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“Excellent Horse Meat”
Review of De Kuiper

De Kuiper
Ranked #1 of 65 Restaurants in Vilvoorde
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Belgian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent Horse Meat”
Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Yes. This place serves Horse. Try it. Max size on the menu is 400g @ 40Eruos. That's not cheap but similar to other places in the region. I gave high marks for all factors, but that is relative to the point of where you and and the price. There are plenty of place to eat cheap here but not as nice as this. Typical pub type menu but is more a restaurant than a pub--just has the look and feel of a pub. Service is efficient if just a tad 'brisk'--but than lazy service in my book. I went on a Sat for lunch and it was 80% full. Bigger groups should book. Enjoy

  • Visited March 2014
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Leuven
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Terrific old school meal”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal at De Kuiper. Don't go if you want something else but horse steak.
The mains are only horse steak. You have some classic starters and some classic desserts.
The drinks menu is interesting with a gin and tonic option and some very nice beers from the Brussels region. The service is fast, efficient and friendly. We loved the horse steak, the great fries and terrific mayonaisse. The dame blanche was also excellent, one of the best in a long time. In short : a no nonsense restaurant with high quality and an old ambiance (lots of wood).

  • Visited February 2014
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Belgium
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145 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Best steak in the country”
Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Vilvoorde is known for its horses since ages and this place is known for its horse steak - also for ages. I've been a regular for a long time with a visit every month in order to feast on the finest horse steak in the country. The salad and fries that come with it are home made; tasty and fresh. Truly a great place to spend the evening with friends in an unusual setting. Must see, must taste! Enjoy!

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Leuven, Belgium
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“Expensive..”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

Whilst the horse steak is lovely the rest of the experience was pretty average. For a steak/fries and an average salad its way too expensive. The décor is old and worn which adds to the charm in the style of an old brasserie. Service is rapid(if not too rapid) to be in and out within an hour if you so wish. Worth it for a quick lunch if you take the cheapest cut and one drink only but not if you intend to go with friends for a quality restaurant experience. (quality of food vs price, and general atmosphere).

  • Visited November 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“Trouw aan mijn woord...”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Already reviewed with my former nick some years ago. (See below).
Quality remains outstanding. Owner and family ... and waiters... and cooks keep the standards high.
I always promised to visit on a trip, so I did. This time it was 5 years ago already.
Happy to tell that the high standards remain as well as the friendly service, included with a fine chat with the owners mother. She was in charge for many years before and it was good to see her again in great health!
By the way: try their "Preskop Vinaigrette" as a starter and finish with some excellent Irish Coffee.
We'll be back, hopefully in a shorter time!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Jay-P L
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