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Hof van Cleve

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Belgian, European
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Riemegemstraat 1, Kruishoutem 9770, Belgium
+32 (0) 93835848
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Divine Culinary Experience in Belgium

After a just in time arrival (expect a lot of traffic in Antwerpen, when arriving from the North) for lunch arround 1:30 p.m. it took us just a few minutes to be immersed in this culinary wonderland. We had the lunch version of the "Freshness of Nature" menue, which came to filling number of 5... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Stephan K
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

After a just in time arrival (expect a lot of traffic in Antwerpen, when arriving from the North) for lunch arround 1:30 p.m. it took us just a few minutes to be immersed in this culinary wonderland. We had the lunch version of the "Freshness of Nature" menue, which came to filling number of 5 appetizers, 3 mains, 6 cheeses,... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were looking forward to this ever since we made the reservation and we've not been disappointed in the slightest. The reception was extremely courteous and from the moment we had stated our names, we were given the feeling they had all been waiting for us to arrive. We were shown our table and from then on there seemed to... More 

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Steinbach, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I don't see much way for a tourist to get to this place other than by renting a car (which means someone's not doing the wine pairing :) ). We stayed in Brussels, rented a car, and drove out to Kruishoutem for lunch, before visiting WWI sites in Ypres in the afternoon and returned to Brussels. You cannot access the... More 

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Flanders, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We went there on a beautiful and sunny day for lunch. Gin and tonic on the terrace, overlooking the environment from the hilltop at the backside of the restaurant. Calm and joy. Lots of amazing little appetizers, all 'Wow'! Follow the proposed menu, it is well thought off, and in perfect harmony with the wines. If you don't drink alcohol,... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had lunch in this renowned restaurant last April and we were very much looking forward to it. In fact, expectations were so high that living up to them was almost impossible. We were greeted by the chef's wife in a professional but very friendly manner. Very important, as it made us feel comfortable and at ease right from the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Our third time here, the first being in 2008. I still think it's the best (and most expensive) restaurant where I have eaten, and to know how to interprete this you should know I have eaten in a dozen places of the top 50 pellegrino, including El Celler. The combinations this chef makes, are unbeatable, the execution (

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We expected the best and we got it. Delicious menu, perfect wines and a high class service. Of course the price is accordingly. We loved it and we definitely come back .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had the 5 course menu......But it turned out to be a total of 12 plates and each dish - or should I call them "masterpiece" - was better than the previous one! The attention to detail and service was spot on......3 Star Michelin : Well Deserved!

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Breda, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The connoisseurs ammongst us know that a visit to a Michelin star restaurant is not just about going out for a meal. It is a small and intimate party for two or more. A party that starts at the very moment of reservation and goes on until after the digestivo's and while heading back for home or hotel you reminiss... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Hof Van Cleve is supposedly the best restaurant in Belgium and if it isn't the best then it is probably the most expensive one... We booked lunch on a Saturday with a small group of friends. Booking was easy and can be done maximum 3 months in advance. A few weeks before the visit we had to select the menu.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Riemegemstraat 1, Kruishoutem 9770, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Kruishoutem
  • Phone Number: +32 (0) 93835848

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 126 - 260
  • Cuisine: Belgian, European

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