Aux Armes de Bruxelles

Rue des Bouchers 13 1000 Brussels Belgium Map
Average price €50.00
8,7 /10
461 reviews
180 reviews

About the restaurant Aux Armes de Bruxelles

En 1958, le restaurant connait le début d’une période faste avec l’Exposition Universelle qui a fait de Bruxelles le centre du monde pendant 6 mois.


Au début des années 1970, Jacques Veulemans, un des fils de Calixte, crée à l’extérieur du vénérable établissement, dans la Petite rue des Bouchers le « Comptoir des Armes », un bar à tapas à la belge.

Il y travaille entre autres avec son épouse, Madame Suzanne et son fils Laurent.

Le tout Bruxelles s’y retrouve pour boire le coup et y déguster les classiques de la maison, en petites portions, tout en faisant la zwanze une bonne partie de la nuit.

Les « Armes de Bruxelles » connaissent alors deux décennies fastes, contribuant à la réputation festive de l’Îlot sacré, destination gastronomique de la capitale.

En 2006, la famille Veulemans revend l’affaire. Le restaurant vit alors quelques années agitées avant d’être repris en 2018 par Rudy Vanlancker, propriétaire de Chez Léon, un proche de la famille Veulemans depuis toujours.
Une sorte de réveil pour cette vieille dame endormie depuis 2006.

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€50.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • €3.25
    Half bottle of mineral water
  • €6.90
    Bottle of mineral water
  • €6.00
    Glass of wine
  • €25.00
    Bottle of wine
  • €11.00
    Glass of champagne
  • €59.00
    Bottle of champagne
  • €3.70
    Coffee
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Aux Armes de Bruxelles

How to get there?

  • Public transports
    Métro - De Brouckere (M1 et M5)

Services

  • Bancontact , Mastercard , Visa
  • Privatisable (310 maximum number of guests.)
  • Bar , Can be privatized , Dutch spoken , English spoken , French spoken , Wifi
Fabulous
8,7 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
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  • < 7
    54
Food
8,7
Service
8,5
Setting
8,9
Value for price
Correct
Noise level
Moderate
Waiting time
Fast
36/461 reviews
ALLAN K T.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 18 Apr 2019
Really good. Basic mussels is made spectacular by their fresh ingredients and their superb white wine. Not overly salted, evenly balanced. Well done
Melita M.
(1 review)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
10
Service
2
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 13 Apr 2019
As soon as the server took our food order, he never came back. He didn't ask if we wanted dessert and refused to make eye contact.


We felt like because we had not had ordered as much as he would have liked, we were dismissed.
Roisin J.
Explorer
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 13 Apr 2019
Good Resto on busy Rue de Bouchers - worth booking.
Joao C.
Foodie
(13 reviews)
Average Rating
6 /10
Food
6
Service
6
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 8 Apr 2019
The old "Aux Armes de Bruxelles" was much better. Service is correct but food had higher quality.
Alain D.
Adventurer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 3 Apr 2019
Bonne impression
Guy L.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 30 Mar 2019
Excellent !
Bertrand V.
Adventurer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 22 Mar 2019
Très belle table bruxelloise!
RIGAUX J.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 20 Mar 2019
Excellent et copieux
Mon V.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 18 Mar 2019
Aangenaam, fijne bediening, heel goede business lunch
François V.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
4,5 /10
Food
4
Service
2
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 15 Mar 2019
To be honest, I'm utterly sick and tired of appalling service in these restaurants in this neighborhood of Brussels. The food was OK and the restaurant is beautiful but for the umpteenth time, waiters behave in an arrogant way. They conspicuously show their dissatisfaction when they don't get tips commensurate with their service (service being included in an overpriced bill). This is all the more surprising coming from a restaurant that went belly-up last year and desperately needs to to pull on its bootstraps to avoid permanent oblivion. The restaurant actually belongs to "Chez Léon" just opposite. Why the big fuss? I will not go back and highly discourage this restaurant.
Maarten V.
(1 review)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 9 Mar 2019
Traditional Belgian food all of excellent quality. Best Dame Blanche one can find in a long time. It is not cheap. One of the better places to eat, I think, in Brussels.
Yajima K.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
7 /10
Food
8
Service
4
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 1 Mar 2019
Great dishes.
If services were a little disappointing because no witty conversation has not been made. It was like clerical staff.
Michael M.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 16 Feb 2019
Superb set menu at 47.50. The duck a l'orange was exquisite. The portions are exceptionally large (happily, we took the duck home!) The service was professional but warm and genial. One of my favorite restaurants in Brussels. I've eaten there 4 times, and never been disappointed!
Kathleen N.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
5,5 /10
Food
6
Service
4
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 1 Feb 2019
It was very cold in the restaurant and not only temperaturewise
Maria L.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 29 Jan 2019
Food came in time and still very fresh. Good attention to details and quality of service.
Keith D.
Adventurer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 27 Jan 2019
Back to visit this restaurant after its refurbishment and have to say it is still a special favourite of mine.
Ricky R.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 19 Jan 2019
Food was good and the server was prompt.
Lars S.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 17 Jan 2019
It was a very nice evening, quite happy about the Performance of the restaurant-Team.
Pierre M.
Foodie
(11 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 13 Jan 2019
Very good ! As it used to be....
Anne A.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 13 Jan 2019
je recommande vivement
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