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De Werf

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Belgian, European, Gastropub
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Hogeschoolplein | Hogeschoolplein, 3000, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 23 73 14
09:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 00:00
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Antwerp, Belgium
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 864bettypp
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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 

Thank TournedosRossini
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.

1 Thank Rodnet
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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.

Thank Yves D
Hickory, NC
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Went for lunch and while a nice spot with friendly staff the food was average. Ordered a foccocia that came served in a Tupperware container. Ok but don't get the high ratings. Looked like a lot of pasta dishes are offered. I found many better spots in Leuven so don't recommend this restaurant. Also didn't take credit cards which was... More 

Thank Beachmaster59
Leuven, Belgium
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Food: great, price: awesome, service: outstanding! Not more I can say really. It is a great place to sit with your friends, go for lunch or desserts, have dinner,... whatever you want! And the portion sizes are good, especially the salads which are huge!!!

Thank kihewi
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Quick service by very nice young waiters. The restaurant is frequented mainly by students, but the atmosphere is quiet. English menu available. I had a vegetarian salade with fruits, with very fresh ingredients, but it was strange that most of the vegetables were not cutted, including a slice of melon with the peel still there... Plastic dishes, but with nice... More 

Thank SisinaItaly
Brussels, Belgium
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stopped at this place for some drinks and dinner. We had two salads which were OK but not great. I my opinion the "adventurous" flavor combinations did not play out well. It also seemed that the staff (mostly students) did just arrive from the summer break, hence the service did not (yet) impress...

Thank J1348
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Visited leuven for a short break unfortunately found this place on the last day.Great to sit outside,there's plenty of room but does get really busy lovely decor outside with a nice feel to it.we were served quickly staff very friendly.As it was lunchtime I ordered a massive ham,cheese and salad roll on there speciality bread,truly delicious, my partner ordered a... More 

Thank nicky d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
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?