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$$ - $$$French, , Seafood
Rue des Dominicains 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 512 20 84
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good49%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab ravioli” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (33 reviews)
“apple pie” (9 reviews)
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French, Belgian, Seafood, European, Gastropub, Soups
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Rue des Dominicains 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a more upscale restaurant but it was closed so we choose Scheltema and it was the right decision. This a brasserie type place, very "Belgian" and has been around for decades. We were served succulent french oysters, grilled sole, jacobs oysters,...More

1  Thank Karel V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In this quarter of Brussels you are in risk of tourist traps! But this definitely is a genuine Belgian restaurant with some of the classic dishes of Belgian gastronomy. Very well prepared and presented. Service too is very attentive and professional. Prices are not low,...More

2  Thank Geert-Hilde
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent restaurant for personal or business lunch/dinner.Extensive menu friendly staff in open plan ares with kitchens on view.Best to book.

1  Thank Suemillard497
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

As two people we arrived but had to wait 10 minutes until we were welcomed by the staff and invited to sit down. We had the fixed menu (choice of meat or fish for main course) for 33 euros + drinks. Food was very good...More

1  Thank Bob J
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is close to the Grand Place and close to the area with all the touristy restaurants. But it is typical Belgium with its decoration, the menu and the waiters (all male). It is not cheap and simple, but quality is excellent. Mix of...More

1  Thank HongKongTraveller3
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I accidentally/coincidentally ate here two nights in a row, as it was chosen by other people I was with, including a big organized dinner. I am not sorry, tho there are obviously many great places to eat in Belgium. So I had the crab ravioli,...More

1  Thank ChiMagMile
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Service is horrible these servers should learn how to deal with customers. They are careless. The menu does not state the right items. To top it off they get angry when you Don t leave a tip. Stay away for sureMore

Thank Me M
ATGP, Responsable relations clients at Scheltema, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Hello, Thank you for your comment. I am sorry to hear that your experience in our restaurant wasn't as you expected. one of our values in our restaurant is to make sure that the customer has a nice time. Please can you tell me when...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

There was so much wrong with this restaurant I cannot go into detail without writing an essay. In short, the service was terrible, the waiter was incredibly obnoxious, the food was poor and unbelievably overpriced.... stay far far away.More

Thank Davetravel8
ATGP, Directeur général at Scheltema, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Hello - I am very surprised to hear such a comment about the Restaurant Scheltema - All the team is dedicated to customers - All our dishes are prepared with fresh products by our chefs and it's like this since 40 years - I apologize...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Booked for 19 people, arranged menu and got everyone to pre select their choice. Grilled fishes became a slab of salmon and steak with dauphinois potatoes arrived as steak and chips. Served very off milk with coffee. Waiters very rude when we asked for separate...More

Thank karen e
ATGP, Directeur général at Scheltema, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Dear Madam - I am very sorry to hear that our staff did not react properly to your demand - It is true that we cannot split tables and make different bills with the imposed cashier system and it is a fact that separated payements...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

This place was recommended to me by the concierge at the Hotel. I had a quick look at tripadvisor Prior to Walking there and was hopeful for a good meal and experience. Unfortunately I did not get either. Maybe the Problem was that firstly i...More

Thank introvertedtraveller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$73
French, Belgian, Seafood, European, Gastropub, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue des Dominicains 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 512 20 84
  • E-mail
Located in the historic centre of Brussels just a few steps away from the Grand' Place, the Scheltema has been an institution in the Ilôt Sacré area since 1972. The establishment is known for its seafood specialties and its turn of the century pub ambiance, which combine to make the Scheltema one of the most prestigious restaurants in Brussels.
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