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“great cosy, easy going, alternative place”
Review of De Werf

De Werf
Ranked #8 of 430 Restaurants in Leuven
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Gastropub
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 29 March 2012

This is where it comes to: great simple food in a lovely atmosphere at a great location.
When it's warm it's great to sit outside. During the day there is space in the sun or in the shadow provided by the trees. In the evening it's still very cosy under the colorful lights. If you are cold type, just use the fleece blankets that are on every chair!
Inside it is at least as lovely to sit as outside: the walls and ceiling have original flashy alternative decoration.
The way of serving the food is also great, eg. the plastic beakers you get when you order a soda is actually meant for kids, although some people might not like this.
Prices are VERY reasonable and you get something tasty anyway. I think I already ate everything they serve and not one bad experience.
My personal favorites are the salad with fruit and feta and the chocolat mousse to eat with 2 persons (you get a LOT for 2!)
If I have to give one negative point then it would be this one: I already go here for at least 6 years and I think it would be nice if they would add some new simple dishes to the menu. I'm sure it would be as great as what they serve now.

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Thank bumbaloe
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

Eating at De Werf is a unique experience, and you'll instantly know why it's so insanely popular amongst the student population of Leuven.

It's very cosy, the atmosphere is great, it's tranquil, it's different. The food is great, and not something you'll often see in other places.

Whether you're visiting Leuven for whatever reason or if you live in Leuven, you simply must visit this place. Though preferably not when I want to go, I want a seat!
That's the only negative about De Werf: it's too popular. Service can be slow because of this as well.

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Thank Ardanwen
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

The have nice bread bowls... they fill it with some either chicken volevont, chili or goulash. All of them are pretty nice, I got the chicken one. It is very large and if I knew how large it was, I would have split it with someone... The also have large burritos for a decent price.

They also have really good hot chocolate made from hot milk and melted belgian chocolate...

They have outside seating that is heated and also have extra blankets to get cozy :)

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1  Thank VPraj
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

Great value food. Go here if you are hungry. Good atmosphere and always seems busy. Food came quick too. Very good value.

Thank kevinrosie1972
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

It is a restaurant that's very affordable with a fun staff and a great cuisine

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Thank MAgrippa
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