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La Branche d'Olivier

#331 of 2,911 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
French, Belgian, European
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Rue Engeland 172, Brussels 1180, Belgium
+32 2 374 47 05
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Brussels, Belgium
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181 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I joined today my good friend Patrick for lunch. It was a pleasure to discover ( a well known address) in a hidden place in Uccle. La Branche d´Olivier has certainly the charm of an old "estaminet." You will eat in a pleasant, cozy decor. Food is tasty and delicious, "the traditional way"; So certainly an address to recommend and... More 

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Thank Michel W
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The food is delicious but the service was really bad and non professional. Very nice terrace. Typical Belgium specialities. Good wine card.

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Thank G c
Paris, France
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

I was lucky to be invited to this charming Bistrot situated on the edge of a wood in the chic suburb of Uccle. If I lived in Brussels like many of my tax fleeing French friends, I would make this my HQ! Seriously good inventive but "proper" food, but with 0% stuffiness. The owner/manager is also very knowledgeable about his... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I like this little bistro tucked away in a suburb of Brussels known as Uccle - and yet you are only a 10 minute drive from downtown or uptown Brussels. The food is of really good quality, Everything is delicious. The service is attentive and the setting is charming and laid-back. Just a treasure of a local place.

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Thank Erin F
Brussels, Belgium
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

This is a nice restaurant that caters all budgets as besides their normal a la carte menu and the day suggestions, they have 3 different 30 € set menus. We went a la carte and, although prices are correct, we ended up paying quite a lot but largely due to our choice of drinks. We found that despite their relative... More 

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Thank Kongen04
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Passing regularly by the restaurant, I was always curious to visit it and we were not disappointed. Although there were very limited vegetarian options, there was a good choice of fish dishes. The whole family enjoyed all the courses, especially I liked the noix St jacques starter, 'figues' desert and a very nice wine. We will definitely go back!

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Thank King A
Brussels, Belgium
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

This Uccle restaurant offered us an excellent menu for only €30 per person. With wine it came to about €35 per person. It was a three course menu and I chose grilled egg-plant as the starter. It was a very large and delicious portion. For the main course i chose a meat dish and for the dessert warm cherries and... More 

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Thank Alan F
New York City, New York
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249 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

I have been many times or at least once a year to this restaurant located a little outside of brussels in a very nice area. The food is always good. This time it was above expectation. Did they change chef? The presentation is outstanding, the quality of food ( asparagus in may) top. Of course i love the atmosphere and... More 

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Thank annetteapproved
Brussels, Belgium
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

This cosy, rather rustic restaurant serves somewhat old-fashioned but really excellent food: it is sophisticated without being fussy. Be prepared to spend some time as the service, although good, is not quick - that is not the point of this place. You go to have an enjoyable evening and a perfectly delicious meal. It is not particularly cheap but there... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

This is really the type of place that cultivates fellowship with locals. An old-fashioned gastronomic bistro with two small dining rooms and a terrace. A fairly high numbered young staff to make you expect a dynamic, attentive and fast service. A fantastic 3-course set menu, with 3 choices for each, well priced at 30€. A very tempting board of suggestions,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$45 - US$74
Cuisine
French, Belgian, European
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Engeland 172, Brussels 1180, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 374 47 05

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