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La Boule Rouge

$$ - $$$
Belgian, Italian, French, European
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Rue des Pierres 52, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 830 57 29
11:00 - 23:00
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Javea, Spain
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403 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We decided to see a drag show for my birthday but following the TripAdvisor reviews, we didn't eat there. When we walked in it was busy and smelt oily but there were seats upstairs. We are so glad we stayed. Ivana is amazing. She spoke multiple languages, had amazing outfits and her choice of songs were excellent. She was funny... More 

Thank MrWestSpain
Dundee, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

In my honest opinion, this is not place to dine. The food was deep fried and poor quality. None of us finished our meal. The fries tasted of old frying oil. The actual venue looks nice enough but we didn't stay for the show.

1 Thank Ferryjer
Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

Nice and original restaurant in center of Brussels. Best tasty food with affordable price. Highly recommend it

Thank Medy R
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5,519 reviews
3,864 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,850 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

We found this bar as we were wandering around GRAND PLACE ( GROTE MARKT ) and what a fantastic, lively bar that this is. As it was Early afternoon we had no problem getting a table were we were greeted warmly by a very busy waiter,as we had just ate we only wanted to have a beer so we ordered... More 

1 Thank Neil K
Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

if you want to go there for a drink and the show then MAYBE ok although I didn't enjoy the show. The dinner on the other hand was one of the worst experience I've had in my life. Two bosses behind the bar just chatting and doing nothing while the poor unqualified waiter tries to do his best to wait... More 

1 Thank winnietun
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

While looking for a few scene bars we'd looked up, we stumbled upon this little gem. Every Friday there's a cabaret performance by LaDiva Live. What a show! The ground floor of the pub was full, but with additional space upstairs we managed to fit in. The fairly mixed crowd (mainly gay men but also other groups) was transfixed by... More 

Thank Ron707
Ostend, Belgium
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Good restaurant with friendly people, located in a little street near the Big Place. A Belgian couple

Thank Stijnvanoostende
Cape May Beach, NJ
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

While touring an old part of this charming cosmopolitan city with a group of friends, we needed lunch on a busy weekday. Although the restaurant had set tables for a modest-sized group that was arriving momentarily, we were welcomed with open arms and encouraged to sit/relax and eat! The service was excellent, guided by our multilingual waiter we sampled various... More 

Thank Robert_SB4146BM
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

Came in on the tail end of the lunch service, the restaurant was fairly quiet, the two owners we milling around while the waiter was run off his feet and struggling. My burger was utterly ordinary (and not the one I ordered) and my friend's beef tartar was disgusting!

Thank Meghan C
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

The best I have tasted so simple and fresh, just white wine carrots celery onions mussels and chips. all cooked to perfection wish I had asked for the recipe. Beautiful surroundings, excellent service great value for money.

Thank leppy3621

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$21
Belgian, Italian, French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue des Pierres 52, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 830 57 29
Located in the heart of Old Brussels, in the historic neighbourhood of Ilot Sacre. The cosy decor, respect for traditional Belgian cooking and service have made a top destination for dining in Brussels.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?