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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

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“Stop by and discover how 'het Anker' - as one of the oldest breweries in Belgium (1471) - has preserved the authenticity of far-off days. Visit the Brewery with a guide (8 € per person) inclusive 2 beer tastings but be sure to book in advance.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Specialiteit vlees, speciale steaks uit verschillende landen, gezellig interieur en vriendelijke bediening. Good restaurant that is specialised in meat from all over the world.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cosy bar with lots of locals and friendly owners, our favourite :). Good place to taste some beers. Sometimes they have concerts in the basement. They also serve great food, with 1 vegetarian and 1 non-vegetarian suggestion.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bistro
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“They have a really nice and original menu, always containing some vegan dishes as well. Small and cosy; make sure you make reservations! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“A variety of choices in the nice environment of our botanical park! (closed on sunday)”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Brunch à volonté and nice coffee in a trendy hipster setting; ideal to start the day or grab a cosy lunch”
  • 3 locals recommend
Moroccan Restaurant
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“The other one of my 2 favorite moroccan restaurants in town! This one is on the "Vismarkt" and is perfect for a casual date night. When you sit outside, you have a view on the renovated brewery Lamot. (closed on Tuesdays)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Small but bright and cosy place with homemade breakfast or lunch. (closed on tue & thur)”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fine dining in a modern-chique setting. Food sharing concept, ideal if you want to try many of their great dishes.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of my two favorite moroccan restaurants in town. If the weather is nice, you can eat on their terrace with a view on the "Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Over-de-Dijle" church. (closed on mondays)”
  • 4 locals recommend
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  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“If you have a bike, be sure to go there. Very cosy, and away from the city centre.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Deze plaats is uniek daar men er reeds s'morgens terecht kan voor een ontbijt of brunch, ook lunchen is hier mogelijk, s'avons gesloten. Het interieur is heel leuk en gevarieerd tussen brocante en 60's. Men kan hier s'middags genieten van lekkere quiches, slaatjes enz. Tevens dichtbij logeeradres. This place is special because you can have your breakfast or brunck ans also have a nice, light meal at noon with quiche, salads enz. The interior is a mix between brocante and the 60's. This restaurant is closed in the evening. It's not far away from our boat.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Irish pub met authentieke sfeer. Perfecte uitvalsbasis voor een avondje uit in Mechelen”
  • 3 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends