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Brussels is in Europe so expect European waiter tactics

It is a narrow alley with both fancy and not so fancy restaurants. As in most of Europe, the menus... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Nice and cozy street, worth a visit

This is a good place to stroll leisurely and simply enjoy the walk. It is dangerously studded with... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Jorge C
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 Sep 2017
“Brussels is in Europe so expect European waiter tactics”
6 Sep 2017
“Nice and cozy street, worth a visit”
Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

It is a narrow alley with both fancy and not so fancy restaurants. As in most of Europe, the menus are placed outside for you to view before you sit down. The waiters do hassle you when you walk past. They try to catch your...More

Thank knoesenm
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a good place to stroll leisurely and simply enjoy the walk. It is dangerously studded with all sorts of tourist traps, from delicious chocolate stores to nice restaurants. However, it is a saver when it rains, and who doesn't like Belgian chocolate anyway...

Thank Jorge C
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Being a tourist ourselves we quite like the so called tourist traps. This is a tight alley with many eateries and spruikers alike, offering deals to entice you in. Remembering you can so no thankyou and progress on. For us there is a real vibe...More

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 20 August 2017

A very crowded alley with lots of fancy restaurants and bar around. The good things is this alley will lead you the Delirium Beer alley, the best brew-town!

Thank thetalkinggirl
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful streets and area. Very romantic walks at night as well. Stayed for 2 days and really enjoyed Brussels. A lot of restaurants in it and shops. Very alive nightlife.

Thank 95inna
Reviewed 27 June 2017

The seafood was wonderful! If you love shellfish, this is the place to be! I dream about this meal often and wish I could get something like this in the States.

Thank jennifers1980
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Quarter De L'Ilot Sacre is without a doubt one of the main tourist areas of Brussels and a walk through some of the restaurant lined streets will confirm this. Walking through the streets you will be accosted by many restaurant hawkers trying to lure you...More

2  Thank Neil K
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Whether it's shopping or eating, there was something for everyone here. Plus it was all Christmassy at this time of year!

Thank Cris W
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised to find such a gem in a touristy area so close to Grand Place. The restaurant itself is on a lovely narrow alley street. The food was excellent quality and the service very welcoming.

Thank Hampstead30
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Most tourist areas have their restaurant streets to lure in foreigners with supposedly "authentic" menus which are normally overprized and underseasoned and all similar. There is always some banter trying to invite tourists into the restaurant, and sometimes this can even be kind of entertaining...More

Thank California_momofsix
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