Oud-Heverlee Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Oud-Heverlee

December 11, 2017 Diedre Savory

Oud-Heverlee (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌʌu̯tˈɦeːvərleː]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the villages of Blanden, Haasrode, Oud-Heverlee proper, Sint-Joris-Weert and Vaalbeek. On January 1, 2006, Oud-Heverlee had a total population of 10,863. The total area is 31.14 km² which gives a population density of 349 inhabitants per km².

1. De Bibliotheek

Gemeentestraat 12, Oud-Heverlee 3054, Belgium Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Belgian, European, French, International, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner HK$259 - HK$667 +32 16 40 05 58
Excellent
39%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 99 reviews

De Bibliotheek

Reviewed By Merengue70 - Pordenone, Italy

Quite hotel and restaurant near Leuven. Was not ecxpecting too much and got surprised by the quality of the food, extremely high level of service and creativity of the Chef. I' can easily say it's a top restaurant. Brilliant wine list as well.

2. Arenberg

Kapeldreef 46, Heverlee, Leuven 3001, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +32 16 22 47 75
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 230 reviews

Arenberg

Reviewed By Lol K - Hoeilaart, Belgium

We enjoyed a fabulous meal at Arenberg. As a group of ten we had a pre-arranged set menu but everything from appetisers to petit fours was top notch in every respect. House wines were well paired with outstanding food which was enjoyed by all of us. Restaurant is understandably busy given the quality and value on offer, but service was exemplary and the staff were attentive and enthusiastic. Wonderful 5* experience. Thank you.

3. Voltaire

Jules Vandenbemptlaan 6a, Heverlee, Leuven 3001, Belgium Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Private Dining French, Belgian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$86 - HK$322 +32 16 20 44 43
Excellent
31%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 239 reviews

Voltaire

Reviewed By JBMartiniguy - Hartford, Connecticut

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.

4. Couvert Couvert

Sint-Jansbergsesteenweg 171, Heverlee, Leuven 3001, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +32 16 29 69 79
Excellent
61%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 244 reviews

Couvert Couvert

Reviewed By Fabrice M - Brussels, Belgium

Fantastic food, delicate and sophisticated. Service is very friendly and the room is light, modern but not cold, with enough space between the tables to feel intimate. The 3 course lunch menu at 45 euros is a great value, coming with 3 pre-starters. Interesting and original flavours. The a-la-carte menu and dégustation menu are more expensive but for a meal to remember it is worth the trip.

5. Het Land Aan de Overkant

Leon Schreursvest 89, Heverlee, Leuven 3001, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Belgian, European Lunch, Dinner +32 16 22 61 81
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 150 reviews

Het Land Aan de Overkant

Reviewed By michel l - Leuven, Belgium

upon arrival, we got a homemade lemonade on the Terrace, refreshing. Aperitifs were original: fresh apple juice (top), a local lager, a fresh gueuze, ... and all the classic ones.
We went for the 4 course. Some nice appetizers were followed by a fresh Holstein beef tartar. Than came a very fresh dish with a variety of radish. Main was a perfectly cooked cod with some cockles and buttermilk. Dessert was based on 'kriek'beer. We had a surprisingly fresh orange wine to go with its. Perfect service.

6. Zorba Restaurant Leuven

Kantineplein 2, Heverlee, Leuven 3001, Belgium (Formerly Restaurant Zorba Heverlee) Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards European, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$133 - HK$432 +32 16 23 42 80
Excellent
58%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 255 reviews

Zorba Restaurant Leuven

Gezelig sfeer en lekker eten! De echte griekse en international restaurant in Leuven.

Reviewed By emianagroni - Leuven, Belgium

Very good and friendly staff. But also very important, it was excellent and well presented food. You really enjoy the taste of Greece here in Belgium. I am definitely going back there again.

7. Meerdael

Naamsesteenweg 90 | Blanden, Oud-Heverlee 3052, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible French, Belgian, European Lunch, Dinner +32 16 40 24 02
Excellent
51%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 43 reviews

Meerdael

Reviewed By Thera1974 - Norwich, United Kingdom

The portions were so small, and we are used to nouvelle cuisine, that I could not help apologising to our guests as I feared they probably did not have enough to eat. How embarrassing is that! Nevertheless what we all ate was good but just a word of advice make sure you have three courses and if you are big eater go somewhere else!

8. Spaans Dak

Maurits Noestraat 2, Oud-Heverlee 3050, Belgium Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards French, Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$385 - HK$636 +32 16 47 33 33
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 270 reviews

Spaans Dak

Reviewed By Tikhon-Chicago - Brussels, Belgium

Mixed feelings despite high expectations. The focus seems to be on gadgets (for the waiters and guests) and presentation of the plates.
Positive factors: location, view, parking, space between the tables, light and attentive multilingual service, amuse de bouche and food presentation (including an extended detailed verbal introduction of bit and piece) by very well trained servants. Some food items are also tasty, some are average...
Improvement areas: mess with the waiters should be addressed (everyone serves every table, miscommunication of what has been already ordered), plates are not served simultaneously (we had to wait for main courses after our daughter was served for 5 minutes), the chef tries curiously looking meals but some are just OKish, no indication towards the restrooms (my wife even stepped into gents by mistake) which remain under reconstruction, overall atmosphere is not cosy neither posh...
That said it's a very promising eatery with experimenting chef and eager to perform staff! That comes at price, of course.
Will be back to see how it improves to excellence (or gets the 1st Michelin star)!

9. Zarza

Bondgenotenlaan 92, Leuven 3000, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, Belgian, European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$290 - HK$1,162 +32 16 20 50 05
Excellent
54%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 389 reviews

Zarza

Reviewed By Ludovic0_ - Leuven, Belgium

Had the lunch menu, which was OK: not the biggest portions, but enough. Very nicely presented. The tastes were decent enough, but I expected it to be a bit more special -- maybe also due to the way they present it, it didn't live up to my expectations.
The staff were quite friendly. The restaurant itself has a nice interior.

10. Rossi

Standonckstraat 2, Leuven 3000, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +32 16 62 48 48
Excellent
55%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 352 reviews

Rossi

Reviewed By Planewhisper - Bertem, Belgium

This was really a surprise, it was a perfect dinner,
We receieved the full detail of the food as they served and looked all so nice.
It all tasted fantastic and such a high quality of the food
I will go back with my wife next time to give her a surprise

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.