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Le Plattesteen

Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
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Rue du Marche au Charbon 41, Brussels 1210, Belgium
32 2 5128203
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I have been a client now for more than twenty years. The owners are a friendly old couple but their waiters are horrible. They are grumpy and are not service minded at all. The occasional good guy or woman only lasts a certain time after which they draw their conclusion and leave this wasps nest. Why is the terrace always... More 

Thank Kristof B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I have been to this place several times when in Brussels and have generally been satisfied (there reason for returning). I recently went there for lunch on a Wednesday. I had a great meal of traditional Belgian cuisine for a great price. I love the atmosphere of local habitués. Service is good.

Thank stevie1916
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Just finished dinners there. Food is ok but be careful the waiter short change you. I am pretty sure that was no accident.

Thank Solotraveler2046
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

The location of the restaurant which is at the corner of the GLBT centre was good. The large open dining area is perfect to be sitting outside to enjoy the weather and just people watching. However, too many people were smoking. It would be a nightmare for passive smokers. This is a place where you can order local food. Please... More 

London, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Very traditional in appearance. Would slot right into WW2 movie. However, it's great. 👍 A lunch Plat du jour - sliced pork with the obligatory small beer. Straightforward no fuss food n service. Food arrived promptly and was tasty. Thanks for a local experience.

Thank Jason C
Malmo, Sweden
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172 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I chose pasta with chicken and parmesan cheese and got the most dry and boring pasta I have ever encountered. It tasted like something you found in the freezer. I would not go here again even though the place was full and there might be other dished that are better.

Thank Swede1979
Marlow, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We were stuck in Brussels on a grey rainy day looking for somewhere to have lunch when we stumbled upon this bistro restaurant. We did not have high expectations. We were simply glad to find somewhere with a menu that suited us. After being used to 'chain restaurant' eating in the UK this was a lovely antidote. The decor had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We waited almost 30 minutes before having our order taken, to the point we were about to leave. We witnessed many other tables also waiting for orders and to pay. Once order was taken, food arrived without delay. It was nothing special. Waiters seemed stressed, impatient and one was clearly having arguments with other members of staff. It wasn't even... More 

Thank mrmatey
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4,186 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

This is one wonderful restaurant just off Grand Place , it's in an area packed with good restaurant's,pub's and bar's. We had just been to CAFÉ LOMBARD a superb beer bar and crossed the road to enjoy a nice beer sitting outside this very pleasant restaurant. The restaurant itself is really nice inside plenty of comfortable seating and table's and... More 

Thank Neil K
Pasadena, California
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

We rented an apartment above the restaurant, so we got to know the waiters and kitchen aides... Good typical Brussels local cafe. Orders off the blackboard are very good. A great fun place for people watching with the bars of Rue des Chardons across the street. Fun contrast of a neighborhood cafe and the nearby lively bar scene. Great location... More 

Thank GinoDaGusta

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue du Marche au Charbon 41, Brussels 1210, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: 32 2 5128203

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