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De Kraanbrug

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Persoonshoek 9, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
15 200098
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Menus available in Flemish, French, English

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tranquil on the river

Different from the trendy, nearby De Cirque, De Kraanburg has a very spacious terrace, literally, on the river. For a luncheon with the extended family, having all ages, from 11 to 82, it was a perfect setting with excellent service and attention. The dishes were copious and prepared with care and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Philippe1963
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Different from the trendy, nearby De Cirque, De Kraanburg has a very spacious terrace, literally, on the river. For a luncheon with the extended family, having all ages, from 11 to 82, it was a perfect setting with excellent service and attention. The dishes were copious and prepared with care and good ingredients. We will remember for a long time... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Nice location good service.Had the biggest fillet steak enough for 2 and very tender.House wine was of good quality and not a bad price.Also made proper Moroccan mint tea in a pot with glasses. All fresh and seasonal.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The lamb is still very good but I could help wonder if this restaurant wasn't quite as good as previous years. Maybe I was expecting too much. Not too much at around £30 a head including a lot of drinks. The prawns for starter in garlic butter are amazing. We will go again.

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Buenos Aires
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

White napkin, fancy touch in every little detail, cozy in the inside, tables next to the canal on the outside. Lovely view to the canal perfect to enjoy the boats sailing all along, and to admire the historical front-wood old houses that are in the other side of the canal. Classic flemish cuisine including flemish stew, scampi shrimps, vol-au-vent, asparagus,... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

De Kraanbrug rates well in the mid-price restaurant range. The service and the food are good, as is the selection offered on the menu, and the location, just off the vismarkt, means it's easy to reach on foot or by car. It earns it's above average rating by the outside seating arrangements. If the weather is good, you can sit... More 

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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good food at reasonable prices. My lamb with dauphinoise potatoes was good, but I envied my colleagues choice of the fish plate - a selection of fish in a light sauce. Puddings very good. Service a little sporadic, but they were busy and we do not speak Dutch. I would go again.

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Zevenbergen, The Netherlands
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81 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The restaurant De Kraanbrug we visit twice during our stay in Mechelen. The card has an excellent selection. The service is excellent and the location can' t be better. The sitting was outside on a ship on the river. We enjoy the food and the surrounding. The restaurant is closed on Wednesdays.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

went here one week ago and had a very good dinner, normal prices but very comfortble ambiance to sit down and dine

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Not in the hotspot of Mechelen, a little bit outdated interior but the food was good. Classic menu, not too many frills. When the weather is nice you can sit outside on the deck of a ship.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Close to Martin's Patershof, a favorite of the locals and food was really good. Prices were decent for Europe in general and there is actually space between tables.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Persoonshoek 9, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Mechelen
  • Phone Number: 15 200098

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian, European

Description

Menus available in Flemish, French, English

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