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$19 - $44
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French, European, Belgian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed August 9, 2022

I was only here for lunch, but the ethos seems to be seasonal food with interesting taste and texture combinations. We were a small group and normally we wouldn't present a problem, but the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Between us we had differing...dietary requirements and our questions were answered with thoughtfulness and understanding. We had booked a terrace table, but it was simply too hot outside, so we were moved inside without a problem. Inside is noisy, but it's a lunchtime restaurant! I liked my meal, I thought the starter ideal for this hot weather and enjoyed the main course. I plan to return in the evening to try their four course meal (photo attached). You should note that the lunchtime menu is not the same, although the deserts are. Oh, and I felt the restaurant was good value for money.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 11, 2022 via mobile

Good Belgian / French food in the middle of Brussels, close to major EU institutions. The ambient is OK, as well as service, however it felt a bit hectic (like not having enough staff). Food was good and tasty the offered wine as well. You...have options to choose few menus but not really a-la-cart.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

The "menu" is totally set and displayed on a big blackboard hung on the wall. We understood they change the "menu" everything two months. You can choose between meat, fish or veggie. The offered combinations are original. We all had the menu @ 42€ (4...course meal) which, considering the work put in the preparation is a fair deal. Service was decent and polite, not invasive.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed December 8, 2019

Nice atmosphere, with very kind personnel and good lunch. I told the waitress that I didn't like brussels sprout and they changed it

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

The 18 Euro lunch is for Brussels acceptable but it wasn't great. I had fish that was too soft, certainly defrozen. The service was friendly.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

This is a nice restaurant with interesting combinations based on classic combinations. Wines are nice and interesting. The menu is limited but very fresh with a veggie option for starter, mAin course and dessert. Staff are friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed February 16, 2019

I had wanted to go to this restaurant for long time, as I read good reviews and was attracted by the good offer: 38 euros for 4 services is a steal! The food is high quality, well presented and cooked - it give a bit...of stilish without being pretentious. The menu is not huge, but is well balanced, as for every of the 4 services (cold starter, hot starter, main, dessert) it offers 3 choices (meat, fish, veggie). The only downturn was the slow service, even if kind and attentive. But considering it was Valentine's days and the place was packed, I would not reduce the 5 starts for that!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

Origine is a perfect place for a cozy dinner where you can be pleasantly surprised with new and very tasteful experience and enjoy every single bite. Everything, including menu, combination of flavors in every dish, service, recommendation of wine was just perfect!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Small portions of badly composed meals. For example a blueberry soup in which you pour a half bottle of bbq-sause and then a grilled gamba. Raw pork.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Margaux P, Directeur général at Origine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2018

Dear mister Lars, We don’ t understand your message. First of all, there is any barbecue sauce in the grilled gambas. Then, it is a 4 courses.. it is obvious that the portions wont be huge. And finally, you had a problem with your pork...More

Reviewed May 31, 2018

Nice place, good service, very friendly, original, authentic, fresh, flexible menus, I bring many friends there

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

Really a great place. The food was great. I love to eat several little dishes. Vegetarian-friendly. I will be back soon!

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Its an interesting place. They have a set menu and you choose one from each of the three columns. The best has been the 63 Degree (c) egg. OMG, what a wonderful way to cook and eat and egg. The service is outstanding as well...as service. Without wine if 38 Euro each. Quite a deal for Brussels. Not only would I go back, I have several times. I am not that impressed with the Brussels food scene but I am here. BravoMore

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Awesome experience, very tasty food, the people are very kind. And the price is very good. 10/10 i really recommend this restorant.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Great restaurant within walking distance. Michelin star quality without the Michelin price. Great skill, quality and service....a truly memorable birthday treat.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

Subtle tastes for great price, nice atmosphere, good situation, wine is nice, menu is amazing with 3 choices for four plates

Date of visit: December 2017
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5