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“You pay for the atmosphere, not so much for the food..” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cospaia

Cospaia
Ranked #702 of 3,490 Restaurants in Brussels
Price range: $27 - $54
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“You pay for the atmosphere, not so much for the food..”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

This restaurant has so much to offer in terms of design and atmosphere that the food cannot even compare. I went to this place as part of a group and most of us found the food to be average. Starters were just 'okay', whilst sushi was nothing more than what you can find at cheaper and more casual cafe/restaurants. White wine was very good, and the staff made an effort to provide a good service. However, I don't think I would go there again mainly because it's overpriced for what it is.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Allroundeurope
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Tangier, Morocco
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

We were a party of 3, the service was above average, the food was served timely and the portions were perfect. I'd highly recommend the place

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Thank Philip J
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Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very nice astmosphere - good food (but not for gourmets)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

Clearly Cospaia is the kind of restaurant you go for the place, not for the food. With a 2 courses lunch at 19 euros, I found it tasty, quick, good service and really nice decoration. Dont expect gastronomy (even if the prices may be high, the cook is not up to expectations) - you pay for the design and the situation of the restaurant. The experience being however a success, a bit like the trendy restaurants in Paris, this should satisfy the shoppers and business men walking around Louiza.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank AmauryXH
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Brussels
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Not a place for lunch”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

This restaurant has two rooms,one bright and airy with stunning pictures and another one dark and sombre. By misfortune the lunch sitting is in the latter,whereas on previous occasions I had been seated in the better room.The waiters are not up to the mark,accompanied by two female guests,they managed to serve the food and drinks starting with myself,maybe they were hired that morning!
The food is just ok.. my guest went for the set lunch and I went à la carte.The starters were average,mine was sushi and sashimi,in fact it was sashimi and maki??,also it was evidently pulled directly from the fridge,cling film removed and hey presto..call yourself a restaurant.The main courses looked good but were lacking in flavour.
Finally when you leave the front of house has their dog to say goodbye ...seriously.If you want diners for a business lunch get your house in order,train your staff,focus on your kitchen and stop being a part time kennel service at the same time.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank wellingtonbrussels
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WEMMEL
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“regular customer”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

very kind manager and staff, nice terrasse during summer time ,good decoration ,good food but nothing special and over priced .

Visited August 2012
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Thank MECHIGUE
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