Taverne du Passage
Galerie de la Reine 30, Brussels, 1000
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, Art, Design and architecture, History
Expert review of Taverne du Passage
In 2010, the Taverne du Passage celebrated its 82nd birthday! And, happily, the Art Deco interior hasn’t changed a bit. It was recently taken over by ATGP who also own Hôtel Saint-Michel and Restaurant t’Kelderke on the Grand-Place and, while the menus look a bit tatty nowadays, happily the merger doesn’t seem to have affected the quality of the food.
Classic French/Belgian fare cooked the ‘Julia Child’ way, ie: butter, cream and more butter! Try the Ostend sole, mussels (when in season) or pepper steak cooked in cream. To wash it all down, you can choose from a carefully chosen selection of French wines and champagnes.
The dining room exudes a faded grace and consists of a long ‘communal’ row of tables down the centre and more private booth tables set against the walls. Popular with refined elderly couples and businessmen who converse in polite hushed whispers. There’s a nice buzz at lunchtimes.
The graying career waiters wear white jackets with gold epaulettes and are efficient, but aren’t strong on pleasantries.
Inside the splendid Galeries Royales St Hubert — Europe’s first indoor shopping mall — just two streets away from the Grand-Place.
Starters vary widely from 9 euros for mushroom toast to 44 euros for 12 oysters; mains cost in the region of 20—25 euros; desserts 7 euros; kid’s meals roughly 9 euros.
More information on Taverne du Passage:
- Price guide:
- Brasserie, Restaurant, Wine bar
- Dutch, French
- Galerie de la Reine 30, Brussels, 1000
- +32 2 512 37 31
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon—Sun 12pm—midnight
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary
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