Grote Markt 11, Leuven, Belgium
+ 32 (0)16 22 37 62
Notre Dame Leuven Reviews
Cheap restaurant with great dishes in the heart of Leuven Jul 05, 2007
Notre Dame is a cheap restaurant in the very center of Leuven. The fact that it has cheap prices doesn't mean the food isn't great. Don't expect a five star quality or an exceptional interior design here, but if you'd like to have a nice dish for a good price, this place is the bomb. There is absolutely no bar I've been more in my life than Notre Dame. I go here with friends after shopping or before going out, because plates are filled well, service is friendly, and prices can't be much lower compared to what you get for it.
You can have a well filled plate and a drink here for under 14 Euros easily. Some plates cost more, others cost even less. The place is big so mostly it is not necessary to make a reservation. But if you're a group it's a must. They have a large area in front of the restaurant, then some more tables at the bar in the back, and another area on the first level. It is more cozy to sit in the back or upstairs, because downstairs there can be quite some noise sometimes. But I take that.
Don't come to Notre Dame for a romantic date, because you won't get much intimacy. Yet for a quick snack or a well filled course this restaurants is ideal, just as for dessert with coffee or simply a drink. You won't pay to much and you'll be seated at the very center of town at the Grote Markt itself. You can't have a better scenery in whole of Leuven!
There is a terrace right at the market square but it is mostly on the shady side. There is only sun in the very early morning. You'll find it therefore pretty empty in spring but when it's hot in summer people will "fight" for a place over there because it is cool.
Anyway, keep this place in mind when coming to Leuven, especially when you're on a budget but don't like to skip when it comes to a good meal :)
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