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Rue des Bouchers

Brussels, Belgium
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Ranked #187 of 218 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods
Activities: People-watching, Dining
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Ghent, Belgium
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Just avoid it! Not even worth a peak! It's a tourist trap where you get all the annoying waiters forcing you in all different languages to eat in their restaurants. Awful food, half of the mussels are just empty shells, smelly, and dirty! Diners are clueless tourists!

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Grayshott, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Careful where you dine - very variable but some great places - good in summer to sit outside and, people watch! Many other fine restaurants in Brussels but worth strolling along here and choosing ( carefully ) one of the many.

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

As others have said. ..a tourist trap. Walk thru if you must but be prepared to be harassed. ... sit down at your own peril. If in doubt read the other reviews.

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263 reviews 263 reviews
154 attraction reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I agree with all the previous reviews - no question that this place is touristy, but we loved the atmosphere, narrow cobbled streets and huge number of restaurants - the whole place is buzzing. We walked the length of the street and carefully selected our restaurant. Mussels and chips that we ordered were good, washed down with Belgian beer it... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

As the others mentioned, beware of the restaurants in this street! Brusseles is full of excellent restaurants elsewhere, so why even bother looking for food here?

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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114 reviews 114 reviews
93 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Here in the "stomach" of Brussels you can find dozens of restaurants to fulfill most culinary desires. From Mussels to Paella, these restaurants serve all traditional Belgian fares. Each restaurant has a waiter outside who actively tries to "capture" tourists for a meal by promoting a 10 or 12 Euro menu or a "first drink is on us" special. When... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a street where I'd say "Run away"...too many waiters luring you to eat in their pricy restaurants. But there's a small gem called "Le Brueghel", when I ignored the waiters, they were calling after me that I can't go eat there...it's just a cafe! This "just a cafe" was the best choice I've ever made in Brussels, great... More

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Very nice street with a lot of restaurants to choose from. Outside they tell you a 3 course meal will be 18 euro's (for example) but when you are inside the restaurant they will give you a menu with way more expensive dishes! We asked for the menu for 18 euro's and off course they couldn't refuse us but I... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Stay away from this tourist trap, Brussels has hundreds of restaurants so there really is no need to get stuck in this small alleyway with about 15 restaurants. The restaurants are known to be overpriced and I've never heard anyone speaking of a wonderful meal that they have had there. The staff can be quite obnoxious as well as they... More

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We visited this street and one of the restaurants on a cold and rainy day. We sat down by the fire place and felt great! The food was of a good value £12 per person for 3 course meal. The food was good and of a good value. Location is very close to the Grand Platz, so it's great to... More

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