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De Pistolei

Rue de la Madeleine 5, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 502 95 02
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good42%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baguette” (11 reviews)
“sandwiches” (17 reviews)
“meatloaf” (2 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 19:00All hours
European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Rue de la Madeleine 5, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed yesterday

Food made to order, great sandwiches, both to eat in, and take away. Open early every day. Such pleasant and cheerful staff. We visited every day!! Dont be put off by the appearance, the staff and food make up for it.

Thank Trudee15
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were advised to get sandwiches from here for a quick lunch by a friend. I ordered a large chicken sandwich which came with lots of potatoes and lots of salad. Absolutely delicious and filling. Ft long in size and full to the brim. The...More

Thank Nad D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can see the stash of baguettes in the front window, so you know the sandwiches will be freshly made, not prefabricated and left in a chiller compartment. You can specify your preferred ingredients or choose from some favourites on the board. You can choose...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I bought a really good sandwich here. Big, tasty and filling for under €5. Was quiet impressed. There was a long queue but it was worth waiting for eventually

Thank Oyesola
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying nearby and wanted to eat local, rather than at the hotel. This place was lovely, almost like a scene from "Allo' Allo'". Prices were reasonable too.

Thank willandsue2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You won't be disappointed! Best sandwiches in town! Very sympathetic staff! Let's try the Brusseleir pistolet!

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

A large selection of stuff to put in your sandwich is what pistolei offers. Just like when you choose flavours for your icecream. Great lunch.

Thank SorenRaarup
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We stopped here as it was close to the Novotel (and also the Hilton and NH Hotel and Ibis) so if you're staying in any of those, try breakfast here instead. It is so close, we could actually see it from our bedroom window! First...More

Thank Alexander W
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Brussels is an expensive city. But this eatery is in the middle of the town and an affordable one. I did have a French stick (baguette) with meatloaf and cabbage. Plus local beer. Total was 7,20 euro. This is not funky restaurant but if you...More

Thank Aragorn65
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Happy staff - great service - quick lunch stop on a tour around Brussels. I chose a Smoked Salmon Baguette - terrific bread and plenty of filling.Sensible prices in a very busy area. Highly recommended.

Thank Richard B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue de la Madeleine 5, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 502 95 02
Great little sandwich bar in Brussels on the way down to the Grand Palace from Grand Central metro station - very busy on the main tourist trail.
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