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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: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Consistently good

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2014
StijnDV
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Ghent, Belgium
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ghent, Belgium
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 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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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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194 reviews 194 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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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Cauldon Low, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

We came accross this restaurant by accident but were more than pleasantly suprised. The maitre-d was both attentive and welcoming.The food was simple but beautifically seasoned and we could not find fault with any aspect of our meal.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?