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As featured in Best Food in Brussels
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9 Place Rouppe, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 511 38 16
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
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All hours
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had an awful experience in Houtsiplou last weekend and will definitely not be coming back. I don't remember if I have ever eaten such tasteless food. The burger had no seasoning and neither did the steak we ordered. On top of it, the steak was supposed to be medium and instead was completely overcooked and simply inedible. The only... More 

Thank Jana K
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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137 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the hotel across the street from Houtsiplou and noticed it was extremely popular, so we gave it a try. Houtsiplou is a true brasserie, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. We had dinner there and since it was a pleasant Seiptember night, we sat outside. The wait staff were very efficient and friendly and spoke multiple languages... More 

1 Thank Retired1811
Helsinki, Finland
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149 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Houtsiplou is a place worth visiting even from further away. A mix of old and new, trendy painted murals on the walls, quick service and friendly staff. Had a fish and chips -portion, which was served with nice big salad and was tasty altogether.

Thank LPekkala
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This restaurant occupies a good position on a square with a lot of outside eating and seems to be very popular with youngsters no doubt because of their big selection of burgers, The night I went inside was heaving and so ate outside. Decided to try the meatloaf which was a little different but tasty and certainly was a filling... More 

1 Thank Jodian
Aying, Germany
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

It's a nice restaurant with young guests. More like a restaurant for students. But excellent plain fare and very good salads. A little cramped

1 Thank oliver s
Dorset, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The only reason that I did not eat there was because the kitchen was not open until 6pm, not sure if that is a regular occurrence. When it was open the place filled up rapidly and you needed a reservation! I missed out. Good choice of different food and really well priced and supported by a good selection of beers.... More 

1 Thank Beverley H
Cambridge, Canada
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100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had a very pleasant lunch sitting out on the patio watching the people in Brussels go by. The home made hummus is fantastic our waiter brought this to the table while we were studying the menu. I had the home made soup again very good. Excellent service very friendly staff.

1 Thank puslinhpioneers
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I had the "large toast multi-cereal grilled vegetables, pesto and halloumi cheese" and this was really a fantastic vegetarian meal, big portion, super tasty toast with pesto and grilled veggies (eggplant, zucchini, fennel, chicory) and delicious fried halloumi. They also have great beers (Kriek Boon) and cocktails for aperitif! Cozy atmosphere both inside and outside on the terrace.Highly recommended!

1 Thank Leen D
Sundsvall, Sweden
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Good choice for a relaxing pause on the outskirts of the Brussels centrum with nice view over a relatively quiet square. Friendly service and value for money!

1 Thank NikoSweden
Perth, Australia
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69 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This place is on a nice square and has a really nice relaxed vibe about it. The drinks are average priced and the food is a little pricey for the area but it's worth it. We had burgers and they were amazing

Thank GlenB92

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Place Rouppe, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 511 38 16

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