Belgium > Leuven
Travlr (999) Washington, Washington DC | March 3, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Huge bar just behind St Peters church in the center of Leuven. Nice atmosphere. Average food, nothing special, but not expensive. Non-smoking, a wonderful and rare thing in Belgium. I was not impressed with their own beers, but they had all the Trappists except Westy, two real geuzes and krieks, and a few other pleasant things.
KyotoLefty (350) Kyoto, Japan | September 21, 2008| Updated October 27, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Nice place with a lot of different beers. House beers are decent, yet they have a lot of other good beers too. Food is good. They have the best Buffalo Wings Iíve eaten in Europe. A great place for a meal and a few, or just a few.
gnoff (256) MŲlndal, Sweden | September 25, 2010| Updated October 27, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visted on September 22, 2010. Flew in to Brussles took a short train ride to Leuven. Got off the train, saw my hotel La Royale right away, checked in, then took a short nice and relaxed about 8 minute walm towards the big church, turned left around the building right before I got to the church and spotted Domus right away. Sat down and had a nice fast service to a 25 cl very tasty and refreshing Con Domus (Blond) from tap. Nice to have it smoke free also for sure. Fairly big bottled beer selection with for me as a Swede very reasonable prices. I arrived on a regular Wednesday at around 2 pm (1 hour after getting o the plane), still a good number of guests and a quite big staff waiting on us. Situated in a seemingly nice neighbourhood where you can see the church out of the window on the one side. No automatic refills of the beer like for in example in KŲln/Cologne, but after waitng a while and then made eye contact with my waiter I got once again very swift service. Now for the darker Nostra Dmus, also when not saying anything got served as 25 cl, perhaps the time of day, but for sampling I sure like it being served a bit smaller. My mates then showed up, we chatted a while, then ordered some food an the seasonal Nen Tripel 25 from tap. When the food arrived, a steak with krokettes and pepper sauce for me, it was very tasteand wel worth the price. Served medium to medium rare when not specifying. Perhaps well to the red side in the thick middle, but worked for me at least. Seating outdoors was also nice, helped the smokers too for bing able to smoke without leaving the table all the time. Finished with a big and then small Con Domus, which became my favourite from this brewer. Place is also rather kid friendly with the staff and guests. Toilets are nice and clean, 4 urinals and 1 stall in the mens room. Dark and narrow flight of stairs to the toilets though, so not very handicap friendly. Inside are afew steps too, so aguest in a wheel chair might have it less comfortable. Since I stayed for a few more after finished raing, I can say for me itís a nice place to hang out and hve nice beers, not just do the ticking and then run off to the next place. All in all a very nice place, Iíll go back for sure next time Iím in town.
caesar (224) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | June 30, 2006| Updated October 27, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Nice brewpub in the center of the beautiful town of Leuven. Their own beers are quite nice. Very nice wooden interior, like an old íaubergeí. Food looked good at the other tables, i didnít have it myself. A must see in Leuven!
Marko (188) Split, Croatia | February 28, 2011| Updated October 27, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Snuck off here on my first day in Leuven during my seminarís welcome party that was at a pub maybe 10 meters from there. A big place in the middle of Leuven, with the brewing equipment detached a little from the pub. Fancyish restaurant style place more than a pub. Good service, only had the 2 regular beers that arenít all that brilliant and they didnít have any seasonals in the 3 days I was there :(. Some beer paraphernalia around, a nice bottled beer selection etc. Didnít try the food, which I would normally if it werenít for the fact that we had "free" food elsewhere, but there were definitely interesting things on the menu. A nice, slightly too expensive place for me that I just visited in the wrong circumstances.
Borresteijn (141) Amsterdam, Netherlands | December 24, 2012| Updated October 27, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited twice last weekend. Nice big brewpub/restaurant, nice interior, lots of wood, looks old, nicely decorated, good service, decent pub snacks (didnít try the food) but a bit expensive. House beers are definitely worth a try, especially the Con Domus. Good bottled beer selection as well. Had a nice time here.
tderoeck (126) Gent, Belgium | December 1, 2011| Updated October 27, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visit October 2011 with the Gentse Biervereniging. The tour was a bit short and boring as they didnít tell much more than the usual brewing process. But I guess most people just come here for a beer of course. Itís pretty remarkable how a brewpub offers a whole bunch of other beers as well. The beer menu is pretty extensive and has quite a lot of really good beers. We tried of course all three Domus beers available. (Con Domus, Nostra Domus and Marcamarus) We also ate here. Everybody was satisfied with his food. Nothing too special, but definitely ok. Next time when in Leuven, iíll definitely drop by again to try another seasonal.
troubles (122) Tel Aviv, Israel | October 16, 2010| Updated September 17, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
Location is really beautiful, you can sit either inside or outside on the pavement. Food is not too good (donít order a steak there). have nice+ beer selection, but nothing too special.
Nekronos (111) Xalapa, Mexico | January 15, 2013| Updated September 17, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nic eplace in heart of Leuven. They give you sampler so you wonít get wasted if you donít know the beers.
Bart (106) Brussels, Belgium | February 24, 2013| Updated September 17, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Large place in the center of Leuven, three samples available of their own brews. Beers are ok, food is ok, athmosphere is ok, but overall not really inviting.
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