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Michael Collins

#362 of 3,046 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, European
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Rue du Bailli 1, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 644 61 21
10:30 - 04:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 03:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 04:00
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Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best sitting is on the first floor,, just across from the large screen overseeing the bar. Reasonable food and service. Can get very packed. Nice atmosphere overall.

Thank Eric B
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can understand that when the place is crowded it is hard for waiters to easily manage everything, but I cannot understand them being jurks and really careless. In three words, service is horrible. On the other hand the atmosphere is good, and the food is not bad.

Thank Amin A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went feeling a bit worse for ware after a heavy night. All day breakfast was good, big portion 2 of everything, toast and tea. Friendly staff lots of TVs dotted around, as far as Irish bars go..it's a good one. Friendly Irish staff as well. Decent Guinness on tap, what's not to like!

Thank MartinM636
Level Contributor
30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Your typical no stress hangout for a quick beer in the shopping area of Brussels. Friendly service and typical Irish pub atmosphere. Did not try the food, but will do that next time.

Thank Hilde S
Stafford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We were staying nearby and were looking for a good place to grab some food. So glad we found the Michael Collins Irish Pub. The place was completely full but that didn't affect the service given, the waitress was always nearby for a drink top up. Food is fantastic, full of flavour, cooked really well and there's a good choice... More 

Thank 171jaredh
Singapore, Singapore
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352 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 512 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

this is a place you will like. Irish pub (standard-made and shipped in crates from Dublin, or feeling that way), grimy, sports tv, beer, expat waiters, the works. Popular with the kind of people who like this. Does what it does. I agree with the reviews that said that the beer is fine bit the food is a bit sub-standard.... More 

Thank Aethelred
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Nice Irish pub in Brussels. Great for a beer (or 2 or 3...) and always some sport on the TV, but the food is disappointing - nothing special and can be quite bland. Most staff are English speakers so very popular with expats and fun atmosphere in the evenings.

Thank hthominet
Banbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Nice pub ! during our stay in Brussels we ate here three times , lunch on one occasion & evening meal on the others. Nice food, would have loved to try the beef stew but sadly was off the menu on both evenings we ate here ( so it must have been good if it sold out twice !!) However... More 

Thank NannyBevTwins
Dublin, Ireland
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is a place we visited to watch the Irish Rugby. We arrived just after kick off and the entire pub was packed to the rafters. We wandered around seeking seats until a staff member spotted us, opened up an outdoor area out the back with large TV screen and heaters. We did not eat here but the food looked... More 

Thank Brian M
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I was looking totally different place to eat but landed to Collins pub. First impression was good, and so was the whole experience. nice service and after all good deacent pub food. I ate stake and that was OK, good beer.

Thank huu67

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 04:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:30 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue du Bailli 1, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 644 61 21

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