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Le Cirio

$$ - $$$
French, Belgian, Bar, European
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Rue de la Bourse 18-20, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 512 13 95
10:00 - 00:00
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice and vibrant atmosphere. Heaving with tourists and locals. Found it slightly disordered with table set up but the waiter was fantastic. Fromage & beer what can possibly go wrong, eh! Very old fashioned, felt like traveled back in time.

Thank Gunner H
Wiesbaden, Germany
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful restaurant and good food. The toilets were stinking that day and we were seated in the back room near them. I asked nicely to be moved because there were other seats open but the waiter wouldn't give them to us saying they were reserved. I had my coat on to leave when he reluctantly moved a regular from his... More 

Thank cscmdt
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150 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a tourist from Japan. I booked a table through the Internet beforehand. I loved the atmosphere of this old fashioned cafe. There are wide range of belgian beers. I tried half & half and authentic Belgian cuisine, water zooi. I loved beautiful interior, nice food, nice location and friendly staffs.

Thank Yukiwarisou
Ota, Japan
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tried Belgian waterzooi, a traditional chicken stew. It was just average to my taste. But the old waiter there was quite friendly and welcoming though he mostly spoke French even if he knew that I could not understand it. This sort of thing often happens in Europe, so I do not mind. I suppose they try to be local... More 

Thank ArchiKen
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely old fashioned bar/restaurant, waiters in their black and white dress, elderly ladies sipping their wine. Loads of history. Sit outside and people watch. order a half and half and relax.

Thank jamessouthlondon
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are out in central Brussels and want the local coffee bar feel with roots that are a bit more genuine than the average Starbucks tourist trap - go to Le Cirio. Waiters, smart elderly ladies drinking coffee and the local gentlemen stumbling in for another beer. Relaxed, heritage in a classical setting - just what I was looking... More 

Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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344 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unchanged since the mid 19th Century, Le Cirio offers beers and wine in an impressive setting, next to te Bourse. Great for people grazing.

Thank ochassot
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful restaurant/bar established in 1886. It has retained most of its original features so it's like stepping back in time. The waiters are so attentive, helpful and funny. We loved it here.

Thank Carrie S
Walton-on-the-Naze, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Wide range of belgian beers served in spotless, gleaming glasses and at reasonable prices!. Many of the waiters have been here for years. The food is fresh and very good value for the location.

Thank Badarcher
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239 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Food was much better than expected. Good selection of Belgian beers and Belgian food. The service was OUTSTANDING.

Thank Derrick D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, Belgian, Bar, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue de la Bourse 18-20, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 512 13 95

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