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De Monk

£, , European
Rue Sainte-Catherine 42, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 511 75 11
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“spaghetti” (22 reviews)
“charcuterie” (3 reviews)
“pate” (3 reviews)
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Belgian, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Rue Sainte-Catherine 42, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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1 - 10 of 77 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This typical Belgian Cafe, very near to the place Catherine, offers a very large set of beers (mostly Belgian) from barrel. Also they offer a set of large bottle beers to share with friends.

Thank Rudi D
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Typical "brown" café. Basic pasta dishes in the back restaurant room. One of us wanted a soup, and had to go and get it at the bar at the front... A bit of strange, but hey, why not...

Thank Erwin V
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

I asked the bar staff to top my beer up as I asked for a large beer and got a 330ml Lager that was not full and I was told "You get what you pay for" quite happy to pay more but was never given...More

1  Thank Matt P
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Good pasta, nice atmosphere near the Place Sainte-Catherine, rather cheap, Flemish-speaking staff... What else could I say? Well, the spaghetti are cooked by Indian chefs, so as one might expect there is an Indian flavor (notably cumin and perhaps other Indian spices as well) to...More

Thank Steeve P
Reviewed 23 July 2018

There's pasta being served in a back room at a good price, and it's OK, but really nothing special. The bar itself has a nice ambience and plenty to choose from. A good place to hang out for a couple of beers or more.

Thank Sven Ö
Reviewed 5 July 2018

For any pasta lover Monk is a must. No bells or whistles, just pasta, sauce and a loooot of cheese! Only had to wait 30mins for a table in peak time - but it was nice to chill at the bar and watch the world...More

Thank OceaniaWanderer
Reviewed 28 June 2018

De Monk is not simply a bar in Brussels; it's an institution. They have a nice selection of beverages - beers by the bottle or on tap - the atmosphere is cosy, no bling-bling but nice wooden chairs and tables, you're a bit transported back...More

Thank Michel V
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Went for late dinner. Was a little disappointed about the simple menu with just spaghetti, but the bolognese was delicious.

Thank Marius P
Reviewed 20 June 2018

My friend and I arrived late into the city on a Friday night and we said we'd explore the area around the hotel as we knew there were good bars and restaurants. We discovered Monk and were enticed from its ambiance and hopping atmosphere! It...More

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful bar; full of character and great positive atmosphere. The staff were efficient. The beers were good and varied. The music was good. A mix of clientele from local students, business people to older friends. Food looked good too. Toilets clean and characterful

Thank gmfromnearlondon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Sainte-Catherine 42, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 511 75 11
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