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De Kraanbrug

Belgian, European, French, Dutch
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Persoonshoek 9, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
15 200098
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Used to be a very Nice restaurant. Recently nearly all staff changed. The exotic waitresses hardly speak Dutch. So even order and get the right plate is an adventure here.

Thank Dirk K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

a quiet and special place with its terrace on a barge moored on the canal. By late afternoon enjoy the sunset with a beautiful view of the city center .

Thank jbgab
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Food excellent and worth the wait but services was very slow when went. We ended up having the main course only since we ran out of time and patience. It was full of Saturday customers.

Thank ScramLondon
Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

A very typical Belgian restaurant just of the beaten track. The staff spoke good English and were very welcoming. Booked it as we walked past in the morning to eat on the barge moored along side in the evening but rain drove us inside. The waiter remembered my name, a good start, and seated us by the window and then... More 

Thank Hen_Jack
Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Different from the trendy, nearby De Cirque, De Kraanburg has a very spacious terrace, literally, on the river. For a luncheon with the extended family, having all ages, from 11 to 82, it was a perfect setting with excellent service and attention. The dishes were copious and prepared with care and good ingredients. We will remember for a long time... More 

Thank Philippe1963
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Nice location good service.Had the biggest fillet steak enough for 2 and very tender.House wine was of good quality and not a bad price.Also made proper Moroccan mint tea in a pot with glasses. All fresh and seasonal.

Thank Albertmargaret53
Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

The lamb is still very good but I could help wonder if this restaurant wasn't quite as good as previous years. Maybe I was expecting too much. Not too much at around £30 a head including a lot of drinks. The prawns for starter in garlic butter are amazing. We will go again.

Thank Ace28065
Buenos Aires
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

White napkin, fancy touch in every little detail, cozy in the inside, tables next to the canal on the outside. Lovely view to the canal perfect to enjoy the boats sailing all along, and to admire the historical front-wood old houses that are in the other side of the canal. Classic flemish cuisine including flemish stew, scampi shrimps, vol-au-vent, asparagus,... More 

Thank renhoek00
Mechelen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

De Kraanbrug rates well in the mid-price restaurant range. The service and the food are good, as is the selection offered on the menu, and the location, just off the vismarkt, means it's easy to reach on foot or by car. It earns it's above average rating by the outside seating arrangements. If the weather is good, you can sit... More 

Thank George H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Good food at reasonable prices. My lamb with dauphinoise potatoes was good, but I envied my colleagues choice of the fish plate - a selection of fish in a light sauce. Puddings very good. Service a little sporadic, but they were busy and we do not speak Dutch. I would go again.

Thank David S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Belgian, European, French, Dutch
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Persoonshoek 9, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Mechelen
  • Phone Number: 15 200098
Menus available in Flemish, French, English

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?