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Le Cochon d'Or

$$ - $$$
French, Belgian, European
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Quai au Bois a Bruler 15-17, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 219 01 19
12:00 - 22:30
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 22:30
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New Jersey
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Near Rugbyman, in the St Catherine district. Competent, attentive wait staff, good, traditional food (Lapin Moutarde is excellent).

Thank yameson
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

We had to wait for over an hour for 2 soups and 3 portions of croquettes. The fish soup had 1 mussel and a shrimp head, the tomato soup was just boring. The croquettes tasted ok (the shrimp ones very soggy though), but way too expensive for what you get.

Thank Basdewolf
Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2016

I went to this place only once, i ate the moules frites dish (seasonal fresh) which was absolutely delicious. The service is not bad.

Thank David V
Montreal, Canada
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1,431 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,063 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015

I am surprised with the bad reviews associated with this restaurant . It seems to be a love/hate affair and we do not understand why . We went there for an early dinner when we arrived in Brussels and we were more than happy with our selection . The food was excellent : I had the Lapin à la Geuze... More 

Thank belleretraite
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

I reserved a table and was allowed to select the one I wanted. The food was OK, it was good local fare and we cleared our plates. We were not rushed, you felt they were preparing your food with care. OK the sauce on my rabbit was a bit too strong, but my wife's beef just melted in the mouth.... More 

Thank RJandJBW
Kansas City
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402 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

This restaurant is very near Saint Catherine's Church. They have a nice variety of fish, lobster, rabbit, and beef. Very friendly staff that will help you select some of the popular dishes. Try the dessert made with eggs, Porto, ice cream and other ingredients. Seating is available for inside and outside. Reservations are needed for sitting outside.

Thank pvnipper
York, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 July 2015

We planned going somewhere that we had researched in advance on trip adviser, but when we arrived we found it was closed, so we took a chance on Au Cochon D'Or. I really wish we had not - this was truly the worst experience in our 4 day stay in Brussels. When we arrived we took seats outside and we... More 

Thank manticore
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Good restaurant, near Catherine Catedral. I am recomand this restaurant, also the Irish beafsteak, also rabitt, also all. Service is good, do not miss them!

Thank lazaridis
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2015

The Cochon d’Or in Brussels is a glorious throwback to the 1940s It is unusual in these hectic times to be greeted at the door by the chef and the maitre d’ who appeared untroubled by the pressure of clientele inside the restaurant. It soon became apparent however that culinary preparation did in fact require them elsewhere for much of... More 

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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

what was it that should have given it away, the laminated pictures of the food outside, the touting waiters speaking good English in dirty uniforms blocking the pavement or the fact that it was almost empty? as a group of 15 without a reservation on a Saturday night in tourist central Brussels perhaps our group decision-making dynamics were severely challenged.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quai au Bois a Bruler 15-17, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 219 01 19

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?