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“Avoid at all costs! 0 out of 5 for everything if able”
Review of La Bergerie

La Bergerie
Ranked #2,955 of 3,549 Restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: Belgian, European
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Avoid at all costs! 0 out of 5 for everything if able”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

AVOID! Similar experience to those previous reviews.

We ended up in La Bergerie as it was one of the restaurants open late. When they were taking our order, the waiter kept asking us questions really fast without giving us time to think. Our drinks order took ages to get to us and they couldn't even get my water order correct. I had fish and my boyfriend had the flemish stew. The stew was lukewarm and obviously been cooked earlier in the day. The chips were oven chips and lukewarm. We given some lukewarm vegetables. It took ages for us to get our bill and then were very surprised that our meal for two was €107.75!

They charged us €7.00 for two portions of oven chips. €14.00 for two portions of mixed salad (mainly lettuce with some carrot on top), and €18.00 for the two portions of lukewarm overcooked vegetables. We didn't want all these side-dishes but the waiter asked us so fast we didn't understand what he was asking until we saw the bill. We were charged €22.00 for the lukewarm stew. My fish dish was charged as €35.00. I got a menu and pointed out that I didn't order the Dorade Royal costing €35.00; I had ordered the seabream which cost €29.00. Apparently the seabream was priced at €35.00 on the day we were at the restaurant even though this is not what was on the menu. Funny how our waiter didn't tell us that! They had the gall to try and get my boyfriend to add on a 10% tip for our bad service, saying this is the custom in Belgium. A load of nonsense, tipping is not a custom in Belgium as service is usually included.

Definitely will avoid this restaurant and all the others on La Petite rue des Bouchers on my future visits to Brussels.

  • Visited June 2013
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Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“AVOID LA BERGERIE!”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

The same experience. They cheat the guests. (We ordered a mixed fish plate, they served something and the price on the bill was significantly higher than the price in the menu.) Is not there any organization in Belgium which supervises such gangster restaurants? We - the guests - are writing the same reviews, and nothing happens. Does the restaurant management and owners read this reviews? Do not they feel ashamed of themselves?

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank SWINDLE23MAY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Trap. Stay away.”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

This was a horrible experience. Never again will i go here and advise against visiting this street. They negotiate a price outside to get you in, then charge you menu price until you haggle with them. The food itself was average. The waiter was rude. Best to pick another area. There are many other very nice places in town.

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Mike M
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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“"Don't come back"”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

La Bergerie is a restaurant to AVOID at all costs. Apart from the decor it was a very unpleasant dining experience. The above quote was from our rude waiter after he presented our bill. We were enticed in on a fixed priced menu on our first night in Brussels and wanted to try the moule and frittes and boeuf flambé and told it would be €18. After a very average meal we asked for the bill. They charged between €21 and €27 for the above and after some very unpleasant negotiations settled on our original price. We were all very disappointed it was our only free evening we were looking forward to sampling some Brussels hospitality. I could not recommend this restaurant and would discourage anyone to go you are made to feel you are an inconvenience to them.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank TraceyFrench
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Coimbra, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“NEVER AGAIN!”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

I’ve been in this restaurante with my boyfriend as we were visiting Brussels. We ordered a plate to share and were very clear about it. The waiters seemed prety nice and said ok, but in the end he became very rude and intimidating (tried to) and wanted us to pay double the price (83€)! On top of that i asked for the complaints book which they denied and ignored us. They were really rude and without manners.

The owners are just interested in making as much money as possible because they know that it will be your first and last visit.

NEVER AGAIN!

  • Visited March 2013
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