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Manneken Cafe - CLOSED

Rue au Beurre 42 | just off Grand Place, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 511 26 12
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible14%
8 Dec 2014
“Le Manneken has closed down”
1 Dec 2014
“A sip to enjoy”
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Belgian, French, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Rue au Beurre 42 | just off Grand Place, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 8 December 2014

The Manneken was a fantastic restaurant but closed down in June 2014. Our friend Assia who we met a few years ago when she was working at Manneken, has gone to work in T Kelkerde on the Grand Place...similar menu and a very nice restaurant...More

Thank nettzman
Reviewed 1 December 2014

This place was suggested by my friend as when he mentioned about this place he had uttered a loud WOW and i wanted to see how much he was correct.This was not at all disappointing and has something which binds a person there.

3  Thank R108r
Reviewed 13 August 2014

The good points. The beer was very flavourful and (byu Belgian standards) light at 5.5% ABV. The food was also very good with a steak that was well done but not cremated and a pepper sauce I could actually eat (very rare)! The bad points....More

Thank Colin B
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Food better than average, service really great. Being able to dine on such a reasonable price just next to Grand Place is not the most common thing. Recommended.

Thank TakisKaragiannis
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Tried the mussels with curry - it was tasteful and well-prepared. Service was quick and polite compared to my general dining experience in Brussels. Taking into account its perfect location, this is a good place to choose in the Grand Place area.

Thank BPwayfarer
Reviewed 13 May 2014

we had great dinner in manken also it is place and ambeince was good,could not find any dislike in this restaurent

1  Thank Farshadnejad
Reviewed 8 April 2014

To be able to eat so close to The Grand Place for such a reasonable price was some achievement. We cannot accept all the accolades for it was a recommendation by our Belgian tour guide who once again had led us to good food and...More

Thank frankfrnkbt
Reviewed 1 March 2014

We had a lovely meal here . Some excellent beers available - we had Grimbergen- and excellent food. I had a very nice roast chicken with Apple sauce. However, the best part of the meal were the crepes flambees. They were flambeed in front of...More

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Only place I could find near Grand Place serving a warm breakfast on a weekday - reasonable at 8 or 13 euros. Simple but delicious - croissants were plentiful and oh so flaky accompanied by yummy jams, eggs that just taste so good, cheese. Service...More

Thank Sara S
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We managed to get a table here on New Years Eve and it was packed within minutes of opening! The atmosphere was great and the log fire very inviting. Our waiter translated the whole menu for us despite being very busy and we had a...More

Thank Tealey21
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$28 - US$39
Belgian, French, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue au Beurre 42 | just off Grand Place, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 511 26 12
  • E-mail
Named for Brussels’ premier tourist attraction, Manneken café is also a major stop for travelers to the Ilot Sacre preserved historic district. Set near the Grand Place, Manneken offers a warm typically Brussels welcome, with cranberry coloured walls, glazed tiles, crackling open fireplace, scrubbed wooden floors and tables, charmingly mismatched chairs, chandeliers, and a cosy mezzanine level. The menu features dishes like starter of pan-fried prawns in garlic butter, main course of grilled beef entrecote with aubergine tomato, and crème brulee. Classic Brussels dishes like mussels, waterzooi with chicken, and waffles are here too, and, as it’s open daily from 10 am, it’s an excellent choice for meeting friends any time of day.