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De Monk

Rue Sainte-Catherine 42, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 511 75 11
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“spaghetti” (22 reviews)
“charcuterie” (3 reviews)
“pate” (3 reviews)
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Belgian, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Rue Sainte-Catherine 42, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical "brown" café. Basic pasta dishes in the back restaurant room. One of us wanted a soup, and had to go and get it at the bar at the front... A bit of strange, but hey, why not...

Thank Erwin V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I asked the bar staff to top my beer up as I asked for a large beer and got a 330ml Lager that was not full and I was told "You get what you pay for" quite happy to pay more but was never given...More

Thank Matt P
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Good pasta, nice atmosphere near the Place Sainte-Catherine, rather cheap, Flemish-speaking staff... What else could I say? Well, the spaghetti are cooked by Indian chefs, so as one might expect there is an Indian flavor (notably cumin and perhaps other Indian spices as well) to...More

Thank Steeve P
Reviewed July 23, 2018

There's pasta being served in a back room at a good price, and it's OK, but really nothing special. The bar itself has a nice ambience and plenty to choose from. A good place to hang out for a couple of beers or more.

Thank Sven Ö
Reviewed July 5, 2018

For any pasta lover Monk is a must. No bells or whistles, just pasta, sauce and a loooot of cheese! Only had to wait 30mins for a table in peak time - but it was nice to chill at the bar and watch the world...More

Thank OceaniaWanderer
Reviewed June 28, 2018

De Monk is not simply a bar in Brussels; it's an institution. They have a nice selection of beverages - beers by the bottle or on tap - the atmosphere is cosy, no bling-bling but nice wooden chairs and tables, you're a bit transported back...More

Thank Michel V
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Went for late dinner. Was a little disappointed about the simple menu with just spaghetti, but the bolognese was delicious.

Thank Marius P
Reviewed June 20, 2018

My friend and I arrived late into the city on a Friday night and we said we'd explore the area around the hotel as we knew there were good bars and restaurants. We discovered Monk and were enticed from its ambiance and hopping atmosphere! It...More

Thank Ross B
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful bar; full of character and great positive atmosphere. The staff were efficient. The beers were good and varied. The music was good. A mix of clientele from local students, business people to older friends. Food looked good too. Toilets clean and characterful

Thank gmfromnearlondon
Reviewed May 24, 2018

We found this place from Trip Advisor, though it didn't look great from the outside. Just wanted a light meal. Big, but cosy, pub with old-fashioned and characterful back room for meals. Short menu, Good spaghetti Bolognese for 10 euros. Quick and efficient service. Great...More

Thank David4758
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Sainte-Catherine 42, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 511 75 11
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