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Oude Kantien

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Kantineplein 3, Heverlee, Leuven 3001, Belgium
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10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Great place for a quick bussiness lunch

Good food at a reasonable price ..easy access.. parking in the area ..great terras in the summer .. friendly waiters ..great value for money dish of the day

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dirk D
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Business meetings
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food at a reasonable price ..easy access.. parking in the area ..great terras in the summer .. friendly waiters ..great value for money dish of the day

Thank Dirk D
Kempen, Germany
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We have been to this restaurant just outside the city of Leuven many, many times. Great location. Good, honest food. Great service.

Thank INGE D
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We always eat well, like the place in winter and summer. Good fish dishes, fine meat also. Best wine: Aldeneik ;-)

Thank Vis-en-double
Brussels, Belgium
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138 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

the location is well known to all people living, studying or ever been in Leuven for what reason ever. The ols canteen is an historic building in front of the marvellous castle of the dukes of arenberg. Although alongside an hectic road, the garden and the premises themselves are pleasant places to stay for a while. The food is fair... More 

Thank albertbrussels
Brussels, Belgium
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89 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We were a family of four (adults) celebrating over dinner one night. The waiters couldn't really care less - they are efficient and polite, that is it. No extra smiles. The food was nice except I was very disappointed to find out about my green tagliatelli with tuna and sundried tomatoes : it was a frozen tuna steak, cut up... More 

Thank Kim D
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Very good brasserie in Leuven, great food, very nice setting and good service. Us table for families, couples, large groups. Also good to combine with walks in Arenberg park. Recommended!

Thank Nico R
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Tastfully restored and decorated old farmhose with a great all-glass veranda that even in wintertime is very enjoyable. As for the food, very well prepared and beatifully arranged on the plates. We had the monkfish, and 3 preparations of salmon. In one word: delicious. The wine card is limited, but well selected. Definitely a place I will gladly return too!... More 

Thank fvs1308
Leuven, Belgium
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151 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Located in a nicely restored square farmhouse, De Oude Kantien offers good modern brasserie food. Very generous portions. Nice reasonably priced wine. Maybe a bit too big a place with function rooms, etc and maybe a bit too organised and clean, but that's what you get with a good hotel restaurant organisation applying its learnings and experience. Still a nice... More 

Thank platinumcitytrip
Tielt Winge, Belgium
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

A very nice restaurant serving quality food and tasty dishes. Very professional and friendly personnel, typical brasserie/restaurant with a nice menu-card and fine wines. The restaurant invites for a romantic dinner or business lunch. Very nice setting and easy to park your car nearby.

Thank Gert J
Bogota, Colombia
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We went last week to the Oude Kantien to celebrate the Bday of my parents and as always, the food was very good! I ordered the typical Belgian dish Mussels and Belgian fries, try the one of the house which come with shrimps as well and is just delicious! Service was very good, the guys very polite although you could... More 

Thank Jonasdd

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kantineplein 3, Heverlee, Leuven 3001, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven  >  Heverlee
  • Phone Number: +3216509510

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings


Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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