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“Very good food, poor service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of brasserie Francois

brasserie Francois
Place Saint Aubin 3, Namur 5000 , Belgium
081.22.11.23
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Ranked #60 of 200 Restaurants in Namur
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Gembloux, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Very good food, poor service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Was there with friends & their kids. The food was really tasteful especially the meat, however waiter was nearly rude making us repeat our orders, we were sat close to the terrace door that kept being opened despite pouring rain!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
Namur, Belgium
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 79 cities Reviews in 79 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“Well situated elegant Brasserie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We had a business lunch here and were not disappointed.
The restaurant is a big, well decorated old style brasserie with old wood and brass. There is a huge staff, very friendly and professional. We sat outside and were comfortable in quality furniture under a big parasol.
The food was excellent and the house red was a discovery.
We even had movie star B Poelvorde eating at a neighbouring table, he is said to live a few blocks away...

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
“A Real Find in Namur”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We had a wonderful dinner with my husband's parents in this traditional brasserie. Located just near the pedestrian city center off of a square, Brasserie Francois has high ceilings, a wraparound bar, and the old-fashioned red, brass, and mirrors décor you'd expect. They also have a charming stone patio. My in-laws had a beautiful three-tiered tray of fresh seafood--oysters, clams, prawns, etc. My husband had "steak-frites" and I had grilled fish with vegetables. Everything came out beautifully cooked. I've read some other reviews commenting on the lack of service, but we had a very warm welcome. (As in France, the pace of service in Belgium is very different from the US, where servers work mostly for tips.) The owner even came over to chat and say hello to us. If you are lucky enough to discover Namur, which doesn't get nearly as many American and Canadian tourists as the more famous Bruges, I would definitely check out Brasserie Francois.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“No need for customers”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

On Saturday, market day, we entered this restaurant around 1,30 pm. After a few moments trying to get the attention of the staff, a gentleman took us to a table for two, took off the dirty paper table sets, and left us to look at the bread crumbs on the table. After having waited about ten minutes, and watching this gentleman moving chairs, cleaning tables, with no attention whatsoever for us, we decided to leave. If tables and chairs are more important than customers, we were certainly not going to eat there, ever.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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“Decent food, service bad”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Waiter was very intrusive and pushy, did not give 5 min to choose from the menu (only in French). Kept standing next to the table, forcing us to decide...

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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