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The Magic Rubens

#2,900 of 3,190 Restaurants in Brussels
$$ - $$$, , European
Rue de la Montagne 4 Bergstraat, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 503 38 65
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  • Excellent8%
  • Very good15%
  • Average19%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible40%
4 weeks ago
“Go somewhere else...”
17 Oct 2017
“Lunch average”
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Belgian, Bar, European, International
$$ - $$$
Rue de la Montagne 4 Bergstraat, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We regret so much for not checking the reviews before bumping into this restaurant which offers lukewarm service, unimpressive food and dishonest pricing, at least for the drinks. The price for the beverages listed in the menu is for small size only, and they will...More

Thank Arvin G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ended up here as we had been wandering around for a bit and my husband was hungry! I wish we hadn't bothered... The waiter was friendly but a menu with pictures of each item is never a good sign. My husband described his chicken as...More

Thank Merrowmum
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Minestrone soup was like dishwater ( not a tomato in sight) and tasted awful. V small portion of frites, very expensive hot wine and then they asked for cash as “ the machine was broken” ... yeah, right. Much better places to go than here....More

Thank Emmacw73
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Felt good in this place, good and affordable dishes and most important, nice conversation with restaurant owner. Good beer. Good position, right in the city center.

Thank DNAlina
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Starting off it was great, fantastic service and great location but that all changed once the food arrived. I ordered the rib eye for 22 euro and my girlfriend had the chicken burger. I asked for my steak rare and the chicken burger to be...More

Thank Taylor S
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Easily the worst meal experience I had in Brussels. The whole burger is industrial, cheese is not even heated. The result is appalling and the service matches the plate. This comes at a price of 20€ for a burger plus beer. For this price you...More

Thank Sick M
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This place has a lot of beer. Pretty much any beer you can imagine in multiple sizes up to a litre mug

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

The starter is so so. Something like tartar souce mixed with some seafood meat. The mussels portion is big. The icecream waffle abit sweet, but acceptable.

Thank Sam S
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Magic Rubens is a lovely place to eat and drink and watch the lively grassmarket with its tourists, buskers and locals all mingling. Recommend the cherry beer. It's amazing.

Thank Bolansan
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Awful. I came and ordered a pint. Bar guys were friendly. However, they put a half instead of a pint on the till. Then the waitress brought me a beer I asked why it's a half. When you finish I can bring you another one....More

Thank Leila A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
Belgian, Bar, European, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue de la Montagne 4 Bergstraat, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 503 38 65
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