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L'Arlequin

Belgian, Seafood, European
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Rue des Bouchers 31, Brussels 1000, Belgium
02 514 29 35
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Tourist trap. over priced and didnt really give you a true reflection of Belgian cuisine. Vefy disappointed

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1 Thank Nick1989Dhillon
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband are looking for a restaurant then the manager approached us. He is very pushy. He said that he will give us a free drinks. We ordered a seafood paella that is good for two. They gave us a glass of white wine for my husband and a red wine for me plus a small size bottle... More 

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1 Thank Winnie C
Widnes, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

The food was ok, price was difficult to establish due different menus been offered but the main thing is the service, which is absolutely shocking. The waiter is in your face whilst making decisions, we were made to wait 20 minutes before getting there attention (they make all the effort to get you in, then they don't bother with you... More 

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Thank topgun4321
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

AVOID - Horrible food, horrible staff. Food does not meet minimum standards, staff is not friendly, hygiene is dodgy... One star is one star above to what they deserve

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Thank NunoAC
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

We had just arrived in Brussels and were lured into this restaurant on the promise of free drinks on a street where every restaurant has a hawker outside pulling in dumb tourists like us. Outside there was a 12€ menu but when we sat down, we were presented with a menu where nothing cost less than around 22€. When we... More 

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Thank PZJax
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

I went there because the manager was outside and tricked me by offering me free drinks!!!! First i asked for the menu and it too almost 10m, then for the beers menu and for the meal i wanted. After 10m waiting i realized they had forgotten the menu so i asked again and finally i got it. (1 or 2... More 

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Thank Pedro M
Greater London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

No one can prepare you for such a horrid experience like this one, and trust me vast majority of comments are spot-on advising diners against this place. They hassle you to get in with all the nice "menus" & "low" prices (by belittling other places around them). First they promise you best prices, best food, but once you're in, you're... More 

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Thank Intl T
Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

A colleague from London went on his own into this restaurant. He did not read the reviews in advance. What a shame - he was ripped off. The waiter who spoke good English gave him an English menu with no prices on each item! My colleague asked for dishes and kept insisting that he wanted a small portion. He had... More 

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1 Thank fussydoll2015
Athens, Greece
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This restaurant is really not even worth one star. It's that simple. The food was overrated and extremely OVERPRICED! Although, I admit that of course, it was our mistake not to check the menu first but to follow their advice on what we should order. However, I just read more critics about them and other people have complained that they... More 

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1 Thank Tereza M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This whole street is a tourist trap, they seems to be nice and professional at the beginning but after you get seated, professionalism goes to dustbin, talking about food when they trap you at first they say it a course with starter, main course and desert, when you ask for one they hand you with different menu, which is crappy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Belgian, Seafood, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue des Bouchers 31, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: 02 514 29 35

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?