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Le Roy d'Espagne
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Ranked #568 of 3,952 Restaurants in Brussels
Price range: US$6 - US$33
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: After the 1695 bombardment left a large part of the buildings on the Grand-Place in ruins, the guilds were responsible for its reconstruction. The baker’s guild rebuilt the Roy d’Espagne at number 1, Grand Place, in 1697. The patron-saint of bakers, Saint Aubert’s bust can still be seen right above the main entry, watching over his artisans. On the second floor, Charles II’s bust ornates the facade and gives his name to the building. At the time Charles II was king of Spain and sovereign of the Southern Netherlands, geogra-phically comprising Belgium of today. The building, having suffered during the French Revo-lution, was in terrible condition, but was restored in 1902 under the influence of then mayor of Brussels : Charles Buls. Having been a cafe and afterwards an ironmongery, of which the gallery remains on the first floor, finaly exercing its previous vocation in 1954. This side of the Grand’Place offers the most glamorous view of what Jean Cocteau named « world’s most beautifull theater ». The Estaminet, our private dining hall is located on the second floor, which allows an even better view to savor for those lucky enough to dine there.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Good location and I knew it would be pricy but €6.50 for an Orange juice! It wasn't even a full pint! Pants pulled all the way down. Go elsewhere if you can as better food is about.

Thank michael h
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royjphb, Responsable relations clients at Le Roy d'Espagne, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi Michael,

First of all, we would like to thank you for visiting Le Roy d'Espagne.

We are deeply sorry to hear that you didn't find the experience worth it, despite the unique location and the fresh orange juice.

Running a prestigious establishment such as Le Roy d'Espagne comes at a cost but we do our best to keep our prices in the average.

Knowing this, we hope to see you again soon at Le Roy d'Espagne!

Le Roy d'Espagne Team


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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We came here on a Sunday evening, with not much idea of where to go for dinner. We had seen this place during the day and so decided to give it a try.
I had a panache (or shandy, if you're British) and the spaghetti carbonara. This was very tasty, but not served in a way I was used to - it arrived with an egg yolk in a plastic container on the top! I mixed this in to the pasta and it was lovely; I suppose this is so that those who cannot eat potentially undercooked egg could still enjoy the meal.
The pasta was really enjoyable. My partner ordered the chicken burger, but this was a bit dry, and the chips that came on the side seemed to have been made a while ago - they weren't very tasty. Having sampled some of the frites in the city already, this was disappointing.
The atmosphere was nice and the servers were friendly, if not very quick. We asked for the bill twice (two separate servers) and only got it after around 20 minutes. Luckily we were able to pay quite quickly after that. They were very facilitating when I asked to pay part cash and part card.
This was a fairly nice meal and it is in a good location.

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Thank Chloe W
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royjphb, Responsable relations clients at Le Roy d'Espagne, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hello Chloe,

Thank you so much for your visit and for this review. We are glad that you have liked your experience with us!

We take not of your remarks regarding the waiting time and we will do our very best to improve this in the futur.

We hope to see you again soon at Le Roy d'Espagne.

Le Roy d'Espagne Team



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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Trying to find somewhere for breakfast around the Grand-Place was not easy. Eventually we ended up here and were met by a waiter called Luigi who sat us on a table overlooking the Grand Place. We were warmly welcomed with a smile and good English. Breakfast was a couple of croissants per person with delicious hot chocolate, just what we needed. Luigi was a great ambassador for the restaurant and Brussels.

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Thank Ian S
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royjphb, Responsable relations clients at Le Roy d'Espagne, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi Ian,

Thank you so much for your visit and for sharing your experience with us!

Your comment makes us smile and we will definitely share it with Luigi ;-)

We are thrilled that you have enjoyed the breakfast with a view on the most beautiful square in the world!

Hope to see you again soon!

Le Roy d'Espagne Team

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

It’s all about location. Our meal was average, I had fish and chips, he had chicken and biscuit. It was pricey. €48 and for the first time ever, The server asked for a tip. However, the location is perfectly situated in the corner of the grand square. It was warm with the fireplace on a cold rainy day.

Thank Kelly D
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royjphb, Responsable relations clients at Le Roy d'Espagne, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Dear Kelly,

First of all, we would like to thank you for visiting Le Roy d'Espagne!

We are glad that you have enjoyed our central location as well as the warmth of our fireplace ;-)

We have noted your comment regarding our fish & chips. Could we get more information on your meal so that we can improve our offer?

Regarding the tip, we do not ask for tips but, when paying by card, we ask you if you would like to add an amount for tip. Our clients are totally free to give something or not.

We hope to see you again soon at Le Roy d'Espagne.

Le Roy d'Espagne Team


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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

It’s a little touristy and a little pricier. But the view of grand place was incredible, the beer was good, and the food was delicious after a day of exploring Brussels.

Thank MaKenzie2
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royjphb, Responsable relations clients at Le Roy d'Espagne, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Hello,

Thank you so much for visiting Le Roy d'Espagne.

We are glad that you have enjoyed your time with us as well as the fantastic view that we offer on the Grand-Place!

We hope to see you again soon!

Le Roy d'Espagne Team

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