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De Werf

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Hogeschoolplein | Hogeschoolplein, 3000, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 23 73 14
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 00:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Bistro in the city center situated close to the university, is ideal for students who want to have a coffee or lunch with friends. Big portions but relatively high prices as far as pasta is concerned. Good service run primarily by students.

Thank KleioAnagnostou
Holsbeek, Belgium
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117 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were unfortunate enough to try to meet here on a Thursaday evening. the place was crammed and there were even people outside waiting to get a table. The food is cheap and there are enough vegetarian options. And even though the place was packed, we didn't have to wait too long for our food.

Thank Dirk_VDA
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With a kitschy atmosphere, this place is a safe choice. Dishes were huge and tasty, and the staff was very friendly.

Thank gon130
Leuven, Belgium
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

De Werf is a classic place for the Leuven students. The food is decent, but it is a bit overrated. The atmosphere however is nice and welcoming to all. If you can, sit outside. They have nice outside tables with blankets.

Thank Adje520
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Quick service, and generally good ;) Picture: strikjes met pesto en hesp(half of it was already eaten when I took the picture)

Thank Luc C
Leuven, Belgium
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

The food is not for Michelin star but you don't go there for that. You go for the atmosphere, the always friendly staff, the unmatched quality/price ratio and for a trip to your previous days, where you were younger and carefree!

Thank ypon
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Big portion servings but not very yummy and tasty. The food lacks character. Please take note: they don't accept credit card, only cash so make sure you have your cash sorted before coming here. When we went there for lunch, it was full.

Thank Wisdommatters
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Very nice place with good location. Classic in Leuven. Friendly service. They serve simple but tasty dishes and in addition they are very economical. My personal favorite is the cookie cake.

Thank Maria D
Antwerp, Belgium
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is infamous among students because of its really affordable prices. The service is good and fast and the food is so good!!! You get so much for the money you pay!!

Thank bettyk476
1 review
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Wide array of choice, nice for any time of the day. De Werf is great value for price, suitable for brunch, lunch, afternoon coffee and dessert, dinner or drinks. It's a staple place in Leuven for me.

Thank Lisa D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Belgian, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hogeschoolplein | Hogeschoolplein, 3000, Leuven 3000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven
  • Phone Number: +32 16 23 73 14

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