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“Pleasant place with good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of De Kraanbrug

De Kraanbrug
Persoonshoek 9, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
15 200098
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Ranked #29 of 146 Restaurants in Mechelen
Cuisines: Belgian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Menus available in Flemish, French, English
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Pleasant place with good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Close to Martin's Patershof, a favorite of the locals and food was really good. Prices were decent for Europe in general and there is actually space between tables.

Visited April 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Essex, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Mechelen in my opinion.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Lamb on the bones is amazing. Pancakes lovely too. We went there on a Sunday as a group of 16. Well worth it. Great value as only cost 35 euro each for 2 courses and wine. Best meal in Mechelen so far. One of our group has the lamb there every year and I can see why.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brussels, Belgium
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77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Great setting, good food... but allow time!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

First day of Spring, sun, canal, historic buildings opposite and excellent food at Kraanbrug. Prices were very reasonable for the set lunch menu and they have a good selection of local Carolus beers from nearby Het Anker brewery. Waiting staff were very knowledgeable and helpful but really rather slow. Very good place to bring guests if you can take your time over an excellent lunch made with local produce from the Mechelen area

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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buddy032606
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Wonderful, Highly recommended from locals in Mechelen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We were in Mechelen one night and asked a few locals we met where they would eat. This place came up on a couple lists so we tried it. The week before Christmas we showed up on a Thursday night around 730 and didn't need a reservation. Although it was cold and rainy they had a beautiful location along the river and I imagine in the summer it must be quite nice.

We had some local Carolus beer along with the Shrimp Scampi and Beef for dinner. The staff was very friendly with us being obviously from out of town. The atmosphere was really nice and romantic. We would recommend this to anyone.

A couple we met actually had their wedding there and raved about it.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ichtegem, Belgium
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402 helpful votes 402 helpful votes
“We don't have anymore pasta???”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Ate their when we visited Mechelen for one day. We ordered 2 spaghetti's: a small one and a large one. My husband was not so hungry and therefor ordered the small one. One minute later we saw a small one come out of the kitchen and my husband decided this spaghetti was really small. He quickly called the waitress and asked her if it was possible to change the order in 2 larges spaghetti's. This was no problem for her. A few minutes later she comes back with the fine words: we're out of pasta. So it was not possible to change the order because they didn't have anymore pasta??? Pasta needs just 9 minutes to cook??? How can You be out pasta??? Next door was a old persons resthouse: they have pasta right? Get some from the neighbours!
By the way, the spaghetti was not so tastefull either.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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