Experience a world of culinary wonders at your fingertips, discover the best restaurants near you, get personalized recommendations Download the new JRE app!

Restaurant • Fine Dining

De Fakkels

Restaurant De Fakkels

In the city of St.-Truiden, Belgium, lies restaurant De Fakkels. Its owners, chef Paul-Luc Meesen and his wife, sommelier Nicole Spreuwers, have transformed this establishment into an elegant gastronomic haven that attracts gourmets from far and wide. Here, chef Paul-Luc brilliantly cooks up traditional dishes with creative and contemporary touches. The inviting dining area is decorated in warm, earthy tones and features wooden floors, leather chairs and designer lighting. It’s a wonderful setting to enjoy the chef’s culinary delights in. During summer you can also sit down on the terrace, where you’re surrounded by the restaurant’s beautiful garden.

De Fakkels

St.-Truiden, Belgium
G&M 15

Seppe Bleus

Seppe Bleus
JRE JRE-Jeunes Restaurateurs

In the vibrant city of Sint-Truiden, food enthusiasts have been flocking to Restaurant De Fakkels for over three decades. Now, under the skilled leadership of chef and owner Seppe Bleus, this gastronomic haven continues to captivate diners with its refined cuisine and world-class flavors. Explore the culinary journey of Seppe Bleus, an up-and-coming talent in the culinary world, as he takes the helm at Restaurant De Fakkels.

Innovative French cuisine

Farm-to-table flavours

Unforgettable dining experience

De Fakkels’ cuisine

At restaurant De Fakkels, chef Paul-Luc Meesen pampers diners with his inventive and creative gastronomy. The passionate chef is dedicated to classical cuisine, but surely doesn’t shy away from adding a sprinkle of modernity to his traditional dishes. Next to its lunch menu, the restaurant offers three wine pairing menus: the tasting menu, the 3-course “Marc” menu, and the special JRE menu (available upon request). Restaurant De Fakkels is known for its excellent wine cellar, and with sommelier Nicole Spreuwers, you’re definitely in good hands.

Sint-Truiden area

Restaurant De Fakkels is located in Sint-Truiden, a city in the Flemish Region of Belgium. Sint-Truiden offers plenty of fascinating sights. One of its historical landmarks is the town hall, which features a 17th-century belfry that has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Belfries of Belgium and France. Other highlights that are worth a visit include the 15th-century Church of Our Lady (Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk), the Minderbroederskerk (for its Baroque architecture), and Huis Nagels (a magnificent notary house, built in 1892 by Louis Nagels). If you wish to explore other cities as well, the cities of Hasselt (20 km) and Tongeren (22 km) are within convenient reach.



De Fakkels Hasseltsesteenweg 61 3800 St.-Truiden Belgium


Make a reservation

Opening times

Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 19:00 - 21:30
Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 19:00 - 21:30
Friday 12:00 - 14:00 19:00 - 21:30
Saturday 19:00 - 21:30
Sunday 12:00 - 14:00

Mastercard Priceless Offer

As Mastercard holder you are offered an extra dish (excl. drinks). Available only on Wednesday and Thursday lunch and dinner and Friday lunch. To be specified upon reservation.

Book a table @ De Fakkels

Make your dinner reservations through our website for a high-quality gastronomic experience – it’s quick and easy. Book your table here and get ready for an unforgettable culinary event.

Make a reservation