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$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Brussels
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Place Rouppe 9, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 511 38 16
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Tampa, Florida
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had burgers, fries and a fish platter at Houtsiplou. Although it took a while for someone to take our order, the food came out hot and delicious. All was tasty and although a bit pricey for what it was, we found this to be the norm in Belgian restaurants. One disappointment was that the fries were from frozen and... More 

Thank Addgenmom
Northampton, UK
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Turned up and immediately got a table for 2. Had a lovely duck and foi gras salad. Service was good and attentive. Would definitely go there again if I visit Brussels.

Thank smcc1879
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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844 reviews
424 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a place to have lunch and we saw Houtsiplou. It turned out that it was almost full and most of them locals. We managed to get a table on the first floor and we were impressed with the meals that passed heading for other guests. The food turned out to be really great. Good quality and... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Houtsiplou is one of a myriad of small restaurants, bars and cafes in this area of Brussels which extends from the central station (Brussels Midi) towards the Sablons area or the main square. I happened to find it by chance as it was a two-minutes walk away from the hotel where I was staying. My experience with this place spans... More 

1 Thank matowi
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to eat here after reading reviews on this site. We arrived at 8 and it was a good job that we did because the restaurant got very busy and some customers were turned away. We both had a burger and whilst they were good I felt that they lacked seasoning although this didn't detract from my enjoyment. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We'd had a big lunch and were looking for somewhere to just have dessert later on a Sunday (it wasn't really that late!). Lots of other places had closed for food already, but I saw this on TripAdvisor and it was literally across the road from the hotel. The waitress thought it saw a bit odd asking only for dessert,... More 

1 Thank Erica C
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We visited here after my better half spotted burgers being served through the window! The place is laid back and friendly with a real homely and family oriented atmosphere. The decor is informal, there are toys and travel books dotted about for little ones and the toilet is blackboarded so you can leave a little message :) I had a... More 

Thank Annette G
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The food was ice, with a really good burger. My girlfriend tried the vegetarian pasta wich was just ok. But the staff here is really nice and the service is good. Was also recommended this good local beer (shocker).

1 Thank Arne V
Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

This lively and hip foodie destination serves local Belgian dishes creatively and at a reasonable price. An added value is the satirical, irreverent wall mural art -- a real European political education all in one go! We enjoyed dinner twice within a week, and would go again: classic Belgian stews, mussels and meats, along with wonderful vegetarian salads, which could... More 

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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I visited in February on business with a colleague mid week after a recommendation from my hotel close by. Luckily we found a table so not having a reservation wasn't a problem. The restaurant itself is quite small downstairs (seating maybe 20-30) on wooden tables with no tablecloths. There's possibly more seating up/downstairs. It has a warm and friendly casual... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Belgian, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place Rouppe 9, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 511 38 16

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