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Restaurant Valentijn

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French, Belgian, Pub
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Rodekoningstraat 1 | Patershol, Ghent 9000 , Belgium
+3292250429
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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  • 148
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    Very good
  • 15
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  • 7
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A jewel in Ghent's gastronomic crown!

We were incredibly fortunate to have read on Trip Adviser about this gorgeous jewel in the gastronomic crown in Ghent. We were a party of 16 and a sophisticated group who enjoy their food and wine. Too often 'the group' is relegated to a grotty back room and served a cheap menu that 'will do' with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were incredibly fortunate to have read on Trip Adviser about this gorgeous jewel in the gastronomic crown in Ghent. We were a party of 16 and a sophisticated group who enjoy their food and wine. Too often 'the group' is relegated to a grotty back room and served a cheap menu that 'will do' with overpriced and almost offensive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Compare to other restaurants in Ghent, Absolutely, Absolutely one of the best Pre-Fix Menu I've ever tasted, especially for the price. Starter, Main and Dessert were fantastic. Truly recommend to anyone visiting Ghent. Compliments to the Chef!!!

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We were looking for a place to eat on one of the evenings and found this small restaurant. It is run by a couple which work really hard to please their customers. The place it's small itself so I would recommend to book a table in advance as it can become very busy. We chose a set menu which the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We did a day trip to Ghent and stumbled across this place by accident ( although I remembered seeing it high up on tripadvisor) Superb meal in great surroundings and reasonably priced. Nothing more to say than that!!

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nottingham
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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We arrived on a Tuesday evening with no booking, there was space. We opted for the set menu with drinks (aperitif, wine, coffee/tea), which came to 55 Euros per head. We were told by the pleasant waitress, that the portions were smaller than the a la carte, so not to worry about eating too much. There was a taste of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went to restaurant Valentijn last weekend. Exquisite food, great waitress, good wine and cosy and romantic interior. Keep up this quality!

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Deal, kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We booked this restaurant through our hotel, Making reservations in advance is a must for any of the good restaurants as they mainly operate on a single sitting. The menu was all in Flemish and the set menu was explained in full by the waitress who seemed a little miffed when we asked what was on the ala carte menu... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

On a charming cobblestone street in a neat neighborhood, I frankly wasn't too keen on the style of the this restaurant, the layout was a bit odd and sort of cramped, lots of stairs. But what really matters is the food and Restaurant Valentijn certainly delivered. We opted for the fixed menu which was inventive and unique. We started with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My wife, son and I had dinner at Restaurant Valentijn last September. My son, who entertains frequently in his business, noted that our meal was one of the best he had encountered. The food was absolutely delicious. We telephoned the day of our visit and were probably the last reservation accepted. The restaurant is small and has an intimate atmosphere.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We enjoyed a memorable meal here when visiting Ghent for the Christmas markets. The food was excellent and all eight of us who have eaten in restaurants far and wide agreed that it was a special meal. The service was relaxed and efficient and the husband and wife team of chef and front of house gave the evening a special... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rodekoningstraat 1 | Patershol, Ghent 9000 , Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +3292250429

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 61
  • Cuisine: French, Belgian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

We wish you a warm welcome...

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