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Restaurant Valentijn

Rodekoningstraat 1 | Patershol, Ghent 9000 , Belgium
+3292250429
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Ranked #6 of 508 restaurants in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $74
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We wish you a warm welcome...
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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Bangkok
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is such a lovely place to dine, it is a small restaurant in Ghent, I was there early before its opening time (6.30pm) hoping there was a table for two and luckily we got a table. It was the first time we had Belgian food and we enjoyed it a lot, I had very nice homemade smoke salmon... More

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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went here a couple of times, and it never loses its quality. The service is great, the cosy setting makes sure that you have a lovely evening and the food is to die for. This is lovely for couples, but also great for a family trip (of course, with older children) to celebrate something (or if you want fine... More

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Wokingham, Berkshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We booked the restaurant on the strength of its trip advisor reviews and weren't disappointed. The service was very good after an initial bit of confusion over the set menu and the food was excellent. The restaurant is small and intimate and ideal for a romantic dinner for 2.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I would highly recommend Restaurant Valentijn, should you find yourself in Ghent, Belgium as we did last week. Hats off to the owners, Catherine and Yoeri Moerman for making both natives and travelers feel welcome in their small restaurant with only 14 tables--but the best thing is that they offer a set menu with aperitif, wines and desserts selected especially... More

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Naples, Florida, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We used trip advisor to find a good restaurant in Ghent. This was our 1st choice and when we got there at about 6PM it wasn't open yet. It opened around 6:30 and we were the 2nd couple in the restaurant. The hostess/waitress/bartender asked if we had reservations (we didn't) and we were lucky enough to be given the last... More

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hampshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

we would not have found this place without the help of Tripadvisor.It is in a lovely building in the old town(Patershol),and certainly deserves it's high rating among the restaurants in Ghent.It is quite small and a real family run place with the chef's wife doing all the front of house and the waiting as well. We had dinner in three... More

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Walton-on-Thames, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We chose this restaurant from the Trip Advisor list for Ghent and had some difficulty locating it. It is small and very esoteric and, at first, we were not sure of our welcome, especially since we had not reserved.However, we soon realised the quality of this very special place and chose the set Menu with aperitif, wine , coffee and... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Everything about this restaurant is special from the food to the lovely lady who was our host for the evening.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Luckily Valentijn was open on a Monday evening & we were able to book a table for 5 for a birthday celebration. The set menu has a small but superb selection of dishes for each course that are changed every day & freshly cooked while you wait. Warm mini-loaves are served with all savoury courses & are extremely moreish. It... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We are foreigners who recently moved to Gent. We wanted a nice romantic night out at a quaint little restaurant with delicious food and Valentijn did not disappoint. The owner greets and serves you and has clearly spent some time carefully selecting her menu. The beef carpaccio was outstanding and our meals were equally as good. When we were walking... More

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