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De Kraanbrug

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

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Highly recommended

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Buenos Aires
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Buenos Aires
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Essex, United Kingdom
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125 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Lamb on the bones is amazing. Pancakes lovely too. We went there on a Sunday as a group of 16. Well worth it. Great value as only cost 35 euro each for 2 courses and wine. Best meal in Mechelen so far. One of our group has the lamb there every year and I can see why.

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Brussels, Belgium
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

First day of Spring, sun, canal, historic buildings opposite and excellent food at Kraanbrug. Prices were very reasonable for the set lunch menu and they have a good selection of local Carolus beers from nearby Het Anker brewery. Waiting staff were very knowledgeable and helpful but really rather slow. Very good place to bring guests if you can take your... More 

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buddy032606
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We were in Mechelen one night and asked a few locals we met where they would eat. This place came up on a couple lists so we tried it. The week before Christmas we showed up on a Thursday night around 730 and didn't need a reservation. Although it was cold and rainy they had a beautiful location along the... More 

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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

Description

Menus available in Flemish, French, English

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