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Restaurant Vital

££ - £££, Seafood, European
Leuvensesteenweg 525b | 3200 Gelrode, Gelrode 3200, Belgium
+32 16 22 47 14
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good42%
  • Average23%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
“ Specialist in mussels ”
1 Aug 2017
“Famous for mussels!”
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Belgian, Seafood, European
££ - £££
Leuvensesteenweg 525b | 3200 Gelrode, Gelrode 3200, Belgium
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were 2 people. The choice of sauces for mussels is unlimited. We asked 2 bols of mussels, white wine and 2 desserts. Food is good, atmosphere is quiet. Price is high for the meal. If you go do not miss the 2 flavours sorbet...More

Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is famous for mussels and seafood. You can sit inside and outside. It's a big restaurant, and because of that very noisy. Service is good and staff is friendly.

Thank Filip_Ingrid
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Restaurant Vital has a tradition in divers mussels preparation for many many years now. I was never disappointed and each time when I'm in Belgium I invite family to join me in the degustation of this national dish. For sure and far around the region...More

Thank Leon W
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Known for years for his mussels Vital does a great job with all the other food also. Highly recommend this rural gem for foodies. It is worth a drive.

Thank FrankTibackx
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We went there to eat some "mosselen" Table was very dirty although a lady cleaned it before or at least tried it. Salt and pepper was also very dirty, some food on top of them. Asked for others and we get them but still, this...More

Thank Bart D
Vitalrestaurant, Eigenaar at Restaurant Vital, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016
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Beste Bedankt voor uw bezoek aan ons restaurant. Wat betreft de vuile tafel lijkt dit ons sterk daar wij de...More

Reviewed 28 May 2015

Very nice terrace, even in the early spring or fall! Very friendly staff and the cook came by to ask if everyting was ok, so he's willing to accept comments on his food, but I didn't had them :-) I had the best tuna tartaar...More

2  Thank Melissa V
Reviewed 11 January 2015

My husband & I went there for lunch. We were not impressed with the service nor the food. As we walked in, somebody shouted from the distance : just pick a table !!! I had to hang our coats myself & go & get them...More

Reviewed 10 January 2014

This is a famous restaurant in the Leuven region. What you expect is what you get: decent quality mussels or other honest classic dishes (steak, cod fish, ...). Ok, this is not haute cuisine, but why couldn't one enjoy a normal classic meal? Service is...More

Thank beograd72
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Went twice, once solo, once with family, had mussels both times. Prawn croquettes OK, but nothing to write home about. Mussels fresh and well cooked, had the "Vital" with blue cheese one time, OK, but prefer the plainer ones. service pleasant enough, room lacking soul...More

Thank Gingertravels
Reviewed 12 September 2013

The place is said to be very famous with the locals. We ate mussels, the specialty of the house and found them of very ordinary quality and in rather small portions. I must admit that it was "fast food" and the turnover of eaters is...More

3  Thank hendrik_vankets
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$47
Belgian, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leuvensesteenweg 525b | 3200 Gelrode, Gelrode 3200, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Gelrode
  • Phone Number: +32 16 22 47 14
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