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Voltaire

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££ - £££
French, Belgian, European, Central European
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Jules Vandenbemptlaan 6a, Heverlee, Leuven 3001, Belgium
+32 16 20 44 43
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11:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:30
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Leuven, Belgium
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77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

This restaurant is perfectly organised to give a lot of people a fine experience. Classic but pleasant interior. Friendly and efficient staff. Well presented dishes. But. At second look, most attention seems to be paid to the appearance than to the essence: good food. There were ony two vegetarian options on the menu (two types of ravioli). The dish was... More 

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Thank Matthieu B
Winchester, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

First time I've made it out to Heverlee to eat. Voltaire makes it worth the trip. There is a fixed price menu or you're free to choose a la carte. Croquettes are hard to make exciting, but were tasty enough. The mains though were very good. In my group we had steak and Venison. Both were very tasty, beautifully cooked... More 

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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere with indoor and outdoor patio dining. The tasting menu was fixed price and very well presented. Offerings were very tasty. There was enough food to round out a beautiful evening meal with friends. I have lunched there several times with very fine cuisine. Tonight they refused any but cash for the meal and they apparently discourage credit cards... More 

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Thank Superdoct
Leuven, Belgium
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We were served friendly and smoothly. The rundswang with asparagus consisted of various types of meat and was delicious. The portion size was reasonable. The atmosphere was rather cosy.

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Thank Arjen M
Hartford, Connecticut
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313 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We sat outside for a business dinner just a couple blocks from the castle on the university grounds. The prix fixe was phenomenal especially paired with the wine. Service was also top notch For americans, they have English menus and every wait staff spoke English from good to better than some americans I know Definitely need to go back.

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Thank JBMartiniguy
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

In and out in 45 minutes. Very small portions. My daughters chicken was way undercooked. Waiters seem all to be unexperienced. Price simply doesn't match the quality, quantity or experience. Very disappointed.

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Thank Jean-Marie A
Leuven, Belgium
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Delicious food, only downside is that it is a popular restaurant so reservation is probably necessary and waiting times in between meals can be affected by how busy it is.

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Thank charlotte466
Ghent, Belgium
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201 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Food was good, not great. But overall the place is just sloppy in all it's aspects. They really need to be more effective, efficient, in one word: more professional. Most important example: they served the wrong plate to someone... sounds trivial, but it was clearly mentioned several times that person was allergic to that type of food. That is just... More 

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Thank belgianvisit0r
Brussels, Belgium
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Surprising combinations and flavours, great service and we have never been disappointed. The right place yo go if you want something different.

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Thank m_n_a1010
Leuven, Belgium
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We have chosen the menu with house wines and for 50 Eur per person we had 3 delicious courses inclusive good quality wines. On top of that the atmosphere, surroundings and service were great. Warmly recommended

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$36
Cuisine
French, Belgian, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jules Vandenbemptlaan 6a, Heverlee, Leuven 3001, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven  >  Heverlee
  • Phone Number: +32 16 20 44 43

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?