In t'Spinnekopke

Address: Place Jardin Aux Fleurs 1, Brussels, 1000, Belgium
Telephone: +32 2 511 86 95

- Mid-range

4.3

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
4.3
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Service
4.5
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Food and drink
4.3
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Value for money
4.2
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Ambience
4.7
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Location
4
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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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • History

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