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Le Fruit Defendu

Certificate of Excellence
French, Belgian, European
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Rue de Tenbosch 108, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+32 2 347 42 47
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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19:00 - 22:00
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We had game, which was excellent. The place is nicely decorated and illuminated. The service can be improved

Thank James M
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I love when they put effort into little things. This is what makes one restaurant differ from all of the others. I just loved the handwritten menu at a big chalk board that the waiter dragged around the restaurant. Although she had no idea how to translate this big French menu into English we really did not mind as everything... More 

Thank katriin2016
Brussels, Belgium
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

I've been to the restaurant many times before. The last time was around Summer 2015 when the staff informed us we would be the last customers they served, since after their vacation period, a new chef would take over the kitchen. The restaurant and food were pricey but really good. I went back last week to find out of the... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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110 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

I came here for a work dinner, so was lucky enough not having to worry about the bill. The place is dimly lit, which is something I like but might not be for everyone. The hosts are extremely friendly and attentive and one instantly gets the feeling that they are in for a treat. The food was immaculate from the... More 

Thank a-zonemaastricht
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Excellent restaurant, very good food and list of wine. We ate the best entrecote of our life, it was absolutelt perfect. The atmoshere is cosy and the service professional and very nice

Thank Erika F
Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

I have always wanted to go as I heard many good things about it. The place is very cosy and romantic. Dim lights, slightly old fashioned interior and blinds that save you from curious look from people passing by, The food it quite traditional French and certainly has a very good quality. There was a bit too much of creamy... More 

Thank theduchess2015
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

I came at this place for dinner several times and i really liked the atmosphere. Little restaurant , reduced menu but with fresh products . The waiters are explaining the menu in such a yummy way that it's hard to choose what to go for.

Thank hideway
Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

one of the best restaurants in ixelles! large variety of seafood dishes and yummy deserts! Rather expensive though.

Thank LironGA
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Small restaurant, fabulous cuisine. The chef's dedication is easy to see in his menus, all courses were full of flavours and a pure delight. Service was friendly as well and the atmosphere was nice and cosy.

Thank elled8
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Small restaurant, clean, good service, short but adequate menu, good food, decent selection of wines. Highly recommended in its price-range.

Thank Rolf L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$85
French, Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue de Tenbosch 108, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels  >  Ixelles
  • Phone Number: +32 2 347 42 47

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