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De Klimop

$$ - $$$
Belgian, European
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Martelarenplein 5, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 22 86 21
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Sint-Joris-Winge, Belgium
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to me. The setting is very pleasant and is in a real Parisian brasserie style. The menu looks pretty attractive. I had cheese croquettes and guinea fowl with an orange sauce. The croquettes were not so successful, as they had been cooked in oil that needed changing (there were quite some very dark brown speckles on... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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561 reviews
386 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 476 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The white linen tablecloths and variety of wine glasses on the tables mark it out as the most up market restaurant of the many bars, brasseries and restaurants that surround the main station square. The fact it is invariably packed in the evening, even though quite a large restaurant, is another indication that it is one of the better restaurants.... More 

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Thank malabarfly
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

What I particularly appreciated when coming in this restaurant, is that they took very well care of acoustics: even with a full house, it was surprisingly quiet. The menu is so overwhelmingly long that choosing becomes a challenge. No way that you ant find anything to your taste here! The dear with berries and chicory was as my mother would... More 

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Thank Silja V
Leuven
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103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Klimop used to be in the old town centre and then moved opposite the station. We had not been there in a long time, but the manager recognized us, which was a good surprise. Location is very good, and there is a nice outside terrace and good inside atmosphere. The food is occasionally good to very good, but rather pricy;... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1,023 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 476 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We were hungry once we arrived at Leuven. We looked at all the restaurants at the square nearby the train station and we found one that had four vegetarian dishes, at the Klimop. We were promptly served with a smile. We received fresh bread, with several hors-d'oeuvres. Both my wife and I took a pastry filled with vegetables. We had... More 

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belgium
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147 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We enjoyed our meal on the nice terrace in front of the station at Leuven, and everyone agreed on the quality of the dishes (scampis for me, spaghetti with pesto sauce for my wife and entrecote for the kids), but prices are really skyhigh, even for Leuven and Belgian standards.

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Dublin, Ireland
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197 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Had a horrible experience here with my wife and a friend. The manager was incredibly rude, worst I've ever seen. I'd love to give zero stars if possible. We sat outside with our luggage, tired after a long weekend at a local festival, and unsure of whether we wanted food. We ordered some drinks while looking at the menu. We... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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185 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Had a horrible experience here with the rudest manager I've ever seen. Would give zero stars if possible. We came in unsure of whether we wanted food and ordered some drinks while looking at the menu. We asked for some fries, waitress said it was no problem then the manager came out and said it was not possible. To get... More 

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London
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Nice place to eat out with a big group, they were accommodating. Little pricey, but good food. allowed the group to pay individually, very important when you are traveling on business !

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Thank Pals87
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

De Klimop is situated in a beautiful and historic square in front of the main station, some 200 metres or so from the heart of this lovely city. With a choice of outside or inside tables, this little restaurant boasts a superb range of local and continental dishes, complimented by a fine range of Belgian beers and an unusually good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Belgian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Martelarenplein 5, Leuven 3000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven
  • Phone Number: +32 16 22 86 21

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