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L'Ecailler du Palais Royal

) #296 of 3,094 Restaurants in Brussels $$$$ , Seafood, European
Rue Bodenbroek 18, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 512 87 51
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (10 reviews)
“crab” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Belgian, Seafood, European, French
Rue Bodenbroek 18, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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1 - 10 of 186 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an elegant restaurant with a typical late nineteenth century atmosphere. Specialized in fish, they will not disappoint you: excellent ingredients and very well cooked. I was there for a Sunday night. It was very calm and the service was impeccable. Should I be...More

Thank Eugenio B
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Brussels based friend of mine took me here. Place has always been a restaurant although name suggests otherwise. Seafood is the trade of the place. I really liked the atmosphere and decoration of the place. Service was helpful and good, although very french speaking. Food...More

Thank pjoksa
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We had booked for 12.00h but traffic and parking was easier than usual so we arrived at 11.55h. Door was locked. We knocked, no answer. So we called, 'we're outside and it's cold!'. The answer was that they were eating and they'd open at 12,...More

Thank Lonestarbc
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We were kindly hosted for a last minute reservation (8.10 call for diner 20 min later). Nice and cosy atmosphere. Friendly service with the right tone and even occasionally the right sense of humor. They contributed to a great evening.

1  Thank Marie-Helene D
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The visit to L'ecailler should have been a nice end of a fabulous trip to Brussels, but it soon became a disappointment... The service varies between very friendly and caring staff to arrogant and ignorant. The maître d'hôtel made no effort/interest to inform me about...More

Thank I_laurentius
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Good location in Sablon square with a rich selection of sea food and a long list of plates and daily suggestions with good service. Over priced.

Thank Evangelia P
Reviewed 19 December 2016

A very fancy restaurant where you can sit at ease, not disturbed by neighbors and where the food is excellent. By far the best restaurant in its category in Brussels.

Thank rudy151
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Amazing selection of oysters, very innovative cuisine, in a kind of austere and majestic environment. Great wine list with the smallest letters ever printed. Highly priced

Thank pesmou
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Admittedly, we probably received some special treatment, as we went with my wife's 85 year-old cousin, who had been coming here since the 60's, and it had been her favorite place to go with her husband for over 25 years. Amazing presentations and imaginative dishes,...More

Thank Christopher M M
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Went there with several work colleagues. The food was good and the service was excellent. Prices however are very high. Only go if someone else is paying.

Thank Acireale
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Belgian, Seafood, European, French
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Bodenbroek 18, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 512 87 51
  • E-mail
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