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Cafe Metropole

€€ - €€€French, ,
Place de Brouckere 31 | Hotel Metropole, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 214 26 27
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“cake” (4 reviews)
“tapas” (5 reviews)
“mussels” (3 reviews)
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French, Belgian, Bar, Cafe, European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
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Place de Brouckere 31 | Hotel Metropole, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited here as I was staying at the hotel. The service was rather slow. Food was good quality very large portions! Also took a long time to get bill. But had similar levels of service elsewhere in Brussels too waiters dont seem to rush!

Thank beaglelady71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The inside of this café is gorgeous and has an amazing history. The food is excellent and atmosphere is lovely. Our ONLY criticism was the service; the waiters need to pay more attention to the customers.

Thank Peta M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place. very beautiful. The food was good, not amazing The dishes were served like a chef's meal but the taste wasn't in the same class as the presentation. Overall good experience

Thank Gilhahamov
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like the hotel metropole the cafe is a clear representation of bad service, and below average food and drinks totally over priced

Thank nymamerica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't have the energy to leave the hotel for dinner, and ended up at the entrance and Café Métropole. Very impressive historical interior, loud jazz music, and really nice food. Don't be fooled by the servants stone face, he has humor and it sparkles from...More

Thank Elisabeth N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice café-bar-terrace, classic environment, great to have an expresso or a drink, nice staff and appetizers, has a bufet at lunch time and if I am not mistaken also for breakfast..

Thank Cgomez13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The environment is great, to be exactly beautiful! A historic place. The food is very tasty as well the drinks. Polite waiters and very professionals. We always eat here.

Thank EEBergman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breathtaking interior, good coffeeand a good service! Found this place accidentaly and would like to come back next time!More

Thank G T
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Dear G T, We sincerely thank you for your kind comments. We are very pleased to read that you have been happily surprised by the Café Metropole's decor as well as by its service. We look forward to welcoming you among us in a near...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

Bar of the old "grande dame" of Brussels hotels used to be a legend, that still lingers, but little pf its gory if left in its ordinary offering and plain service ... only the view from afar, the statue on top remains to remind us...More

Thank Swallow64
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Really quite an impressive room, very ornate. Service and food were good too, my mussels were excellent.More

Thank Eddie C
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Dear Eddie C., We sincerely thank you for your very kind comments about our food and service. Our chef, Michel Vahaltere, is preparing his new menu card. We will be very pleased to let you discover it during your next stay at the Hotel Metropole....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$71
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place de Brouckere 31 | Hotel Metropole, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 214 26 27
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Situé sur la trépidante Place de Brouckère, le Café Métropole vous propose une cuisine de type brasserie haut de gamme dans la tradition bruxelloise. La carte du Café renoue avec l’histoire de la création de cet établissement par la famille de brasseurs Wielemans-Ceuppens en 1890. On peut y découvrir une sélection exigeante de bières artisanales belges, venir prendre le thé et y déguster une cuisine subtile et raffinée. Cette brasserie de luxe accueille ses clients dans un cadre Art Nouveau où les décors d’époques ont été conservés ; l’intérieur et l’extérieur du bâtiment étant classés. Les clients peuvent ainsi choisir, entre se poser dans le cadre intime et somptueux de l’intérieur du café ou prendre le pouls de la ville, été comme hiver, en s’attablant à la terrasse chauffée. Le Café Métropole propose 80 places à l’intérieur et 150 à l’extérieur, réparties en deux terrasses distinctes durant l’été. Un soin particulier est employé à l’accueil et au service de la clientèle tout comme à la qualité des produits proposés, et ceci dans le souci légitime de ne pas faillir à la tradition d’excellence de l’Hôtel auquel le Café appartient. Cette circulation des savoir-faire traditionnels et d’excellence entre l’intérieur de l’Hôtel et l’extérieur, son Café, contribue à favoriser les échanges dans ce lieu mythique où les bruxellois croisent depuis toujours des grands noms du cinéma, de la science, de la presse ou de la politique. Au cœur de Bruxelles, le Café Métropole est l’endroit idéal pour rencontrer des clients, faire une pause shopping, ou se retrouver, tout simplement.
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