Bia Mara

Bia Mara

Fish and Chips Shop and Comfort Food Restaurant€€€
Brussels, Brussels
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    Lesley M.
    "Garlic truffle sauce is the best regardless of which fish you try."(14 Tips)
    Elodie O.
    "Great fish & chips with delicious sauce and great homemade lemonade"(29 Tips)
    Lorna O.
    "Best place for fish and chips in Brussels!!!"(3 Tips)
    Mayara S.
    "Wifi password: EATMOREFISH :)"(4 Tips)
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  • Jimmy D.heart icon on user image
    Jimmy DouxJune 14, 2017
    High quality fish and chips. Well balanced seasoning and a great variety of sauces. Service (mostly Italians) was really kind.
  • Valerie O.heart icon on user image
    Valerie OttenburgsJanuary 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Really loved this place, I always try tot go there when going tot the AB or Brussels. Great price for value and nice and great service!
  • Bekir O.heart icon on user image
    Bekir OzbaySeptember 17, 2014
    Great food for reasonable price. Cozy atmosphere with good service. Every bit of fish and sauce is great, but I'm in love with the chips and garlic truffle sauce. Great choice for a quick meal.
  • Heinie Brian H.heart icon on user image
    Heinie Brian HartendorpFebruary 11, 2020
    Since this restaurant only served sustainable fish, we had to try EVERYTHING.We had the panko & tempura fish (allocated for that day) plus the sides of shrimps, squid, & calamari.PERFECTO! 10/10!
  • Didem T.heart icon on user image
    Didem T.June 9, 2015
    Perfect location for a quick lunch by Grote Markt. The staff was very friendly and fast, also very delicious fish and chips! You should definitely try the garlic truffle sauce.
  • Troy L.heart icon on user image
    Troy LambrechtMay 20, 2015
    Superb delicious food in a wooden box! It's a cosy, but busy place so you might need to wait a little bit to be able to enjoy your meal, but it's definitely worth the wait! 😋
  • Robin B.heart icon on user image
    Robin BertelsApril 10, 2016
    Not just excellent fish and chips. Great selection of craft beers too.
  • Okan C.heart icon on user image
    Okan CaliskanNovember 5, 2018
    Lemon & Fennel Panko is amazing. Very good and fast service, great stuff and good sauces. What else you want? Oh yes, great beer and free wifi too.
  • Francescoheart icon on user image
    FrancescoDecember 15, 2019
    Simply delicious. Great service, great food and nice beers. If you are up for a quick lunch this is definitely a very good choice. They have good beers too.
  • John W.
    John WilliamsOctober 31, 2012
    Fish and chips without most of the downsides. Chips with skins. The fish is fresh, well prepared with panko breadcrumbs for taste and to reduce oil retention. Homemade sauces. Expats wil love it!
  • Nikki B.heart icon on user image
    Nikki BarragerFebruary 23, 2013
    I've been there quite a few times. They have a very flexible menu, their quantity is huge for 1 person, their food is really delicious and the staff is wonderful! And don't forget the wifi! =)
  • Grace
    GraceMarch 30, 2019
    Really good fish and chips! If you're not planning to eat much, consider to share because the portion is quite big. Enjoyed mexican a lot, slightly spicy. 👍🏻
  • Stefan T.heart icon on user image
    Stefan TeixeiraDecember 12, 2016
    Really loved this place. I ordered the Mexican one from the menu and it is incredible, the spices are great and the sauce is amazing. Chips are great as well. Service is very friendly too.
  • Despoinis V.
    Despoinis VatomouroNovember 9, 2019
    Best fish & chips I had out of UK so far! Total worth every cent. For Greeks, try classic panko with garlic truffle sause, as it reminds a bit of "βακαλάο σκορδαλιά"!!
  • Michelle C.heart icon on user image
    Michelle ChoongAugust 5, 2017
    The fish and chips here is amazing. Tried the Classic Panko and Lemon Basil Tempura. Love both the tatar and garlic truffle sauce.
  • Lesley M.heart icon on user image
    Lesley MathewsFebruary 17, 2017
    Food was amazing! Garlic truffle sauce is the best regardless of which fish you try. I had the Mexican and would recommend if you like spicy. Service was great! Definitely a must to eat!!
  • Lara M.heart icon on user image
    Lara MarieJune 6, 2017
    Incredible food and friendly staff! Garlic truffle sauce IS the best, and I also really like the Arancini. Only downside: no coffee! 😭
  • Carry It L.
    Carry It Like HarryOctober 14, 2013
    BEST Fish and Chips in town! Even comes with mashed peas! 10 EUR for the traditional fare, but do try their Malaysian-inspired version and the Japanese-tempura version. Great food for when it rains!
  • José João M.heart icon on user image
    José João MartinsMarch 3, 2017
    Fast service, no worries about the queue. Fish is fresh and tasty. Liked the fried potatoes! Only remark: fish portions are small comparing to fries. Brussels brewed beer. Excellent smiling service.
  • Bogdana B.
    Bogdana BAugust 30, 2014
    New and innovative approach to fish and chips! Awesome dishes, awesome 'chips'; the ginger special I had there this past July was probably my fav of their stuff to date! Awesome ppl too! A must try!
  • S Marks The Spots
    S Marks The SpotsApril 16, 2013
    Excellent sustainable fish n’ chips restaurant. Try the haddock with homemade tartar sauce/garlic truffle sauce and seaweed salted potato wedges together with a side of delish mashed mint peas. Read more
  • Cynthia v.heart icon on user image
    Cynthia vander HaveJune 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Been a while I went here and wanted to go back which is a VERY good sign! One year later: still as delicious fish and chips! However... had to wait 20'... bit long for the daily special...
  • Justine G.heart icon on user image
    Justine GNovember 10, 2015
    Delicious! Preferred the tempura to the panko, but the garlic truffle sauce was better than the homemade tartare sauce. Everything was delicious, though!
  • emma m.heart icon on user image
    emma margaretMay 31, 2016
    Do you think fish & chips is greasy junk food? You're wrong. The basil & lemon fish with garlic truffle is downright luxurious. While you're at it, spike your mint lemonade & make it a party.
  • 【 @tin_fish 】
    【 @tin_fish 】April 5, 2014
    this place is an absolute find. delicious and unique interpretations of the traditional dish. garlic truffles, mint mushy peas are a must. friendly service, great food. look no further dear reader…
  • Hilton T.heart icon on user image
    Hilton TakahashiFebruary 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent food and a friendly staff! The fishes are really good and the fish tacos were a great surprise! If you are tired of the regular fries you won't regret to try their chips!!
  • Gnilnewheart icon on user image
    GnilnewOctober 11, 2015
    Great fish and chips not sure if it was a snackbar or a restaurant. Guess something in between. I liked the truffle mayonaise best! Good place to go.
  • RAY A.heart icon on user image
    RAY AAlAJuly 29, 2014
    Oh my , such an amazing chance finding this gem ❤️ great music & excellent fish and chips ❤️ coming again 4 sure #biamama #Brussels
  • Nicole F.heart icon on user image
    Nicole ForbesApril 7, 2017
    Best fish and chips you will ever taste. Great service. Don't worry if you see a crowd, food is fresh and served fast
  • Tomáš N.heart icon on user image
    Tomáš NovákMay 21, 2017
    Great sauces, friendly service and one of the best fish and chips I have ever tasted, great prices as well. If you are in city you have to go there.
  • Flavia J.
    Flavia JordanJanuary 22, 2014
    My new favorite in the neighborhood! Small but solid menu paired with great sauces. Great for takeaway as it fills up quickly. Do not miss while in Brussels.
  • Fototinekeheart icon on user image
    FototinekeJanuary 25, 2020
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the homemade Strawberry & Basil lemonade. The battered fish and Irish chips are also great value for your money.
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    » ₳ M € «August 12, 2019
    Was skeptical when we see the restaurant 😅 but we decided to try anyway. Best seasoning fish i ever try 👍 this is a different kind of Fish and Chips 😍
  • Alexandra R.heart icon on user image
    Alexandra RoumansJanuary 29, 2018
    Great fish & chips with a twist. Try the Moroccan-style fish if you like a spicy dish. Fries with extra truffle sauce are a must.
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    JTOctober 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Awesome new gourmet fish & chips restaurant with dishes like Cajun Pollock, Thai Green Prawns, Chunky chips flavoured with seaweed salt or red onion & balsamic salt. Very reasonably priced.
  • Dave P.heart icon on user image
    Dave PowellSeptember 14, 2017
    Every aspect of my meal was excellent. The fish was tasty and cooked perfectly. The homemade chips were uncommonly satisfying. The service was great.
  • Pauline T.heart icon on user image
    Pauline TamerApril 19, 2015
    Same concept as fish and chips! Very delicious, special chicken! One of the best I have eaten in Brussels.
  • Elifheart icon on user image
    ElifMarch 17, 2015
    Simple menu, just 3-4 types of fish and chips but these guyz pull it! Extremely delicious both fish and dippings. Very very gentile, helpful staff.
  • Emily D.
    Emily D.September 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If a quick greasy meal is an occasional indulgence, skip the fast food joints and kebab shops rife in the area and head here instead. Scrumptious fish and chips, huge servings, and free wifi too.
  • Raghad S.heart icon on user image
    Raghad S.M.March 10, 2017
    It was one of the best fish and chips that I've ever tried. The garlic truffle sauce was amazing. Highly recommended!
  • Brunno B.heart icon on user image
    Brunno BorgesAugust 8, 2014
    People who work here are kind and polite. The atmosphere is outstanding so is the food! Not expensive either
  • Fototinekeheart icon on user image
    FototinekeJanuary 25, 2020
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the homemade Strawberry & Basil lemonade. It's delicious. The fish and Irish chips are also great value for your money.
  • Walah
    WalahApril 20, 2019
    Best fish and chips I’ve ever tried! and the garlic truffle sauce is a must. Definitely i will come again
  • inhkie
    inhkieJanuary 9, 2015
    Place is nice, staff is super friendly and the spuds & sauces delicious; mind you that the tempura batter fish I had was VERY oily... and I have a strong stomach.
  • Sofia G.heart icon on user image
    Sofia GalegoDecember 4, 2016
    If you live fish and chips this is the place. Always crowded at lunch and dinner, avoid that! Fish is just delicious. 🐟🍟🍻
  • Zuzana S.heart icon on user image
    Zuzana SokolováJuly 13, 2017
    The best Fish Tacos I have ever tried.. If you like spicy food, grab one, its heaven!
  • Leo D.heart icon on user image
    Leo DW8RFebruary 3, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    12€ for the Special of the Day. Today it was pollock with a Jamaican crust and Jalapeño and lime sauce. Also some new wine to try!
  • Martijn K.heart icon on user image
    Martijn KörversSeptember 2, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Every Sunday from 12h until 16h Bia Mara serves the perfect hangover medicine: fish & chips with a Bloody Mary! (€15)
  • Ahmet İ.heart icon on user image
    Ahmet İpkinMay 20, 2017
    The food is quite nice! You have to wait a little, because this place is usually full but it really deserves it! Take anything, all is nice :)
  • Michaela H.heart icon on user image
    Michaela HankováOctober 28, 2015
    Absolutely delicious food, friendly staff and cosy place! I can say I had better fish&chips than I had in London. You have to visit this place!
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