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Publico

Kartuizerstraat 32 | Rue des Chartreux, Brussels 1000, Belgium
(0)2 503 04 30
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Ranked #49 of 2,343 restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Belfast
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

So disappointed with third return trip to restaurant. Have been twice and recommended it to many others so was quite a shock to find the staff surly, absent and the food cold and bland. We were put on the top floor by our unsmiling waiter who took our order after a lengthy wait. Particularly disappointed with the tuna which was... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We ate here on our first night in Brussels and were definitely not disappointed. The service was friendly and the food - penne pasta and a beef stew - was delicious. The beef was melt in the mouth good!

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Essen, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We decided to try Publico based on the numerous positive reviews and we are pleased to say that we were not disappointed. Francois was amazing and probably one the most congenial people you'll ever meet. We ordered the ravioli and Thai curry scampi - both were fantastic. And the wine selections....no words. By far one of our favorite restaurants in... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I just walked out this place, after finding it on tripadvisor. Had a great time... so let me throw some adjectives out there: convivial, amicable, enjoyable, down-tempo (is that a real adjective?) & perhaps a little bohemian? You should check this place out if you like relaxed eating, a few good drinks, and some charisma in the service. Personally, it... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Didn't have wifi to search for a place and stumbled in here. Great tapas, great music, great find. Tony was a great bartender. You won't be sorry.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Can't add much to other reviews...food and service were outstanding. Francois made the entire experience very fun and enjoyable.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I came here with a group of friends recently and was blown away by the food, service and overall ambience of this fabulous little restaurant. The food was delicious, the drinks menu extensive and the staff were more than pleasant. I could not recommend this place enough!

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Calgary, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had a great time at Publico. We ordered the lasagna and penne, both of which were absolutely delicious. We were also provided with a ton of bread and as many olives as we wanted. After we finished our meal, we were offered some frosted lemon shots before our dessert was served. We got the chocolate hazelnut dessert with ice... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

They greet you as if you're an old friend and introduce you to all the waiters. That alone is a winner. The food is very good but I will say that will be specific to the dish. I had lamb fillet that was probably the best I've ever had. Wife had the chicken canelloni but that was only so so.... More

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Mississauga
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Great vibe, great penne, great stompje (hope I spelled it correctly - mashed potatoes with vegetables and sausage). Francois and his team were moving to keep up with the crowd but they gave us great service. Overall a relaxed evening with delicious food.

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