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Kantineplein 3, Heverlee, Leuven 3001, Belgium
+3216509510
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10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 5
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
nothing special

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Kim D
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Brussels, Belgium
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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Brussels, Belgium
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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 

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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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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Bogota, Colombia
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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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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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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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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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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, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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