Where to Eat in Kortenberg: The Best Restaurants and Bars

November 8, 2017 Leonardo Torrence

Kortenberg (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkɔrtə(m)bɛr(ə)x]) is a Belgian municipality located in the province of Flemish Brabant, about halfway between the cities of Brussels and Leuven. The municipality comprises the subdivisions or deelgemeenten of Erps-Kwerps, Everberg, Kortenberg proper and Meerbeek. On January 1, 2013 Kortenberg had a total population of 19,393. The total area is 34.52 km² which gives a population density of about 562 inhabitants per km². In the southern part of Everberg there is also a hamlet called Vrebos, while between Erps-Kwerps and Meerbeek there is another hamlet called Schoonaarde, which can be found in the proximity of the train station of Erps-Kwerps.
Things to do in Kortenberg

1. Auberge Des Princes

Leuvensesteenweg 571, Kortenberg 3070, Belgium Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Belgian, Seafood, European, French Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +32 2 759 33 43
Excellent
25%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 70 reviews

Auberge Des Princes

Reviewed By John B - Brussels, Belgium

This restaurant gets used by a lot of local businesses so it can get busy during the week and I find the food overpriced. There is a reasonable selection of dishes with some nice ideas but the quality is nothing special. For example my scampi in curry sauce tasted good but there was far too much sauce on the plate. And the pork main course had no real flavour, although nicely presented. The service is friendly but can get slow when there are big groups in. Also don't expect to be able to park in the car park, which is often full.

2. De Venkel

Leuvensesteenweg 326, Kortenberg 3070, Belgium French +32 2 759 30 08
Excellent
58%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
14%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 14 reviews

De Venkel

Reviewed By NicStiltonMassey - Kraainem, Belgium

We held our company Christmas Party at De Venkel. The setting is lovely and the room was perfect for our 100 guests. The tables were laid very well and the food was good. Drinks are a very reasonable price and the dance floor was a great space for us. We will consider this venue again in the future.

3. Firenze

Leuvensesteenweg 150, Kortenberg 3070, Belgium Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, European, Pizza, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner +32 2 759 65 86
Excellent
25%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 80 reviews

Firenze

Reviewed By globetrotauvergnat - Bollene, France

Quite a good place to enjoy nicely cooked Italian food with friends or with your family. Portions are generous, and you can choos a,ong quite a large choice of dishes.
The place is calm and comfortable, and very easy to find on the main road going from Brussels to Leuven.
The waiters are friendly and very polite.
However, I would not recommend the place for lunches or dinners in large groups: yes they can organize them, but then, you might be disappointed as I was in January: cold food served, not that good taste, and over-cooked pasta.
In overall, still a relatively good Italian restaurant, in spite of quite high prices.

4. Villa Andynary

Leuvensesteenweg 251, Kortenberg 3070, Belgium Reservations Italian Dinner +32 2 759 79 64
Excellent
22%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
12%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 31 reviews

Villa Andynary

Reviewed By ExpatComfortLover

Seriously deteriorated. Gone back again after some time - and were very, very disappointed. Enormous price jump with some stupid prices for starters and desserts. Main courses leave a lot to be desired both in terms of quality and quantity. Has it changed owners ?

5. Da Lino

Vilvoordelaan 42, Zaventem 1930, Belgium Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +32 2 720 01 08
Excellent
33%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 245 reviews

Da Lino

Reviewed By Philippe S - Denderleeuw, Belgium

Probably on of my preferred Italian restaurants. Great food, tasty pizze and good selection of wine and Deserts. Close to the airport, so ideal if you have to stay a night over for a morning flight.

6. Palais Imperial

Vilvoordelaan 57, Zaventem 1930, Belgium Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +32 2 725 64 77
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 117 reviews

Palais Imperial

Reviewed By Deletrea - Bruselas

Asian restaurants you can find by the thousands, Chinese being the pioneers in offering the flavor of Asian cuisine going back to the golden sixties. Nowadays other Asian cultures find their ways to our lunch and dinner tables. Thai, Vietnamees, Japanese, you name it. Chinese is common, like döner or pizza. So it becomes a challenge to find a Chinese restaurant that offers that slightly different approach, that touch of an unknown Chinese province ending with -ing, flavors we never tasted before. It is a true challenge to find an escape to the commercial european flat take away we find around the corner. Well, I was told Palais Imperial was one of those, at least a special one, not a regular one. So I went for lunch, saw quite some Asian executives there, good sign but left disappointed. It is a chinese like many other, around the corner.

7. Serenata

Heldenplein 10, Zaventem 1930, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +32 2 725 49 29
Excellent
29%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 344 reviews

Serenata

Reviewed By ClemRobyns - Brussels

I was more than surprised by some of the negative reviews posted here. Someone speaks about rude waiters - all the four staff members we encountered were exceptionally friendly, considerate and efficient. The menu with the chef's recommendations was exceptional in its inventiveness. I had a lasagna with pheasant and Belgian endives that was superb. Pheasant with Belgian endives is a staple of Belgian cuisine, and it's simply a great idea to combine this with lasagna. My companion had tagliatelle with minced meat of wild boar which were very tasty as well. Serenata has an attractive, warm interior with enough space between the tables to allow for a real conversation. OK, we only tasted two dishes, but this certainly was a visit that made me want to return.

8. Brasserie Bavaria

Mechelsesteenweg 460, Zaventem 1930, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible German, Austrian, European, Central European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch HK$141 - HK$290 +32 2 731 93 11
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 126 reviews

Brasserie Bavaria

Reviewed By Rebecca R

Good food and nice atmosphere. Unfortunately the beer garden wasn't open yet but we will be back. On a negative, if you don't finish your meal they charge you extra to get it to take away. This is not a problem but they should actually mention it when you ask. Also be careful as they offer you side dishes with main courses but these are all charged additionally.

9. 't Cuyperke

Stationsstraat 19, Zaventem 1930, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Belgian, European Lunch, Dinner +32 2 725 96 02
Excellent
43%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

't Cuyperke

Reviewed By Venneper - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This (from the outside) inconspicuous restaurant seems to be a local favorite serving good ole Belgian dishes.
The meat balls in tomato sauce came in a solid portion with more than reasonable flavor, albeit a bit salty. The accompanying Belgian fries were OK too.
Service was slow but friendly. The bill including a cup of coffee and sparkling water came to 21.3 EUR.
Not exactly breathtaking, but good enough to experience what the Belgian cuisine has to offer.

10. Restaurant Knossos

Leuvensesteenweg 294, Kortenberg 3070, Belgium Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, European, Greek Lunch, Dinner +32 2 751 50 52
Excellent
46%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
8%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 62 reviews

Restaurant Knossos

Reviewed By Globtrotuar - Brussels, Belgium

We wanted to try a new Greek restaurant. Knossos had quite good reviews. People recommended especially Monday nights, which are mezze nights, i.e. you get to pick and chose from a large selection of small dishes, sort of tapas style.
Well, all this is true. The problem is that the dishes are not super-tasty, some of them really small. If you don't want to leave the resto hungry, you need to order at least 3 mezzes per person (6 EUR each). In some cases it's a good value for money, in others huge disappointment.
All in all, not very tasty and rather expensive... Sorry to write that.

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