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#207 Nice dinner in a relaxed decor, Het Strand, Louvain

restaurant review #207 – Het Strand (‘the beach’) is a vegetarian restaurant in the city center of Leuven (Louvain, near Brussels). We were here for dinner during the Summer. We didn’t make a reservation as the restaurant only takes reservations for parties of six and more.

Terrace and entrance, Het Strand, Leuven

interior, bar, Het Strand, Leuven

We had to search a little bit, because the restaurant is located in a brand new complex (with cinema etc). Luckily, there were still plenty of free tables (we were there quite early, the place soon filled up though).
Het Strand is a spacious modern place, everything is brand new. An enjoyable atmosphere, although quite uncomfy (hard!) schoollike wooden chairs. Lunch and dinner options are noted on the large chalkboards in the back. Most options seemed vegan, although that was not noted on the chalkboard. So to us, it was unclear whether everything was vegan or not. We asked the waiter, and he said he would check to be sure with the kitchen staff.

menu on chalkboard, Het Strand, Leuven

menu on chalkboard, Het Strand, Leuven

The walnut spread with onions was unfortunately sold out.
This is what we had for dinner: cauliflower curry soup and bread with tomato spread as starters. For mains we had the bean burger and lentil stew.

fresh juices grapefruit and orange (3,50 each) at het Strand, Leuven

Spread with bread (4,50€), het Strand, Leuven

Soup (5,5€), het Strand, Leuven

Lentil stew – Shepherd’s pie (12,80€), Het Strand, Leuven

Bean burger (13€), het Strand, Leuven

The soup was absolutely delicious. One of the best we ever had! The bean burger was more like a patty than a burger, but nice flavours. The lentil stew was not really hot inside. But as we had already waited quite a while for our food to be served, so we did not want to return it to the kitchen, at risk of having a long wait again.

We were stuffed and didn’t inquire anymore about desserts.

Het Strand is fully accessible. There are several steps in front of the restaurant, but there is a ramp at the back side, which leads to the spacious terrace. There is an accessible toilet on the same level as the restaurant. Toilet was clean and tidy.

Fully accessible toilet on ground level, het Strand, Leuven

interior, het Strand, Leuven

All in all: Nice decor. Good food (only pity was the stew was not really hot). Great atmosphere. Fair price. We had a lovely dinner.

Het Strand, location
Tiensestraat 138
3000 Leuven


Looking for restaurants?
See my lists of restaurants where vegans are welcome in the menu section of The Bruges vegan! List restaurants in Bruges and outside  Bruges.

het Strand, drinks menu and bar, Leuven

entrance, looking at terrace, het Strand, Leuven

Leuven, houses on Market


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