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't Oud Conservatorium

$$ - $$$
Belgian, European, French, Dutch
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Wollemarkt 16, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Was looking forward visiting this restaurant at the start of our Holiday! Seemed tot be a great menu... We ordered the 4 dishes menu. And a wonderful bottle of red wine.. After about 15 minutes, we had a amuse, we saw a Mouse running in the restaurant, along the bar. So.... We informed the waiter. We decided to leave and... More 

Thank terry D
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

Great vhoides for breakfast, friendly staff. nicely decorated restaurant. Lot of choice on the menu. Spacious.

Thank Kurt D
Montana Rose
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770 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was our last big meal in Belgium before ending up at the Sheraton at the Brussels airport. Knowing nothing about Mechelen, we walked around a good bit and the old hotel next door grabbed our eye and inside was this little restaurant/cafe. It looked so quaint - antique mixed with some modern. There were quite a few patrons inside,... More 

Thank MTRose
Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2015

Very nice surroundings, you can even eat outside in the central court. Old building with historical settings. The menu is quite balanced, even for vegetarians. Specialities are Mechelse koekoek (Large chicken from Belgian breed) with sauce on a base of Belgian beer...warmly recommended!

Thank Jean V
Mechelen, Belgium
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173 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2014

We love 't Oud Conservatorium. It's not the best restaurant in Mechelen, but there's something, something difficult to put your finger on, that keeps drawing us back. I guess you could say it has the x-factor - that little bit of magic that is missing in many of the 'better' restaurants. Practically, it's got a lot going for it -... More 

Thank George H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014

good quality food, good service, nice place, absolutely recommended ! The Mechelse koekoek is truly delicious.

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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199 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

For Belgian standards this is only average. Food is like you cook at home not bad but ordinary. The waiter who served this evening was really impolite and not willing to answer our questions.

Thank Esdeka
Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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118 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

We had a group of 9 women. We able to pre-order off the menu. All enjoyed our meals. Really like the Oud Conservatorium salad

Thank raf123fgtours
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Very nice location and environment. Food very tasty and good prices. Personnel really friendly and professional.

Thank satur123
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

Had a company dinner with 28 colleagues. Very nice! Friendly staff! Looked and tasted delicious! Good price/quality.

Thank Leen123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$24 - $67
Belgian, European, French, Dutch
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wollemarkt 16, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Mechelen
  • Phone Number: 3215569521
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