Where to Eat in Kraainem: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 27, 2017 Franklyn Hardiman

Kraainem ([ˈkraːinɛm] ( listen); sometimes spelt Crainhem in French, pronounced [kʁeˈnɛm]) is a municipality in the province of Flemish Brabant, in Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium. The municipality only comprises the town of Kraainem proper. On January 1, 2006, Kraainem had a total population of 13,150. The total area is 5.80 km² which gives a population density of 2,266 inhabitants per km².

1. Da Lino

Vilvoordelaan 42, Zaventem 1930, Belgium Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +32 2 720 01 08
Excellent
33%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 245 reviews

Da Lino

Reviewed By Philippe S - Denderleeuw, Belgium

Probably on of my preferred Italian restaurants. Great food, tasty pizze and good selection of wine and Deserts. Close to the airport, so ideal if you have to stay a night over for a morning flight.

2. Serenata

Heldenplein 10, Zaventem 1930, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +32 2 725 49 29
Excellent
29%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 344 reviews

Serenata

Reviewed By ClemRobyns - Brussels

I was more than surprised by some of the negative reviews posted here. Someone speaks about rude waiters - all the four staff members we encountered were exceptionally friendly, considerate and efficient. The menu with the chef's recommendations was exceptional in its inventiveness. I had a lasagna with pheasant and Belgian endives that was superb. Pheasant with Belgian endives is a staple of Belgian cuisine, and it's simply a great idea to combine this with lasagna. My companion had tagliatelle with minced meat of wild boar which were very tasty as well. Serenata has an attractive, warm interior with enough space between the tables to allow for a real conversation. OK, we only tasted two dishes, but this certainly was a visit that made me want to return.

3. Brasserie Bavaria

Mechelsesteenweg 460, Zaventem 1930, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible German, Austrian, European, Central European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch HK$141 - HK$290 +32 2 731 93 11
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 126 reviews

Brasserie Bavaria

Reviewed By Rebecca R

Good food and nice atmosphere. Unfortunately the beer garden wasn't open yet but we will be back. On a negative, if you don't finish your meal they charge you extra to get it to take away. This is not a problem but they should actually mention it when you ask. Also be careful as they offer you side dishes with main courses but these are all charged additionally.

4. Bon Bon

Avenue de Tervueren 453 | 1150 Brussels, Brussels 1150, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa French, Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +32 2 346 66 15
Excellent
76%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 505 reviews

Bon Bon

Reviewed By PrincessAurore - Braine-Le-Chateau, Belgium

From the moment you arrive, everyone will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. Relaxed and elegant atmosphere. Exquisite Gewurztraminer. Extraordinary concoctions. Black truffle dishes incorporated into the 5-course menu we had selected. Open kitchen. Extremely friendly and attentive staff. Chef Hardiquest: you gave us a memorable experience today. Thank you!

5. Le Nenuphar

Chaussee de Roodebeek 76, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Brussels 1200, Belgium Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$283 - HK$1,146 +32 2 770 08 88
Excellent
48%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 240 reviews

Le Nenuphar

Reviewed By Valerie W

This was my first time at this place. We were lucky to find parking right in front but there is a parking available walking distance. Ambiance, service, food were great but not much vegetables with the meat dishes. I will go again in the evening to try the superb garden with evening lights.

6. Pirate Cafe

Leuvensesteenweg 278, Zaventem 1932, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +32 2 725 84 64
Excellent
21%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 123 reviews

Pirate Cafe

Reviewed By Nela Z

Very good place, friendly service, big choice of food, nice atmosphere. You have a choice of fish and meet dishes, less salads. Prices are reasonable. I will be returning soon to this resto.

7. 't Cuyperke

Stationsstraat 19, Zaventem 1930, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Belgian, European Lunch, Dinner +32 2 725 96 02
Excellent
43%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

't Cuyperke

Reviewed By Venneper - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This (from the outside) inconspicuous restaurant seems to be a local favorite serving good ole Belgian dishes.
The meat balls in tomato sauce came in a solid portion with more than reasonable flavor, albeit a bit salty. The accompanying Belgian fries were OK too.
Service was slow but friendly. The bill including a cup of coffee and sparkling water came to 21.3 EUR.
Not exactly breathtaking, but good enough to experience what the Belgian cuisine has to offer.

8. Verre Y Table

Chaussee de Roodebeek 249, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Brussels 1200, Belgium Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards French, Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$243 - HK$385 +32 2 779 54 69
Excellent
50%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 162 reviews

Verre Y Table

Reviewed By Lily T - Belgium

I went here with my boyfriend as we wanted to have a fancy dinner for our Valentine's dinner. We don't live far from this place and we often pass this restaurant. We were curious whether this was a good restaurant as they're rather discreet regarding location&food quality.
We got a 3 course meal:
Appetizer: scampi tempura&cheese croquettes. Scampi was well cooked, delicious curry sauce, fresh veggies - fresh cheese and bread crumbs was crispy. Noticeably homemade.
Main meal: irish beef, which were of decent quantity and good quality meat. The potato croquettes were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
Dessert: orange crumble&dame blanche. Crumble wasn't the best, with a raspberry sauce and fresh orange pieces but it was good nonetheless - dame blanche: good quality vanilla ice cream with some whipped cream from a can but still good.
Service was very good. Staff is very customer oriented and they were very attentive making sure whether customers like the food, recommending dishes, ready to answer questions regarding food, clearing up the table when something is finished, etc. We appreciated that the guy who seemed to be the manager was waitering the customers as well, and the fact that he seemed approachable and warm is very important to me too.
The fact that the waitresses turned the label of the drink towards the customer is a very important detail to me as it shows they got a proper training. It indicates that the bar is set up high and they're focused on qualitative service for customers.
Another detail: they take your coat and help you put it on when leaving the place. It might seem like nothing, but it's cortesy that is not being seem everywhere nowadays.
Overall, I was very pleased with my dinner here, I'll come back for sure and will recommend it to my fellow foodies-friends.

9. Resto Verso

Chaussee de Stockel 294, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Brussels 1200, Belgium Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Italian, French, European Lunch, Dinner +32 2 763 13 00
Excellent
42%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Resto Verso

Reviewed By Tikhon-Chicago - Brussels, Belgium

Great family atmosphere, limited but tasty menu at excellent value. Friendly and fast (for Brussels) service. Dishes are not huge, so feel free to go for a 3 course option.
The only disappointment was a coffee: taste was not the best one can get in Belgium. Otherwise, if you dont mind a cemetry view, the right spot for business or romantic treat!
Too small to take the kids though...

10. Bovis

Heldenplein 16, Zaventem 1930, Belgium Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Steakhouse, Belgian, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +32 2 308 83 43
Excellent
36%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 339 reviews

Bovis

Reviewed By George1133 - Ljubljana, Slovenia

Was invited by my business partner for a short meeting during a stopower in Brussels airport.
Very close by and nice environment. Tables rather small but food was delicious. Beef tartar properly spiced according to the colleague and my beef excellent. Asked for medium rare and it was picture perfect.
Ok pricing... less than in downtown Brussels.

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