Dining at The Renaissance Brussels Hotel


Our restaurant & bar The Poet is ideal for one-of-a-kind encounters with locals and like-minded international travelers. Taste, collaborate, and celebrate while being surrounded by design inspired by our neighborhood, where creativity and forward thinking are celebrated. From a quick lunch to an extensive dinner, The Poet has got you covered.

bartender sprinkling garnish on top of a cocktail

Signature Cocktails

Where classic technique meets innovation, our bartenders craft cocktails that transport you to a different world. At The Poet, savor unique cocktails and mocktails celebrating daring flavor combinations that never disappoint.

Lunch at the Poet

Cosmopolitan Food

Savor the essence of cosmopolitan dining at The Poet, a culinary haven in Brussels. Our food concept transcends boundaries, marrying Belgian cuisine and global influences. Immerse yourself in a symphony of tastes where seasonal meets local. Join us for a gastronomic journey that celebrates the spirit of cosmopolitan dining right in the European District.

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Engaging Evenings

Beyond cosmopolitan cuisine and crafted cocktails, immerse yourself in a spectrum of experiences at The Poet. From cocktail workshops to expressive painting sessions, jazz melodies, and special seasonal events, each evening promises a unique exploration. Step into a realm of unforgettable moments and elevate your ordinary to extraordinary.

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The Poet - Restaurant & Bar

The Poet


At The Poet, we strive to embody the essence of the neighborhood and the city of Brussels: boldly hip and trendy, while also being stubbornly committed to good food and quality products.

6:30 AM-10:30 AM, 12:00 PM-10:00 PM
7:00 AM-11:00 AM, 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
Breakfast at The Poet

Club Lounge


If you're a Marriott Bonvoy Elite member (Platinum and up) or staying in one of our premium rooms, you're invited to unwind in style at our Renaissance Club Lounge. Sip on complimentary drinks and savor delicious snacks in a chic and vibrant atmosphere.

4:00 PM-8:00 PM

Beer Crafted from Leftover Bread

Amai Le Pain

Marriot Bonvoy Hotels in Belgium are proud to announce an exciting initiative in sustainability with the introduction of their very own beer, brewed from surplus bread.  Amai Le Pain is an IPA beer (4% of alcohol) and offers a light and fruity taste with tropical fruit aroma. The fermentation with Norwegian yeast gives it a dry and acid touch. Amai le Pain's name is a tribute to Belgium's two official languages: 'Amai' is a popular Flemish expression used to express amazement or surprise, akin to 'WOW,' while 'Le Pain' means 'bread' in French. The fusion of 'Amai' and 'Le Pain' translates to 'WOW, The Bread,' signifying the bread's metamorphosis into a drinkable beer.

amai le pain - beer

Caribbean Week Menu

Experience the flavors of the Caribbean at The Poet Brussels by award winning Caribbean Chef Orlando. A gourmet menu will be available from 17th June until 23rd June 2024. 

Cocktails at The Poet

Happy Hour – Mondays & Wednesdays

Escape the Monday and Wednesday blues with The Poet's Happy Hour! From 6 PM to 7 PM, enjoy 20% off a rotating selection of classic cocktails, a signature mocktail, and a choice of premium beers. All details below: When: Monday & Wednesday Time: 6 PM - 7 PM Deal: 20% discount on selected drinks Cocktails (Rotating Selection): - Pisco Sour - Cosmopolitan - Negroni - Old Fashioned Mocktail : La Marcha de las Flores Beers (Rotating Selection): - Stella Artois - Corona

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Cocktail Workshops

Embark on a literary and mixological journey at The Poet with our Cocktail Workshops. This unique experience blends mixology and literature in an interactive and social setting. Immerse yourself in selected chapters of different poets' life and works guided by our bartender from 7 pm to 9 pm. Cheers to a night of literary libations!

Cocktail workshop

Summer Terrace at the European District

Experience our Summer Terrace at The Poet, an oasis in the heart of Brussels near the European Parliament. Enjoy the warm ambiance as you savor culinary delights and refreshing drinks. More than just a dining space, our terrace is a haven for summer evenings, offering a perfect blend of relaxation and vibrancy. Join us for outdoor experiences that capture the essence of the season, creating unforgettable moments under the sun or starlit skies.

The Poet - Outdoor Patio


Star of Asia

0.1 KM

Restaurant specialised in Indian cuisine. Our concierge will be happy to reserve this restaurant for you.

0.2 KM

Contemporary Japanese restaurant. Our concierge will be happy to reserve this restaurant for you.
La Medina

0.3 KM

Maghrib cuisine in authentic setting. Our concierge will be happy to reserve this restaurant for you.
London Brasserie-Restaurant

0.3 KM

Belgian and French Cuisine. Our concierge will be happy to reserve this restaurant for you.
La Maison du Luxembourg

0.3 KM

French/Belgian cuisine. Our concierge will be happy to reserve this restaurant for you.

1.0 KM

Nice Italian restaurant with terrace. Our concierge will be happy to reserve this restaurant for you.
Chez Léon

2.0 KM

A fixture in Brussels since 1893, serving traditional Belgian dishes with an emphasis on mussels
Chez Moi

2.0 KM

Belgian cuisine. Our concierge will be happy to reserve this restaurant for you.
Aux Pavés de Bruxelles

3.5 KM

This place sizzles, featuring meat grilled tableside and homemade French fries

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