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Bootjeshuis

Belgian, European
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Warande 3, Tervuren, Belgium
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 25
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  • 37
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great location, TERRIBLE service

I came across this place on a walk and decided to stop for dinner (I was alone). I walked in and hovered around for 10 minutes with everyone ignoring me. I eventually just sat down outside (loverly outside seating area for a nice summer evening) and managed to hail down a waiter. Ordered a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
NickF_Chicago
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I came across this place on a walk and decided to stop for dinner (I was alone). I walked in and hovered around for 10 minutes with everyone ignoring me. I eventually just sat down outside (loverly outside seating area for a nice summer evening) and managed to hail down a waiter. Ordered a steak with frites which was OK.... More 

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Tervuren, Belgium
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Considering the pleasant surroundings, what a disappoint Het Bootjeshuis is..... The staff are completely disinterested and unprofessional. If they don't enjoy working in this industry, why don't they find another job? No logic to the service, inaccurate order taking and poor coordination of timing combined to make what was, for the fifth time, an extremely unpleasant and frustrating visit. And... More 

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Oud-Heverlee
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went this evening for dinner to celebrate a birthday. Although the food is ok, the service is shocking. Firstly they do not take any cards, so you have to make sure you have cash, cash really? For my main course I ordered steak, the fries only arrived after the steak had been eaten, after asking several times if they... More 

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Tervuren, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I wouldn't normally write a review, especially a negative one, but Stefan's experience with the Moomin brunch prompted some action. I also had a disappointing time at the brunch, largely due to poor communication and an inflexible attitude of the staff/owner. In my case I had reserved, though I had to confirm they had received my email. I also asked... More 

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Tervuren, Belgium
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

What to do on your Birthday? Why not take your 2,5 year old daughter to a Moomin themed brunch at this nice location. The event was well advertised on Facebook as "Everyone welcome". No mention of the need to reserve a table, so off we went. Upon arrival the brunch buffet and tables were set nicely in this pretty location.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Have to agree with all the other reviews. View and location are great. Service is slow and chaotic. Food is okay. There are better places in the immediate vicinity such as "The Lodge" or "The Spaansehuis" wher every thing is better.

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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely place to sit and have a drink or a bite, especially on a warm day after a walk in the beautiful park. HOWEVER be prepared to wait a long time even if you are just sitting down for drinks, the service is very slow. Also, some visitors may find it disturbing when the owner (?) comes... More 

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Tervuren, Belgium
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Nice place to enjoy a drink or two and some bites in the Tervuren Park with cozy atmosphere and some decent dishes. Maybe a bit pricey. Service is S L O W. And this has been proved on several occasions. So, don't rush. Take your time. Go to your deepest Zen mood - and just enjoy the view while waiting... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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Address: Warande 3, Tervuren, Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Tervuren
Cuisine: Belgian, European

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian, European

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