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“My favourite restaurant in Brussels, like home”
Review of Le Volle Gas

Le Volle Gas
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Ranked #140 of 3,805 Restaurants in Brussels
Price range: $10 - $27
Cuisines: Belgian, Wine Bar, Brew Pub
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed January 29, 2013

I have been to the Volle Gas many, many times over the years as my father lives in the Place Fernand Cocq. I have read the other reviews for the restaurant and I do understand that perhaps it is not for everyone. Perhaps the price is a bit high, perhaps the service on a Saturday night when the restaurant is packed, is not perfect. However, it is still my favourite restaurant in Brussels, and perhaps in all of Belgium. When I step into Le Volle Gas, I feel as though I've come home - the atmosphere is exactly what I expect and love about Brussels Brasseries. The owner, Baki waves hello from behind the bar, while his brother, Leo shows us to our table with a smile. I've never had a bad meal - usually I have mussels, or occasionally the vegetable parcel. I've tried probably 20 different aperitif here, but I think my favourite is the classic Kir Royale. I love the lighting, the sound, the chatter and the warmth of this restaurant and everyone i have ever brought to eat here has loved it too. If you're looking for Belgium, good honest food and a great ambiance, away from the tourists milling around La Grande Place, this is the place.

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Thank LasttimeIsawRichard
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

You cna find ytpical Belgium cuisine and the staff helped us to select right meal-wine combination.
Nice ambiance for group dinners.

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

I have been here on several occasions and enjoyed it every time. If you are a larger group service can be a bit slow, so take some time when you go there. The mussels are very good, as are the other Belgian dishes. Careful: no mussels when they are out of season! I fell into this 'trap' on two occasions. Basically it's supposed to be the months without an 'R' in it. I personally find this good, as it shows that they take their mussels seriously.

Thank Jörg K
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

We went there with a group of colleagues on a Saturday night and it took us from 8 pm to 11 pm to get through dinner. This was a bit too much too long. Maybe some other night would be better. (Beware: they close on Sundays)
The atmosphere is lovely. The art nouveau mirrors, furniture, lighting, etc.
I had mussels with some white beer. Delicious. Don't forget to ask for a spoon to savour the broth.
The green salad for entree was mediocre.
I shared a profiterol with another person but it was still too big. 3 can share it easily.

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Thank Hande
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Great Belgian fare in lovely old atmospheric restaurant on a lovely little lively square. The service was excellent and friendly - a lot of reviewers complain of brusque and unfriendly service in a lot of restaurants in the city which put me off but I found this to be untrue everywhere I ate in the city - must be the attitudes of the reviewers!! I highly recommend thie restaurant.

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Thank Gary M
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