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Le Fruit Defendu

Rue de Tenbosch 108, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+32 2 347 42 47
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (2 reviews)
“your plate” (2 reviews)
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French, Belgian, European
Rue de Tenbosch 108, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Le fruit défendu is a small restaurant nestled in the heart of Ixelles. The Menu changes depending on the season or the products available on the market. The products are fresh. The waiters are very welcoming and the service is top of the notch. I...More

Thank Cécile J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant with a friend couple. It’s cosy and staff is friendly yet we had few incidents when they forgot our request (like bringing extra water, cooking steak well as there was a pregnant one etc...). Food is good and definitely filling. Prices are...More

Thank Suskumuikkunen
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed very much our time at Fruit Defendu: the setting is very intimate, the food was great and the dishes were well presented. Friendly service as well. As many restaurants which only use fresh products, you have to wait a bit before getting your...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Very good food, but terrible experience. Go there if you want to eat well but don't care about waiting for hours and being treated roughly.

1  Thank CAMRG
Reviewed 1 September 2017

I think I found my new favorite restaurant! Personally, for me, a good restaurant should have great food, tasty wines but also a very nice staff with great sense of humor. Well in "Le Fruit Defendu", you can find a great cocktail of all these...More

1  Thank Aushim K
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We had game, which was excellent. The place is nicely decorated and illuminated. The service can be improved

Thank James M
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I love when they put effort into little things. This is what makes one restaurant differ from all of the others. I just loved the handwritten menu at a big chalk board that the waiter dragged around the restaurant. Although she had no idea how...More

Thank katriin2016
Reviewed 7 May 2016

I've been to the restaurant many times before. The last time was around Summer 2015 when the staff informed us we would be the last customers they served, since after their vacation period, a new chef would take over the kitchen. The restaurant and food...More

3  Thank BRU_traveller83
Reviewed 1 May 2016

I came here for a work dinner, so was lucky enough not having to worry about the bill. The place is dimly lit, which is something I like but might not be for everyone. The hosts are extremely friendly and attentive and one instantly gets...More

Thank a-zonemaastricht
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Excellent restaurant, very good food and list of wine. We ate the best entrecote of our life, it was absolutelt perfect. The atmoshere is cosy and the service professional and very nice

Thank Erika F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$85
French, Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue de Tenbosch 108, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels  >  Ixelles
  • Phone Number: +32 2 347 42 47
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