A street well-known for tourist-trap restaurants. If you want to see fish on display, better to visit a fish market in Clemenceau or any poissonnerie in the city.
We really like wandering around Rue Des Bouchers. It's a narrow little alley with a lively atmosphere and lots of restaurants and lights. We didn't eat anywhere, but we just enjoyed walking through. We were there in December, and were surprised to see several people eating outside - there are heaters that keep the patios quite warm.
...you are going to Aux Armes de Bruxelles or Chez Leon! This street looks very cutesy, but apart from the two resturants mentionned above, is full of tourist rip-offs. A friend of mine insisted on eating here, despite my advice to the contrary. It was without doubt the worse meal I have ever had - I ordered Tuna Nicoise, a... More
It's very sad to see how this street is today, knowing what it used to be. The guys outside who are supposed to get people interested to go inside the restaurant seem to be there now to shout inappropriate things to girls. The quality of the food is not at all what it used to be, We ate there and... More
At night the street - actually, an alley - weras soft yellow light and the atmosphere is very romantic. Weel, actually should have been romantic if not all those hostesses in front of the restaurants , inviting you to come in. We never went to any of these, considered to eat at Chez Leon, but ended up eating sea food... More
Everyone wants you to sit at their table and spend your money with them. So many choices so take your time and check them all out if you do decide to sit and eat and drink. Expensive compared to other areas of the city but it certainly has a vibe to it. But, beware, you certainly do not get value... More
Wish we had read these reviews before falling for this scam. My partner and I were starving after a long day of travel and were enticed/bullied into one of the many generic looking restaurants on this street. Ordered the seafood paella which is deceptively listed on the menu as "2pax". Actually it meant the picture was of a meal for... More
It's worth going to Rue de Bouchers, because it's quite near to Grand Place, but ONLY to experience the atmosphere of the tourists tucking into their over-priced meals on the crowded tables outside each restaurant in this narrow street. Beware that there are men standing outside each restaurant trying to grab the attention of each passer-by and trying to get... More
Definitely not the best place to eat in Brussels. But it looks like people don't care because this street is always so crowdy... I guess only tourists have a lunch or dinner there. There are lots of better restaurants even in the centre of Brussels.
There is a plethora of good restaurants with fun alfresco eating. So much fresh fish and seafood. Even if you don;t eat here it's worth a visit to see the fish on ice, the people and soak up the atmosphere.
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