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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice environment and decent food for good value, however the service was terrible. I understand that the managers are in a rush to have different slots of clients per night, however the experience should still be somehow relaxing for the client. The lady serving at...the tables puts a lot of pressure on you, bordering rudeness. She grabbed the drinks menu from our hand before we had a chance to have a second look. Also she almost throws the dishes on the table. We were a group of friends, including some visitors, and it was quite unpleasant how she rushed us. We ordered all the main course and then - literally 2 second after we ordered the main course - it occured to us that it would have been nice to have some starters to share. We asked and she refused it because we should have told her as a first thing that we wanted the starters, like we asked her 30 seconds too late. The reason is that she already noted down the main course her notebook and she had no more space on the paper? She looked at us as we were crazy people with a crazy request. Basically we had to beg her to have 3 croquette duos. At 8.30 in the evening, is not like the kitchen was already closed or something. It is the first time in 12 years in Brussels that I have to beg someone in a restaurant to bring food. It is a pity for our guests who probably will think that hospitality in Brussels is not a thing.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed June 5, 2023 via mobile

Excellent food and very friendly service from the owner. We arrived late and they could only fix us some simple dishes but the meatballs and fries were superb.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed July 13, 2022 via mobile

The set up of the restaurant is lovely , the ambience is beautiful and a very family feel. The food was absolutely delicious, we had the scampi for our starter and pork, mussels and the tomato pasta for our mains , and a tiramisu and...espresso for desert. The restaurant staff were incredibly welcoming , very friendly and professional, up for a laugh and were there wanting to speak and create conversations with you , as well as offer their own recommendations. I highly recommend this restaurant, it’s beautiful environment and amazing food will not disappoint, it was packed with people when we were in and everyone was lovely and seemed to enjoy themselves.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 13, 2022 via mobile

DEFINITELY DON'T COME HERE TO EAT! They don't even welcome us, so we take a seat. Then they come and aggress us in a rude way

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 13, 2022 via mobile

My twin brother Stephen and I were pub hopping around the wonderful Saint Gilles District when we decided to drop into Snack Waterloo for a quick bite to eat. A really good fast food outlet ,a light and airy interior ,modern decor and furnishings and...quite a few seating options both inside and outside. We ordered a large portion of fries each which we enjoyed sat outside ,fries were really tasty,we added a spicy sauce to our fries which gave them a real kick,it was the type of meal we needed to set us up for a few hours . We really enjoyed our fries here before we moved on and for a first time visit to Snack Waterloo we were totally impressed. Snack Waterloo is easy to locate along Chausses De Waterloo and is well worth checking out if you're in the area.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 13, 2022 via mobile

On a visit to the Saint Gilles area, we booked at Le Waterloo, after having read the many good reviews. And it is good indeed. Many traditional “heavy” creamy dishes I don’t usually go for but decided to try on this occasion. And they were...really good and plentiful with yummy creamy sauces. We had the jambonneau aux deux moutardes and the canard and both were cooked to perfection, though maybe a tiny bit too salty. For starters we had the asperges à la flamande, also excellent. A recommended place if you’re in Saint Gilles and not on a diet!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed December 11, 2021 via mobile

Very fine atmosphere, friendly staff… Large choice of beers. Quiet and familiar environment. I would definitely recommend…

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

I found this neighborhood gem for a late dinner on Sunday (9:15pm) on a very hot night. For appetizer I had the shrimp croquettes--2 large croquettes with a very small salad, lovely but I might have skipped it if I knew that complimentary bread, butter,...and olives were coming. For a main, I chose the duck breast with pink peppercorn cognac cream sauce. Wow! The duck was perfectly cooked. The sauce was tasty without being too heavy, with plenty of fresh mild peppercorns. The entrees come with small salad & croquettes (plain this time & the only boring point of my meal). I'm very happy that I followed another reviewer's advice of the speculoos tiramisu, it was really special! This place is definitely a favorite of locals, there were a few tables there before me & still lingering over beers at 10:20 when I left. Cons: the restaurant is a little small, no outdoor seating, & no AC. Pros: English menu, open late, accepts credit cards. And the food is divine!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed February 5, 2019

Ate dinner twice at Le Waterloo over the Christmas/New Year holidays. Excellent home cooking. Last time around we had 3 tasty main dishes (their famous boulettes, les petits os and a steak tartare), 3 delicious desserts, 2 bottles of good red wine and 3 coffees...for a total of precisely 99 euros. The service is very friendly too. Reservation absolutely necessary because the restaurant is full to the brim every day and night.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

We came across this little restaurant early one evening and noticed a few tables vacant so we entered. Unfortunately, every table was booked for the evening. We made reservations for a few evenings later and I’m so pleased we did. The service was efficient, the...drinks and food orders were taken immediately and both arrived quickly. My wife had a chicken dish while I had pork, both were excellent. The man sitting next to us indicated that he ate there most evenings - that it was one of, if not the best, restaurant around. Consistently good food for very reasonable prices. You must have reservations for every evening. We will fit in another visit before our trip to Brussels is over.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Stumbled across this place for lunch whilst on the way to museum horta. Set priced menu, sadly didn't have the Carbonadde we were after but the steak was the best representation of the local dish all holiday. Attentive service, very well priced.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

A nice place, but the customers are seated like in a sardines tin. The service is very correct and the food tasty. Special mention for the quality of their sauces. Middle range prices.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

Celebrated ny birthday with dinner here. Reserved through their FaceBook page and they replied within a reasonable period of time. I had the duck breast (medium) with pink peppercorns and cognac, my daughter, as usual, had a steak (rare) with mushroom and cream sauce. I...wanted to try the duck a l'orange, but unfortunately it was not available. Nevertheless, I was not disappointed with the alternative. The server speaks French, we speak English but we got along fine. She offered the English menu (although our difficulty is more on spoken rather than written French, it was nice to know that they have an English version :-)) and our orders came perfectly, from our drinks to our main courses to the coffee and dessert. And because we were there to celebrate my birthday (and maybe also because we were first time customers at the same time), the aperitifs were on the house. Joyeaux anniversaire!More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Great quality food for literally "No money" :0D -Places with an equivalent Menu closer to Louise charge 30% more for much poorer quality..

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

I was looking for a restaurant near our accommodation in Brussels for my girlfriend's 30th birthday and Le Waterloo was a great choice. Whilst the restaurant looks a little unassuming from the outside, the food is absolutely superb and the staff are incredibly welcoming and...friendly. Offering top quality Belgian food, we ordered the mussels for starter and the beef carbonades along with the duck for our mains. All the food was delicious and there was a great selection of beers to choose from too. Highly recommended and many thanks for a great night!More

Date of visit: July 2017
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  • Service: 4.5
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