Open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 16:00 till 22:00
No reservations. Just pass by, we will find you a seat.
KITCHEN TILL 21:00
Ideal to escape the busy shopping and restaurant streets Octobar is a tiny wine & seafood bar, a hideaway place hidden in the historic centre of Leuven on a small square
Octobar is not a restaurant, nor a cafe. Additional to the drinks we serve seafood bites. Small plates as an appetizer or in combination as a meal. Join us cosy at the bar for a quick drink while shopping, hang around after work with your colleagues or meet your partner and friends to start your evening.
We mainly serve seafood and fish, prepared in its purest way to maintain all its flavours.
ON THE MENU
We serve a variety of fresh seafood. Think oysters, crawfish, crab, lobster and fish. Discover what's on the chalk board and remember we buy fresh so sold out is… sold out.
Straight out of the ocean, we like serving French oysters and preferable from the region of Île d'Oléron. Pure with a vinaigrette or gratinated. Best served with a glass of champagne. Cheers!
What else in Octobar? Prepared in BBQ sauce, served with black mashed potatoes or squid stuffed with fennel and chorizo, baby squid baked in olive oil and garlic. Only some of the options which comes out of that little spot at the end of our place.
CLAMS & SHELLS
Clams, Bouchots “mussels”, North Sea crab, crawfish, shrimps, Kingcrab or maybe some… lobster? They all pass the revue one way or another. Cold or hot. Sweet, sour or chili, one piece or many pieces. Just make the right choice and pick a wine to make it complete.
Different types, many ways of preparation. Ceviche, marinated, steamed and baked or perhaps one of our signatures, Graved Lachs. Salmon prepared with a secret mixture of salt, sugar, pink pepper and dill.
No reservations on thursday, friday, saturday and sunday. Just pass by, we will find you a seat.
KITCHEN TILL 21:00
Thursday to Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday
Private lunch and dinners possible for a minimum of 10 pers
From monday till Wednesday we only take reservations for business and private meetings. Lunch or dinner. Groups minimum 10 pers.
We’ll serve a selection of the daily bites for everybody to share.
Alfons Smetsplein 3A, 3000 Leuven
Just pass by, we will find you a seat.
We only take reservations for group booking of min 10 pers. on monday, tuesday and wednesday. In the weekend we don't take reservations.