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Aux Armes de Bruxelles

Average price €50
8.7/10
754 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Cédric Callenaere

Average price €50 Special request

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Scores & Reviews

Fabulous
8.7/10
based on 754 reviews
Only customers who have gone to the restaurant after booking on TheFork can make a review.
Food :8.7/10
Service :8.6/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Robert F.
    • 3 reviews
    9/10

    Awesome Restaurant with charming athmosphere in the heart next to grand place. Great Food and Perfect Restaurant for a nich Dinner. Very kind waiter and probabely best Crêpes ever eaten. A Must when being in Brussels.

  2. MARCHANDISE P.
    • one review
    8/10

    Belle table, qualité du pichet de vin pas terrible.

  3. Herman R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    There are many very touristic restaurants in centre of Brussels of questionsble Quality...this one however great and authentic, great waterzooi

  4. ALAN D.
    • one review
    10/10

    First class service.cannot fault it,1/2 dozen oysters then set lunch. A bottle of white wine. Fantastic service. Brussels classic that has been re-invented. Not a burger or soup with things floating in it to be seen.

  5. Danny O.
    • one review
    9/10

    Superb service. Waiter very discreet and polite. Very tasty dishes, albeit very large portions. Recommended wine was excellent. Price: very reasonable.

  6. André D.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Rien à dire, impeccable

  7. Bruno B.
    • 58 reviews
    10/10

    Très bien.

  8. Emily L.
    • 2 reviews
    7.5/10

    The restaurant was beautiful but we were stuck in a back corner of a mostly empty back room, probably because we have 2 young kids. That's not a huge problem because then I have less to worry about in terms of bothering others, but the atmosphere wasn't great. The food was good; standouts were the salad with chicory, Roquefort, and bacon, and the mussels with cream sauce. Service was mostly good except for a few missteps: the waiter laughed at me when I ordered one oyster for myself, and then didn't care at all when he brought us the wrong veal dish. He shrugged and said that's what he'd heard, and so that was the end of that! Otherwise, it was a fun meal with good Belgian food.

  9. T.M. d.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    comme d'habitude, tres bon

  10. Kim W.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    We had a great time, food quality was brilliant but the wait between starter and mains was too long! It was the only thing we could fault. Would recommend!

  11. Mark R.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Bon et agreable bon et agreable

  12. Michael J.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    As usual everything was great with the service and the food. They were even kind enough to accommodate us 25 mins after they closed with zero pressure to finish quickly. Superb! Thanks again and look forward to the next visit.

  13. Toshiyasu I.
    • 22 reviews
    9.5/10

    Good, beautifully decorated authentic Belgian restaurant in the middle of busy touristic area. The dishes were excellent and the service was correct. One small concern: We were two, and both of us had one draught and one bottled beer (but different kind), had the same opinion that bottled beer was a lot better, which may suggest a problem in draught lines...

  14. François G.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Excellente table au coeur de Bruxelles.

  15. Daisuke K.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    We really enjoyed the food in the very good atmosphere and good service. A MENU and wine is reasonable price by considering its quality. I can surely recommend this restaurant!

  16. JEF P.
    • 9 reviews
    4/10

    Pushy waiter, very average steak, hurried service ... very basic brasserie, not at all the restaurant it used to be

  17. Claudia R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Perfect for a family dinner. We will go back.

  18. Russell M.
    • one review
    10/10

    This restaurant is outstanding. Old school service , food and an intimate atmosphere. Fish is cooked impeccably I had the Turbot which was seasoned to perfection. The wine was just delicious and the spectacular crepe Suzette is hard to beat for desert. This restaurant was and still remains after the revamp. the best in Brussels in my opinion.

  19. Christof W.
    • one review
    8/10

    Waiter refused to separate the bill, very unconviniend for guests needing a person specific invoice.

  20. Senne M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Vree wijs

Practical information

How to get to the restaurant

Rue des Bouchers 13, 1000, Brussels, Belgium

Public transport

Métro - De Brouckere (M1 et M5)

Directions to get there

About the restaurant

En 1958, le restaurant connait le début d’une période faste avec l’Exposition Universelle qui a fait de Bruxelles le centre du monde pendant 6 mois.

Au début des années 1970, Jacques Veulemans, un des fils de Calixte, crée à l’extérieur du vénérable établissement, dans la Petite rue des Bouchers le « Comptoir des Armes », un bar à tapas à la belge.

Il y travaille entre autres avec son épouse, Madame Suzanne et son fils Laurent.

Le tout Bruxelles s’y retrouve pour boire le coup et y déguster les classiques de la maison, en petites portions, tout en faisant la zwanze une bonne partie de la nuit.

Les « Armes de Bruxelles » connaissent alors deux décennies fastes, contribuant à la réputation festive de l’Îlot sacré, destination gastronomique de la capitale.

En 2006, la famille Veulemans revend l’affaire. Le restaurant vit alors quelques années agitées avant d’être repris en 2018 par Rudy Vanlancker, propriétaire de Chez Léon, un proche de la famille Veulemans depuis toujours.

Une sorte de réveil pour cette vieille dame endormie depuis 2006.

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