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't Groot Cafe

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Belgian, Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, French
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Grote Markt 7 | Open 7d/7d, Halle 1500, Belgium
+32 2 356 52 57
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Today
08:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Wed 10:00 - 22:00
Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Brussels, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The food was okay, not great but okay, we ordered some dessert, we got it at separate times. My friend's spaghetti sauce was cold, we didn't want to complain as we already had sent the waiter back to the kitchen after he brought us the wrong order, de waitress was friendly but somewhat forgetful. I wouldn't go back here, but... More 

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Thank Caro R
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

When in Halle and need a meal ( lunch or dinner) we go to the t'Groot Cafe. Meals are traditional, good quality and good, friendly and fast service. I also drink with my meals a local beer such as a Kriek or Gueze from Boon No surprises on both sides of the bar.

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Thank RedPAT46007
Brussels, Belgium
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439 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

You have almost everything here that you would expect from a local Belgian restaurant. The standard is fair but not outstanding. The assortment of dessert offers a complete collection and it is worthy !

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Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Redondo Beach, California
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I am a frequent visitor in Halle. I usually like the Groot Cafe. Decent coffee, mussels, good pastries etc. however on my last visit, we couldn't get the waiter to wait , give us our bill, and when asked for the wifi code he said I had to ask the barman. I went inside, asked the barman who said he... More 

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Thank Sabine161033
Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

The food in itself isn't bad but everything else can be, to put it mildly, gratly improved. Waiting times & service are way below standard. Even though Halle prides itself on being flemish half of staff doesn't even understand. God forbid anything you ordered is wrong or bad because you not only have to wait an eternity to be served... More 

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Thank Raphael S
Rome, Italy
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126 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We only came here for a quick break after trekking kilometers in the woods, it was a Sunday afternoon so only 't Groot was open (the neighboring cafés close at 18h). It's a larger café than expected based on the frontage alone, but we were quite unsure what to do when we entered as there was no staff so we... More 

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Thank encreverte
Halle, Belgium
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

You have a large choice in Belgian food. Good location with in the summer a great terrace. Open whole day 7/7. Service average. Big rotation in personnel. Each time we came, other people that don't seem happy to work there.

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Thank Christine G
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

We live here in Halle and eat at this restaurant quite often and we enjoy it! OK, the service isn't always top, but this place has its advantages. In addition to their standard menu, they have a menu of monthly specials as well as daily specials. Although the it's listed here in Trip Advisor as only open in the evenings,... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

The only two good things to be said about this cafe/restaurant are the location and the food. We arrived hoping for a simple Croque and a drink. After an interminable wait, we finally collared a waiter who took our orders for a glass of wine, a coca cola and a beer. After another interminable wait the wine, beer and a... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

We ate several times here. The service is great. Both times I had the mussels. It was the start of the season for those so they were not that big .But they were okay. The service is really excellent, they coffee is really good, good choice of desserts, cold beer. Will go back.

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Thank Sabine161033

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$39
Cuisine
Belgian, Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grote Markt 7 | Open 7d/7d, Halle 1500, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Halle
  • Phone Number: +32 2 356 52 57

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