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Le Cirio

££ - £££
French, Belgian, Bar, European
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Rue de la Bourse 18-20, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 512 13 95
10:00 - 00:00
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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Been to this bar a few times over the years when in Brussels It's a classic old fashioned bar with lots of brass and antique furniture Service is good with waiters attentive Atmosphere was nice with a good mix of clientele We didn't eat there but the food looked good others were eating , good selection of beers

Thank loveydoveyx
San Francisco, California
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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When we were first seated and read the menu, we were disappointed. The menu was a bit confusing - not precisely organized. I was underwhelmed by the selection. Didn't expect to see so much pasta. We ordered the Waterzooi and the Carbonnades and they were both excellent! And the service was good. The interior is worn in and comfortable. It... More 

Thank Wings415
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfectly located cafe with charming interior. Great beers. Very good pastas. Attentive service from waiters. And, of course, the cat behaving as owner of the place.

Thank Sergey Y
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5,316 reviews
3,741 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,781 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In a city that offers so many old evocative café's and taverns Le Cirio is a perfect example of the type of places I love to visit on any holiday to Brussels. Although this cafe doesn't have the age of the likes of A La Becasse,Au Bon Vieux Temps or L'Imaige Nostre Dame or Toone it certainly has the same... More 

Thank Neil K
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2,008 reviews
1,586 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 596 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Le Cirio café is an intimate and elegant Fin de Siècle café and is located in the Bourse area of Brussels.Dating from 1903 when it was originally an upscale Italian food shop that gradually developed into a café.A café with an unspoilt period interior dating from 1903 which is mostly original.Le Cirio café has many interesting fixtures and features throughout... More 

Thank Stephen K
Kochi, Japan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

A clasic place in Brussels. The restaurant is located in a historical building with big windows very close to the grand square. Thus, attracting everyone attention. The food is 100% local as well as their workers. However, due its proximity to the main attractions in town several patrons are tourists. We got shrimp croquets, carbonnade frites and gratin "lettuce". Great... More 

Thank Lenguado05
Brussels, Belgium
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972 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I don't care too much for their well known "half and half" but the interior is utterly charming, prices are correct and so is the service.

Thank Jurgen B
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Went here twice during our 2 day stay in Brussels - following a guide book and wanting to go where locals went - and on or second visit (for lunch) we only just got a seat in this large restaurant, so the locals definitely favour this place too. The place is what you imagine as a traditional Belgian bar -... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Terrific old-world bar, with lots of of character and charm, just a two-minute walk from the Grand-Place. Have been to Brussels several times in past years and it remains my favourite place for a drink (gueuze) before heading out to dinner.

Thank paraalco
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

yes it is the same name that you see on tinned tomatoes. ok so the smoking ban as gone along way to destroyed by the smoking ban atmosphere that this used to have when i first visited in the 60s

Thank peterhg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Belgian, Bar, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue de la Bourse 18-20, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 512 13 95

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