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“Excellent”
Review of Fin de Siecle

Fin de Siecle
Ranked #25 of 3,759 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $21
Cuisines: Belgian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: No telephone. No reservations. No credit cards. Simple place, simple food.
Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

A wait is very possible, but very worth it. Fresh, hearty, high-quality food in a vibrant atmosphere, all at an extremely reasonable price.

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Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

This place is always packed which isn't surprising as the food is great and represents good value. In many respects this a bit like what many London gastropubs try but fail to be, by serving a good range of tasty food. I love the gambas served with salad and jacket potatoes is one of my favourite dishes. Worth seeking out as close to city centre but you may need to wait at busy times.

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Reviewed April 12, 2014

Haven't been to Belgium often enough to know what is and is not authentic, but happy to hazard a guess that this is much more like the real thing than the many restaurants in the passageways around Grand Place.

Good choice, all very straightforward, no pretension, and no booking. But it was going like a fare and the food was excellent.

Next time in Brussels, the first place I would visit.

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Reviewed April 9, 2014

Took the advice of many reviews and got in early. It filled up very quickly.
Very friendly staff, homely comfort food, and as usual some lovely beers.
The atmosphere was very lively, like a good british pub. The sausage and 'stoemp' was great and very filling, washed down with a couple of glasses of Ciney, which I'd not tried before. The nicest beer I've experienced in Belgium and thats going some.
The location is also convenient, slightly off the beaten track, but only a 10 min walk from the Grand Place.

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Reviewed April 9, 2014

One of the best meals I have had for a long time.

The crowd is casual with a pub'ish feel. Mum and I were greeted with warm smiles by staff. We went at around 8.30pm and the very spacious (hall-like) restaurant was already choca-block full. If you go with a large group best to go earlier.

When seated, we asked our waitress what out of the long menu on the chalkboard was traditional Belgium food. She narrowed our choices down to 5 and patiently explained each dish.
Mum chose the rabbit marinated and cooked in Kreik cherry beer with steamed potatoes and vegetables and I chose the beef stewed in beer served with mash potatoes and vegies. The servings were extremely generous and also very very delicious. A lady at the table next to us ordered roast pork and looked like it could feed 2!

The prices were very reasonable. Fantastic atmosphere. Great service. Helpful staff. Two thumbs up. Highly recommended.

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