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Place Rouppe 9, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 511 38 16
Mon 09:00 - 23:45
Fri 09:00 - 23:45
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 23:45
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Bogota, Colombia
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105 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We say outside on the square and had a long summer lunch at Houtsiplou with Belgian beer and really good casual Belgian food. I wish I lived nearby so I could eat here often. It was perfect with young kids as they have a toy bin and the staff was patient!

Thank jwadem
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great evening meal. Delicious beef strew carbonnade, mussels and wasabi burger and fries. Worth having and knowing about. service friendly and fast.

1 Thank 21rad
Madrid, Spain
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonable price for honest food. Not at all pretentious. Service was very helpful and friendly. We came twice!

1 Thank Criticas-Ed
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had moules frites for 18 euro and it was delicious. We sat outside and the service was fast and multilingual. Good location, not far from city centre.

1 Thank Olivia B
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197 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe style restaurant in a nice quiet square close to Anneessens metro, but really only a few minutes’ walk away from the tourist hordes. Good brown bread with hummus was included. I had a delicious, and filling, salade canard: sliced duck breast green salad with croutons, foie gras on a slice of brown bread, and lardons all in a good... More 

Thank Tiptoptraveller
Boston, MA
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119 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great meal here . Food was delicious, hot and large portions. We also had some fun new cocktails. The waiter was funny, pleasant and very helpful.

Thank cld63
Tel Aviv, Israel
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we ate dinner.the food was tasty and was served very nice.The next day we wanted to eat earlier but the kitchen was closed till 18:00.

Thank traveller293984
Geneva, Switzerland
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mussels were excellent, and other dishes also good. Great beer selection. Staff incredibly nice, and the ambience is very nicely different and casual.

Thank Finn S
Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I I have just had my fourth meal at this lovely restaurant, and I can thoroughly recommend it to everyone, family, singles and group of friends. Breakfast is good and wholesome, while they have an excellent menu for lunch and dinners. (And desserts ;-) ) Toys and drawing equipment is available for the kids, as are multiple electric sockets if... More 

Thank Marianne W
Tampa, Florida
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had burgers, fries and a fish platter at Houtsiplou. Although it took a while for someone to take our order, the food came out hot and delicious. All was tasty and although a bit pricey for what it was, we found this to be the norm in Belgian restaurants. One disappointment was that the fries were from frozen and... More 

Thank Addgenmom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Belgian, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
09:30 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place Rouppe 9, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 511 38 16

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