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Raphael Restaurant

French, Belgian, European, Central European, Grill
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Rue du Marche Aux Herbes | Grand Place, Brussels 1000, Belgium
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited as a group of 4, the waiter seemed to be running the place on his own but was welcoming. Had steak and chips, plenty of it and well cooked, certainly couldn't complain. The surroundings are the best thing about the restaurant. The chandelier, the religious symbols and regalia, the enormous mirror - it's like being in someone's weird dream,... More 

1 Thank Samantha T
United Kingdom
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227 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Popped in here even though it is just off the main Grand Place restaurant drag. I day outside as it was crazy hot in Brussels which was OK. I did succumb to the Moules Mariniere with frites - and I can't complain at all as it was delicious. A quick Creme Brûlée for desert and it was a good overall... More 

1 Thank Drakesy
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped off here for a couple drinks and some mussels. The mussels were good but if we would have walked down a little down the way we could have gotten them for half price. I like to hope that we got what we paid for. We got a great portion and they were delicious. They are... More 

1 Thank Brittani S
Karlstad, Sweden
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

A nice assortment of dishes at reasonable prices. Service was OK. Lots of food on the plate! The slightly chaotic environment adds to the rustique feeling.

Thank jjholm
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Terrible food and service. Food is not served as shown on the menu. Dark and unpleasant. Try and avoid. If dissatisfied there is no point in complaining as you won't be listened to.

3 Thank Rebecca L
United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

We had such an exceptionally bad experience that it probably isn't a reflection of normal, so I won't post the details in full. Suffice to say I would rather starve that eat there again. The manager and staff were rude and aggressive. The service was slow despite there only being us plus one other table of four. The food brought... More 

6 Thank Jonny84
Warrington, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

We popped in for lunch as we were passing and recommend Raphael's. The menu is small and designed for meat eaters but the prices are fair considering it's so near the main square. Food quality is good - we had no complaints and the service attentive. The decor and structure of the place is bizarre and it is well worth... More 

Thank MGeorge_10
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Visited with friends a week ago and was disappointed from start to finish. The food took a considerable time to arrive and when we requested condiments it took 30 mins for them to arrive after the mains were served. Staff were unhelpful and arrogant and the food was over priced and didn't seem much better than visiting Burger King. There... More 

6 Thank Michael K
Joensuu, Finland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Their service was horrible. The waiter was really rude. Food was below average. Our steak was burn and very tough to eat. Mussels, a lot of empty shells and mussels itself was tiny. At the end, the waiter gave us like thousands of 1cent coins. Absolutely terrible restaurant. Wouldnt recommend it at all.

3 Thank Natalielaw
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159 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

We ate lunch at this very charming place. We tried Brussels signature dish mussels and frites. A large deliscious portion. The restaurant is located in an old church and the architecture is fantastic. The combination of the ambiance in the restaurant and the great food gives it a full pott on my review.

Thank Niclas F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $26
French, Belgian, European, Central European, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue du Marche Aux Herbes | Grand Place, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: 025118291
Located in the heart of Brussels, 2 minutes from the 'Grand Place', the Raphael restaurant is the place for both professional and family meals. The baroque style of the restaurant will surprise you. To be seen!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?