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De Kuiper

Vissersstraat 51, Vilvoorde 1800, Belgium
+32 2 251 13 87
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“horse meat” (20 reviews)
“salad” (13 reviews)
“fries” (11 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Belgian, European
$$ - $$$
Vissersstraat 51, Vilvoorde 1800, Belgium
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Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

When an 85 year old grandma greets you while entering and her daughter urges you to put your bike in the next door garage and this happens when you are standing in front of the monumental restaurant De Kuiper where horse meat is the speciality,...More

Thank Dirk G
Reviewed March 28, 2015

Please try the horse steak, it is amazing! I have to admit I was a bit hesitant to try the horse steak. I love horses and rode them for years, thus I never imagined I would actually eat a horse, although I have been very...More

1  Thank Brandi B
Reviewed March 17, 2015

Horsesteak is always good to eat, excellent kitchen and service, friendly owners and servants. The restaurant is authentic.

1  Thank Eddy C
Reviewed March 15, 2015

De Kuiper has been going strong since the 1850's and the current owners and their staff were there before I started visiting the place, which is over 20 yrs ago. The interior hasn't changed much, since the early 20th century that is. Wooden tables that...More

1  Thank Wayne19747
Reviewed January 14, 2015

Sometimes you wonder why such a simple concept is so successful, and that is the case here too. Incredibly popular place, pretty much always packed. No reservations possible. Interior is small and looks like my late grandma's including old fashioned plants on the window sills....More

1  Thank Joris-Giorgio
Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Never miss to go and visit when in Belgium and never been disappointed. From the food to the service and everything in between if is just the best place to have horse meat. The same blanche and chocolate mousse are also to be recommended

2  Thank 1Superchef
Reviewed December 2, 2014

visited this restaurant several times over the years. Has always been a sure value to eat horse steak. It's pleasant to have the aperitif at the entrance (try the superb pastis or absint from Henri Bardouin). Last time however, we were a bit disappointed in...More

1  Thank michel l
Reviewed November 4, 2014

only for those who eat horse meat ! no nonsense place with the best horse steak in the region ! they do not take reservations, so in summer it's ok to have to wait outside when the weather is nice, in winter though, take your...More

1  Thank ruudbush
Reviewed October 28, 2014

a very typical horse meat rest. NOT MORE, NOT LESS, as it was 50 years ago...or more never change a winning team .....

1  Thank Peter D
Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

I have been a customer since the 70's and it's wonderful that the restaurant has been owned by the same family for all that time. I always order the same (horse fillet, rare, chips and salad) and have never been disappointed. I highly recommend this...More

Thank Anne B
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June 25, 2017|
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Response from traveller_WD | Reviewed this property |
they don't serve chicken or poultry. Alternatives are pork cutlets or a tomato filled with shrimp (belgian speciality). Hope your partner likes one of these so you can have your horse steak
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vissersstraat 51, Vilvoorde 1800, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Vilvoorde
  • Phone Number: +32 2 251 13 87
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