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Le Mess

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boulevard louis schmidt 1, Brussels 1040, Belgium
+32 2 734 03 36
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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Brussels, Belgium
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59 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rather small portions for the price, quality of one of the dishes we ordered was awful (coquilles St. Jacques). Actually you get 3 coquilles for 25€. Same for the ravioli: 5 of them for 22€. On top of this, every time the door opens there's cold air running through the place.

Thank miglozoya
Brussels, Belgium
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Easily accessible with the tram 7 or 25, and is located near to Etterbeek suburb. The place was formerly a prison, it has been transformed beautifully into a cosy elegant restaurant. The menu is not extensive however all the dishes we ordered were simply very well prepared, refined and tasteful. It had been a truly delightful experience. The service is... More 

Thank cuddles08
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122 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Brussels already has many good Italian restaurants but for those who did not know this one, you can add it to the list. Especially good for the lunch menu which is quick but very well-done although Im asure it is also nice to come to in the evening.

Thank LondonTelegramSam
Brussels, Belgium
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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We drove by many times and always tried to remember and book a table. Now we've been invited by friends and had no more excuses :) the place is in a well known area and the location is easily remembered by the tower and castle look of the famous "Delvaux" building. The reception and welcoming is nice and friendly. We... More 

Thank hcalin
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

visited with an elderly aunt who lives nearby, excellent food and ambience. Staff very welcoming. Would highly recommend.

Thank brammo
Brussels, Belgium
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168 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Good things first: the reception and service were efficient and friendly throughout the evening, top marks there. The location was also very nice (we sat in the verandah). Alas, food wise the experience was less than perfect. The menu offers a bit for every taste and to be fair, on paper it all looks very harmonious, balanced and thought through... More 

Thank Xenophon2NewDelhi
Guildford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Recommended to this restaurant by a colleague and was not disappointed. It is quite an unusual restaurant for Brussels being a modern design set in old building, and the cuisine has an emphasis on fresh and sustainable food. This ambiance was supplemented with very attentive and friendly service. We sat in the conservatory room which had a nice ‘outside’ atmosphere,... More 

Thank David W
Mechelen, Belgium
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72 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

I have eaten many times at Le Mess and we have always enjoyed that experience. However our last visit was not worth the money we paid. We found the food expensive for what you get and so well cooked as in the past. Spending $300 for 4 people I would expect something decent, we were so disappointed. I don't think... More 

Thank chris.lalor
Ansembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Outstanding service, very enjoyable atmosphere and the most important ... Well presented & tasty food! Also many organic and slow cooking options.

Thank Tempsdor
Londerzeel, Belgium
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133 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

We had a lunch for business at Le Mess. We enjoyed a delicious fish dish. Service is quick and place seems a typical place for business lunch but I believe it can be a lovely place for diner with friends and family as well!

Thank b0he

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, European, Gastropub, French, Pub, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: boulevard louis schmidt 1, Brussels 1040, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 734 03 36
Le Mess menu offers a wide range of tasty organic dishes following the rythm of the seasons using only local and healthy products. Restaurant Le Mess, situated in the heart of the Arsenal site, has been an major historic military place for more than a century and managed to keep its authentic architecture. After 75 years of military honours and 25 years of derelict, three friends were seduced by this place and decided to make a restaurant of it : Le Mess. Besides its two floors of dining area in a cosy atmosphere, you can also enjoy the sunny days in our glass room, which is perfect for every meeting or banquet. The restaurant's menu, following the rythm of the seasons, offers savourous dishes perfect for every occasion and always made out of local, organic and healthy products. Le Mess also welcomes you for your seminars, business meals, banquets or events. Possibility of renting rooms.

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