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₹₹₹₹French, , Seafood
Quai aux Briques 2 | Place Sainte Catherine 12, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 512 32 77
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster” (27 reviews)
“sole” (11 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (3 reviews)
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French, Belgian, Seafood, European, Gastropub
Quai aux Briques 2 | Place Sainte Catherine 12, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The prices are too high for the value you get. Fish is very expensive. I had the mussels but they were not the best quality (relatively small, a lot of broken shells, a lot of sand) and on top of that, I found a piece...More

Thank fbernaerts
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived to the restaurant with previous reservation, the place was overbooked, estimation wait after the time reservation one hour and fifteen minutes, dinner time 2hours. The waiter, a guy from Camboya give us a great service. To expensive for the goods, they shouldn’t accept...More

Thank Armando P
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Cosy place, typical Belgian in the old city center Great service, it was even a pleasure to be there taste was ok but two of us have been sick a few hours later after having chosen Tartar Tuna Between €30 and €50 pp

Thank JCdeBxl
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

The seafood was very good and we could try entrees that aren’t on menus everywhere, but while the staff were friendly they were stuffy at the same time.

Thank James F
Reviewed 16 November 2017

I was looking for an excellent seafood restaurant and somewhere I could eat in heated outdoors (smoking section). Francois checked all the boxes. Oysters on the half shell and scallops gratin to start. They were super fresh and delicious. I had a whole lobster as...More

Thank Busybee_011
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

A great location for fish lovers. The quality if the fish is excellent which is traditionally cooked in a good execution. Price are slightly over the value but understandable considering the touristic city of Brussels.

Thank GiuseppeMoscarda
Reviewed 13 October 2017

From beginning to end, our meal was special. We were greeted with smiles and service was above and beyond any higher priced venue. Great care was given to our meals and it was reflected in the quality of our dinner. Two of us had the...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Although it's relatively expensive, we have had an amazing lobster experience in Brussels! The lobster was perfectly cooked and amazingly presented on the plate! Lobster shell was incredibly removed!

Thank JORTraveller
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The sole really was good - flavour of fish was perfect, no excess butter - just right. The funny little mix of vegetables on the side was quite out of place and not interesting. My wife had sole in a creamy sauce and said it...More

Thank Andrikos
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This was recommended by our concierge at the Hotel Amigo. We wanted some fresh seafood and this definitely fit the bill. We split an order of Zeeland oysters which were large and fresh. I love European oysters since they have that "fresh from the Ocean"...More

Thank Discerningrater
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, Belgian, Seafood, European, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quai aux Briques 2 | Place Sainte Catherine 12, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 512 32 77
Le Restaurant Francois, est un etablissement bien connu, au coin du Quai aux Briques et de la Place Sainte Catherine a Bruxelles.Un etablissement bien connu, au coin du Quai aux Briques et de la Place Sainte Catherine. Les arriere-grands-parents d'Anne-Marie Veulemans tenaient a l'epoque une friterie, dans laquelle on degustait des moules...Toute la famille s'affairait a couper les frites, nettoyer les moules, et mettre les harengs au vinaigre.Deux freres prirent la succession : Henry reprit la friterie et Francois ouvrit un petit bistrot au coin du marche au poissons.Avec son epouse Aline, il fit evoluer sa cuisine, entre la tradition et les nouveaux gouts de la clientele, de plus en plus nombreuse et fidele.En 1960, le traiteur fut ouvert juste a cote, et aujourd'hui, Madame Anne-Marie dirige le bateau, respectant les traditions.
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