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Drug Opera

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Rue Gretry 51, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 229 16 66
10:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Drug opera is the perfect place to visit for any meal, any time of the day. The waiters are so friendly and love speaking English and having fun. The menu is authentic to Belgian cuisine but has alternative suggestions for those who want home comforts. There is nothing to fault about this restaurant, great, hardworking staff and unbelievable food. The... More 

Thank Oskar2402
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We arrived a little bit late, 10people but the waiter told us it was okay. But when we arrived, half of the menu was not available. The waiter told us we wanted to order in 5min, he was very impolite. We were still eating and he brought the bill. He asked to pay right now. 2 friends were smoking outside... More 

Thank Victoria F
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drinks and desserts. Staff were very attentive. Desserts were amazing. One banana and grand marnier crepe with ice cream and one meringue/ice cream dessert. They were huge. Nice selection of drinks available with a great atmosphere. Well worth going to.

Thank Jan P
Inverness, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a couple of good nights here in the Drug Opera. Very impressive bar and restaurant, excellent food and a good variety of beers, service was very friendly and prompt.. definitely worth the visit.... Andy L

Thank Andy L
The Hague, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for dinner on a Saturday and had a great time. The dishes are not very varied (very classical dishes) but tasted great (and came in large portions) but it seemed like a touristy place so this was expected. Our waitstaff was very friendly and checked on us frequently and the whole place seemed alive with energy.

Thank Eric-from-the-Hague
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

drug opera offered us the best cappuccino in town..we sat outside because we want to smoke...but it wasnt cold because the were stoves...the cafe-restaurant iw in very good location..and of course easy to find..the stuff friendly.. and i really want to taste a dinner there...next time!

Thank Ιοκαστη Ρ
Norfolk, Virginia
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89 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ended up here since I was in the area and looking for somewhere to eat that was not street food, but not crazy expensive either. The outside menu showed some decently-priced items so I decided to go inside. Turns out that portion sizes are a little small for the price. However, the service was a reasonable speed and everyone... More 

Thank BlackSheep773
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5,298 reviews
3,731 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,777 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

DRUG OPERA is without a doubt in my opinion one of Brussels most beautiful restaurant and pubs. The interior is sublime,set over two floors with mirrors,exquisite carved wooden details,superb decor and furnishings and plenty of seating options both inside and outside looking out onto the busy and bustling streets around this area. The menu here is superb and I have... More 

Thank Neil K
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2,007 reviews
1,586 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 595 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drug Opera is a superb restaurant and pub that is housed in a gem of a building in the historic centre of Brussels.Drug Opera has an excellent interior with ground and upper floor seating options that are decorated up to the highest standard.The ground area in Drug Opera has a superb upmarket English pub style interior with a superb bar... More 

Thank Stephen K
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in this restaurant for lunch on our last day. After shopping for a half a day on nearby Rue Neuve - we just wanted to seat down and relax for a bit before going back to London. Upstairs actually looks much prettier than downstairs. I've ordered beef flambé as really wanted to try it before leaving Brussels. my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
French, Belgian, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Gretry 51, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 229 16 66

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