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Brasserie Rubens

$$ - $$$
French, Belgian, Dutch, Bar, Seafood, European
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Zeedijk-Knokke 589, Knokke, Knokke-Heist 8300, Belgium
+32 50 60 35 01
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

We were 11 persons and although we ordered the table only at 8.30pm we got a very nice table on the covered, closed and heaten outside terrace. We arrived around 9 and the place was packed. We enjoyed the friendly and very professional service and the great food!

Thank Guy G
Knokke-Heist, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Had a Nice dinner with Some friends, good service and quality food, lots to choose from very large selection

Thank toby0511
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Long wait for a menu. Then the waiter asks us to move to another table. Or more precisely to the lounge. For food? Never again. Plenty of better places around.

Thank Laurence T
Berlin, Germany
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Very nice atmosphere, but incredible rude service. Went here on a sunday afternoon. Large menu, got a very nice table. My boyfriend wanted to have mussels, I wanted to order a large salad (which was on the menu as a full portion - not as a side dish!). The waitress (elder lady) told me, I cannot only order a salad,... More 

Thank Isabell V
Northwood, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Visited Rubens on a wet October evening in a party of 12 golfers. Great food with attentive, friendly service and a busy, buzzy atmosphere. Not cheap at 70 euros a head, but we did havee 9 bottles of (house) wine! Highly recommended.

Thank JohnG12a
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

My friend took me here for my birthday whilst we were on holiday in Knokke. She booked online from England which I would recommend as the restaurant is always well patronised and it's not always a pleasant experience when one has to wait in line outside for half an hour or so to get a table. We started with soup... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

The price of the sole did not appear on the menu (nor the cabillaud) because it depends of the availability. I was offered three little soles instead of one big piece at a reasonable price. It was delicious, so were the French fries (frites). Fresh salmon and potatoes from the oven were served to my companion. Definitely an excellent place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Best mussels, frites and croquettes crevettes (both are must try when visiting Belgium) We went mid-week end of September, we had a table right away.Best sunset ! Go there for a drink and enjoy dinner with beautiful sunset on the beach. I have been coming here for years, it never disappoint.

Thank grousse
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

A true brasserie, with traditional high quality foods. Great selection of fish, seafood, meats......Portions very generous ! Visited 3 times in 2 weeks. The Sole fish was fab, as very the kidneys...and the shrimp cocktail. Extensive wine list

Thank John J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Difficult to find table and can experience long waiting time even in September. Otherwise nice place on the promenade with good food. One can opt for Royal 50 meters on the other side of the square.

Thank Sergey P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Belgian, Dutch, Bar, Seafood, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zeedijk-Knokke 589, Knokke, Knokke-Heist 8300, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Knokke-Heist  >  Knokke
  • Phone Number: +32 50 60 35 01

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