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De Fakkels

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
French, Dutch, European, Belgian
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Hasseltsesteenweg 61, Sint-Truiden 3800, Belgium
+32 11 68 76 34
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Wijer, Belgium
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Eating at De Fakkels is not just eating: it's an evening-filling culinair experience. Flavours are exploding in the mouth and the service is the best I have ever experienced.

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Thank GiVaWijer
Hasselt, Belgium
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Enjoyed lobster lunch at restaurant. Seldom have tasted lobster so tender, and accompanied with combinations of vegies and fruit. One and a half baby lobster, all out of their shell, pro person , served in three courses. Selected chateau rully premier cru . Desert and coffee a volonte. All ingredients such as desert truffel and bread served at lunch made... More 

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Thank Erik T
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing evening here. The food was very good and the staff very friendly. You really get what you pay for and it is worth it.

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Thank Gregory V
Zoutleeuw, Belgium
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

De Fakkels is nr 1 in Sint-Truiden if you are looking for the highest rating in the Gault Millau. Should have a Michelin star.

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Thank TimJrs
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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Business dinner for 10. Service was warm, professional, exceptional considering the many business dinners we have had in all of Europe. We were served the same hors'devours(sp), entree and main course and each of us had the same review - "excellent". Definitely one of the best in my experience.

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Thank Tim W
Barcelona, Spain
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Great reception when you arrive. Excellent food with creativity in mind. Can recommend this restaurant wholeheartedly if price is not directly any issue.

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Thank TimV6
sint-truiden, belgium
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

Very fine and creative cuisine. The staff is friendly and donw to earth, so you feel at home! One negative point: maybe the interior (especially the salon) needs a bit of refreshing! But overall a place to return (which we have done several times) if you don't expect an overloaded plate.

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Thank christine s
Lanaken, Belgium
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201 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

We had the gourmet menu with accompanying wines on a sunny day at one of the outside tables. All dishes are very well (extravaganza) accompanied with greens and the presentation is refreshing. Every single part from entree to main course was very well prepared, with contrasts of sour and sweet, tender meat and fresh fish. Not overloading or heavy in... More 

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Belgium
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

This restaurant has been around for quite some time, which testifies to its consistently good quality. Food is good and innovative (restaurant also offers cookery classes) but not too much, fortunately, presentation original. Good value for money, good wines, although I did not like their house champagne.Setting is traditional, service a bit unpersonal.

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Thank Hera101
Zoutleeuw
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011

We have eaten here several times and the food has been consistently good, and the service attentive. Particularly the lady of the house is very welcoming, and the chef also makes an effort to have a polite chat with his patrons. In terms of setting, style and menu design this restaurant clearly tries to differentiate itself from the masses and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Dutch, European, Belgian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hasseltsesteenweg 61, Sint-Truiden 3800, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Limburg Province  >  Sint-Truiden
  • Phone Number: +32 11 68 76 34

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