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PRICE RANGE
$46 - $76
CUISINES
French, European, International, Pub, Diner, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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0.6 miles from Horta Museum (Musee Horta)
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This simply appointed restaurant, formerly a butcher's shop, has foregone starched tablecloths and plush armchairs for vintage formica furniture. Who c...
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Reviewed August 7, 2020 via mobile

Let’s start with the wine.They don’t serve the white wine with ice cubes so you drink warm white wine, specially at 32 degrees Celsius you where expecting more attention in that sense. No idea of wine pairing. No air conditioning... they use fans. Overpriced, I’m...not going to go back, Disappointing experience. Impressed about the Average Quality. They tried but you can realise the dishes are not at the level. Because you add some veggies it doesn’t mean that are good, actually they should try if they are tasty at least. ... The only good thing was the bread and because is not from them... and the dark chocolate at the end.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 28, 2019

I'd been searching for a place to have a meal for a special celebration. Glad I chose La Buvette as the whole evening was a delight. We were looked after so well by our waitress who was incredibly friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu...and wines. Each of the 5 courses were superb. Also we had the best table on the ground floor which had a delightful marble top. I couldn't recommend this place enough!!!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019

made a reservation almost 1 month before and we got the worst table and the restaurant was empty! The waiter sad he couldn’t change. We then Ordered 2 times the 8 dishes menu and the waiter asked if we had any allergies. My friends sad...he couldn’t eat lemon. After 5 minutes, the waiter comes back saying all 8 dishes had lemon and couldn’t change that and asked as to leave!!!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 12, 2019 via mobile

I feel sorry to leave a negative review because the staff were really welcoming, kind and professional. But I feel the food was definitely not up to the standard I expected; the presentation was not clean, the starter wrapped with thin pancake was soggy, the...grilled fish too salty as if it was cured. the desert was okay taste-wise but I could have made something like this. The ambience was lively, maybe too lively for a restaurant? Maybe it’s brussel’s dining culture, I don’t know. For a casual pub, it could make a nice place. For a quality restaurant, I wish I had chosen a different one.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

Such a fantastic neighborhood to reach when the sun is setting. And the atmosphere is great in this old butchers shop. Service is smiling and professional. And then you have the food: nouvelle cuisine inspired with tasty and strange, fantastic dishes. Absolutely top. Take the...cuttlefish and enjoy being in Saint Gilles!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

We have found the food in Belgium to be generally superb, so it takes something special to make me want to write a review. We loved this place! It’s a tasting type menu that doesn’t permit much input from the patron, so if you do...not wish to have a culinary exploration, don’t come. The chef puts a unique look on everything he produces and we found every course to be interesting, creative and delicious. The service is a bit slow due to the fact that the place is packed, but the staff are friendly, pleasant and helpful. We found the prices to be reasonable considering the quality and intricacy of preparation. If I had a complaint, it would be that the wine “pours” were rather skimpy and the price for those pours rather high. On the positive side, the pairings of wine to food were perfect. In any event, what might have been a reasonably priced meal wound up being rather expensive. Of course, one can always buy the bottle, not by the glass, but that rather kills the concept of food pairings doesn’t it. Oh well, life is not perfect but this restaurant is doing a rather good job.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 27, 2019

We had a wonderful time at La Buvette. The setting is simple in what seems to be in old butcher’s shop. Tiled walls, original metal work. Simple table setting and all together agreable ambiance. The food was delicious and innovative, a real treat – great...value for your money. We loved the courgette entré and the asparagus were cooked so they were both crunchy and soft. I ‘d like to know how to make that! A new wine glass was served with almost every plate, and we found each one different, interesting and unusual as they are natural wines. And then the deserts!! really were fresh, complex and creative. The service was very friendly and professional, with with short but precise desciptions of each plate, just the way you want it. I would recommend this place for all people who want a nice evening à deux or with good friends to share a culinary experience. Thank you!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

Nice trendy place, nice trendy tableware, friendly and trendy but very very slow service and unfortunately average and even below average food, especially considering the price. Burnt Aspargus, hard peas, hard rhubarb, tasteless artichoke, tough meat...and an expensive but average wine. I am afraid I...cannot recommend this place.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

I’ve been to La Buvette four times and was delighted with every visit. The food and menu are carefully and perfectly prepared, using the freshest ingredients. The skill in combining delicate flavors makes this a truly top notch restaurant. We last took our son there...for his 24th birthday and had been there for his 18th. He wants to keep returning. The service is attentive and wonderful at giving advice. They are young, lively, friendly people and make you feel welcome to be there. Looking forward to going back.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

This is quite a trendy restaurant in St Gilles. Relatively small seating areas in different rooms of a house. You can only choose between a five or an eight course menu and a vegetarian menu. We took the 5 course and vegetarian option. With wine...pairing. While the food was really good although smallish portions, the wine pairing was a bit disappointing. But it is the service that is a real let down. They clearly want it to be laid back, but that’s no excuse for not being attentive. Disappointing that you don’t get a written list of wines with the pairing.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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