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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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Sete, France
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Fancy brasserie style, with a limited, well chosen menu of classical dishes with a twist. Lots of intriguing choices, and a couple well chosen vegetarian versions. Good beer choice and the white house wine delivered. Service was unusually friendly and helpful for our group of five. You feel welcome and cared for. The squid pasta with clams was ok -... More 

Thank HansD549
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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142 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Ate here twice when we were in Leuven. Great cosy restaurant with good food and friendly service. Service was not always paying attention to all their guests, we had to order a bottle of water three times with three different people before we finally got our bottle of water. When this place gets crowded the acoustics are terrible. It's very... More 

Thank Neskimo
Ottershaw, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

A bit pretentious and more expensive than it delivers. But very pleasant atmosphere and reasonable service by Belgium standards. However my ribeye was very though and full of sinew, which let the rest of the food down.

Thank BobMorry
Sint-Joris-Winge, Belgium
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64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

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 

Thank Renet_58
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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566 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 499 helpful votes
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 

Thank malabarfly
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank Silja V
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106 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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1,144 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 588 helpful votes
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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161 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
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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202 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
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

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