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Oude Kantien

French, European, Belgian, Dutch, Mediterranean
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Kantineplein 3, Heverlee, Leuven 3001, Belgium
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful ambiance close to the park with wonderful playground for children. Unfortunately staff is inattentive while food remains very average. Unfortunately due to superb location, the attitude seems to be that not much has to be done to improve a rather disappointing culinary experience.

Thank sambaqueen77
Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great. Took fish and was cooked to perfection. It took a while to get our dishes though. One of the waiters explained at the end that was due to 2 employees who were sick that day. Explanation came a little late, we waited more than 1 hour for our food. Great location when you can sit outside.

Thank Wim0705
Alicante, Spain
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

I visited KU Leuven on a bussines trip last June and was suggested The Lodge hotel due to its proximity to the University. This restaurant is part of such hotel and, as it was late when I arrived , I decided to dine there. The place has a nice, relaxing atmosphere which is ideal for having meals. There were only... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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250 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Across the street from a park, this small hotel restaurant offers a small but varied selection of choices that serve the palate well. The service is exceptional with daylight in summer that continues past 10. My tuna tartare was exceptional and my travelling companion enjoyed the pasta.

Thank JBMartiniguy
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Good food at a reasonable price ..easy access.. parking in the area ..great terras in the summer .. friendly waiters ..great value for money dish of the day

Thank Dirk D
Kempen, Germany
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We have been to this restaurant just outside the city of Leuven many, many times. Great location. Good, honest food. Great service.

Thank INGE D
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We always eat well, like the place in winter and summer. Good fish dishes, fine meat also. Best wine: Aldeneik ;-)

Thank Vis-en-double
Brussels, Belgium
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176 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

the location is well known to all people living, studying or ever been in Leuven for what reason ever. The ols canteen is an historic building in front of the marvellous castle of the dukes of arenberg. Although alongside an hectic road, the garden and the premises themselves are pleasant places to stay for a while. The food is fair... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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121 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We were a family of four (adults) celebrating over dinner one night. The waiters couldn't really care less - they are efficient and polite, that is it. No extra smiles. The food was nice except I was very disappointed to find out about my green tagliatelli with tuna and sundried tomatoes : it was a frozen tuna steak, cut up... More 

Thank Kim D
Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Very good brasserie in Leuven, great food, very nice setting and good service. Us table for families, couples, large groups. Also good to combine with walks in Arenberg park. Recommended!

Thank Nico R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, European, Belgian, Dutch, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kantineplein 3, Heverlee, Leuven 3001, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven  >  Heverlee
  • Phone Number: +3216509510

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