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Chez Leon

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French, Belgian, Seafood, European
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Rue des Bouchers 18, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 511 14 15
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you like mussels, you will love this place. It's very near central train station, easy to find. Prices are reasonable. This restaurant is very popular as you can see many diners coming in and leaving. There are many tables, I didn't have to wait long to be seated and to be served. I had my dinner here for 3... More 

Thank yoda-ann
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102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A friend called all the way from almost half way around the globe to tell us that we should try Cafe Leon. It was a long walk from the Grand Palace but we did it, and got harassed by those guys who belong to the other restaurants around Cafe Leon. Man, they were persistent! Convincing us to try their places... More 

Thank tsetseflyer
Prestwood, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here on a recommendation. E had the cheese and prawn croquettes and mushrooms on toast to start to share which was delicious. We then had mussels the cream ones and the Roquefort ones which were a bit more flavoursome. Chips were amazing with mayo. The mussels portions are huge so you could share a portion! Would definitely recommend... More 

Thank Veronica T
Edinburgh, Scotland
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203 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is situated in an area packed with restaurants close to the Grand Place so there's a lot of competition nearby. But this really nicely decorated traditional Brussels restaurant has a little something extra about it that makes it stand out. The food is very good and typically Belgian with the classic moules frites (mussels and thin chips) done to... More 

Thank 94009007
Singapore, null, Singapore
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to this restaurant after Googling for the best mussels in Brussels. Restaurant was kinda cosy with a nice ambience but service was not warm and felt rather abrupt. We waited for more than half an hour for our food (almost 40 mins). Children below 12 had a special menu to be entitled for the free meal but this must... More 

Thank StevieTeo6613
Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good location, very close to Central Place, with excellent food. The mussel plates are a must, which must be accompanied by fries and beer! We ordered a variety of mussel plates and shared, so we got to taste more dishes and they were all very good. We were very lucky both times we went and found a table, because the... More 

Thank anniepattichi
Sao Paulo, SP
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52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was great even though they tried to convince me that I should get a bigger plate but I had mussels and fries, the classic dish. When you order that you get a beer and it's a great one.

Thank CarolYokomizo
Adana, Turkey
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178 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is very famous. You must try mussels or any other sea food they are all bery good. If you will drink Leon beer be sure that there is better beers in this restaurant or in Bruxelles. Prices are reasonable .

Thank CansunDemir
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chez Leon offers a varied menu satisfying both tourists and locals with everything from pasta to moules frittes. The large restaurant welcomes people all day long, and has plenty of servers ready to help. It feels authentic, and the food is of high quality compared to what else you can find in the small streets of Brussels center. Perfect for... More 

Thank Cathrine P
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a place well known for their moules frites I wasn't very impressed with my mussels, but I would return just for the amazing Normandy Pancake & the fun we had with our waiter - he was funny & made a special crepe suzette for one of our party who's dessert order ran out.

Thank Janine K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Belgian, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue des Bouchers 18, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 511 14 15

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