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Arenberg

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Kapeldreef 46, Heverlee, Leuven 3001, Belgium
016 224775
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent! A must if you are a foodie!

Away from the noisy city center you will find this great restaurant. It is located in a stylish house. Private parking just next door. You will find yourself in a nice decorated environment. The cuisine is just delicious! You can choose a menu with 4, 5 or 6 courses. And I can tell you, you will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
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Belgium
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88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Away from the noisy city center you will find this great restaurant. It is located in a stylish house. Private parking just next door. You will find yourself in a nice decorated environment. The cuisine is just delicious! You can choose a menu with 4, 5 or 6 courses. And I can tell you, you will not leave this restaurant... More 

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2 Thank family-van-den-Berg
Leuven, Belgium
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Arenberg is no fancy 'place to be', it is no fashionable food art BUT Arenberg is honest, tasteful, classic cuisine with seasonal highlights. The chef & his wife will host you with a full care & spoil your inner human by putting their soul in the dishes they make. Best price / value in the wide surroundings of Leuven. BUT...... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The food here is really awesome. A lot of very special combinations of ingredients. Staff is, as you would expect in a restaurant of this class, very friendly. The interior is OK though not quite my thing, as it's rather formal -- as is typical with this type of restaurant. Unfortunately you need to reserve a long time in advance,... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Quiet atmosphere, good food (classic preparation). A nice experience. Correct value / price ratio. We will go back for a special occasion.

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Thank Martine_Erik
Heverlee, Belgium
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

My husband and i celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary at Arenberg. Wr had the full menu + adapted wines. The weather was good so we had appetisers on their amazing terras! Really nice sommelier and really good wines. All courses where a amazing experience, what a pallet! The dessert was below expectations though... Not really following the trend of "outstanding"... More 

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Thank Mjeik
Leuven, Belgium
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274 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

visited the restaurant for lunch this time. Had the reasonably priced 3 course lunch. The 6 appetizers were a good start. We had the porc neck with foie gras and the fish carpaccio as a starter. The porc is one of the signature dishes of the house and that you can taste! Mains were turbot (a nice, tender and juicy... More 

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Thank michel l
Brussels, Belgium
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116 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I could see the chef is seasoned, the waiting staff very polite and overall excellent service, but while some of the dishes -particularly the mains- were excellent and definitely top marks for the desert ones, however some of the starter dishes were trying to combine several tastes that for me were conflicting/mismatched and simpler would have been better. Still a... More 

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Thank John_TA14
Leuven, Belgium
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We visit here when we have a special birthday to celebrate, or a graduation, or on other special occasions. Just try to find a reason to come once a year. Even our son, who is mostly a junk food addict, is ever happy to try the degustation menu.

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Thank desiderius_erasmus
Leuven, Belgium
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant is located somewhat 5 km from the centre of Leuven. It has a rather classic interior, but what you have to come for is the excellent food, the very personal service, and the great wines to accompany the food. It is always a more than satisfying experience.

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Leuven, Belgium
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

anytime,anyday the best resto in Leuven !! I have now been at least five times in this restaurant and it keeps improving every time: from excellent to heavenly :-)Personal touch from the aperitive all the way down to the superb "dessert wagon".staff is always discrete and very friendly.the wines are optional but selected by the sommelier is the best option.the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kapeldreef 46, Heverlee, Leuven 3001, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven  >  Heverlee
  • Phone Number: 016 224775

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  • Cuisine: French

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