In t'Spinnekopke

Price guide: Mid-range

Place Jardin Aux Fleurs 1, Brussels, 1000

Price guide: Mid-range

By Emma Thomson, your Brussels expert

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#20 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Brussels
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
4.5
4.5
Location:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, History

Expert review of In t'Spinnekopke

Quaint and crooked 18th-century house specialising in traditional Belgian dishes.

The ‘spiderweb’ house dates from 1762 and originally served as a post office, before being converted to a restaurant over 70 years ago. Nowadays, it’s run by husband-and-wife team Elise and Jean Rodriguez and has developed a loyal following among locals.
 

Food and drink: 

Serves all the Belgian classics such as tomate aux crevettes d'Ostende, lapin à la gueuze and waterzooi, but excels at mussels recipes. There’s a large selection of French wines — particularly Bordeaux — to choose from.

Ambience: 

It’s very snug thanks to the low ceilings, gingham tablecloths and old beer adverts scattered across the walls. The clientele are a mixture of locals and the odd tourist.

Service: 

My waiter was incredibly welcoming and charming.

Location: 

On a quiet square in the west of town, a short walk from Bourse metro station and the Halles St-Gery.

Price advice: 

Starters 11—16 euros, mains 14—30 euros, desserts 7—8 euros.

Tables to book: 

Book, or try and sit, at the front of the restaurant which is in the original part of the house and has the most character. However, some travellers may find the very narrow wooden benches uncomfortable.

More information on In t'Spinnekopke:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Traditional
Address:
Place Jardin Aux Fleurs 1, Brussels, 1000
Telephone:
+32 2 511 86 95
Website:
http://www.spinnekopke.be
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon—Fri 12pm—3pm & 6pm—11pm, Sat 6pm—11pm, closed Sun.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
traditional

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