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BIG MAMA

$$ - $$$
Belgian, European, French
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41,place de la vieille halle aux bles, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 513 36 59
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The guy was as warm and friendly as the waitress was cold and abrupt. Food was average (linguine, pulled meat), mussels were excellent.

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Thank Campanule F
Athens, Greece
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

It was Saturday evening and we passed out of this small restaurant. We asked for a table for 4 and the owner was happy to serve us immediately. After our walk at Grand Place where we saw a lot of touristic bistros we returned to BIG MAMA and had delicious mussels served with happiness and warmness. No noise and nice... More 

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Thank alexandros61
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I visit Brussels frequently, and there has to be at least one moules frites (mussels and chips) when I go, and this time I tried out Big Mama. It's halfway between the centre and the antiques district, so well placed, but not quite in the hurly-burly of everything. The tables are zinc-topped and there's a feeling of minimalism about the... More 

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Thank St_Ogpan
Kortrijk, Belgium
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44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

the place was clean, friendly stagg and foods was average. We were welcomed by a nice guy, he offered us free seating, offered us 2 boards with suggestions and the fixed menu. tafels were in inox, clean. but the walls needs some freshingup. the barhroom was in de basement, verry nice mosaicfloors there.

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Thank kvnw
Hasselt, Belgium
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was nicely decorated and the service was friendly. The food was average, however it is very cheap so that balances it out.

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Thank Sophie M
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

With so many options in Brussels, take a pass on this one. The food didn't appear fresh with no effort in trying to provide a good meal. Waitress was friendly enough but I go to a restaurant for primarily the food.

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Thank John S
Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

There were 4 of us, not warmly welcomed.The restaurant was not busy but we had to wait for menu's and drinks. The menu's were not available in English and we had to make do with a Picture Menu which did not have all the options available. We ordered a Rare Steak (no idea of the cut) and 3 Souls. The... More 

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Thank redeyerobert
Leuven, Belgium
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224 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Had lunch here on a rainy day, with only one other table in the restaurant occupied it was a quiet experience. The waiter (owner ?) was very friendly and spoke decent dutch, not evident in Brussels. The food however was very mediocre. The menu is filled with some Belgian favourites, wich is good, but the kitchen execution of it turns... More 

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Thank WimLeuven
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

Good atmosphere and nice dutch speaking waiter, but interior not very clean Food good but not mouth watering.

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Thank Jan-Hein v
bruxelles
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

More like a place to have lunch choice isn't big and the quality of the cuisine isn't the best but for what you pay I guess it's correct. You receive a mousse au chocolat when you order a coffee or a tea after lunch.

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Thank hananBruxelles

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Belgian, European, French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41,place de la vieille halle aux bles, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 513 36 59

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