We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Pirate Cafe

££ - £££
French, Belgian, European
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Leuvensesteenweg 278, Zaventem 1932, Belgium
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 18:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 26: English reviews
Sint-Stevens-Woluwe, Belgium
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the restaurant very loud, perhaps due to the construction, but food ok, however it is actually d a bit difficult to have a convesation, no parking around

Thank JochenRMeyer
Hayward, California
Level Contributor
68 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Went with brother and family who live nearby and are choosy eaters. Nice experience, good food. Black and white sleek decor.

1 Thank Nino L
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Great food. Excellent service. Menu is a bit on the pricey side though. Had the cod fish which was excellent. Delicious dessert as well.

Thank Ronnie H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

Service was very poor. The food was not good (magret de canard as main course). The waiter was not helpful. And he just replaced the dishes for my wife and myself after having noticed that the duck was having a strange color ... No other comment from the waiter except saying that the fish should be better... Unacceptable. I wont... More 

Thank Nutella2310
Level Contributor
79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

been there already at least 20 times over the last years. And I never had the impression that it was outstanding. More chi-chi than good cuisine. And the couple next to our table had 2 dogs under their table. Disgusting.

Thank Luc C
Alpharetta, Georgia
Level Contributor
202 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

First visit to pirates cafe. The menu has a lot to offer In our group the veal done Pirate Cafe style and the Pork Tenderloins were a hit Don't miss dessert Compliments to the chef

1 Thank costatlanta
Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

The clientele is mainly for business lunches or dinners, however on this occasion the purpose was just a lunch between friends. I've eaten here several times and never been disappointed. It has a good variety of dishes is well cooked and served without pretention. A good wine list. It can get a bit noisy but for me that adds to... More 

1 Thank HoppeJR
Level Contributor
32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015

a bit formal but very good for business lunches, with wide variety of choices and a fine wine list. I come here regularly for not too fancy business lunches

Thank SylBjo
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
186 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

I come here quite often for a business lunch. You have a pretty large choice of starters and main courses (all your invitees will surely find something they like on the menu card) and the service is quick and attentive. You can easily have lunch in an hour time-frame. I personally like the spaghetti alle vongole (a tasteful, large dish),... More 

Thank Erik_Tervuren
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

Have eaten here several times in the last few years and i have to say that it is definitely one of the better places to Dine in the area. The location is easy to find and there is ample parking around. The Restaurant is very relaxed in the true Brasserie style. They have a fairly extensive menu of traditional Belgian... More 

1 Thank James05061957

Travellers who viewed Pirate Cafe also viewed

Zaventem, Flemish Brabant Province
Zaventem, Flemish Brabant Province
Zaventem, Flemish Brabant Province
Zaventem, Flemish Brabant Province

Been to Pirate Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leuvensesteenweg 278, Zaventem 1932, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Zaventem
  • Phone Number: 027258464

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pirate Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?