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Madou's Folie

#399 of 2,911 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, French, Contemporary, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
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Rue de la Presse 23 | Rue de la Presse 23, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 217 38 31
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Fri 18:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited this weekend the capitol of our own country. He made a reservation in Madou's Folie after checking out TripAdvisor. The lady who served us was very friendly. Although she's french, she tried to explain everyting in dutch. We chose the menu and we both were impressed. It was delicious! I would definetly recommend this restaurant.... More 

Thank Hélène V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Having been to an embarrassingly poor Rock Salt Chilli Peppers dinner the night before, this was a brilliant surprise. Slightly cheaper than RSCP, the quality of the food was *immeasurably* better: the quality of the produce was excellent throughout the courses and for all the people at our table (about 12), the presentation is gorgeous without being overly fussy (the... More 

Thank KlimtEastwood
Tartu, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Madou's Provence is located just in short walk from the Park de Bruxelles, however, in a bit shabby neighbourhood. Food is the main attraction here: lightened, reduced sauces, emphasis on the plating, anglaise-boiled vegetables and borrowing from non-European techniques. And really good and well-pairing French wines, including house wines! Attractively served plates were even more illuminated due to contrasting against... More 

Thank Mart K
Michel I, Propriétaire at Madou's Folie, responded to this review

Many Thanks for your feedback and best Wishes for 2016 ! Anouk & Michel More 

Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

They go to a lot of effort - my boeuf aubrac and cote de veau were complex and no doubt original. But the first included what appeared to be daisies - why? The fussy nouvelle cuisine approach, with small servings artfully arranged on large plates, seemed a bit of a cliche. Also one of our party's courses were served on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

Had set menu which offered a wonderful mixture from fresh mackerel to guinea fowl. Served in small, unpretentious surroundings with efficiency and a smile.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

We came here with friends for an enjoyable dinner. We would have done the fixed menu of the day, but it only offered fish or duck for the main dish and two people in our party don't eat either of those. The whole table has to do the fixed menu or you have to order a la carte, which made... More 

Thank reliantship
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

Atmosphere is very cosy and warm. Nice little elements like bug pattern on the curtains and glasses make it very sweet. And of course food tops it up! This was not the first time there (and definitely not the last) - and my plate is always left empty (if I still have some bread left) - I use it to... More 

Thank Julija V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

I have been here several times already, both for lunch and for dinner. All three times the meal was excellent. Service is good. Atmosphere is better since they have replaced the white little chairs with more comfortable ones. In the evening, the atmosphere is somewhat particular as they seem to close the curtains. This is more than a "nice I... More 

Thank Karel B
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

Really worth coming here for a meal.Fresh inventive food with a southern twist. Good quantities and beautiful presentation.Friendly staff! Even the French eat here! So it must be good. Took lunch menu. Enjoyed sweet onion stuffed with goat's cheese. Pork with beautiful veggies cooked to perfection with an amazing sauce! Will go back!

Thank Angela B
Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

Madou's Provence restaurant is well located within the brussels'pentagon in a quite street near the offices of the Flemish parliament. The house looks not inviting apart from the warm provence colour of the facade. Once inside you get a warm welcome (in French) and a setting typical for many provence restaurants in France. Food quality is simple and honest but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$43
Belgian, French, Contemporary, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue de la Presse 23 | Rue de la Presse 23, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 217 38 31
Located at 10 minutes walk from Grand-Place, Madou's Folie offers a fine, contemporary and colorful Belgian cuisine with a hint of South-West France. All vegetables are organic or from local farmer's and the restaurant is BE-BIO-001 certfied by Certisys.

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