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Naamsesteenweg 90 | Blanden, Oud-Heverlee 3052, Belgium
+32 16 40 24 02
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Ansembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We where very lucky to get a table. The food and atmosphere was just perfect! They are definitely hunting for the star, sadly i didn't see a discovery menu yet ;)

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Leuven, Belgium
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I decided to try the Meerdael after passing in front of it for almost 8 years. Wow, why haven't we've tried it before. Ann receives every guest with such care and attention that is unusual in Belgium (normally service is horrible in restaurants here). The food is exquisite, elegant but not over the top. The service was... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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405 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

This was a great venue for a large party. We were lucky to have the restaurant all to ourselves. The Hostess was delightful, the venue was extremely well kept with beautiful gardens to compliment. A nice log fire added to the restaurant atmosphere. Each cause was magnificently presented and was the epitome of posh nosh. The Guinea Fowl was perfectly... More 

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Pampisford
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

My wife and I have been going to the Meerdael on a regular basis almost since the day it opened and the quality of the food and the welcome just gets better and better. Ann is tremendously welcoming at the front of house and you almost feel that you are going to dinner with friends. The food is both innovative... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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193 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

Very friendly welcome, aperitif on the terrace with amuse-bouche, great lobster menu, love the one preparation of the grilled lobster with basilic butter, generously served wines, a very good experience, friendly service, good price-quality, we will go back. Enjoy the hols!

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1 Thank Dirk_at_Leuven
Kraainem, Belgium
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139 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

I was invited to a business dinner on June 23, 2015 at restaurant Meerdael in Blanden, seven km from Leuven. The facade of this lovely country cottage is partially covered with greenery but the interior (with an old staircase and a beamed ceiling) has been recently renovated in a modern design style. The dining room is elegant and cosy, there... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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158 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

We love this restaurant. The serene atmosphere, the chique but not overdone environment, the eloquence of the service and of course, the quality of the food. Don't expect mind boggling dishes or over-the-top experimental constructions on your plate. But you can enjoy an honest and well-balanced menu for a right price. And, not to forget, go for the accompanied wines.... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

The portions were so small, and we are used to nouvelle cuisine, that I could not help apologising to our guests as I feared they probably did not have enough to eat. How embarrassing is that! Nevertheless what we all ate was good but just a word of advice make sure you have three courses and if you are big... More 

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Meerdael, Owner at Meerdael, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your comments on TripAdvisor, following your Meerdael culinary experience. Kindly know that we are truly sorry to learn that your experience did not fulfill your expectations. Such comments are unusual to our restaurant as guest contentment is crucial to us. There are many different options on our menu, and there should have been a... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

This restaurant near Leuven is a must Do! In summer very nice to have dinner and lunch outside.The "menu of the day" is super price-quality.Very friendly service .

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Belgium
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Certainly one of the best meals I had during business hours. Everything was fresh, good choice of the menu and the matching wines were excellent. It's based on the French kitchen, with sometimes a funny twist. There is nothing to comment really, but this is also the high quality I would expect when paying this price.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Belgian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Naamsesteenweg 90 | Blanden, Oud-Heverlee 3052, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Oud-Heverlee
  • Phone Number: +32 16 40 24 02

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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?