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€€ - €€€French, , Seafood
Rue des Dominicains 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 512 20 84
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good49%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab ravioli” (13 reviews)
“seafood” (33 reviews)
“apple pie” (9 reviews)
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French, Belgian, Seafood, European, Gastropub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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Rue des Dominicains 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is close to the Grand Place and close to the area with all the touristy restaurants. But it is typical Belgium with its decoration, the menu and the waiters (all male). It is not cheap and simple, but quality is excellent. Mix of...More

Thank HongKongTraveller3
Reviewed 6 days ago

I accidentally/coincidentally ate here two nights in a row, as it was chosen by other people I was with, including a big organized dinner. I am not sorry, tho there are obviously many great places to eat in Belgium. So I had the crab ravioli,...More

Thank ChiMagMile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service is horrible these servers should learn how to deal with customers. They are careless. The menu does not state the right items. To top it off they get angry when you Don t leave a tip. Stay away for sure

Thank Me M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was so much wrong with this restaurant I cannot go into detail without writing an essay. In short, the service was terrible, the waiter was incredibly obnoxious, the food was poor and unbelievably overpriced.... stay far far away.More

Thank Davetravel8
ATGP, Directeur général at Scheltema, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello - I am very surprised to hear such a comment about the Restaurant Scheltema - All the team is dedicated to customers - All our dishes are prepared with fresh products by our chefs and it's like this since 40 years - I apologize...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked for 19 people, arranged menu and got everyone to pre select their choice. Grilled fishes became a slab of salmon and steak with dauphinois potatoes arrived as steak and chips. Served very off milk with coffee. Waiters very rude when we asked for separate...More

Thank karen e
ATGP, Directeur général at Scheltema, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Madam - I am very sorry to hear that our staff did not react properly to your demand - It is true that we cannot split tables and make different bills with the imposed cashier system and it is a fact that separated payements...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was recommended to me by the concierge at the Hotel. I had a quick look at tripadvisor Prior to Walking there and was hopeful for a good meal and experience. Unfortunately I did not get either. Maybe the Problem was that firstly i...More

Thank introvertedtraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a bustling area, in the centre of town. My husband wanted moules and frites so the concierge at the Hilton Grand recommended this place. It's a cut above the others we walked past and a little more expensive but we thought it was good...More

Thank Gill C
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Dear, thank you for the time you took to leave us a comment. it is always a good reflex to listen at the man with the golden keys (the concierge) see you soon.

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Area is very famous about the mussels, so I tasted these in 4 different restaurants but here I tasted the best ones. The quality of food was amazing. Really nice and classy environment. Waiters very polite and friendly. Quite expensive but it's a must to...More

Thank S G
Management response:Responded 15 September 2017

Dear, Thanks for the time you took to leave us a good comment. we always serve fresh mussels, with the traditional recipe. always a succes. see you soon

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is located in a touristic area of Brussels but not a tourist trap. Great decor, staff is extremely nice and food is very good. Had a tartare, extremely fresh meat and an amazing apple tart. My companion ate moules which looked extremely fresh....More

Thank Ana_LIS_PT
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Decide to take out my grand dad for a good lunch in town and he decide this restaurant since it had always been a good one in the center and it was open on Sunday. Walking distance from the centre de la monai or the...More

Thank Yannick S
Management response:Responded 15 September 2017

Hello, Thanks for your good comment. It is always a pleasure to see many generations together in our restaurant. I'm happy that the grand dad enjoy our home made traditional food. See you soon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$71
French, Belgian, Seafood, European, Gastropub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue des Dominicains 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 512 20 84
  • E-mail
Located in the historic centre of Brussels just a few steps away from the Grand' Place, the Scheltema has been an institution in the Ilôt Sacré area since 1972. The establishment is known for its seafood specialties and its turn of the century pub ambiance, which combine to make the Scheltema one of the most prestigious restaurants in Brussels.
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