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 Botanical Gastronomy is a creative urban dining experience located in the heart of Brussels. Situated in a warm and charming house from the 1930’s, Humus provides a table d’hôte-style menu limited to a few people. While dining at our long table, all five senses are stimulated and passion for food and conversations are shared.
At Humus, an exceptional menu based on organic and sustainably grown food is created. Utilizing not only our own urban garden, but also other small producers located near the city.  The kitchen adapts to the seasons and what is locally grown.
With sustainability in mind, the wine list is paired with the menu.  We have selected wines that are all natural, organic or biodynamic through quality Belgian wine merchants who purchase from the winemakers directly.
The root of our cuisine is the land of Belgium. We go back to our culinary traditions, but twist it to contemporary cooking by using interesting techniques. During my travels I became inspired by many worldwide kitchen 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 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. But after all, where it comes to, is people joining the community, sharing thoughts and conversations. Being present with each other.
New Year's eve  menu
Roasted vegetable houmous and crackers
carrots, seeds
Yacon, goat cheese, cress
Brussels endives, cornes de gattes, onion
hélianthis, leek
Celeriac, mushrooms, cavolo nero
Red beets, belgian cheese
Pumpkin, yoghurt, fresh sancho pepper
pear, walnut
apero cocktail (special creation)
paired cocktail, wines and beers
Midnight special cocktail
All in price: €125 per person
Humus x Hortense
Humus is very happy to announce it's collaboration with Hortense Cocktail bar.
This Saturday December 3rd we serve lunch. From 12h00 till 14h00 you are welcome to enjoy a 3 course vegetable based lunch, €25. Off course, you will be able to savour the magnificent cocktail and mocktail creations from Matthieu. There is a fine selection off natural wines and crafted beers.
Sunday December 4th we launch our first vegetable based Brunch, €25one hot drink included. Make your reservation through the link below.

The address:

Hortense x Humus

2 Rue de Vergnies straat

1050 Ixelles/Elsene


Click here  to make a reservation. 
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 
Humus Botanical Gastronomy
Rue de Vergnies straat 2
1050 Brussels (Ixelles/Elsene)
+32 474 65 37 06
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