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De Kansel

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Belgian, European
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Muntstraat 15, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 22 09 23
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has an authentic interior , a nice terrace and the mixed grill I ordered was delicious. The people were friendly and it was not expensive.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with friends looking for a Belgian experience. We got nice mussels and a great selection of beers. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend.

Thank gon130
Leuven, Belgium
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

If you want to try Belgian food without a bad surprise or high price, this is the place in Leuven to go!! price-quality is high enough. You definitely get, what you paid! very nice service, friendly stuff! In addition to food, very good Belgian beer assortment and nice special wines. I also like the interior, it is definitey cozy enough... More 

Thank Gizemh85
Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2017

As a foreigner, I realy enjoyed this restaurant! One of the few places where you can try the traditional belgian kitchen. Very tastful, decent prices and big portions. If I ever return to Leuven, I'll definetly come again to enjoy your kind service! ( first time a restaurant made me want to comment on tripadviser :) )

Thank JJ919191
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We recently enjoyed a delicious meal at this restaurant. It was very enjoyable, service was good and good was great. Also really good value for money.

Thank CarolineBakker
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Went for sunday dinner with family of six. Fortunately we had booked as place was pretty full. Got table upstairs. The place has messy feel to it. Tables everywhere in lots of corners and overall not very spacious. Service was really friendly and the waiter had sense of humor which was appreciated by the entire family ;-) So the food...average... More 

Thank Dimitri W
Winchester, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We were a party of 9 on a Wednesday evening, but it's lucky we pre-booked because De Kansel was full. So full that the waiters didn't arrive to take a drinks order for 25m. And then another 15m before they brought the drinks. We chased, we cajoled, we complained, all very politely. After that the service didn't improve. The food... More 

Thank RichSWinchester
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We were lucky to get a table in this very popular restaurant on a Friday night. The service was most attentive despite it being full. We had a delicious plate of venison fillet with chicory, mushroom and cranberry with choice of potatoes. The Dame Blanche was excellent. I found the previous comments unreflective of the restaurant we visited.

Thank CEB54
Leuven, Belgium
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We had two visitors from overseas and booked a table in De Kansel. We ordered 2 starters to share and one couple the Fish festival for 2 and one the paella for 2, as well as wine and water. After about 30 minutes the wine came but no water, we asked for the water. 10 minutes later the 2 main... More 

Thank Robert R
Herent, Belgium
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I was very hungry, in the Muntstraat and wanted to eat somewhere I hadn't been before. I sat on the terrace of De Kansel (a little cramped). The service was very friendly. There is free WiFi. But the mussels had no taste, the fries were not cooked enough and the wine was not really drinkable. And the food is too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?