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De Werf

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Belgian, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Hogeschoolplein | Hogeschoolplein, 3000, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 23 73 14
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 00:00
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Leuven, Belgium
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Leuven
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank Luc C
Leuven, Belgium
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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Thank ypon
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Wisdommatters
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Maria D
Antwerp, Belgium
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!!

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Lisa D
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

In this place you can pay cash only. They do not take reservations. The bread is served in a paper bag. The customers seemed to be mainly students. I had lunch here twice. First time I started with tomato soup with tiny meatballs and as main course salad with meatballs! Second time I had broccoli soup and as main course... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Just a very nice place for lunch, a simple dinner or just drinks. Great atmosphere, a broad choice of different sandwiches, wraps and pasta's and some original ways of presenting the food. An excellent, atmospheric, friendly place.

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Leuven
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This place has a wonderful terrace, simple yet tasty food, friendly service and fun design. Good value for money. Great place to have a bite and drink during summer. Just a pity it is closed on saturday and sunday.

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Thank Yves D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Belgian, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?