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Cook & Book

) #786 of 3,135 Restaurants in Brussels $$ - $$$ French, , European
Place du Temps Libre 1, Brussels 1200, Belgium
+32 2 761 26 00
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good42%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“thai salad” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
“burger” (4 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
French, Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Place du Temps Libre 1, Brussels 1200, Belgium
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1 - 10 of 175 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I come to Cook & Book regularly to browse their English book section and enjoy a glass of white wine. Nice athmosphere and helpfull staff.

Thank Lelle2011
Reviewed July 11, 2017

It is definitely unusual and appealing to eat in a cultural environment, and to shop for books and CD just after eating. But I suggest that they concentrate on the cultural aspect rather than the culinary one. Serving drinks eventually, but even then, they should...More

Thank Marylene S
Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

Visited here with a friend and was blown away by the concept. One restaurant spread over a number of different areas all within this large sprawling bookshop. We entered through the main entrance which was for all intents and purposes a cosy colourful bookshop. Walking...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed June 5, 2017

The environment is nice. The restaurant is located in diferent bookstores, and the decoration is very interesting. The place (a little bit outside of Brussels) gives people the opportunity to browse around different kinds of books, comics, photographs etc. Despite the interesting environment, the food...More

1  Thank alkas484
Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

Orderded salad, no bread provided and when asked I was given very dry bread which must have been sitting there from lunch time. When asked for another one the waiter told me that they run out and to cook new doesn't mean that it will...More

Thank delis
Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

Me and my family love the concept of the bookstore and never leave empty-handed, but I find the food overpriced and nothing special (had a Thai salad today, which contained exactly 5 shrimps)

Thank Visitor1977
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

I love the idea of eating among books and music: this is what makes this place special. We usually come for lunch so we keep it short and simple but the vegetarian dishes are very interesting and a good alternative for a light lunch. And...More

Thank Michele M
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

First time ever going to cook & book at belgium. Retaurant that full with all sorts of books.. almost thought it was a library..but then i saw the big dining table.. surely, it was heaven for nerds.. haha. Ordeered this juicy steak, but then it...More

Thank hannibalistic4201
Reviewed April 18, 2017

I was brought here by friends that live in brussels, and i found the concept super cool, is a huge book store that serves food, there are several diferent rooms, and I really enjoyed the food. Is nice for families with kids as well.

Thank Sandra F
Reviewed April 15, 2017

I went there to read a book and drink home made juice. The juice was tasty, the book and the atmosphere were excellent. I do recommend this place

Thank Nicolas V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place du Temps Libre 1, Brussels 1200, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 761 26 00
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