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't Oud Conservatorium

Belgian, Dutch, European
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Wollemarkt 16, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
015/56.95.21
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 14
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Food, Quaint Atmosphere, Good Service

This was our last big meal in Belgium before ending up at the Sheraton at the Brussels airport. Knowing nothing about Mechelen, we walked around a good bit and the old hotel next door grabbed our eye and inside was this little restaurant/cafe. It looked so quaint - antique mixed with some modern... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Montana Rose
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was our last big meal in Belgium before ending up at the Sheraton at the Brussels airport. Knowing nothing about Mechelen, we walked around a good bit and the old hotel next door grabbed our eye and inside was this little restaurant/cafe. It looked so quaint - antique mixed with some modern. There were quite a few patrons inside,... More 

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Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Very nice surroundings, you can even eat outside in the central court. Old building with historical settings. The menu is quite balanced, even for vegetarians. Specialities are Mechelse koekoek (Large chicken from Belgian breed) with sauce on a base of Belgian beer...warmly recommended!

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Mechelen, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We love 't Oud Conservatorium. It's not the best restaurant in Mechelen, but there's something, something difficult to put your finger on, that keeps drawing us back. I guess you could say it has the x-factor - that little bit of magic that is missing in many of the 'better' restaurants. Practically, it's got a lot going for it -... More 

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Milano
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

good quality food, good service, nice place, absolutely recommended ! The Mechelse koekoek is truly delicious.

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

For Belgian standards this is only average. Food is like you cook at home not bad but ordinary. The waiter who served this evening was really impolite and not willing to answer our questions.

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We had a group of 9 women. We able to pre-order off the menu. All enjoyed our meals. Really like the Oud Conservatorium salad

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Very nice location and environment. Food very tasty and good prices. Personnel really friendly and professional.

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Beerzel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Had a company dinner with 28 colleagues. Very nice! Friendly staff! Looked and tasted delicious! Good price/quality.

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Aalst, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

In the first week of june we visited the restaurant.hotel and enjoyed the buffet very much. The restaurant/hotel is perfectly located behind the grand market, but at a very quiet and green square, so the view is perfect as was the taste of the food. Combined with the super friendly personnel (congratulations to the job student Sofie), we definitely will... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

We were very pleased to have dinner and an enjoyable evening after a having travelled all day. Even if you are French-only speaking you may find waiters to communicate with. Both the food and the service was very good. I imagine that because it is more for local customers, they treat tourists really well, unlike restaurants in big city centers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wollemarkt 16, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Mechelen
  • Phone Number: 015/56.95.21

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian, Dutch, European
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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