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The Magic Rubens

#2,885 of 3,163 Restaurants in Brussels}
$$ - $$$, , European
Rue de la Montagne 4 Bergstraat, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 503 38 65
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  • Excellent8%
  • Very good15%
  • Average20%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible39%
1 week ago
“Good food. Expensive drinks ”
14 Aug 2017
“Bad service and mediocre food”
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Belgian, Bar, European, International
$$ - $$$
Rue de la Montagne 4 Bergstraat, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Magic Rubens is a lovely place to eat and drink and watch the lively grassmarket with its tourists, buskers and locals all mingling. Recommend the cherry beer. It's amazing.

Thank Bolansan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awful. I came and ordered a pint. Bar guys were friendly. However, they put a half instead of a pint on the till. Then the waitress brought me a beer I asked why it's a half. When you finish I can bring you another one....More

Thank Leila A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I paid €12 for just over half a litre of beer. That's really expensive in my mind, hence the rating 3/5. The location is nothing special unless you think charging extra for watching the drunks erratic behaviour in the square notable... On the plus side...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this place twice during our stay in Brussels and can honestly say what beautiful food we had both times! We had spaghetti carbonara and slow cooked beef casserole which were amazing! Also had pizza and croquettes which were good also! We were served...More

Thank Helen700
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Don't bother. The worst service I've ever experienced. The head waiter was so rude and hated food, hospitality and people in general. My friend ordered the cheese omelette. When it came it had no cheese, the head waiter took it back and we could see...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Even for a quick lunch, I highly value good service. Unfortunately, the service of the restaurant was very poor. The waiter left while taking up our orders to serve another table and he was rather rude during the remainder of our stay. The food didn't...More

Thank Yanick V
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Was there for dinner. Quiet as it was late but the staff were friendly and served us despite the late hour. Had a beef casserole - Not bad but a bit too bland. Enjoyed the beer and the company.

Thank Mark_39018
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We had been trying to find out decent places for food around the grand place, we stumbled upon this restaurant we had the lasagne and a side of fries which was spot on the food was lovely, however my girlfriend ordered a glass of water...More

Thank Philly G
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Last day in Brussels, after going to so many lovely places with amazing service, we mistakenly decide to have a beer and an ice tea at The Magic Rubens. They give you drinks menu, Ice tea it says costs 3.80 €. The waiter cleverly asks...More

2  Thank Cintia M
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The food here was not that bad, although they charge €7,40 for a medium pop, which you could find in a local supermarket for a fraction of that price. This price was also not shown on the menu; only the price for a small was...More

1  Thank Schneidep
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
Belgian, Bar, European, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue de la Montagne 4 Bergstraat, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 503 38 65
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