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Rue de Vergnies 42 | 1050, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+32 2 850 82 77
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 17:00 - 01:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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19 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The quick served french/Mediterranean food is quite good and for a good price. The "fougasse" which is an olive focaccia is quite nice. The staff is just not very friendly and they refused we pay separately or by card. Like most cash only places, the just refuse to make it easy for the customer.

Thank Waïna L
Brussels, Belgium
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119 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Tapas style, good taste and combinations. Kitchen is open until late perfect for an after dinner with beer or delicioius tea. Not suitable for groups, better for a Tinder date!

Thank Spepperanza
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

If you are at Flagey longing for delicious and unpretentious food, this is you place. I Really liked the aubergine tatin and the desserts. Also a good selection of wine. We were quite a big group and the staff was very helpful when we wanted to pay separately.

Thank Varbanova_m
Beirut, Lebanon
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Penates is a place i associate with nice feelings and moments. Not too far from home and an ideal base for returning from forest excursions. It always provides a warm, down to earth, glorious feeling. The food is not exceptionally varied, menu has not changed in the last year, but warm noodles can be one of your best memories when... More 

Thank riccardo c
Brussels, Belgium
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

If you are in Ixelles, just try this as it's great food for a decent price. You might have to wait a bit as it is often packed, but it's worth going!

Thank EmptyFridgeSurvivor
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Food was okay and price reasonable. Service not great. They refused that we pay separately and staff is cold.

Thank Waïna L
Brussels, Belgium
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131 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

Super nice terrasse at the back. very calm, you feel like on holiday. It is not the cheapest place around brusseles but you sure are happy later about what you get. Everything is served with a nice side salad. I had quiche of the day (samlon & broccoli) and it tasted just sssuuuuper good.

Thank sophie t
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

We went there with friends and family. We cannot comment on food as they kicked us out before we could actually dine. After we have been waiting sitting for 15 minutes in the garden, the "kind" waitress suddenly decided that we overstayed our welcome as the garden would have closed in one hour. No good evening, no please, no sorry.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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88 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

It's an amazing little gem hidden just next to place Flagey. They have a nice variety of sandwiches and a good selection of beers and wine. Try the fougasse sans serrano & maroccan lentils. Both are fantastic and very filling. I absolutely recommend this place!

Thank Anna A
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

Really good place where you can eat North-African and Spanish food. Charming atmosphere, especially is summer when you can seat outside in a nice open space on the back.

Thank Cry M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
International, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue de Vergnies 42 | 1050, Brussels 1050, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 850 82 77

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