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Rue du Marche au Charbon 41, Brussels 1210, Belgium
32 2 5128203
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch with locals

Very traditional in appearance. Would slot right into WW2 movie. However, it's great. 👍 A lunch Plat du jour - sliced pork with the obligatory small beer. Straightforward no fuss food n service. Food arrived promptly and was tasty. Thanks for a local experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
Jason C
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Very traditional in appearance. Would slot right into WW2 movie. However, it's great. 👍 A lunch Plat du jour - sliced pork with the obligatory small beer. Straightforward no fuss food n service. Food arrived promptly and was tasty. Thanks for a local experience.

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Thank Jason C
Malmo, Sweden
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162 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I chose pasta with chicken and parmesan cheese and got the most dry and boring pasta I have ever encountered. It tasted like something you found in the freezer. I would not go here again even though the place was full and there might be other dished that are better.

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Thank Swede1979
Marlow, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We were stuck in Brussels on a grey rainy day looking for somewhere to have lunch when we stumbled upon this bistro restaurant. We did not have high expectations. We were simply glad to find somewhere with a menu that suited us. After being used to 'chain restaurant' eating in the UK this was a lovely antidote. The decor had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We waited almost 30 minutes before having our order taken, to the point we were about to leave. We witnessed many other tables also waiting for orders and to pay. Once order was taken, food arrived without delay. It was nothing special. Waiters seemed stressed, impatient and one was clearly having arguments with other members of staff. It wasn't even... More 

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Thank mrmatey
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3,061 reviews
2,321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 940 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

This is one wonderful restaurant just off Grand Place , it's in an area packed with good restaurant's,pub's and bar's. We had just been to CAFÉ LOMBARD a superb beer bar and crossed the road to enjoy a nice beer sitting outside this very pleasant restaurant. The restaurant itself is really nice inside plenty of comfortable seating and table's and... More 

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Thank Neil K
Pasadena, California
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

We rented an apartment above the restaurant, so we got to know the waiters and kitchen aides... Good typical Brussels local cafe. Orders off the blackboard are very good. A great fun place for people watching with the bars of Rue des Chardons across the street. Fun contrast of a neighborhood cafe and the nearby lively bar scene. Great location... More 

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Thank GinoDaGusta
Brussels, Belgium
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Caffè in the busy, especially on weekends. It is perfect for a beer after dinner with friends. waiters but nothing more. There are quiet places for a pleasant evening

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Thank Gargio 7
Kiev, Ukraine
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164 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A cosy tavern with a good choice of beer. Located in the centre of the city not far from the Manneken Pis. They serve food quite fast even in the rush hour. The food was good, the service as well. Here you can try local sausages with mashed potato and apple, very interesting combination.

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Thank Nadiya K
brussels
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161 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The terrace is a nice area to relax in the center of brussels. They serve typical beers at a reasonable price; The "KRIEK" of lindemans you have to try. The food is average but good.

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Thank pbxl1
Southport
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

What a total dump. Found our own table, and waited, and waited... despite several staff strolling past us. Eventually had to virtually grab hold of a waiter just to get a menu and have the filthy table wiped. Ordered drinks and waited, and waited...Finally got to order food from limited choices, asked for pork steak and had to point out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue du Marche au Charbon 41, Brussels 1210, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: 32 2 5128203

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

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