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Bootjeshuis

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Warande 3, Tervuren, Belgium
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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Go for a drink, enjoy the view, don't stay for dinner.

First off, this place is in an amazing location. The views of the lake and the park are great and both the terrace on the water and the interior inside are lovely. Unfortunately that's where the positives end. The service is quite poor overall: slow and disorganized. Especially on busier days... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
arn0vdh
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Leuven, Belgium
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  • Late Night
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Leuven, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

First off, this place is in an amazing location. The views of the lake and the park are great and both the terrace on the water and the interior inside are lovely. Unfortunately that's where the positives end. The service is quite poor overall: slow and disorganized. Especially on busier days the place is a mess: tables are not being... More 

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Brussels
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This place as a glorious location with unique views of the beautiful Tervuren Park. As I walk my dog nearly daily in this park since I had her, we sort of Always ended up here for a drink or a bite. In summer we bask in the Sunshine on the terrace, plenty of water bowls for the pooch so everybody... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were extremely disappointed. They don't employ enough waiters to serve guests on time. We left hungry after waiting to be served for 40 minutes. None of their staff cares about hygene: they leave dirty dishes on spare terrace tables. They throw dirt on the floor. They never wipe the sticky tables. On top of that their prices are expensive.... More 

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Tervuren, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent location but slow service and average food. A smile seems to be expensive. No cards accepted, only cash....

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Brussels, Belgium
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122 reviews 122 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

While the location is really very good (with a great terrace over the Tervuren lake, with parking facilities), overpriced food and slow service do not match it. A pity!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My wife and I lived in Tervuren for four years. We were American ex-Pats who made Bootjeshuis a weekly stop for most of our time there. The location is wonderful, no matter what time of the year and the food was always excellent. More importantly, the owners and staff always made us feel more than welcome, especially Marcel. With their... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We visited at lunch time midweek. Pleased they had a stack of highchairs, didn't bat an eyelid at our 1.5 yr old, no problem to bring an extra plate and cutlery for him. The baby change was ok, in the disabled toilet, accessible for babies - unfortunately the summer chair cushions stacked up on the disabled toilet also blocked the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The location is very nice, one can take a nice stroll around the beautiful park and lake. The food was correct in quality and presentation. These are the two reasons why the rating is "poor" instead of "horrible". The service was terrible, we were a group of four and they forgot one of our orders. When we politely asked them,... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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118 reviews 118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This time I went just for a cafe-latte. When I asked the person in the bar a bit of cold milk ( it was so hot that I couldn't drink it), the lady made with her face an expression of being frustrares and upset at me and my friend for asking this. This combines with the fact that last time... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This place will certainly ruin your day. The setting is beautiful and it is so tempting to end in this nicely decorated restaurant a nice walk along Tervuren Park. However, the service is incredible UNFRIENDLY, waiters are all GRUMPY (we were berated upon arrival for making our reservation by phone with "not enough anticipation" and then for ordering another Coke... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Warande 3, Tervuren, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Tervuren

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian

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