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Quai aux Briques 2 | Place Sainte Catherine 12, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 511 60 89
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“lobster” (27 reviews)
“sole” (12 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (3 reviews)
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French, Belgian, Seafood, European, Gastropub
Quai aux Briques 2 | Place Sainte Catherine 12, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They had one vegetarian dish which said contains vegetables, tofu and potatoes. I ordered it but received one plate with boiled vegetables and potatoes. I asked the staff about the tofu and they said that the chef had opened it but it turned out to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank gudetamatop
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner with colleagues. This is a traditional seafood restaurant. Croquet crevettes as appetizer was good and homemade. As main course I had cod which was very nice. You can eat mussels here the restaurant is on walking distance to the grand place.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank koenj815
Reviewed November 10, 2018

traditional restaurant at fish market, worthy of its prominent corner position, offering very nice, classic fish dishes and good wine selection shame different fishes come served similarly accompanied, but not bad at all !

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank streetMartin
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This place was highly recommended, but we found it very expensive for mediocre food. Other places nearby were packed out so that probably explains why this place wasn't. Rugbyman 2 is world's better.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jodles
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The mussels were recommended and were good, but thoroughly enjoyed the sole. We do not usually get Dover sole in the States so this was a real treat - perfectly prepared.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ckw911
Reviewed July 30, 2018

The restaurant was not at part with the prices. The service was very slow and the waiter absent negligent. To get his attention, we consistently had to ask for him to come. Upon arrival for instance he did not even come to ask if we...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank TravellerFrequent
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

We come to Brussels for a weekend, just to enjoy the city. Saturday lunch time (after 2pm, so not even rush hour) we wanted to have a glass of white wine and some oysters. At Francois waiter told us that we cannot enter the restaurant,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jelena U
Reviewed May 27, 2018

The prices are too high for the value you get. Fish is very expensive. I had the mussels but they were not the best quality (relatively small, a lot of broken shells, a lot of sand) and on top of that, I found a piece...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Filip B
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

We arrived to the restaurant with previous reservation, the place was overbooked, estimation wait after the time reservation one hour and fifteen minutes, dinner time 2hours. The waiter, a guy from Camboya give us a great service. To expensive for the goods, they shouldn’t accept...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Armando P
Reviewed March 14, 2018

Cosy place, typical Belgian in the old city center Great service, it was even a pleasure to be there taste was ok but two of us have been sick a few hours later after having chosen Tartar Tuna Between €30 and €50 pp

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank JCdeBxl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, Belgian, Seafood, European, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quai aux Briques 2 | Place Sainte Catherine 12, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 511 60 89
  • E-mail
Le Restaurant Francois, est un etablissement bien connu, au coin du Quai aux Briques et de la Place Sainte Catherine a Bruxelles.Un etablissement bien connu, au coin du Quai aux Briques et de la Place Sainte Catherine. Les arriere-grands-parents d'Anne-Marie Veulemans tenaient a l'epoque une friterie, dans laquelle on degustait des moules...Toute la famille s'affairait a couper les frites, nettoyer les moules, et mettre les harengs au vinaigre.Deux freres prirent la succession : Henry reprit la friterie et Francois ouvrit un petit bistrot au coin du marche au poissons.Avec son epouse Aline, il fit evoluer sa cuisine, entre la tradition et les nouveaux gouts de la clientele, de plus en plus nombreuse et fidele.En 1960, le traiteur fut ouvert juste a cote, et aujourd'hui, Madame Anne-Marie dirige le bateau, respectant les traditions.
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