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In Den Draaiboom

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Dutch, European, French, Seafood, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Kanaalstraat 71, Lier 2500, Belgium
+32 3 480 06 13
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Today
12:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon 12:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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meerbeke
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85 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We where in a particular setting in this restaurant - for her 80st birthday my aunt claimed the whole restaurant for a 8 courses dinner. Excellent service, tables nice decorated, and for the restaurant operatior nothing was tooo much to please his guests. Including TV screen for watching soccer. Well done ! As a restaurant, the menu foresees in typical... More 

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Lier, Belgium
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

they serve traditional dishes, these are all very delicious, in the summertime there is possibility for dining on the sunny terrace. they are well known for their mussel dishes!

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Thank Ilseke
Nijlen, Belgium
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82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015 via mobile

Choice is limited, and further limited to four dishes when going in larger groups of ten people and up. Portions were sufficient and very tasty. However, service was very slow and i guess there are better price/value opportunities in Lier.

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Thank Rik J
Lier, Belgium
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

We had dinner here a while ago and we were seated outside on the spacious terrace . The food is very nicely prepared and with love, this I know for sure because I know the chef (Anja)...also staf is very friendly and helpfull and there is enough variety in the menu. Good price / quality . This restaurant used to... More 

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Thank Lierwuw
Lier, Belgium
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

I have been there several times and every time it was a gourmet feast. Nice menu and always many new suggestions. Tasty and affordable wines served by a friendly, young and professional team. During the summer it is nice to enjoy a homemade ice-cream or pancake on the lovely terrace. They also serve several good Belgian beers and that makes... More 

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Thank karine090
Istanbul, Turkey
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40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2014

Perfect food, high quality service, acceptable prices. I tried once fish, once beefsteak. I liked both much but steak was amazing. Soups are very good too.

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Thank Alperb2002
Hastings, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

We were taken to this restaurant by Belgian friends who are regular diners there. It was a very pleasurable experience. The garden where we ate was very pretty with chest-high hedges dividing many of the tables. The menu was extensive and our party of 5 made different choices- all of which were enjoyed. The staff were friendly and efficient and... More 

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Thank Ann-1066
Antwerp, Belgium
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Enjoyed dining in the relaxing atmosphere inside. Place was recommended to me by friends for their eel-dishes. We had eel in a cream-sauce with fresh mushrooms; very good indeed. For entree we had maatjes (raw herring - now in season) and shrimp cocktail. Everything nicely presented by the helpful and friendly staff. Delicious home made icecream as dessert. Very good... More 

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Thank Guy P
Reigate, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

A pleasant little restaurant serving good food with efficient service. Nice outdoor location in the summer outside the town of Lier with convenient parking. Serves eel and mussels in season.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Dutch, European, French, Seafood, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kanaalstraat 71, Lier 2500, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Lier
  • Phone Number: +32 3 480 06 13

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