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La Grande Ecluse

Poincarelaan 77, Brussels 1070, Belgium
+32 252 35545
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Ranked #1,585 of 2,506 Restaurants in Brussels
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Bruges, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We visited La Grand Ecluse with a groupon voucher. We got excellent value for our money. The weather was absolutely nice. So of course this contributed to the experience. We both adore beautiful buildings. Most definitely this is one, although we did not sit inside - because of the weather - but in a surprising patio in the middle of... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

A year ago we had a very bad experience when going to this restaurant both food and service-wise (we were even served olives pits instead of olives in a covered recipient that they clearly forgot to trow out). This time decided to give it another chance since we heard that the restaurant was taken over by another owner and took... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We went to this restaurant to celebrate a birthday on a groupon voucher. Based on previous experiences with restaurants on vouchers, I have to say that the evening turned out to be very pleasant and quite a success. The menu is quite varied and interesting and mixes traditional northern European cuisine with other Mediterranean, Middle Eastern or Asian influences. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Fascinating old building over an old lock. Service slow but then I found that that was generally the case in Belgium. Two people doing all the service so working hard. Very good food. I do feel that they could up their game a bit and create something stunning-keep polishing and refining I'd say- you'll soon have an absolute gem

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We discovered this place by accident as we were just staying around the corner. It is in a building that used to house the "Grand Ecluse" or Large Lock and inside the old mechanical workings can be clearly seen. The food is interesting as well - a style that reflects both European and North African influences as befits the proprietor's... More 

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The restaurant is close to the Gard du Midi and so not in the best location in town however I was pleasantly surprised by the lovely secluded gardens where we had dinner. I was visiting Brussels on a business trip and the gardens provided a nice informal surrounding for a dinner with colleagues. The food in general was very good... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Well, first you wait around 28 minutes to receive a menu. You may be slightly frustrated by such a wait, so you start timing: before a waiter appears to take your order: 29 min, before the entrees arive: 48 minutes (one would think that they're called entrees for a reason). Even then, they're not what you've actually ordered. The service... More 

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Barga, Italy
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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Formerly the restaurant of the nearby hotel, it opened under new management four months ago. Five minutes from the gare du Midi, in the reconverted lock over the Senne. The food was very good. We chose the menu degustation at 39€ a head It seemed well balanced and reasonably priced, and were pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the... More 

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Additional Information about La Grande Ecluse

Address: Poincarelaan 77, Brussels 1070, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 252 35545
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: French

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