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De Nachtuil

££ - £££French, ,
Krakenstraat 8, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 22 02 59
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (8 reviews)
“french fries” (3 reviews)
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French, Belgian, Dutch, European, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Krakenstraat 8, Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first time we've been since living in Leuven for quite some years now. Our dishes were simply outstanding, it's great comfort food on a cold night.

Thank Silke D
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

A menu with real Belgian specialities. The effort to speak in French was very appreciated. A very nice dinner!

Thank Marine D
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, excellent and warming location! Everything was very good! in the center of Leuven, very easy to reach! +++

Thank Rossanna92
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I went to this restaurant to have dinner in a big group of people. We were sitting right behind the window and my jacket got burnt due to a small candle nobody of us saw before. The candle was placed right behind me. We unfortunately...More

1  Thank Agua_de_mar_1
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Had the Waterzooi à l'Ostendaise which took some time to be served but was well worth the waiting. The different fish tasted great and the vegetables (potatoes, leek, fennel) were really tasty. A very filling meal which left no room for dessert, but the tea...More

Thank Sollyjones
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Top location, superb food and even better service! Definitely my favourite restaurant in my own hometown. Highly recommended to everyone who loves great food!

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 23 June 2017

I was a regular at De Nachtuil for the five years I studied in Leuven...it was my Thursday night local, and I loved sitting down for a relaxing meal that would often last well into the night. Every time I come back to Leuven, I...More

Thank dpl1975
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Henk & family know how to take care of customers! They are a credit to the Leuven restaurant scene, highly recommended! Delicious food and great beer - it was a great evening!

Thank Henry B
Reviewed 20 May 2017

The first thing that hit me when I went in was the cosy and friendly atmosphere. The staff is really helpful and kind - they always greet you with a smile and would answer any question you have on the menu. It seems like they...More

Thank BilianaVN
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I have eaten for the second time in this restaurant last week and as a couple of years ago, it was opened very late and the entrecôte / frite was superb. A great place for a simple but very tasty dinner if out in Leuven...More

Thank serge t
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$29
French, Belgian, Dutch, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 03:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 03:00
18:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Krakenstraat 8, Leuven 3000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven
  • Phone Number: +32 16 22 02 59
  • E-mail
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