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Hortense Spirits & Cocktails

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Address: Rue de Vergnies 2, Brussels 1050, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 2 514 43 47
18:00 - 12:00
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Sun 18:00 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 18:00 - 12:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 00:00

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Hortense is now also Humus Botanical Gastronomy and serves delicious vegetarian food

Couple tasty creative cocktails with creative vegetarian food in a beautiful dining room... What else could you expect to be the perfect place for veggie lovers ? Well, the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 January 2017
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We went to Hortense for the first time last Sunday for brunch with our children and we will go again this Saturday evening with 6 other friends. We loooove the place. First, it is vegetarian, excellent and hype at the same time. There is no other restaurant like it in Brussels. The food is just amazing, so good, and sophisticated... More 

Thank Esmeralda D
Copenhagen, Denmark
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Couple tasty creative cocktails with creative vegetarian food in a beautiful dining room... What else could you expect to be the perfect place for veggie lovers ? Well, the service did not match expectations; it started very well but we ended waiting app 1 hour for dessert and pay the bill. We had 3 rather small seasonal veggie dishes and... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Great location on the Sablon square, a lounge bar ambiance in an underground scenery. Good music but above all a good bartending team. Besides the classics they also have their own creations, just try. Prices are a bit on the high side, but a good cocktail is worth it. It became hard to find, and here you will definitely be... More 

Thank ToyBoy_B
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a cool place to have an elaborate cocktail with your special other, that's the place guys. Great service, excellent style and relaxing mood. Enjoy!

Thank Kostas K
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Friends and I went and ordered different rhum based drinks, which unfortunately wasn't tasty nor refreshing. Not worth the price.

Thank Clemens M
Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

As someone who loves going to speakeasies in London and NY, this is the only bar in Brussels that has a similar vibe. Location is amazing, the cocktails are good, but the menu is a bit short. By far the best cocktail bar in Brussels

Thank sochcl
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Found this loverly place after a busy day , great atmosphere but please not eurostar trippers i dont understand why people come from london to the markets at jour du bal and the sablon and dont buy any thing !!!! any way if you did buy some fab must have , for the downstairs loo then this is the palace... More 

Thank neillio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Delicious cocktails, nice atmosphere, very nice service! Enjoyed our evening there immensely! Totally recommended!

Thank Maria C
Brussels, Belgium
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42 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Really nice place: underground, loads of candles, creative enough cocktails (12€), beautiful decoration, fancy without being pretentious. The location is also amazing, right in Sablon, one of my favourite areas in Brussels. The problem is the service: we waited more than 45min for 2 cocktails (waitress came back after 20min to ask us to repeat our order) and everyone else... More 

Thank Ana F
Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

If your favorite drink is beer and you don't like candle-light atmosphere, this is not the place for you. Also, if your philosophy is "I don't care what I am drinking, the important thing is to have alcohol in it" this is - again - not the place for you. But if you like refined cocktails, good quality ingredients in... More 

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