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Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
As featured in Best Food in Brussels
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9 Place Rouppe, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 511 38 16
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here after my better half spotted burgers being served through the window! The place is laid back and friendly with a real homely and family oriented atmosphere. The decor is informal, there are toys and travel books dotted about for little ones and the toilet is blackboarded so you can leave a little message :) I had a... More 

Thank Annette G
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was ice, with a really good burger. My girlfriend tried the vegetarian pasta wich was just ok. But the staff here is really nice and the service is good. Was also recommended this good local beer (shocker).

1 Thank Arne V
Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lively and hip foodie destination serves local Belgian dishes creatively and at a reasonable price. An added value is the satirical, irreverent wall mural art -- a real European political education all in one go! We enjoyed dinner twice within a week, and would go again: classic Belgian stews, mussels and meats, along with wonderful vegetarian salads, which could... More 

1 Thank mummblingme
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited in February on business with a colleague mid week after a recommendation from my hotel close by. Luckily we found a table so not having a reservation wasn't a problem. The restaurant itself is quite small downstairs (seating maybe 20-30) on wooden tables with no tablecloths. There's possibly more seating up/downstairs. It has a warm and friendly casual... More 

1 Thank Jay_Saw
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full house and great service. Had a "Poulette" salad with some wine. Salad was a big one with plenty of scampi and chicken. There was also delicious fresh baked special bread with hummus-style spread for complimentary starters. Absolutely recommended.

Thank juulil2015
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5,305 reviews
3,736 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,779 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to Brussels for many years now and we only ever stay at the Bedford Hotel and so as this restaurant and bar is at the end of the street we have been going to Houtsiplou either for a drink or to sample some of the tastiest burgers in Brussels for years. The restaurant itself is cool... More 

1 Thank Neil K
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This place was recommended by the teacher of a waffle-making workshop my husband did. Funky decor, good food. I had shrimp croquettes & he had duck breast with cherries. Service was good.

1 Thank ellrigg
Irvine, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great accidental find with great burgers and great beers to go with...the fries in the cute little flower pots was a fun touch. Waitress was very helpful and tolerated our numerous questions. Try the JCVD burger!

Thank Bombpop13
Knokke, Belgium
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Nice framework, food, drink, wine, staff, kitchen, lot of amazing décorations, dynamic place,... Viva Belgium!

1 Thank pierrefrank2017
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We went here our first night in Brussels and were not disappointed. The young man serving us was helpful and nice. The food and the drinks were also really really tasty!

Thank Charlotta E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Belgian, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Place Rouppe, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 511 38 16

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?