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De Werf

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Hogeschoolplein, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Popular among both students and Belgian locals

De Werf is gives off special feeling because of their special decoration. It's very cozy and they have this special way to serve their dishes. For examples your sandwich will be served in sandwich box instead of on the plate. Of course, some dishes are served normally. This restaurant is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
RieK89
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Brussels, Belgium
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We went on a Tuesday noon for lunch with seven of us (four children). The food was good, but it was the atmosphere (and price) that blew me away. Friendly staff, beautiful patio, big menu and small prices. They also have menus in English, which is always helpful. 7 of us ate a filling lunch for 43 euros - which... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

De Werf is gives off special feeling because of their special decoration. It's very cozy and they have this special way to serve their dishes. For examples your sandwich will be served in sandwich box instead of on the plate. Of course, some dishes are served normally. This restaurant is very popular due to good quality of food and the... More 

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Blantyre, Malawi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Lunch with the city buzz all around you. Really enjoyed this little place, enjoyed the service and the company too. Nice lunch options!

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Leuven, Belgium
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Nice chilli con carne and the hot chocolate milk is very good. Places are limited though, since this place is very popular for students to take their lunch or afternoon off.

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Leuven, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I've been there a couple of times following the advice of local students for a tea and a dessert. They have a nice selection of teas. Desserts are big and could be shared by two people :) The interior is simple, but nice. It is always full of students. There is a lot of space both inside and outside.

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Leuven, Belgium
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A wide variety of snacks, fantastic wraps and chowders, delicious hot choclate, and desserts. What more can you ask? How bout friendly service and very good prices? Well, De Werf has it all! Definitely a must while visiting Leuven...

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love sitting outdoors in this place. It has a very good service, very tasty snacks and alternative decoration.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This restaurant is located close to a lot of auditoriums, so you'll likely to encounter a lot of students here at any given time. Especially on nice days this place is packed! Although it's okay to sit outside when the weather's decent enough. Come here for a quick drink (their homemade fruit ice tea or their hot chocolate are delicious!)... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I love this place! However, the "De Werf goes Italian" experience was a cold shower! The expectations (perhaps too) high after reading that Italian star chefs would prepare low cost "delicatessen". We ordered the menu: (1) a simple plate with bits and pieces of cheese and meat, (3) a bowl of watery pea soup with loads of bread, (3) a... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you want no nonsense good Belgian food with friendly service at a normal price ? Come here. this is a typical uncomplicated restaurant where you can come for a quick bit or spend some time with friends. Food is always good and plenty of choice. PS: I love to sit here outside in the summer. Some sun mixed with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hogeschoolplein, Leuven 3000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?