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De Kansel

Muntstraat 15, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 22 09 23
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible3%
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“mussels” (14 reviews)
“steak” (4 reviews)
“spaghetti” (2 reviews)
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Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Muntstraat 15, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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41 - 50 of 59 reviews

Reviewed September 24, 2013

Except the service - the waiter was excellent fun and very amenable. We sat at an outside table, but he asked us to move to a different one for their benefit, which we had no problem with - and were promptly rewarded with a free...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Have been eating there regularly for like 20 years. Very consistent food quality, typical belgian/flemish dishes...recommend rabit stewed with prunes and raisins. pricing ok. located in street crowded with restaurants, but has advantage that kitchen is open throughout the afternoon, so you can eat whenever...More

Thank lovaniensis
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Eaten here 4-5 times, always was good over a 2 week period. Terrace was nice to get away from the crowds, interior crowded but nice still. Excellent soup, good service, friendly staff fun to talk to. Eaten varied courses and fare with family and nobody...More

1  Thank Doug B
Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

We found this place while specifically looking for Belgian mussels in Leuven and decided to give it a try even if the street it is on is typically touristy with many other restaurants around. It was nice to sit at the back - they have...More

Thank Haut_vol
Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

There isn't too much to scream about regarding this restaurant in either a positive or negative manner. There are likely better places to eat in the City!

Thank D-Man94
Reviewed April 26, 2013

I've been there a few times but the not anymore. The last time i've ordered chicken and there was a weird fluo sauce on it. Got it : I've been quite sick after it... I won't experience it anymore

Thank PetitBallon L
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Lovely atmosphere in a beautiful old building. Staff very friendly, food and beer was excellent and very reasonably priced

Thank sunbirdHythe_Kent
Reviewed February 17, 2013

My boyfriend and I went to eat here for valentinesday. It's not the first time we ate here though. Normally we both take pasta, which is extremely good and not at all overpriced. This time we decided to take something more "expensive" (in our terms...More

2  Thank Lieke M
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Belgian cuisine well-represented with stew dishes and rabbit. Some renaissance details as well on ground floor. Dish prices are decent, though not cheap. Good choice of local beers as well.

1  Thank lpquartel
Reviewed May 6, 2012 via mobile

Stopped by for quick lunch here. Great spot for bit of people watching, on the busy pedestrian zone, on a corner. Were well looked after for a simple lunch that was reasonable value.

1  Thank thebrewerswife
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Muntstraat 15, Leuven 3000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven
  • Phone Number: +32 16 22 09 23
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