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Le Cirio

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Rue de la Bourse 18-20, Brussels, Belgium
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Character and charm

Just stopped off to rest and have a drink. Impressive old bar with much character and charm. Perhaps a little tired but if spruced up it would lose some of that character. Full of locals putting the world to rights.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Gwydion H
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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New York, NY
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We stepped in here during our day trip in Brussels. It's kind of kooky inside, with an old fashioned feel. We had an early morning beer here, and planned our next steps. The service was great, and if we had more time, we would have spent a lot more time here.

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Bartlett, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stopped by on the recommendation of our tour guide. Not only did it take a long time for our order to be taken and served, the food was not that great. I wouldn't recommend it. The place is nice too look as it has a lot of "character"

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went in at lunch time to see if we could book a table because it looked interesting inside. While the bartender I spoke to didn't speak much English we found out we just had to turn up and dinner. We did exactly that and while the place was busy we were seated promptly, sharing a table with another couple.... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Just stopped off to rest and have a drink. Impressive old bar with much character and charm. Perhaps a little tired but if spruced up it would lose some of that character. Full of locals putting the world to rights.

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Bedfordshire
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19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Nipped in for a drink to be surprise that the food was largely snacks and very reasonably priced. I have no idea but it seemed that the whole environment had been there forever, the waiters the menu - everything. Remarkable décor, a must for a visit in Brussels get very busy so avoid absolute peak hours.

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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Ever since I've been to Le Cirio many years ago, I always visit when I'm in Brussels. This is definitely one of the best cafés in town. The staff are extraordinary and the place is always a pleasant and rewarding experience. I definitely recommend it.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We walked pass this restaurant and decided to try it because it was nicely decorated and was packed with people. It turned out to be the best decision ever, the food was surprisingly delicious, we had sandwiches and waterzooi for lunch. I will definitely go back again next time I visit Brussels.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We ordered carbonade flamande and to drink a pint of Leffe. The food was ok, but the nicest think is the restaurant itself. Seems like not many things have changed since its inauguration in the XIX century!!!

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282 reviews 282 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Cafe le cirio is one of the most intimate and elegant fin de siecle cafes in Brussels unbelievable interior with staff dressed accordingly. The price reflects the cafe and the area but i think it is a must go cafe just to sit inside to admire the interior even the tiolets are cool.Only had local beer from tap but will... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This was in our travellers guide pocket book. It's unlike any bar I have visited before. Two minutes from Grand Place (if walking in the right direction :-)) it's waistcoat ed waiters make you feel very welcome. This bar stays close to it's original 1800s heritage and for a moment you almost feel as though you are drinking in that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue de la Bourse 18-20, Brussels, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian

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