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“Absolutely Magical!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Buvette

La Buvette
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Ranked #126 of 3,523 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Sliema, Malta
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Absolutely Magical!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014

We left this restaurant both saying that this was one of the best restaurant experiences we've ever had. Friendly and helpful staff, charming decor, varied and excellent dishes, as well as a very well put together wine list. We opted for the larger menu and it was well worth the choice: top quality degustation without any of the stuffiness.
We both had an amazing time and really couldn't fault this place on anything.
Cant wait to go back !!

  • Visited June 2014
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Parkland, Florida
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341 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“CREATIVE CUISINE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

We opted for the XL menu & were not disappointed. Lots of varied treats such as Watermelon with Black Garlic, White Chocolate &Rosemary w/ smoked Beetroot & green Apple Sorbet with Coriander. One of the best courses:Turbot, cream of Potato & Morel sauce. Attentive staff. Fully booked & crowded--a bit warm & stuffy on the street level where our table was. Only draw back was 8 euro for 2 very small carafes of water! Don't try Buvette without a reservation.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank jmurrayolympic
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

This was by far the best meal we had on our trip. 10 courses of utter brilliance and well worth the €55pp price tag. The waiting staff were friendly and explained each dish as it was presented and they offered advice on wine selections. The food itself was beautifully presented and tasted fantastic. Hats off to the chefs.

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Thank Nick T
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London, Kentucky
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Michelin star quality without the stuffed shirts and flummery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

La Buvette provided us with one of our best restaurant meals ever. 8 courses, each with imaginative, well-judged combinations of flavour and texture.
The service was very good: the meal was well-paced, the ingredients used in each course explained simply and without the un-necessary superlatives that irritate so in the 'smart' restaurants of London and the USA.
Excellent value, especially after expensive Antwerp, at 45 Euro for the eight courses. I paid 8 Euro extra for an optional cheese course. A great investment: my taste buds are still tingling!!
Difficult to phone [they are so busy preparing & then looking after their guests] but they do phone back if you leave a message- including if you phone from another country.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank dipidedoda
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Brussels
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Nice experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

Went there after reading the good reviews on TA. We were not disappointed. We went for the 10 course menu (55 euro). Given the small size of the portions, I do believe they could up the pace a bit. After three appetizers, service (although friendly) seemed to become a bit sluggish (probably also influenced by the fact that the place had filled up nicely by then).
Wines are reasonably priced.
Atmosphere is very nice.
Only minus is that the staff is constantly running to the other side of the street (where the owner has another restaurant). Given that it was not that warm that night, it cooled off the downstairs every time, which was highly annoying. Choose an upstair place if you can.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Karel B
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