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Cafe Metropole

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French, Belgian, Bar, Cafe, European, Delicatessen, Pub
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31, Place de Brouckere | Hotel Metropole, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 217 26 27
10:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 01:00
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Stuttgart, Germany
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Twenty Seven years ago I dined at this cafe as a very poor student on a study trip to Brussels. I remember getting just a dessert and coffee and it was the first time in my life I truly started to experience cafe culture. I am so happy to say that Cafe Metropole maintains that culture. Nowadays, wherever you go... More 

Thank KKM2510
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116 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited this cafe annually for some 20 years (except when it closed for some time) and have never been disappointed until today. This cafe has lost its way and in my opinion won't last long. The service was absolutely awful, no welcome, tables left uncleared for too long, two young waiters who were more interested in their own... More 

Thank dghp9
Johannesburg, South Africa
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124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This venue offers tapas and main dishes. The menu variety is well controlled. Every meal was great in terms of taste, quality and quantity. However service was erratic depending on the waiter that served us. One night was great the next shocking and the night after okay. Thankfully the atmosphere and quality remained constant.

Thank DazzaB777
Neptune Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

IN the Metropole Hotel, You must visit even if not staying at the The Metropole. The menu is well representative of Belgian beverage and foods

Thank mjaumin
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have always admired the beautiful decor and history of the Metropole Hotel in Brussels. Therefore, I decieded to treat my mother to a coffee at the cafe Metropole. It took 30 minutes for a waiter who was tall, thin, dark hair and pale skin to arrive to take our order. He was extremely rude and could see that he... More 

Thank Pripripb
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78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning period decor. Items are a tad expensive, but nicely presented. Good service. International newspapers available

Thank PajaritoLondon
Paris, France
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109 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Some of the worst food, I ordered vegtables, they were greasy and not appealing on any level. French fries...ok, probably frozen in the land of the french fry. Team was ok.

Thank Brasscupcake
Beirut, Lebanon
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

went with friends to smoke a cigar and some finger food, ended up eating a salad and a desert (Dame Blanche) which were good but not great. Drinks are ok, a bit on the expensive side, but a big variety available

Thank Dr_Sami_S
Old Monroe, Missouri
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Wonderful place with old world charm! Would love to go again someday. People are so nice and hotel was wonderful, order their Cappuccino you wont be disappointed!

Thank showmeaussies
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Enjoyed lovely dinner of red mullet, cooked to perfection, on a bed of puréed potatoes and peas. We're going back to try another dish tonight.

Thank wagstaffCaerphilly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 64
French, Belgian, Bar, Cafe, European, Delicatessen, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31, Place de Brouckere | Hotel Metropole, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 217 26 27

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