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brasserie Absolut

££ - £££, European,
Mechelsestraat 177, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 495 90 20 53
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
5 Sep 2017
“A great evening at the terrace of this lovely restaurant!”
26 Jul 2017
“Ok food & service, surprisingly high bill”
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Belgian, European, Dutch, Central European
££ - £££
Mechelsestraat 177, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We spent a lovely evening at the terrace of the restaurant, with very good food, nice environment (especially the area outside is very cosy), very friendly staff. Good price/quality ratio.

Thank liza2007Be
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Major food and drinks and not itemized in the menu. Went there upon recommendation of a friend but should have considered Tripadvisor reviews first which are not very positive.

Thank Johannes P
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

1) I asked for blue steak, had a well-done one... that's ok I asked them to change it. So it came blue, tender. 2)absolute sauce for steak was wayyyy too salty 3) fries were dry and over cooked... they brought us some fresh ones once...More

Thank winnietun
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Reserved for 18p. Because of circumstances only 15p made it. They charged for 18 plates due to "the preparations" for the 3 salads extra.

1  Thank MatthCe
Reviewed 9 June 2016

as it was a nice summer evening we opted for this resto as it has a nice terrace around the back in a court yard. The menu is pretty small with only a few suggestions besides the usual brasserie classics. We opted for the burgers...More

Thank mbfdtravel
Sarah V, Eigenaar at brasserie Absolut, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2016
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Dit is de eerste keer dat ik reageer, maar... ons vergelijken met Mc Donalds, mijn excuses..., de service dat we...More

Reviewed 6 April 2016

Brasserie Absolut is on the same premises as De Rode Loper of sometime back. Possibly there are some links, given that the same mobile number is still used for reservations. But while De Rode Loper served decent modern brasserie food, Brasserie Absolut really disappointed. Service...More

Thank platinumcitytrip
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Probably one of the best Brasseries in Leuven. We have been eating there for a number of times, and were never disappointed. Great mussles, and the rest of the menu is a real discovery. Excellent price/quality ratio! The restaurant has a great outside space in...More

1  Thank DHeering
Reviewed 14 August 2013

First I made a reservation for 9 for 19h. But then I was asked to come at 18h30 or to pass on our food choices up front. Later I changed to 6 people and then it was ok for 19h. I should have read the...More

1  Thank Veerle S
Reviewed 4 May 2013 via mobile

Went to this place formerly known as de rode loper. I had a good steak absolut and a wonderful dessert chocolat moelleux. Princes are reasonably. Good service but a bit pushy. Nice place.

Thank PatrickLeuven
Reviewed 5 April 2013

Had lunch with friends, best brasserie in Leuven, and we've tried quite a few :) Ordered the burger from the suggestion menu, very tasty, fresh ingredients, good quality meat and crunchy bread... a real burger. Very nice atmosfere, tasteful interior. There's also a large terrace...More

1  Thank erikdvLeuven
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Belgian, European, Dutch, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mechelsestraat 177, Leuven 3000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven
  • Phone Number: +32 495 90 20 53
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