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Address: Brussels, Belgium
Activities: People-watching, Dining

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not really worth going

narrow street full of restaurants which look all the same. Their staff is pretty annoying and sometimes even rude if you walk past and are not keen to go in. I can name two... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Hamburg, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

narrow street full of restaurants which look all the same. Their staff is pretty annoying and sometimes even rude if you walk past and are not keen to go in. I can name two exceptions: aux armes de bruxelles and chez leon, otherwise dont't stop there, go somewhere else.

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england
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Don't go , don't stop , don't be persuaded by the pests , keep walking and go somewhere else. There are scores of excellent restaurants within a 5 minute walk and you won't get ripped off . It is a pity that so many people seem to get taken in by the blatantly false offers

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Budapest, Hungary
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

An otherwise cute narrow street full of crappy overpriced diners with aggressive invitations by the staff. There are some exceptions (see restaurant scores), but especially to get proper seafood, one is better off walking another 10 minutes to the area of Sainte Catherine.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

In the middle of all these crapy restaurants you find scheltema and aux armes de bruxelles and le taverne du passage, places where the food is good and where you will not be ripped off...

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Doha, Qatar
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213 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Described as a protected original early street it pales in comparison to just about every old street in Amsterdam. Everything has been carefully preserved in Amsterdam whereas Brussels has had extensive demolition throughout even the old area and new buildings and renovations are often unattractive and unsympathetic. Some of the Rue des Bouchers is nice and other parts are not.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Just a narrow street full of restraunts. Definitely a tourist trap. Worth a walk down the street but I wouldn't eat at any of the restaurants here.

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Our Eyewitness Travel guide book tells me that this abounds with 17th century stepped gables and decorated doorways and that this pedestrianized thoroughfare is best known as “the belly of Brussels” because of the plethora of cafes and restaurants. This makes it seem an interesting place for the tourist to go to for dinner. My advice is to steer well... More 

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Spain
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149 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Everything fellow TA contributors have stated about this street is dead-on true. We accidentally came upon this pedestrian street one night as we were going through the Galeries St. Hubert. Rue des Bouchers begins right at one of the exits to the shopping arcade. The street is narrow and does not allow for comfortable navigation coming nor going because of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The street is quite nice to visit as you can feel some of the old Brussels charm, however, you will be harrassed during all the street by people calling you their restaurants and the food is horrible for the price you pay. Really to avoid.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The street is narrow and very crowded with tourists. Okay, that is to be expected but the restaurants have men standing outside like carnival hawkers trying to entice you into their respective restaurants for dinner. One man actually growled at us when we said we were not hungry. It felt a little uncomfortable and kind of like running the gauntlet... More 

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