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Zarza

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French, Belgian, International, European, Fusion
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Bondgenotenlaan 92, Leuven, Belgium
+32 16 205 005
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 61
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  • 50
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely Food. Lovely Athmosphere. Good Service

Lovely place to go as a couple or with friends. Food was delightful. Great menu. Good wine. Good ambience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Clara_Drew
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English first
Brussels, Belgium
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Best place for dinner. Excellent dinner (Social Deal), great tastes and well balanced. The wines did fit perfect with the different plates. Relaxed atmosphere, servers not stiff.

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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We experienced a wonderfully relaxing lunch away from the hustle and bustle of town life. Exquisite, subtle and unusual flavour combinations were matched with first class wines served by attentive and efficient staff who at no time gave the impression of being rushed.We would highly recommend the set menu with the matched wines. What were particularly lovely were the amuse... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Even after having visited Zarza for several times, it still remains a great experience. Each time we were welcomed as if it was the very first time. Great team, and this aswell in service as in the kitchen. It is very obvious that this team works as a well oiled machine and that they are real professionals. Super menus in... More 

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Europe
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Lovely place to go as a couple or with friends. Food was delightful. Great menu. Good wine. Good ambience.

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Belgium
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

After paying Zarza several visits over the past year, it has kind of become my go-to place for special occasions and celebrations. It's conveniently located in Leuven's city centre, off of its central Bondgenotenlaand axis. Parking can be found under the city train station, easily accessed and only a brisk walk away from the restaurant. As for the food and... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Food was Ok: we took the menu and the dessert flavours were not our thing. Service was average: we ordered a second bottle of water that never arrived and although I announced that I was allergic to fish, my appetizers were only fish!

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Luckily we made a reservation for this nice place. When we arrived at 19.45h, the place was already packed! We picked the full monty monty 5 course menu, that pleasantly surprised us each course. The wild duck and deer were standing out, whilst the other courses were very well prepared too. Service is attentive and professional.

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Leuven, Belgium
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have been in Zarza on several occasions with business relations. The restaurant has the advantage that you can have quiet private talks and that you can be assured of the good quality of the meals. If you can get a place in the garden or the winter garden the atmosphere is quiet good. The price is reasonable for business... More 

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Tienen, Belgium
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Good food but very small and cold atmosphere.Service not too good.We enjoyed food that's the fact but only this.

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

On the occasion of my birthday and the birthday of my husband we went to Zarza. For us it was a special occasion. And I must admit we had expectations for this restaurant as it has good reputation and belongs to the higher price category. We had an aperitif, a bottle of Merlot, a first dish, the main dish and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bondgenotenlaan 92, Leuven, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven
  • Phone Number: +32 16 205 005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 148
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, Belgian, International, European, Fusion

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