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Den Beer

$$ - $$$, , Seafood
Grote Markt 32-33, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
+32 15 20 97 06
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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Belgian, Dutch, Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Grote Markt 32-33, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After such a lovely first visit we decided to go back again. How wrong we were to do that. We looked at the menu walked in an asked for a table for 3. There appeared to be 3 waiters and one lady behind the bar....More

Thank Suzy Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The senior staff (the owner?) is very arrogant and grumpy. I think he hated us for having lunch at his place. The food is nothing special, just overpriced.

Thank BertKq
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We stopped in here for lunch about 12:30 and were promptly seated. Our waiter gave us a menu and took our drink order. We made our order from the menu and it was served to us in an agreeable time--one beer. My wife started off...More

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 5 March 2018

An established name for good Belgian cuisine, you can count on a good resprentative version of all great Belgian classics. It is definately best to reserve a table, as we did feel lucky to get a table for 2 when dropping in a wednesday evening...More

Thank Matthew L
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Great meal with some work colleagues, food was tasty with lots to choose from, lots of belgium beer and good service

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This restaurant offers, next to some exquisite meals, a wide variety of the best wines one can imagine. Den Beer is an institution in the city of Mechelen and welcomes a lot of international guests. As well meat, as fish dishes are recommandable. I have...More

Thank Albrecht R
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Visited here on a Monday night and was very pleasantly surprised! The inside décor is lovely and it was very busy for a Monday evening. We were instantly greeted within moments of walking in and seated with menus. After 5 minutes, our waiter came to...More

Thank Louise A
Reviewed 30 December 2017

While a welcoming restaurant for single travellers and small groups of tourists, it is mainly frequented by locals. Excellent food, great atmosphere and very professional staff.

Thank carilloneur
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Our main courses took around an hour to appear despite there being only one other table of 3 in the restaurant. Strangely, the kitchen was closed after 8pm and multiple hungry parties were sent away after this time which also left the atmosphere inside far...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Visited on a Monday night when many Mechelen restaurants are closed - Den Beer was full and doing good business. We were concerned seeing large groups waiting for their food, but our waiter assured us that we would not be delayed by large orders ahead...More

Thank Yowzerrr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Belgian, Dutch, Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grote Markt 32-33, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Mechelen
  • Phone Number: +32 15 20 97 06
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