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De Klimop

$$ - $$$
Belgian, European, Dutch
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Martelarenplein 5, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 22 86 21
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Silja V
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99 reviews
37 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 

Thank henricus v
Toronto, Canada
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872 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 425 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 

Thank Robby G C
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143 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 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.

Thank patrickbelgio
Dublin, Ireland
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197 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 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 

Thank dublinadam69
Dublin, Ireland
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185 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 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 

Thank CrazyPenguin
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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 !

Thank Pals87
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90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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 

Thank Gillfluff
Leuven, Belgium
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is one of the better restaurants in Leuven and is the best close to the station. The food is always good and service is average. Wine selection if good. Not much of a beer selection.

Thank Dooley42
Leuven, Belgium
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We had a reservation for two. We waited to be seated for quite a while. We tried to get the attention of the junior waiter three times but he just ignored us. Then the senior waiter walked over but when he almost had reached us he decided it was more important to do something on the order computer than to... More 

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Restaurant Details

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