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Oude Kantien

Kantineplein 3, Heverlee, Leuven 3001, Belgium
+3216509510
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Ranked #4 of 23 Restaurants in Heverlee
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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68% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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!

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Grimbergen
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

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Leuven, Belgium
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88 reviews 88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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

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Tielt Winge, Belgium
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95 reviews 95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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.

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Hasselt
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

When we lived in Heverlee for a year in 2009 (Review dates suggested don't include year 2009) we ate at the Oude Kantien several times and always enjoyed it. And took visitors there several times too. The food was very good Belgian style food with fresh modern additions. It was very flavoursome and and presented well. Of great bonus for... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Not the widest choice available and a bit expensive for what was on offer. However, service was good as was the setting and atmosphere. We were staying in the attached hotel, so it was a convenient choice rather than being a culinary one.

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Leuven, Belgium
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Been here twice recently for lunch (weekday and weekend) and not disappointed! All the classics from the Belgian cuisine, with a modern twist and great flavours. Add to that a friendly and swift service, honest pricing and a good atmosphere, and you have a successful concept for a no-nonsense brasserie approach. Meat lovers, try the raw minced-meat Steak Tartare!

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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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111 reviews 111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

I have been to the Oude Kantien for several occassions and with different succes. Sometimes very well taken care off, high level service and fine food. Sometimes a bit messy, careless, not the level of the house. Problem to park the car around there.

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Rome, Italy
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13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Nice restaurant in a charming location. Great restaurant. Good prosecco. Only cons: house wine gives headaches...

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