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La Provence

$$$
French, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Nieuwebosstraat 1, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32(0)9 223 37 74
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 38
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  • 19
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Like dining in someone's living room, only better

Restaurant La Provence is housed in a stately mansion with high ceilings, which immediately gives it some grandeur. The place also has a certain calm to it, and that's also thanks to the correct and friendly but never exaggerated service here. The food is delicious and the menu changes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Sofie C
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Leuven, Belgium
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Leuven, Belgium
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Restaurant La Provence is housed in a stately mansion with high ceilings, which immediately gives it some grandeur. The place also has a certain calm to it, and that's also thanks to the correct and friendly but never exaggerated service here. The food is delicious and the menu changes frequently, depending on the season. It's the perfect place to finish... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I've been going to restaurant 'La Provence' on regular occasions over the past 6 years and so far I've never been disappointed. Great location, walking distance from the center of Ghent, in a historic building and the atmosphere is always nice. Friendly staff and head chef Olivier is always around to bring that personal touch to the meal! Definitely worth... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Very nice surprise menu! Very polite service Excellent quality We had a very nice evening with top season food!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We choose the set 4 course menu with wine. The service, food, wine & was atmosphere of the restaurant was expectional. Both the waiter & the chef took the time out to ensure our needs where meant. Would recommend this as a must do eating experience.

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Blankenberge, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Indeed a very good restaurant ! The boss makes you an extremely Nice dish: he uses fresh ingredients good at the time of the season and with a magical trick he convertst the ingredients in a wonderfull more then tasty dish. He uses traditional maners to Prepare the food, but sometimes with an exotic twist! Asian flavours are sometimes hidden... More 

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Gent
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109 reviews 109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner in La Provence and chose 3 courses from the menu. The menu is quite restricted (only 4 choices per course) but the food was delicious. So with the waiter being friendly and the atmosphere being cosy, I would certainly recommend this restaurant to everybody. There is free parking in the 'Visserij' which is about a 5 minutes walk... More 

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Amsterdam
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The entrance is very nice, like walking into a cosy living room. After that it all went downhill quickly. The waiters are not up to the task.They forgot about us, resulting into people entering after us already having starters before we had a chance to order. And they placed our bottle of wine at the other side of the room,... More 

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Trier, Germany
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

We ad a great dinner here, small card (with relatively a lot of fish) and a great atmosphere. Food was excellent. To be honest: I would try the lunch. The lunch menu looked very interesting and next time in Ghent we will go for the lunch!

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Found this place though Trip advisor. Had a wonderful time at La Provence. The food was great, tasty and well-prepared, with ample portions of 'forgotten vegetables'. Limited but excellent selection of wines. Staff was relaxed, efficient and informal, making for a nice contrast with the 'old world' grandeur of the dining room.

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London, United Kingdom
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199 reviews 199 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Many restaurants in the town area of Ghent are expensive and you do not know what you are getting for the price that you pay but outskirts of the town, a bit of a walk, we just came across this restaurant only because they were on the way back to our hotel. Lovely old building, beautiful dining area and properly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nieuwebosstraat 1, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32(0)9 223 37 74

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 56
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Contemporary

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