Place Jardin Aux Fleurs 1, Brussels, 1000
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, History
Expert review of In t'Spinnekopke
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.
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.
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.
My waiter was incredibly welcoming and charming.
On a quiet square in the west of town, a short walk from Bourse metro station and the Halles St-Gery.
Starters 11—16 euros, mains 14—30 euros, desserts 7—8 euros.
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.
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- Place Jardin Aux Fleurs 1, Brussels, 1000
- +32 2 511 86 95
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon—Fri 12pm—3pm & 6pm—11pm, Sat 6pm—11pm, closed Sun.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times
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