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In't Spinnekopke

€€ - €€€French, Deli,
Place du Jardin aux Fleurs 1, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 511 86 95
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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French, Deli, Belgian, European
€€ - €€€
Place du Jardin aux Fleurs 1, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most chaotic dining experience I've had in years. Starters arrived 45 minutes after we were seated, and that was our first opportunity to order drinks. One of the starters was crockettes although my wife had ordered prawns, so we had to wait...More

Thank JanErling
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Really authentic Belgian food. We had the mussels and the poached salmon and it was delicious. It was quite crowded but we managed to get a seat, but I’d recommend making a reservation to avoid disappointment. The prices are a bit on the higher side...More

Thank achiave2016
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

I live just around the corner from this place, so I thought it would be the perfect location for a quiet meal with my parents. After an initial mix up with our meals that left half of the party waiting half an hour for our...More

Thank Louise D
Jean R, Gérant at In't Spinnekopke, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018
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je savais que vous alliez poster un avis comme celui-ci que vous oubliez de dire ce que vous avez malmené...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

I have eaten here several times in the past and it was never the best restaurant in Brussels, but it was quirky, friendly and served good food. Tonight’s experience was something else. Visitors to Brussels often complain of rude waiters, but the guy who served...More

Thank Hugh73Brussels
Jean R, Gérant at In't Spinnekopke, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018
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JE VOUS REMERCIE POUR VOTRE AVIS Néanmoins j'aurais aimé que vous fassiez appel a moi j'aurais put régler le problème...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018

Our group of eight had dinner here in early June. We were hoping to find a menu full of typical Belgian fare, and that is what we had. Very helpful multilingual waiter, and very efficient delivery of our choices. The portions were a good size...More

Thank Peter A
Jean R, Gérant at In't Spinnekopke, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018
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merci pour votre avis cela nous encourage a continuer

Reviewed 9 June 2018

heard of this place some time ago because of the curious name (Spider-web). It serves good solid Flemish food with some sturdy beers to match. Atmosphere seems genuine and local people can also be found enjoying their food and drink.

Thank pec-ner-dvd
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

In’t Spinnekopke is located just outside the major tourist hullabaloo of central Brussels. It’s a charming, old-fashioned bistro with welcoming, friendly service, and the moules frites were DELICIOUS. Fantastic beer selection too, and our orange-cream-waffle-dessert concoction was amazing. Highly recommended.

Thank PrincessLehmann
Jean R, Gérant at In't Spinnekopke, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018
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merci pour avis cela nous donne du courage

Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We got there when they had just opened for the evening so we had the place to ourselves. It’s small inside but decorated so cool! Plenty of seating outside. The food was fantastic! I got the muscles in garlic sauce, seriously amazing and so satisfying....More

Thank Kristin R
Jean R, Gérant at In't Spinnekopke, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018
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je vous remercie pour votre avis et on espère vous revoir à votre retour sur Bruxelles

Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Our friends were recommended to visit this place. We met with them for dinner. The food was really great. We ordered mussels in beer sauce and Flemish stew. Then we had a traditional dessert (I believe it’s called fandan): a waffle with vanilla ice cream...More

Thank TatyanaBM
Jean R, Gérant at In't Spinnekopke, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018
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merci pour votre avis

Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Found this restaurant online browsing for moules frittes. Showed up without reservation and got ourselves a table right away! (There on a Tuesday May first). Believe you would need to reservate a table if you’d be going on a weekend. Had mussels in wine and...More

Thank IdaS818
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$28 - US$45
French, Deli, Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place du Jardin aux Fleurs 1, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 511 86 95
  • E-mail
"In ‘t Spinnekopke restaurant near the old fish market on the Square Bloemenhof is one of Brussels’ authentic dining experiences. Set in a large old stagecoach inn dating from the 18th century, In t’Spinnekopke offers real Belgian dining and drinking in a warm, brasserie setting. The cosy wooden paneling, the white table linens, the sloping tiled floors, the antique advertising posters, the walls the colour of real ale, the menus in dialect, all conspire to make you believe you’ve discovered ‘real’ Brussels. In ‘t Spinnekopke – it means ‘in the spider’s head’ – is prized by beer-lovers the world over for the size and quality of its beer cellar. Enormous menu includes creations of chef Jean Rodriguez, mostly involving beer. Choose from half a dozen sauces for your steak, thirteen different preparations of mussels, and twenty different desserts, among other dishes. Do try classic Belgian dishes like waterzooi or stoemp mi sossisse. "
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