Taverne du Passage

Address: Galerie de la Reine 30, Brussels, 1000, Belgium
Telephone: +32 2 512 37 31

- Expensive

4.4

1920s taverne that oozes yesteryear charm.

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 [node:178112] 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.

Food and drink
4.5
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Service
4
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Food and drink
4.5
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Value for money
3.8
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Ambience
4.6
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Location
4.7
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Food and drink

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.

Ambience

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.

Service

The graying career waiters wear white jackets with gold epaulettes and are efficient, but aren’t strong on pleasantries.

Location

Inside the splendid Galeries Royales St Hubert — Europe’s first indoor shopping mall — just two streets away from the Grand-Place.

Price advice

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.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Art
  • History
  • Design and architecture

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