dinner.
We can adapt the menu in case of food allergies or vegan lifestyle. Please let our staff know when making your reservation. 
Card payments only
Kris Vlegels
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Tuesday 18h-23h30
Wednesday till Saturday:
12h-14h30 and 18h-23h30
Humus x Hortense 
Rue de Vergnies straat 2
1050 Brussels (Ixelles/Elsene)
+32 474 65 37 06
Underground parking lot at 
Flagey square